You are Seated with Christ

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You are seated with Christ!

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6 NIV

What does this mean, that we are seated with Christ? Let’s start by asking what it means for Christ to be seated at the right hand of the Father. What did Christ do to earn that position for us?

When exactly did Christ sit down at the right hand of the Father? “But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God.” Hebrews 10:12 ESV

Christ’s death on the cross won the position of authority that He has, and He has won against the enemy. Christ gives us His power. The power of the resurrected Christ dwells in us. By paying for our sins, we now can’t be accused before the Father, even if we sin accidentally after salvation, because Christ has paid the penalty, and there is no condemnation for us. All the condemnation fell upon Christ. Satan sincerely did not know that by crucifying Jesus, he was losing. Satan thought he was winning in ridiculing, beating, killing, and silencing the Son of God. What a surprise when Christ was raised from the dead to sit at the right hand of the Father.

It is finished. That is why Christ is seated, His work is done. In the same way, we need to cease striving and abide in Christ. When we yield to God, we fulfill the law because we are filled with His presence, and that will be manifested through the fruit of the Spirit. Focusing on one law at a time and continuously striving to meet the entire law is working in our own strength, which is always bound to fail. Only when we yield to Christ can we fulfill the law, and the “burden” is light when we follow Christ. We are in a position of victory.

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This means we are FAR ABOVE all demonic principalities or powers, that Christ put under His feet at the cross.

“That he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church.” Ephesians 1:20-22 ESV

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“After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” Hebrews 1:3b-4 ESV

Our seating is in triumph. We are co-heirs with Christ, and we will rule with Christ. It has to do with our being united with Christ. If you want to know more about our authority in Christ, here is another article and video:

You are seated with Christ! You have already won the victory, even if you don’t see it yet!

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6 Responses to “You are Seated with Christ”

  1. andrea says:

    If we are seated with Christ, we are in the best position!

  2. Alicia says:

    This is one of my favorite passages. Seated (resting) in Christ, abiding in Him, is crucial for us to walk in peace, and to stay out of stress. As women, this is so important. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will REST in the shadow of the Almighty. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Maria Hass says:

    Yes! Amen! Victory!

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