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July 17th, 2007

Seated

Jesus prayed that God’s Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. His desire is to see heaven’s reality realized on earth. What is keeping that from happening? Sin!

Yet, in Christ, we have the reality of heaven authenticated in our love relationship with God. We are living in the Spirit realm whereby our identity in Christ is secure. “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Eph 2:6 (NIV)

Our current reality in the Spirit realm is that of being seated with Christ. It speaks of our position in Christ. It speaks of our being adopted into His family. It also speaks of our future glorification and exaltation. Notice the intimate communion between Jesus and our Heavenly Father during one of Jesus’ prayer times while on the earth. 

“Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” John 17:24 (NIV)

In His promise to the church at Laodicea which includes those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ, Jesus affirmed our future reality when we get to heaven. 

“To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Rev 3:21 (NIV)

So, where are you seated?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care 

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 at 2:00 am
Category Seated.
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