What are our spiritual blessings in Christ?

WHAT ARE OUR SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN CHRIST?

by Shawn Brasseaux

With the Thanksgiving season here, we want to reflect on the blessings we have as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is a Thanksgiving icon that symbolizes the abundance of material blessings that we have received. As members of the Church the Body of Christ, God has blessed us with spiritual blessings that are worth far more than anything in this material world. Furthermore, these spiritual blessings will be here even after this present universe passes away.

The Apostle Paul reminds us: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).

Taken from the Pauline epistles, here are 120 spiritual blessings that the Lord Jesus Christ gave us the moment we trusted in Him as our personal Saviour. These blessings have been given to us freely and permanently—we will NEVER lose them. We did nothing in our strength to get these spiritual blessings, for they were given to us because of what Christ did on the cross of Calvary.

We cannot see these spiritual blessings with our physical eyes, but we see them with our spiritual eyes of faith (Hebrews 11:1). Let us always thank God for these blessings, not just during the Thanksgiving Season, but for all eternity.

  1. called to be saints (Romans 1:7)
  2. God’s righteousness imputed to us (Romans 3:22)
  3. justified freely by God’s grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:24)
  4. our iniquities are forgiven and covered by the blood of Christ (Romans 4:7)
  5. justified by faith (Romans 5:1)
  6. peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)
  7. access by faith into this grace wherein we stand (Romans 5:2)
  8. justified by the blood of Christ (Romans 5:9)
  9. saved from wrath through Christ (Romans 5:9)
  10. reconciled to God by the death of His Son (Romans 5:10)
  11. saved by Christ’s life (Romans 5:10)
  12. we have received the atonement (Romans 5:11)
  13. baptized into Jesus Christ and into His death (Romans 6:3)
  14. planted together in the likeness of Jesus Christ’s death (Romans 6:5)
  15. planted together in the likeness of Jesus Christ’s resurrection (Romans 6:5)
  16. crucified with Christ (Romans 6:6)
  17. alive with Christ (Romans 6:8)
  18. alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:11)
  19. free from sin and its dominion (Romans 6:18)
  20. eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23)
  21. dead to the law, performance-based acceptance systems (Romans 7:4)
  22. sons of God (Romans 8:14)
  23. received the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15)
  24. children of God (Romans 8:16)
  25. heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17)
  26. called according to God’s purpose (Romans 8:28)
  27. foreknown and predestinated to be conformed to the image of God the Son (Romans 8:29)
  28. predestinated (Romans 8:30)
  29. justified (Romans 8:30)
  30. glorified (Romans 8:30)
  31. conquerors through Christ that loved us (Romans 8:37)
  32. sanctified in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:2)
  33. blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:8)
  34. temple of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 3:16)
  35. heirs of the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9)
  36. washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 6:11)
  37. members of Christ (1 Corinthians 6:15)
  38. baptized into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13)
  39. members in particular of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27)
  40. alive (1 Corinthians 15:22)
  41. victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57)
  42. comfort in tribulation (2 Corinthians 1:4)
  43. consolation (2 Corinthians 1:6)
  44. delivered from death (2 Corinthians 1:10)
  45. stablished (stabilized, fixed), anointed, and sealed (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)
  46. triumphant in Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14)
  47. sufficiency (2 Corinthians 5:5)
  48. liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17)
  49. light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6)
  50. given the earnest / down-payment of the Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:5)
  51. new identity in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  52. reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18)
  53. Christian ambassadorship (2 Corinthians 5:20)
  54. the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  55. became the temple of the living God (2 Corinthians 6:16)
  56. comfort (2 Corinthians 7:6)
  57. grace to endure suffering (2 Corinthians 12:9)
  58. delivered from this present evil world (Galatians 1:4)
  59. justified by Christ (Galatians 2:17)
  60. redeemed from the curse of the Law of Moses (Galatians 3:13)
  61. a son and heir of God through Christ (Galatians 4:7)
  62. liberty (Galatians 5:1)
  63. holy (Ephesians 1:4)
  64. without blame (Ephesians 1:4)
  65. predestinated (Ephesians 1:5)
  66. adopted (Ephesians 1:5)
  67. accepted in the beloved, God’s Son Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:6)
  68. redeemed through Christ’s blood (Ephesians 1:7)
  69. forgiven through Christ’s blood (Ephesians 1:7)
  70. obtained an inheritance (Ephesians 1:11)
  71. sealed with that holy Spirit of promise (Ephesians 1:13)
  72. quickened / made alive (Ephesians 2:1)
  73. raised up together with Christ (Ephesians 2:6)
  74. made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6)
  75. saved (Ephesians 2:8)
  76. access by one Spirit unto the Father (Ephesians 2:18)
  77. fellow-heirs and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel (Ephesians 3:6)
  78. sealed by the holy Spirit unto the day of the redemption (Ephesians 4:30)
  79. forgiven (Ephesians 4:32)
  80. loved (Ephesians 5:2)
  81. washed by God’s Word (Ephesians 5:26)
  82. without spot or wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27)
  83. holy and without blemish (Ephesians 5:27)
  84. filled with the fruits of righteousness (Philippians 1:11)
  85. consolation in Christ (Philippians 2:1)
  86. fellowship of the Spirit (Philippians 2:1)
  87. made blameless (Philippians 2:15)
  88. made harmless (Philippians 2:15)
  89. the righteousness of God (Philippians 3:9)
  90. our names are recorded in the book of life (Philippians 4:3)
  91. peace of God (Philippians 4:7)
  92. our spiritual need of salvation met (Philippians 4:19)
  93. a hope laid up for us in heaven (Colossians 1:5)
  94. partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:12)
  95. delivered from the power of darkness (Colossians 1:13)
  96. translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son (Colossians 1:13)
  97. destined to be placed in reconciled heavenly places for God’s glory (Colossians 1:20)
  98. holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in God’s sight (Colossians 1:22)
  99. complete in Christ (Colossians 2:10)
  100. circumcised with the circumcision made without hands (Colossians 2:11)
  101. buried with Christ in baptism, NOT water (Colossians 2:12)
  102. risen with Christ through the faith of the operation of God (Colossians 2:12)
  103. quickened / made alive with Christ (Colossians 2:13)
  104. forgiven of all trespasses (Colossians 2:13)
  105. risen with Christ (Colossians 3:1)
  106. our resurrection lives are hid with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)
  107. deliverance from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10)
  108. called unto God’s kingdom and glory (1 Thessalonians 2:12)
  109. our hearts are unblameable in holiness before God (1 Thessalonians 3:13)
  110. given God’s holy Spirit (1 Thessalonians 4:8)
  111. obtained salvation from God’s wrath by our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:9)
  112. everlasting consolation through grace (2 Thessalonians 2:16)
  113. good hope through grace (2 Thessalonians 2:16)
  114. comfort (2 Thessalonians 2:17)
  115. given the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)
  116. called with an holy calling (2 Timothy 1:9)
  117. indwelt by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 1:14)
  118. delivered from every evil work (2 Timothy 4:18)
  119. preserved unto the Lord’s heavenly kingdom (2 Timothy 4:18)
  120. eternal life (Titus 1:2)

Indeed, we are “complete in Christ” (Colossians 2:10).

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM arC MINISTRIES!

Also see:
» Can Christians lose their salvation?
» Was God unfair to punish us for Adam’s sin?
» Can God really use even me?

4 responses to “What are our spiritual blessings in Christ?

  1. Happy Holidays!!

    Colman Gilliland Jr.

    Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:13:21 +0000 To: colman583@hotmail.com

  2. Vivien Dickson

    We are saddened to hear of your medical crisis, but rejoice that the Lord has seen fit to bring you through. His grace is sufficient … as you rest and recover. We are so blessed by your ministry.

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  4. Pingback: In Every Thing Give Thanks | 333 Words of Grace

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