And He is The Head of the body which is The Church, for He is The Head and The Firstborn from among the dead, that He would be Preeminent in everything, Colossians 1:18 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you are the body of The Messiah and members in your places. I Corinthian 12:27 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him Head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself. Ephesians 1:22-23 New Living Translation
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. I Corinthian 1:30 KJV
We have looked at many different aspects of ‘using Your Head’. We have talked about the function of our natural bodies as well as the function of Jesus as Our Head and us the Body of Christ. In our last segment we talked about how you as a person, a normal human being are limited by what you know or your knowledge or the resources you have in the natural. In this segment I want to talk about the unlimitedness of Jesus and how you can use Your Head to tap into this unlimitedness that is already yours thru Jesus Christ. It simply has to be received by or in faith. Read this scripture a few times until you get all the multifaceted juice and goodness out of it.
May the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ be eulogized(blessed or praised), the One who conferred benefactions(benefits) upon us in the sphere of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, even as He selected us out for Himself in Him before the foundations of the universe were laid, to be holy ones and without blemish before His searching, penetrating gaze; in love, Ephesians 1:3-4 Kenneth Wuest Translation
This scripture is absolutely pregnant with the blessing, favor and predestinated Love of God for us. There may be a few words that may be unfamiliar with. Lets define those first.
- eulogize- to praise highly in speech or writing
- benefactions- to do good or do well: a gift or donation
So Paul in the book of Ephesians is encouraging us to praise God highly for the benefits and blessings that He has granted or bestowed on us in the sphere or in the form of every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. The word spiritual there is the word pneumatikos and it means things that emanate from the Spirit of God or have God’s Spirit as their Source or origin. The air you are breathing right now is a pneumatikos or spiritual blessing because it comes from God as the Source. The computer screen on your computer or phone or tablet is a spiritual blessing because although made by man, God the Father is the One Who has given man the wisdom and knowledge and intelligence to build roads and cars and all the beneficial things you see. Man has no intelligence on his own. When God the Father first made Adam’s body of the dust of the Earth, it was like a mannequin until God breathed His Spirit into man and man became a living soul, but only after God breathed Himself into man.
The scripture above in Ephesians goes on to say that these blessing are in the Heavenly places in Christ. Now in ignorance you may think, “Lord why did you put the blessings in Heavenly places? I need them down here on Earth.” I know you mean well and I am still renewing my own mind to this truth and reality that I am about to share with you. So if Jesus is Your Head and you are His Body along with all the other members of the Body Of Christ then ‘where are you?’. Well right now I am in Ohio physically but I am also seated with Jesus Christ right there next to the Father. Don’t try to get this with your head. To understand what I am saying you are going to have to use Your Head (Jesus). By believing that you are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ, you are then able to cause those blessing to be made manifest here in the Earth or temporal realm. However everything starts with the spiritual and then the natural in the work of redemption. In the work of creation it starts with the natural then the spiritual. You, the real you existed as a spirit in Heaven before you ever came down here to Earth. As I always say don’t take my Word for it. Take The Word for it.
But God, being wealthy in the sphere of mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, and we, being dead with respect to our trespasses, made us alive together with the Christ; by grace have you been saved completely in past time, with the present result that you are in a state of salvation which persists through present time, and raised us with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus… Ephesians 2:4-6 Kenneth Wuest Translation
So this scripture once again confirms that we are seated in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus. Jesus prayed and asked the Father to let us be with Him this way so that we can behold His Glory and God the Father answered His prayer. Look at this interaction in prayer with Jesus and Our Father.
Father, that which you have given me as a permanent gift, I desire that where I am, also those might be with me, in order that they might be continually beholding the glory which is mine, which you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the universe. John 17:24 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Did you see that? The Father has given you and me to Jesus as a permanent gift. Our Father does not give trash, worthless and sorry gifts to anyone let alone Jesus so that means you are of great value. Jesus desired something and prayed about it and He received what He prayed as the scripture later shows that we are seated with Him and in Him in the Heavenly places so that you can be beholding continually His Glory. If Jesus got one part of His prayer answered the other was answered too, so you should be beholding continually Jesus’s glory in your own life and in the lives of others. But again to do this you are going to have to use Your Head. You have to see things the way God the Father and Jesus see things. You have to say, ” I am protected because I am seated in the Heavenly places in Christ far above all principality and disease and sickness and lack and debt. I am blessed with EVERY SPIRITUAL blessing!!! I AM BLESSED!!! I AM A GIFT TO JESUS FROM THE FATHER!!”! We must learn to say what He says, see what He sees and think how He thinks. That is using Your Head!
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!