February 9, 2018: Two Marvelous Words

Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)
3  Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

What is the secret of the universe?  To what end is everything loving?  Philosophers and theologians have attempted to answer this question for centuries when all the time the answer has been right in front of them. The answer to everything is found in two marvelous words, “In Christ.”

Where are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge to be found?  In Christ.  Where are we seated in the heavenlies?  In Christ.  Where are all our spiritual blessings to be found?  In Christ.  Where do we find our complete fulfillment in this life and the next?  in Christ!

This phrase, “in Christ” appears 90 times in the NeTestamentnt.  When you read every appearance of this two word phrase you are immediately struck by the beauty of God’s plan.  He is ordering all things to reach their fulfillment in Christ.  The Father loves the Son so much that he has ordered everything in the universe to one day be brought into complete submission to his son.

If you are looking for ultimate fulfillment, lasting pleasure, joy beyond measure, life everlasting, there is only place you need to look, “In Christ.”

Without Christ you are lost and hopeless but in Christ, you are the recipient of everything you will ever need for all eternity.

Finding my joy in Christ alone,

 

Pastor Phil

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