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Identity, Worth, Meaning , Significance

Colossians 2:14 ESV
by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
Colossians 2:15 ESV
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Ephesians 1:2 ESV
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
You Are Blessed
I heard a long time ago about a man, a farmer, who’d never been to a big city—lived out in the farm all his life, never seen a building over three stories tall. And he went to town for the first time and saw an elevator for the first time. It fascinated him. He didn’t even know what it was. And he was standing there watching with his big half-grown son, and he noticed an old lady got on the elevator and the doors shut behind her. The dials moved. The door opened again, and a beautiful young lady stepped off. He couldn’t believe his eyes. He said to his son, “Son, you stay right here. I’m going to go get your mother and run her through that thing.”
Ephesians 1:3 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. From eulogeō (blessed)
THE BLESSED ONE—GOD
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. From eulogeō (blessed)
We get eulogy, a message of praise and commendation, the declaration of a person’s goodness. Because no one is truly good but God (), our supreme eulogy, our supreme praise, is for Him alone.
Goodness is God’s nature.
God the Father not only does good things, He is good in a way and to a degree that no human being except His own incarnate Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, can be.
Nothing is more appropriate for God’s people than to bless Him for His great goodness. In all things—whether pain, struggle, trials, frustration, opposition, or adversity—we are to praise God, because He is good in the midst of it all. For that we praise and bless Him
Nothing is more appropriate for God’s people than to bless Him for His great goodness. In all things—whether pain, struggle, trials, frustration, opposition, or adversity—we are to praise God, because He is good in the midst of it all. For that we praise and bless Him
Consistent with His perfection and praiseworthiness, the One who is to be supremely blessed for His goodness is Himself the supreme Blesser who bestows goodness. It is He who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. “Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift,” James reminds us, “is from above, coming down from the Father of lights” (). Paul assures us “that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (). God blesses because He is the source of all blessing, of every good thing. Goodness can only come from God because there is no source of goodness outside of God.
The us whom God has blessed refers to believers, “the saints … in Christ Jesus” Paul addresses in verse 1. In His wonderful grace, marvelous providence, and sovereign plan God has chosen to bless us. God has eternally ordained that “those who are of faith are blessed” ().
When we bless God we speak good of Him. When God blesses us, He communicates good to us. We bless Him with words; He blesses us with deeds. All we can do is to speak well of Him because in ourselves we have nothing good to give, and in Himself He lacks no goodness. But when He blesses us the situation is reversed. He cannot bless us for our goodness, because we have none. Rather, He blesses us with goodness. Our heavenly Father lavishes us with every goodness, every good gift, every blessing. That is His nature, and that is our need.
Father of Our Lord :
MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (1986). Ephesians (p. 7). Chicago: Moody Press.
THE BLESSER—GOD
Love, by its very nature, cannot dwell by itself; and so, since God’s nature is love, God created people like us, and chose us, that He might love us.
And that brings me to say something I’ve said before, friend: God does not love us because we’re valuable; we’re valuable because God loves us.
James 1:17 ESV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Ephesians 1:3 ESV
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Because Jesus is our Lord We have been blessed
Because of the Finish work of the cross God is our Father.
I’m going to Reject Rejection: Because through what Jesus did on the cross

Do You Know Your Identity?

Identity
Identity
the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.
A person that is battling with the Spirit of Rejection or is bound by a Stronghold of Rejection
Simply Put Does Not Know WHO THEY ARE
identity crisis noun
They are very Critical of themselves because they are always wondering why was I looked over?
Why was I rejected ? ?
Why did they walk away from Me ??
Why wont they comeback??
Why was I not picked ??
Why was I not picked ?
Whats wrong with me??
Not knowing who they are causes them to have a very Critical Spirit they are critical of everyone but because they battle with rejection they are Extremely Critical of those who seemly have been accepted, the popular , the beautiful
In a real sence
In a real sense they have an ...
Identity crisis
personal psychosocial conflict especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one’s social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one’s personality
1: personal psychosocial conflict especially in adolescence that involves confusion about one’s social role and often a sense of loss of continuity to one’s personality
a state of confusion in an institution or organization regarding its nature or direction
So they constantly fight feelings of Inferiority because they feel inferior to everyone else
1 the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.
They go one or two ways either they don't care about there appearance because whats the use anyway ?
No one will notice, No one will care
Or
They will over compensate on their appearance
They will always try to be the best dressed , they will always try to look the nicest , they will always try to be the head turner
Now I’m not speaking of people who like to dress nice because they have a sense of self worth
I’m speaking to people who are specifically fighting this nasty demon called rejection
and because folk haven't accepted you, you think that the nicer that you look will cause them to notice you
The Skinner you are will cause them to notice you
The thicker you are will cause them to notice you
The Longer your hair is it will cause them to notice you
The shorter your hair is it will cause them to notice you.
But the fact that He Chose us before I could do any right or any wrong
Ephesians 1:4 ESV
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Who HAS BLESSED ME...
With EVERY
Spiritual: What Did He Give Us??
They are permanent and perfect and eternal, lasting for ever.
Our heavenly Father blesses us with every spiritual blessing. In the New Testament pneumatikos (spiritual) is always used in relation to the work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore it does not here refer to immaterial blessings as opposed to material ones but to the divine origin of the blessings—whether they help us in our spirits, our minds, our bodies, our daily living, or however else. Spiritual refers to the source, not the extent, of blessing.
Many Christians continually ask God for what He has already given.
They pray for Him to give them more love, although they should know that “the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” ().
They pray for peace, although Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you” ().
They pray for happiness and joy, although Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” ().
They ask God for strength, although His Word tells them that they “can do all things through Him who strengthens” them ().
God’s “divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence” (). It is not that God will give us but that He has already given us “everything pertaining to life and godliness.” He has blessed us already with every spiritual blessing. We are complete “in Him” ().
Our resources in God are not simply promised; they are possessed. Every Christian has what Paul calls “the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (). God cannot give us more than He has already given us in His Son. There is nothing more to receive. The believer’s need, therefore, is not to receive something more but to do something more with what he has.
Our heavenly position and possession are so certain and secure that Paul speaks of God’s having already “raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus” ().
Where will it be ?
In All Heavenly Places :These abundant, unlimited blessings from God are in the heavenly places. More than heaven itself is included. The heavenly places (cf. 1:20; 2:6; 3:10) encompass the entire supernatural realm of God, His complete domain, the full extent of His divine operation.
Ephesians 1:4 ESV
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
When did this happen ??? “Before he made the world.”
When this occurred (1:4a): “Before he made the world.”
Before I could do anything right or Wrong

Do you Know Your Worth ?

Worth: equivalent in value to the sum or item specified.
worth
■ adjective
1 equivalent in value to the sum or item specified.
▶ having income or property amounting to a specified sum.
2 deserving to be treated or regarded in the way specified.
People who is battling with the Spirit of Rejection or is bound by a Stronghold of Rejection
Simply Don’t Know their Worth
They have an attitude of superiority need stuff to prop them up.
Why did this happen That we might be “holy and without fault in his eyes.”
Colossians 2:10 ESV
and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.
col
1 Corinthians 1:29 ESV
so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
1 Corinthians 1:30 ESV
And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
1 Corinthians 1:31 ESV
so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Who has Blessed US :
When we bless God we speak good of Him. When God blesses us, He communicates good to us. We bless Him with words; He blesses us with deeds. All we can do is to speak well of Him because in ourselves we have nothing good to give, and in Himself He lacks no goodness. But when He blesses us the situation is reversed. He cannot bless us for our goodness, because we have none. Rather, He blesses us with goodness. Our heavenly Father lavishes us with every goodness, every good gift, every blessing. That is His nature, and that is our need.
With every Spiritual Blessing :
Our heavenly Father blesses us with every spiritual blessing. In the New Testament pneumatikos (spiritual) is always used in relation to the work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore it does not here refer to immaterial blessings as opposed to material ones but to the divine origin of the blessings—whether they help us in our spirits, our minds, our bodies, our daily living, or however else. Spiritual refers to the source, not the extent, of blessing.
Many Christians continually ask God for what He has already given.
They pray for Him to give them more love, although they should know that “the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” ().
They pray for peace, although Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you” ().
They pray for Him to give them more love, although they should know that “the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (). They pray for peace, although Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you” (). They pray for happiness and joy, although Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” (). They ask God for strength, although His Word tells them that they “can do all things through Him who strengthens” them ().
They pray for happiness and joy, although Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” ().
They ask God for strength, although His Word tells them that they “can do all things through Him who strengthens” them ().
God’s “divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence” (). It is not that God will give us but that He has already given us “everything pertaining to life and godliness.” He has blessed us already with every spiritual blessing. We are complete “in Him” ().
Our resources in God are not simply promised; they are possessed. Every Christian has what Paul calls “the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (). God cannot give us more than He has already given us in His Son. There is nothing more to receive. The believer’s need, therefore, is not to receive something more but to do something more with what he has.
Our heavenly position and possession are so certain and secure that Paul speaks of God’s having already “raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus” ().
Where will it be ?
In All Heavenly Places :These abundant, unlimited blessings from God are in the heavenly places. More than heaven itself is included. The heavenly places (cf. 1:20; 2:6; 3:10) encompass the entire supernatural realm of God, His complete domain, the full extent of His divine operation.
Ephesians: The MacArthur New Testament Commentary The Blessings—Everything Spiritual

Our heavenly Father blesses us with every spiritual blessing. In the New Testament pneumatikos (spiritual) is always used in relation to the work of the Holy Spirit. Therefore it does not here refer to immaterial blessings as opposed to material ones but to the divine origin of the blessings—whether they help us in our spirits, our minds, our bodies, our daily living, or however else. Spiritual refers to the source, not the extent, of blessing.

He Picked You
Blessed Be God and Father: He Is Blessed
Father of Our Lord :
Love, by its very nature, cannot dwell by itself; and so, since God’s nature is love, God created people like us, and chose us, that He might love us.
And that brings me to say something I’ve said before, friend: God does not love us because we’re valuable; we’re valuable because God loves us.
Ephesians 1:4 ESV
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Before I could do anything right or Wrong
b. Why this occurred (1:4b): That we might be “holy and without fault in his eyes.”
Ephesians 1:5 ESV
he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
Ephesians 1:5 ESV
he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,

Do You Know Your Purpose ?

purpose
Purpose: the reason for which something is done or for which something exists.
1 the reason for which something is done or for which something exists.
resolve or determination .On purpose intentionally.
—PHRASES
on purpose intentionally.
Soanes, C., & Stevenson, A. (Eds.). (2004). Concise Oxford English dictionary (11th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
People who is battling with the Spirit of Rejection or is bound by a Stronghold of Rejection
They are loaners
They have know real Meaningful connections
Its Really Difficult to Love Them
They always say You don’t really Love Me
They have a since of floating anger
They are Very Suspicious
And to stop from being hurt they will even damage good relationships to avoid them getting hurt again
You mostly see this in woman who have a Since of rejection when it comes to their Father...
Their Father is the most important relationship to a young lady
If that's fractured then it will damage her in every other relationship
Even if they are divorced
For You to be in love with someone then all of a sudden they tell you that You don't fit in their life anymore
For them to tell you that you No longer fit in their heart
Say what you want to but that’s Rejection my friend
For someone to tell you that I've out grown you
Rejection is control
But to know that God Predestined: Predetermined
He Predestined: Predetermined
and that He
Adoption:
The deliberate action by which a family gives to a person all the privileges of being a member of that family.
Right now, my spirit has been saved. My soul is being saved. One day, my body will be saved.
Love, by its very nature, cannot dwell by itself; and so, since God’s nature is love, God created people like us, and chose us, that He might love us.
And that brings me to say something I’ve said before, friend: God does not love us because we’re valuable; we’re valuable because God loves us.
When we are justified it is primarily negative: the cancellation of the judgment against us. It is possible to be pardoned without simultaneously acquiring positive standing. Such is not the case with justication, however. For not only
Ephesians 1:6 ESV
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:6 KJV 1900
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Do You Know That You are Accepted ?
Acceptance
The favourable reception of someone or something. God in his grace accepts human beings, their worship and their offerings. People are called to accept Jesus Christ and the message of the gospel and to respond to being accepted by accepting one another.
The favourable reception of someone or something. God in his grace accepts human beings, their worship and their offerings. People are called to accept Jesus Christ and the message of the gospel and to respond to being accepted by accepting one another.
Ephesians 1:7 ESV
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
Ephesians 2:14 ESV
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
Ephesians 2:15 ESV
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
Colossians 2:14 ESV
by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.
Colossians 2:15 ESV
He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
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