“4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
Where do you see yourself in Christ? Maybe you see yourself as just trudging along in life barely making it. The problems in your life looms large and occupies most of your thought life. That’s the life most people live and many Christians as well.
You should see God rich in mercy and great love towards you. You should see your sins totally forever forgiven and you are alive with Christ. Hey, it’s by grace you are saved and by grace you live. God’s favor is on you and always on you.
And where are you in Christ? You have a seat reserved with Him in heavenly places. God has called us to higher things. He has called us to sit with the High Priest. “Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.” (Hebrews 3:1)
So where are we sitting? “Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” (Ephesians 1:21) Not just above all the problems and demons who taunt us, but far above. You are looking down on every named thing that is in this world now and in the future.
Every named thing that rises against us, we are sitting with Jesus far above it. Does that sound like just barely making it in life? This doesn’t mean we don’t have challenges but we are more than conquerors over every situation. The devil has no power over us. We sit far above any power they might have to harm us.
The next time you feel like you are going through hell, just remember you aren’t. You are seating in heavenly places in Christ. That’s your position as a believer. Look down at the problems and look over to Jesus who sits with you.