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Commentaries for Ephesians Chapter 1

A salutation, and an account of saving blessings, as prepared in God's eternal election, as purchased by Christ's blood.

All Christians must be saints; if they come not under that character on earth, they will never be saints in glory...
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A salutation, and an account of saving blessings, as prepared in God's eternal election, as purchased by Christ's blood.

Spiritual and heavenly blessings are the best blessings; with which we cannot be miserable, and without which we cannot but be so...
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And as conveyed in effectual calling: this is applied to the believing Jews, and to the believing Gentiles.

Blessings were made known to believers, by the Lord's showing to them the mystery of his sovereign will, and the method of redemption and salvation...
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The apostle thanks God for their faith and love, and prays for the continuance of their knowledge and hope, with respect to the heavenly inheritance, and to God's powerful working in them.

God has laid up spiritual blessings for us in his Son the Lord Jesus; but requires us to draw them out and fetch them in by prayer...
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