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Count Your Blessings

Part 18

Blessings
27. MAKING ALIVE WITH CHRIST
28. RAISING WITH CHRIST
29. SEATING WITH CHRIST

The Scripture giving us these blessings is:

but God, being rich in mercy, on account of his great love with which he loved us, made us, being dead to transgressions, alive together with Christ — you have been saved by grace — and raised us together and seated us together in the upper-heavenly places in Christ Jesus, [Eph 2:4-6]

We have already considered the blessing of everlasting life (blessing number 1), and have seen that resurrection is both Old and New Testament doctrine.

What we have here in Ephesians is also resurrection and eternal life, but with a special emphasis on togetherness with Christ.

We are made alive, raised up and seated together with Christ Himself, in the place where He sits. This is done by the same power that was exerted in Him. In the Greek there is just one word for “making-alive-with”, and for “raising-up-with” and for “seating-with”, which emphasizes the fact that we are completely associated with Christ.

Christ really is sharing everything He has with us, his glory and even the place in the heavenly realms where he sits.

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