SEATED TOGETHER IN CHRIST
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenl places in Christ Jesus:
Why were we raised up together and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus? Ephesians 2:7 tells us the reason is so “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” What great part we have in the expression of His grace! Did you ever think about what a great part of the Body of Christ you are! From your heavenly position in Him, other may see the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward all! Ours is a position or rest and authority. Christ Jesus hath made us kings and priests through His shed blood (Revelation 1:6) to rule and serve in His spiritual kingdom.
There is an Old Testament picture that affords a glimpse of this spiritual ministry in operation. First Kings 10:5 reads, “And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.” This Scripture refers to the visit of the queen of Sheba to King Solomon. The sitting of Solomon’s servants was as powerful in her eyes as his ascent to his throne! “And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom._ 1 Kings 10:6” Christ’s kingdom is better, and His report is true indeed. His acts and wisdom exceed all we were told!