In the Heavenly Places
A Sermon on Ephesians 2:4-7
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
The practical meaning of being seated in the heavenly places; the desires that govern the life of believer and unbeliever; strangers and pilgrims separated from the world; this is the position of the believer; hid with Christ in God; a foretaste of glory; the importance of the word 'seated'.