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* The spiritual
Kingdom of God here on earth consists of the universal church, called the
body of Christ, which is made up of all born again believers, from all
over the world. We are the family of God, his children by faith in Jesus
Christ, called sons and daughters, joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.
A. His children
ROMANS 8:16 The
Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of
GALATIANS 3:26 For
ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
GALATIANS 4:6 And
because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your
hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke,
in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as
lights in the world;
1 JOHN 3:1-2
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.
2. Beloved, now are
we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we
know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see
him as he is.
6:17-18 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith
the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18. And will be a
Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord
B. Heirs of God
ROMANS 8:17 And if
children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be
that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
GALATIANS 3:29 And
if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the
TITUS 3:7 That
being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the
hope of eternal life.
1 PETER 1:4 To an
inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away,
reserved in heaven for you,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed
us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
* Itís never
wrong to speak about yourself, in light of Godís word; but just saying
what Godís word says, doesnít necessarily bring the blessing into a
Christians life. There are certain principles that must be in operation,
such as prayer, faith, and love, to name a few.
The Bible says to seek ye first the
kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added
unto you ( Matthew 6:33 ). The things of God must be first, in ones life.
The blessings are in Christ, in other words; everything that God did and
accomplish in Jesus Christ, was for our benefit.
Some of the blessings in the book of Ephesians
adoption as children 1:5
accepted in the beloved 1:6
redemption through his blood 1:7
sealed with the Holy Ghost 1:13
seated in heavenly places 2:6
by grace we are saved through faith 2:8-9
brought close to God by the blood of Jesus Christ 2:13
one family in Christ 2:15-19
unsearchable riches of Christ 3:8
armor of God 6:11-18
from the fear of death
2:14-15 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, he also
part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the
death, that is, the devil;
deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to
At death, Christians go to heaven
5:1-2, 6-8 For we know that if our earthly house of this
were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with
in the heavens.
2. For in
this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which
we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the
body, we are
absent from the Lord:
7. (For we
walk by faith, not by sight:)
8. We are
confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to
with the Lord.
1:21-22 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
22. But if I
live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose
23. For I am
in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ;
which is far
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be
with me in
D. The resurrection of our bodies
15:51-53 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep,
but we shall
all be changed,
52. In a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet
sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53. For this
corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on
THESSALONIANS 4:16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in
rise first: ( see 4:13-18 )