I am raised and seated with Christ in the heavens. Not later, not only in heaven, not future but Now. Because of my illusionary feelings I stand opposed to the very word of God. “I don’t feel like I’m in the heavenly realms. I don’t feel that I am seated with Him, I don’t feel like I’m raised with Christ. Therefore I must not be.”
It is such utter pride to allow your common vessel to stand as authority over the God of the universe. How dare the creature – spit and dust – stand with any opinion. I am simple common earthly clay. God formed me and fashioned me from His own thoughts. My very breath and being are sustained by His notions of me. How dare I turn to Him in opposition to His truth with arrogant speaking, “But that’s not how I feel!”
Scripture proclaims many fantastic descriptions to us all. They are all promises and current fulfillments. They are all given by God, and finished by Him. I must choose in my heart of hearts to come as a child and believe without suspicion, to surrender without the option of my own opinion.
A child believes the parent about a mythical Santa Claus. He will argue for his existence, defying the bullies of the neighborhood. He runs to bed without question, when all year he strained and struggled against bedtime. His heart pounds in his chest as he is falling asleep and his eyes spring open before the sun rises. All because a parent told him, “Tonight Santa is coming.”
Why do we not just believe what He says? All of it.
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus in order that in the coming age He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:6,7 NIV