Thursday, November 7, 2013

Position, then Purpose and Prosperity -- Part I

"1And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God." (Deuteronomy 28: 1-2)

This prayer has been fulfilled in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


When He died at the Cross, He put away all our sins, and through Him we continue to receive redemption through His blood:

"3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:" (Ephesians 1: 3)

We are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Him!

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;" (Ephesians 1: 7)

This redemption is not once, but forever!

So, our status in Christ Jesus will never change!

And where is He, and where are we in relation to Him?

Paul explains:

"4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: " (Ephesians 2: 4-8)

We are seated in Christ, everyone!

And as a reminder, Christ is seated above all things, including all the nations of the earth:

"19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." (Ephesians 1: 19-23)

Also, we as believers are a holy nation, a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2: 9)

We need to see ourselves seated in Christ, that Jesus has paid for all things through His blood, which never ceases cleansing us from all sin!

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