Paul told the Ephesians that God had raised Christ up to heavenly places and given him a seat of honor “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in the one to come; and he put all things in subjection under his feet and gave him to be head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:21-23).
We’re also told that Christians have been lifted up by grace through faith to sit with Christ and in Christ in those same heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). I have a feeling that a large part of Christian discipleship is coming to understand just how awesome our position in Christ really is.
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