DOnt you wish that you could just infuse this into every Christian you know? Indeed it changes our world view! How did the saints suffer the persecution and martyrdom? They were not here! Their eartly lives were here... their flesh and bones were here... but they THEY were seated in the heavenlies with Christ... far above all powers and principalties.
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"And [God] raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:6).
Do you see yourself seated with Christ in the heavenlies? Paul saw it, and prayed the Ephesians would see it. When the Lord showed me that I was raised together with Christ and was made to sit (past tense) in the heavenly places with Christ, do you think it changed the way I saw the world? Absolutely! No more was I looking at things from "ground level", but from the heavenly realm. Things look decidedly different when viewed from above.