RAISED TOGETHER WITH CHRIST
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
We already learned that Paul said, “ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” If we died with Him, were buried with Him and were quickened with Him, we were also raised with Him as a new creation. This truth can only be seen by the Spirit. The carnal mind cannot make any sense of the Spiritual Transaction of the Cross of Christ Jesus our Lord. To the degree that Adam failed mankind in his disobedience, Christ restored mankind through His obedience. Risen translates as raised together with! The new creature’s position is commensurate with his nature. He is heavenly not earthy, sensual and beggarly.
The things we seek must be expected from His high position of power and rest. Our mindset must remain above where He sits on the right hand of God. We seek by thinking, reasoning, meditating and enquiring. He will never be found by using carnal means. Philippians 4:8 reads, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.” Christ Jesus is the only Source of things true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of a good report. Virtue and praise flow from and unto Him alone!