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"I AM . . . Blessed with All Spiritual Blessing"

Posted by Pastor Cory B. Oliver on December 3, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Dear Saint of the Most High God,


Ephesians 1:3 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! (Amplified)


Here is the fact and the challenge that the modern Church has been very slow to face. In the early Church the Christian never had doubt that he must be different from the world; he (Paul), in fact, knew that he must be so different that the probability was that the world would kill him, and the certainly was that the world would hate him (Barclay).


It’s yours - take it and receive it! Blessings come from God and only from God. For God gave us Jesus Christ; God has given us each other, and I can surely tell you, there wouldn’t be a need for me if there were not a YOU. You see the truth is that we need one another! I have needs, and I’m positive that you have needs as well. The question is “how are those needs met?” They are met through the blessings of God above, which are passed (transferred) by His people. Almighty God has blessed the Church! The Church is you and me. Remember, don’t steal my blessing. I need you! The rest of the church needs You! Live in the blessings of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


P.S. I LOVE YOU - From the Heart of the Pastor . . .


Pastor Cory


This Weeks Lectionary Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 / Psalm 122 / Romans 13:11-14 / Matthew 24:36-44 

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