In Ephesians 1:3, the Apostle Paul wrote the following:

“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.”

We know that as we become new born in Christ, God has blessed us in Christ.

Here is a question: “ If God has blessed us in Christ, why are there still so many Christians who are suffering and struggling on Earth?”

To tell you the truth, becoming a born again Christian does not mean that life will snap overnight and transform itself into a beautiful bliss. A Christian can be born again for decades while never experiencing the treasures that God had for him/her.

In order to fully understand why many are failing to experience a fulfilment of God’s blessings on Earth, we need to read the passage of ‘Ephesians 1:3’ very slowly. Let’s read it:

“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.”

Let’s analyse the verse:

First, you will notice that the Bible states that God has blessed us in the Heavenly realms. Secondly, the Bible states that we were blessed with spiritual blessings in Christ.

In other words, every born again Christian is blessed with an account located in the Heavenly realms. That account only contains spiritual blessings.

Before I continue into the next segment of my teaching, we have to know that everything on Earth has a spiritual source. The entire universe and its contents (the Sun, the Earth, the planets, the stars, animals, human beings,etc…) come from God. And God is Spirit (John 4:24). Therefore, everything has a spiritual source which is God. Whatever we see in the visible (on Earth) comes from the invisible ( which is the spiritual world).

 In the same way that everything on Earth is a manifestation from the spiritual world, our spiritual blessings have to be manifested in the physical on Earth.

All Christians are blessed with spiritual blessings in the Heavenly realms. However, those blessings can only be experienced and seen on Earth through a manifestation. The reason why so many Christians are living below the standard of their destiny,is because they don’t know that they have to manifest their spiritual blessings into the physical world.

In Romans 8:19, the Bible states the following: “ For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (KJV)

As you can read from the above passage, the world is waiting for the manifestation of the children of God. It means that even though we have the light , the nature and the blessings of God, the world is waiting for our manifestation.

Manifestation is the bridge that will render our spiritual blessings visible and tangible on Earth.

How do you manifest?

You manifest by obeying God and by applying His principles contained in the Scriptures. When you do so, you will visibly see the spiritual blessings manifested into the physical.

By the expression ‘manifested blessing’, I do not just refer to money but I am also inclusive of other things such as relationships, peace, work, health, and many other things.

All the principles included in the Scriptures unlock the physical manifestation of spiritual blessings when we apply them. Those principles speak about forgiveness, love, courage,work, purpose, stewardship, honour, mercy, wisdom, prayer, worship and many other topics.

The difference between Christians can be summarised in two groups: “those who apply the will of God and His Word and those who don’t.”

Choose to be in the right group.