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You Live Permanently In Christ

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

In John 14:2-3 Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” Many misinterpret this Scripture to mean that when someone gives his life to Christ, God starts building a mansion for him (or her) in heaven. That’s not true, because Jesus wasn’t talking about heaven. He was referring to our place in Christ. There’re no mansions being built in heaven for anybody.

The Bible says all the works in heaven and in the earth were finished from the foundations of the world (Hebrews 4:3). The angels aren’t working bulldozers in Heaven! It’s already a fully built, complete, and beautiful place. The “place” Jesus went to prepare for us is our place at the right hand of the Father, where we now sit with Him in the heavenly realms, far above all principalities and powers (Ephesians 1:15-23; 2:4-7). That place is also called Christ. So, not only is Christ a Person, He’s also a place.

That’s what Paul alluded to in 2 Corinthians 5:17. You’re in Christ and have been made to sit together with Him! You came into Christ when you were born again; it’s a heavenly realm called Zion, the city of the living God. That’s the city of our habitation (Hebrews 12:22). In Christ, there’s no sin, sickness, disease, failure, poverty, defeat, weakness or death; all you have is health, joy, peace, success, strength, prosperity, beauty and life forevermore! That’s your place of inheritance; it’s the place of divine authority and power, where you reign and rule over satan and the cohorts of darkness. So when next you say “I’m in Christ,” understand the import of that statement, for that’s where you live; your address is Christ! Therefore, view the world from there.

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