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“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!” Ephesians 1:3
“The unsearchable riches of Christ!” Ephesians 3:8
The Lord Jesus is Heaven’s great storehouse, in who is laid up all treasures, and from whom we are to receive all our supplies!
All that we can need,
all we can desire–is in Christ!
All the perfections and attributes of God, are in Him:
justice and grace,
mercy and holiness,
love and power,
in all their fullness are in Him, and are displayed by Him.
All the promises of God are in Him, confirmed by His death–to be fulfilled by His hand.
All the blessings of grace, and all the riches of glory, are in Him! He possesses and He bestows them.
All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Him, and from Him, we must receive them.
All saving offices are in Christ for His people.
He is our Surety, to pay all our sin debts;
our Substitute, to impute His perfect righteousness to us.
He is our Redeemer, to ransom us;
our Mediator, to reconcile us to the Father.
He is our Physician, to cure all our soul-diseases. He heals the diseases . . .
of the mind; as our Prophet, He imparts saving knowledge,
of the conscience; as our Priest, He gives peace us with God,
and of the will; as our King, He governs His people.
All we need, therefore, is in Christ!
All God intends to bestow, is in Christ!
To Him therefore we should apply for all, and from Him, we should expect to receive all.
Every need should send us to Christ!
Every desire should lead us to Christ!
In all things, we should have to do with Christ. Everywhere, we should realize the presence of Christ. In a word, we should daily make Christ in our experience, what God has made Him to us in His Word–our Alpha and Omega, our first and last, our all in all. Everything should lead us to Him, and everything should serve to endear Him to us, who is at once our present fountain, and our everlasting portion!
“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus!” Philippians 4:19
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