Because I believe Jesus died on the cross and was raised from the dead, I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm. The concept of believers being with Christ in heaven and reigning with Him is a privilege of faith and God’s grace to us. Since we are adopted into God’s family and are heirs with Jesus, we will be in seated in heaven with Him. Ephesians 2:4-6 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. God did this for us, placed us in a place of privilege and honor because of His grace, mercy and love. He made us alive in Christ when we were dead in our sins. Believing in Christ changed our position from rejected sinner to one of honor. 2 Timothy 2:11-12a give a similar picture, “If we have died with him, we will also live with him; 12 if we endure, we will also reign with him;” Faith in Christ is the determining factor in whether we live and reign with Him or face eternal death. God cannot look on sin so we have to find some way to deal with our sin or we are rejected from God’s sight forever. In His infinite mercy and grace, He sent Jesus to provide a way for us to be restored, cleansed and elevated to a position of honor and purity. Praises to Jesus for what He did for us at the cross.
What about you? Are you thanking Jesus for His grace and mercy? As we gaze on the cross in a few days, think about what He has done for you and what you have because of His sacrifice.
Humbled in His sight,