Charles Spurgeon: All Spiritual Blessings

It’s been a while since I posted a Spurgeon lunch reading.  It’s also been a while since I had time to read Spurgeon during lunch… Anyway, this reading was such a blessing to me that I wanted to pass it along.

Morning, May 9

“Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings.”
— Ephesians 1:3

All the goodness of the past, the present, and the future, Christ
bestows upon his people. In the mysterious ages of the past the Lord
Jesus was his Father’s first elect, and in his election he gave us an
interest, for we were chosen in him from before the foundation of the
world. He had from all eternity the prerogatives of Sonship, as his
Father’s only-begotten and well-beloved Son, and he has, in the riches
of his grace, by adoption and regeneration, elevated us to sonship
also, so that to us he has given “power to become the sons of God.” The
eternal covenant, based upon suretiship and confirmed by oath, is ours,
for our strong consolation and security. In the everlasting settlements
of predestinating wisdom and omnipotent decree, the eye of the Lord
Jesus was ever fixed on us; and we may rest assured that in the whole
roll of destiny there is not a line which militates against the
interests of his redeemed. The great betrothal of the Prince of Glory
is ours, for it is to us that he is affianced, as the sacred nuptials
shall ere long declare to an assembled universe. The marvellous
incarnation of the God of heaven, with all the amazing condescension
and humiliation which attended it, is ours. The bloody sweat, the
scourge, the cross, are ours for ever. Whatever blissful consequences
flow from perfect obedience, finished atonement, resurrection,
ascension, or intercession, all are ours by his own gift. Upon his
breastplate he is now bearing our names; and in his authoritative
pleadings at the throne he remembers our persons and pleads our cause.
his dominion over principalities and powers, and his absolute majesty
in heaven, he employs for the benefit of them who trust in him. His
high estate is as much at our service as was his condition of
abasement. He who gave himself for us in the depths of woe and death,
doth not withdraw the grant now that he is enthroned in the highest

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