“God raised us and seated us in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 2:6-7
God’s purpose, as seen in the above scripture, is that He can show the riches of His grace towards humanity in Christ. Yet first, we need to know and understand our identity as being seated with Christ in heaven – even now.
Heaven, for many, is known as a place we may go after we’ve died and departed our earthly body. However, I believe that Heaven’s reality can also be experienced now, and that it is actually God’s purpose for us to realize our identity seated with Jesus at the throne of The Father. Because out of being rooted in that identity, we are empowered to fully display His grace towards His creation.
It is because of the gift of grace, that I believe other gifts and fruits of His Spirit burst forth out from within us. Grace is a creative force producing freedom, love, compassion, joy, healing, generosity, hope and encouragement spreading around the world from one to another.