Be Aware of Those Tenses
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3
Many of you may remember being taught early on in English grammar about tenses; such as past, present and future. They caused us to see what period of time some action occurred. In the New Testament, when we look at the redemptive work of Christ and our partaking of the blessings of our redemption, the tenses become very important. Notice the “hath” in Ephesians 1:3. That lets us know it is something that has already been done. When something has already been done, it means it is an established fact. It also means whatever relationship we have to that established fact has to be dealt with in the same light. When we see things like this in the Scriptures, the Father is meaning for us to receive these things and adjust our entire lives; our thoughts, our speech, our actions and our expectations; so they are aligned with what has already been done. As you read the New Testament, and in particular the writings of the Apostle Paul, keep this in mind; then adjust your life accordingly.
Scripture reading: Ephesians 2:1-6