Where are you sitting this morning? You may think you are sitting at your desk in your office or at your laptop at home. But the New Testament has a surprise revelation for you. If you are a Christian, “God has seated us in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6)
This wonderful but strange sounding promise is part of a marvelous presentation of the content of the gospel in Ephesians 2:1-10. We were “dead in sin,” but “God raised us up” and made us into His “handiwork, created for good works.” This brief summary of what God has done for us as His people includes the phrase I quoted above. We are seated in the heavenly places.
Of course this saying refers to a spiritual reality not a physical one. It means that the moment we accept Christ as our Savior we are given a secure place in the kingdom of God. And that place is not only in the eternal world of heavenly places, it is seated alongside Christ who lives and walks with us daily in everything we do.
You may think you are sitting in your living room or workplace right now, but, praise the Lord, you are seated in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are seated securely in Christ. No matter what the earthly struggles you face, your kingdom seat is not only reserved, you are already in it!
Love in Christ,
Pastor, Rocky River Baptist Church