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Thought from the Word

Posted at Thu, Apr 11, 2019 9:45 AM

Ephesians 2:5-6

“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”

As a believer once we were dead, now we are alive in Christ. Once we lived by the laws of the flesh, now we are led by the Spirit of God. What a contrast! Death to life. Darkness to light. Earthly to heavenly. Because of the grace (unmerited favor) of God, (Eph. 2:8) He has raised us to resurrection life in His Son, so that we would be seated together with Jesus in heaven!  When we read these Scripture verses, many of us may think that this is our destiny when we die and go to heaven, but the verse is talking about a present reality, not just a 'when we all get to heaven' kind of reality. The spiritual reality of salvation put us into heaven right now! This is our spiritual position in Christ as we live out the balance of our Christian life here on earth. It would be wonderful if the Holy Spirit could give each one of us power to grasp the eternal implications of us being seated in heavenly places right now. This is the present position of the Christian. We have a new place for living, a new arena of existence – we are not those who dwell on the earth, but our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20).  No matter how dismal or depressing your life might be on earth, the spiritual reality is that your spirit is joined with Jesus in heaven right now. Praise the Lord

I have all that I need here and heaven hereafter! How much richer could anybody want to be?

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