Have you ever been to a 3D movie? It makes you feel as if you are in the middle of the action. If the movie is a thriller, you can become so enthralled in the movie that you find yourself flinching when danger hits. For a second, you forgot you were safe in the movie theater.
Let me tell you a secret. If you are in Christ, the world for you is like a 3D movie. You are seated with Christ in Heavenly places, “far above every ruler and authority, power and dominion, and every title given, not only in this age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:21
King David described it like this:
“For he will conceal me in his shelter in the day of adversity; he will hide me under the cover of his tent; he will set me high on a rock. Then my head will be high above my enemies around me; I will offer sacrifices in his tent with shouts of joy. I will sing and make music to the Lord.”
Psalms 27:5-6 CSB
Why is this significant? When we remember where we are seated, we do not fear when it seems the world is attacking. We know we are seated safely in Him.
We don’t become anxious every four years during an election. We are seated.
The doctor’s report doesn’t make us jump. We are seated.
A recession doesn’t cause us to panic. We are seated.
A pandemic doesn’t cause terror. We are seated.
Wars and the threat of wars come but we will not hide and run. We are seated.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not suggesting that we don’t participate in this world. We are authorized to bring heaven to earth. We are commissioned to heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead. We are empowered to love the unlovable, extend mercy to the fallen, forgive the unrepentant. We vote, we work, we volunteer.
But we do all of that with the perspective that we are seated in heavenly places. We are hidden in His cover, we are high above our enemies.
So folks, grab some popcorn, put on your 3D glasses on and participate safely from your seat in heavenly places.