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What You Deposit In Your Heart is What Will COme Forth
Let’s look at the anointed prayer that Paul prayed in Ephesians 1:15-23:
Wherefore I also, a¬fter I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, (God considers us His inheritance), And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power. Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him that filleth all in all.
It would have been great if Paul had just stopped there, but he didn’t. He went on in Ephesians 2:1,2,5 to say: “And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved).

Here Paul tells us by inspiration of the Holy Spirit that God sees us made alive together with Christ. He doesn’t see the body and the head separated. This is one of the great truths of the Scriptures. God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are in you, as Jesus stated in John 14:23 “If a man love Me, he will keep My words, and My Father will love him and We will come unto him and make our abode with him.”

If we love God and keep His Word, we create a life-style compatible with the fullness of the Godhead. Once that happens, you can hardly tell where you quit and the Holy Ghost begins, or where God quits and Jesus begins. This is one of the mysteries Jesus spoke of when He said, "I in them, and Thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one...." (John 17:23).

Paul continues in Ephesians 2:5,6 "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ... and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus." As far as God is concerned we were crucified with Christ. The penalty for sin had to be paid, for all had sinned. Paul said, "For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if One died for all, then were are all dead." (2 Cor. 5:14) As far as God is concerned, you as a believer have already died in the person of Christ.

Jesus is in Heaven and Spiritually We are in Him
You have also been made alive and raised up and made to sit together with Him in heavenly places. “That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:7-9)

We’re not physically in heaven right now, and Jesus is not physically here on earth. Yet Jesus has ascended to the Father and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He is making intercession for us. But God sees us in Him even now while He is in heaven.

Above Principalities and Powers

Jesus has been raised up far above all principality, power, might, and dominion. He is seated above all powers, and we have been raised up together and made to sit with Him, in spiritual likeness and authority. Jesus is in heaven and spiritually we are in Him. The only physical body Jesus has on the earth today is the Church— the Body of Christ .

If God is going to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons, He will do it through you and me as the Body of Christ anointed with the Holy Ghost. Your body gives you authority on this planet. Jesus is the Head of the Church, and we’re the Body. He is seated at the right hand of the Father until His enemies are made His footstool. God sees us as the physical Body of Christ, the one that will do the work in the earth until Jesus descends from the right hand of the Father.

As far as God is concerned, He sees us exalted and seated at His right hand in spiritual power and authority, with the Head (Jesus). He sees Jesus here on earth in every one of us, so we can exercise authority as the Body of Christ today.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
(Eph. 2:10)
God doesn’t create unworthy workmanship when we are born again. We are created in His likeness.
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God."
(Eph. 2:18-19)
We’re fellow citizens with the saints in heaven. As far as God is concerned, we’re already there, seated with Him in power and authority. God doesn’t see us as a stranger or a pilgrim, but as a fellow citizen and a member of His household.

One Family
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. (Eph. 3:14-15)
You will notice that Paul didn’t say there was one family on earth and one family in heaven. He said the whole family in heaven and in earth. God sees us all as one family—now.

Charles Capps Ministries
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Author Biography

Charles Capps
Web site: Charles Capps Ministries
Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and Bible teacher who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries sharing the truths of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for over 35 years, emphasizing the authority of the believer, faith and the power of words. We celebrated Charles' promotion to heaven at 5:15 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014. Charles Capps was a man of integrity, a man of his word and he got what he said. He called those things that be not as though they were.

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