“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (By grace ye are saved). And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” – Ephesians 2:5-6
LIGHT FOR NOW: The believer and Christ have been united eternally.
The believer has been quickened together with Christ. This is actually a union. Thus, what Paul is teaching here is in support with what Jesus taught in John 14:3, “where I am, you will be also”. Jesus came to us in his resurrection. Likewise in John 4:23 “But the hour cometh, and now is when true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for the father seeketh such to worship him”. In essence, the place of the father’s worship is in the believer, who is in eternal union with the father, in Christ. Jesus’ explanation in John 4 took our focus of the physical Jerusalem/ the temple built for worship to a spiritual reality – a spiritual dwelling place, which is the man in Christ (the believer). Thus, the phrase, ‘in spirit and in truth’ was in reference to a people; the father’s household; the New Creation! The believer is the dwelling place of God! “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). Paul repeated the same thing he said in 1 Corinthians 3:16 in 1 Corinthians 6:17-20. You are the dwelling place of God. The believer is the dwelling place of God and the authority of the father is in the believer (in Christ).
We are seated together with Christ. That is we are in an inseparable union with Christ. Lets pay more attention to verse 6 of Ephesians 2 “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. The term, ‘sit together’ was translated from the Greek word ‘sugkatizo’ which implies you cannot find one without the other. That is, where Christ is, is where the believer is. What is in Christ is in the believer. What Christ can do, the believer can do. As he is, so are we in this world. You are in Christ and Christ is in you; you are where Christ is and Christ is in you. Therefore the right hand of the Father is in the believer because Christ is in the believer. You have been united never to be divided.
INSTRUCTION: Ponder on your realities and maximize your potentials in Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for making me your dwelling place. I thank you for making me your dwelling place. Thank you for what your resurrection has made out of me, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Deity and humanity have been united never to be separated.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ACTS CHAPTER 17; EVENING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2