And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…
Ephesians 2:6 (NIV)
It’s a wonderful thought. You are a citizen of heaven – part of this heavenly colony that has been placed on earth to represent Christ and His kingdom. God has seated you with Jesus in the heavenly realms. There’s not a better seat in the whole universe!
Read Ephesians 2:1-10 to get the context for being seized to dwell in the heavenly realms. Paul reminds you and me that we used to live following the ways of this world. But then God, who is so full of love and rich in mercy, saw you and me, and He allowed us to become alive in Christ! Imagine that. God’s amazing grace reached us, and now we can join Him in doing the good works He created us to do so that others may experience the kindness of Jesus and the “incomparable riches of his grace”.
Are you experiencing the kindness of Jesus and God’s grace? Are you performing good works to allow others to experience Jesus’ kindness and God’s grace? If you are, you will know what it means and how it feels to be seated in the heavenly realms with Jesus. You will experience a full, deep life much different than what you have experienced before.
Jesus has seized you to be a dweller in the heavenly realms!
This is the second in the “Seized to Be A Citizen of Heaven” series of blog posts.