The Professor asked His students to write Ephesians 1:3 in their notebooks.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…”
“Professor, what are the heavenly places?”
What is the date of your birth, Emma?
“November 28, 1998.”
That is the day that you were born on earth. You entered into a new realm…the realm of the natural physical world where the five-senses are known.
What is the date of your new birth, the day you received Jesus into your heart?
“April 5, 2010.”
That is the day when you became a new creation, a beloved child of God, a citizen of heaven, an Ambassador for Christ. You were given an assignment to complete while here on earth. You are alive and operating in two kingdoms, or two realms. You are to dominate the physical natural realm by making access into the realm of the Spirit--continually!
“Through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18)
“…in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.” (Ephesians 3:12)
ACCESS INTO THE HEAVENLY PLACES
Your spirit is where Holy Spirit and His anointing lives and empowers you to live a holy life unto God and accomplish your assignment. That is how you enter into the supernatural realm, through your spirit first.
Starting your day renewing your mind to the spiritual realm by studying God’s Word, praying in the Spirit, intercession for others, worship and praise, and confessions of who you are in Christ make access into those heavenly places in Christ. As we attain spiritual blessings from our fellowship with Him early, we set the order of the day ahead.
COVENANT RIGHTS—WHAT ARE THEY?
“… as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1:3-4)
Your Bible is your Covenant Document loaded with all of your rights and benefits.
Those benefits are withdrawn by faith in what God said.
Just like your parents painted your room and bought new furniture and baby clothes before your arrival, so your Father and Jesus prepared for you every provision to meet every need you will ever have.
Similar to an earthly bank account, you as God’s heir and joint heir with Jesus (Romans 8:17) are expected to receive your heavenly benefits. As banks have many security measures to protect assets, so too, spiritual blessings are protected.
These benefits can only be accessed by following the guidelines of faith, hope, and love.
Since you are a spirit, you are expected to walk and live your life every day “in the spirit,” not in the ways of the flesh. (See Galatians 5:16-26)
"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” (John 6:63) Can you see the two realms and their operation?
And take note, dear heart, you must never seek to do things apart from Jesus, or on your own. You are to be totally dependent upon Him just as the branch depends upon the vine for existence and to bear fruit. (John 15:4)
So, Emma, what are the heavenly places in Christ Jesus?
“It is where every spiritual blessing is located.”
How do you get those blessings?
“I submit my will to do my Father’s will. I desire to live in His presence being a doer of His Word. I can see that abiding in Him, partaking of His promises, is really to my benefit and will open the way for God’s goodness to come upon me every day. I can trust in Him.”
That’s right, Emma.
And remember, God’s Spirit is living within you to help you.
Pray in the Spirit often.
This is that…which is “the heavenly place.”
“And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” (John 17:22-23)