Have I ordered a kippa, shofar, tallit (prayer shawl), and other Jewish items for the upcoming feasts? No, I’m still a Gentile, learning about the Hebraic roots in Christianity.
Yet one interesting thing did happen this week:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places (Ephesians 1:3)
I have read this verse countless times without really seeing it, but three or four days ago, I read it and could not move pass it to the rest of the chapter. After meditating on the verse, I realized that I had no clue how to access our “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
Shouldn’t we be able to do so if we are in Christ?
I eventually read to the end of the chapter and hit another snag:
And He put all things under His feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church,which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:22-23)
The fullness of Him — isn’t this what we should be seeking?
You can see I’m faced with a few unanswered questions.
So, this will be the conclusion of my early journey into our Hebraic Roots because I will soon begin a new series about the one new man: combining the Jews and the Gentiles into one body.
(Conclusion…if you’re interested in this Hebraic Roots series, all of it to date can be seen here.)
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I am in Ephesians right now and those verses gripped me too! I may never get out of this book! :). God bless you and all that lies ahead!
So, we’re buried in Ephesians for the time being. God bless you.
Hi Larry, I wrote about this passage at http://dgcoy.me/2015/03/10/what-kind-of-blessings-are-we-counting-on/. Grace and peace to you and your family, brother.
Thanks. I will check your article out. God bless you and Diana.