Ephesians 2:6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

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Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ–by grace you have been saved, Made us alive together  with Christ. This is a statement that defies our total understanding, not only were we saved  from a hopeless eternity in hell, but the relationship we have in Christ transcends the here and now, and extends  to heavenly places. In a spiritual sense where Christ is  we are too. It’s a perspective we cannot fully understand, though being redeemed, we are still enamored with the flesh.  Everything that makes up our spiritual relationship is in the spiritualties. No wonder we need to go through the fire to be refined. We are full of impurity’s, that can only be purged by fire. But we are right now seated with Christ in the heavenly.

Christ is entered into heaven as the forerunner, to take possession of it for his people, in their name; and to prepare mansions of glory for them, and in these they sit; which imports honor, pleasure, rest from labor and weariness, and safety and security: and what adds to the happiness of this is, that it is together with all the saints, and with Christ himself; and in these they are made to sit already; which is so said, because of the certainty of it, for the same Glory Christ has, they shall have; and because of their right to such a blessing; and chiefly because Christ their head is set down therein, who sustains their persons, bears their names on his heart, and represents them. All as if you were there in person, It has not all ready happened yet it is  all ready done.