Jun 29: The word for today.

The word for today is “in the heavenly realms”. What does that mean? the book of Ephesians has 5 references of it. They form quite a promise for us who believe.

Ephesians 1:3. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
1:20. Which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,
2:6. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.
2:7. In order in the coming ages he might show the in incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus
3:10. His intent was that now , through the church , the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.
6:12. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

The heavenly realms is not a physical location, rather it is spiritual. When we received the Holy Spirit we became partakers of the heavenly realms, Christ in us.There is an intense warfare for our souls, and it is spiritual. We are called to be partakers in this spiritual warfare. In the physical world it may look like we are losing with all the violence, sickness, deceit and falsehood, bur be of good Cheer<Christ has overcome the world, and so shall we.

Colossians 2:13-15
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of you sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ, he forgave all our sins.
2:14, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing to the cross.
2:15, AND HAVING DISARMED THE POWERS AND AUTHORITIES, HE MADE AN OPEN SPECTACLE OF THEM, TRIUMPHING OVER THEM by The CROSS.

The key for us Christians is the Cross, the stench of death to those who perish, but victory for us who believe.