SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES

SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES

Eph. 2:4-6 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

Have you ever wondered what it means to be seated in heavenly places with Christ? That is quite an amazing statement when you realize just exactly where Christ is seated. He is enthroned as the ruler of all things in the place of ultimate glory. The reality of that statement is more than amazing, actually beyond our human comprehension. When we are experiencing the trials that are so commonplace in this life, our hope of future glory makes it all worthwhile. The day when we share the Glory of the risen Lord, seated with Him in heavenly places is rapidly drawing near. Creation is groaning in joyful anticipation for the revealing of the sons of God. Charles Spurgeon spoke about that glorious day, check out his thoughts on the coming day of the Lord.

“Saints will not be out of place in heaven, their beauty will be as great as that of the place prepared for them. Oh the rapture of that hour when the everlasting doors shall be lifted up, and we, being made meet for the inheritance, shall dwell with the saints in light. Sin gone, Satan shut out, temptation past for ever, and ourselves faultless before God, this will be heaven indeed! Let us be joyful now as we rehearse the song of eternal praise so soon to roll forth in full chorus from all the blood-washed host; let us copy David’s exultings before the ark as a prelude to our ecstasies before the throne.”

What will we be like in the Kingdom of God? We will shine like the stars in heaven according to Daniel. We will be given bodies like Christ’s according to Paul. John says the Lord will wipe away every tear and all sickness will be gone. Peter said we would have an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and will not fade away. All of these descriptions only give us a hint, just a faint glimpse of the incredible kingdom that is upon us. The fullness of this new world is beyond our ability to describe or understand, all I can say is that it will include joy unspeakable and it will be full of God’s glory.
When speaking about being seated in heavenly places, Paul was also talking about the kind of life we have already received in this life. He said that we are currently seated together in heavenly places with Christ. We have be given, in Christ, a place of glory, authority, and power. We are presently clothed with the Glory of Christ. We have been given authority over all the powers of darkness through the name of Jesus. We have also been given power, the supernatural power of Pentecost to overcome the struggles of this life. We are seated together in heavenly places with Christ.

4 Replies to “SEATED IN HEAVENLY PLACES”

  1. Great word! It reminds me of one of my favorite books by Watchman Nee, Sit Walk Stand. He says you must Sit with Christ in heavenly places before you can walk with Christ. And you must do both before you can stand against the enemy. He says too often we try to walk out our faith without first sitting with Christ and developing that close relationship.

  2. WOW! A few scriptures are brought to mind:
    Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    To me this scripture clearly states God’s love is directed to me.

    Jhn 15:13 – Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
    To me this scripture defines the awesome difference of God’s love (laying down His life for His enemies-us) and man’s love (laying down his life for his friends).

    Jhn 15:-11 to long to post but check it out! It gives some qualifications concerning abiding in Him and the rewards of doing such.

    Jhn 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.
    One thing I see here is because of where He is and us being with Him we enjoy Him and all that goes with being one with Them.

    Eph 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.
    Speaks of humility to me.
    Recognize His blessing and will and operate there in.
    Empty hands raised high,
    /
    Mark Stephen

    1. Cannot forget Romans 8:18
      For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

      I have been and am studying this passage – GOOD STUFF!

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