It was interesting that the sermon yesterday was on Eph. 1...right where I've been meditating. :)
Loved what he said about... "And hath RAISED US UP TOGETHER, and made us sit together in heavenly places...."
There are many ways God raises UP....
out of fear and doubt,
out of discouragement and loneliness.
and God raises us UP....UP....UP... out of worldliness....away from the world and it's ways of thinking...away from it's "glitter" and false happiness...UP to heavenly thoughts and ways.
The word "together" stands out as well. True Christians are raised UP TOGETHER.... We are God's building...His holy temple... "In whom (we) also are builded TOGETHER for an habitation of God through the Spirit." We NEED one another!