Heavenly Places

Humans are spiritual people. Whether natural (unregenerated) or born again, people have an existence that transcends the body.

Here we discuss the spiritual location of believers.

Heavenly Places

As a believer in Jesus Christ, you may not realize the spiritual nature of your transformation. You go about your life. You feel God’s presence in your life. The Holy Ghost might fill you. We should thank God for our relationship with him.

Did you know that your salvation adds an extra dimension to your life?

As spiritual beings, we have a spiritual presence in a world we cannot see. Unbelievers have a spiritual existence in darkness. Satan runs their spiritual world. Jesus changes things when you accepted the new birth.

Heavenly Places

We physically exist in earthly places, but we have a presence in the unseen spirit world. Salvation not only saves your soul, but it changes your spiritual condition.

Look at what the Bible says.

We are blessed in heavenly places

Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:

Ephesians 1:3

Our Lord Jesus Christ blessed us in heavenly places. We are there right now. As God’s children, our spiritual situation has markedly improved.

We are in the same place as Jesus right now

Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places],

Ephesians 1:20

God’s right hand is in heavenly places. We sit where Jesus sits.

Believers share a common spiritual presence in heavenly places.

And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 2:6

Right now, we are together with Jesus. Once, our sin separated from God. Our spirits lived in satanic darkness. Now, we have the privilege of sharing the same space with Jesus.

Why are we in heavenly places right now?

To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Ephesians 3:10

Our spiritual awareness that comes from our actual presence in heavenly places makes us conscious of the reality of the principalities and powers that operate in the spiritual realm.

Spiritual Warfare in heavenly places

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

Ephesians 6:12

Here, the Bible renders the underlying words for “heavenly places” in Ephesians as “high places.”

We are fighting where our spirits are: heavenly places.

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

Revelation 12:7

More than one power exists in heavenly places. As I before mentioned, salvation translates us within a spiritual dimension. For us, for the Church, we have access to great wisdom and power in a spiritual dimension.

The unity of all God’s people in heavenly places

[Jhn 17:20-22 KJV] 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: