The Message version of Ephesians 1:11-14 is clear and easy to read:
“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.”
Knowing that we are signed, sealed and delivered by God’s Spirit is part of the discovery of our true identity in Christ. Here are insights far beyond what a personality profile or gift assessment can offer. In Christ, we find God’s eternal design and purpose for our lives. We find out that there is far more to us than meets the eye!
There are at least seven supernatural miracles that are described in Ephesians Chapter 1. We do not earn these miracles, they are expressions of how God sees us, what He desires for us and how much He values us. They include:
- Every Spiritual Blessing (v. 3)
- Adoption, Sonship, Acceptance (vv. 4-6)
- Redemption, Forgiveness, Grace (v. 7)
- An Inheritance (vv. 12, 14)
- A Seal of Promise (v. 13)
- A Guarantee (down payment) (v. 14)
- A Position of Victory (vv, 20-22)
I am encouraging every believer to start tapping into these miracles. Begin by intentionally carrying and releasing God’s blessing everywhere you go. Take the words “God Bless You” seriously and speak life and blessing at home, at work, over challenges, your colleagues and your future!
Also, let’s begin assessing the real value of our inheritance and putting it to work in our lives. The Parable of the Prodigal Son is a story about two sons who both missed out on the true value of their inheritance. The younger son wasted what his father gave him and the older son never used his inheritance at all. Here is a story that describes many of us!
God has generously and miraculously provided us with far more than we ever dreamed of! We need to learn to live more fully in the miraculous provision of our Heavenly Father. I predict that a season of miracles is opening up and we will see the supernatural overflow of God’s love abundantly released in our lives, in the church and in the nations of the earth. Step in and take hold of your miracle. Father is more gracious and generous than we realize!
Signed, sealed and delivered in Christ,