June 06, 2018: SOAP #3107: Ecclesiastes 1-3; Psalm 45: Ephesians 2 Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 2:4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions"it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up […]

June 06, 2018: SOAP #3107: Ecclesiastes 1-3; Psalm 45: Ephesians 2

Scripture:  Ephesians (NIV) 2:4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions"it is by grace you have been saved.
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Observation:        What a blessing is ours.   We have been 'made alive with Christ.'   We have been 'raised up with Christ.'   And we have been 'seated with Christ in the heavenly realms!'

Apart from Christ we have nothing.   With Christ we have life"we have His life!     We have a new outlook"we have a heavenly perspective!    And we have a secure position"we do not have to struggle to arrive; we are seated with Christ!

Application:    Years back in Hawaii, we used to sing, 'Keep looking down; keep looking down; from the heights where the glory doeth abound.   For you are seated in heavenly places with the King, who are you to be moved by anything!'   (unknown)

Prayer:     Lord, I surrender my life to you and you share your life with me!        Amen

Pastor Leon
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