"The Adam Clarke Commentary". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Consider how "high" God has raised you! Ephesians 2:6. συνεκάθισεν, made us sit together) Believers are already spiritually raised; they will be raised in the body; and to each of the two resurrections the sitting in heavenly places corresponds. The Christian experiences the life of Christ because he received new life in Christ. And hath raised us up together; either this may be understood of a further degree of spiritual life in the progress of sanctification vouchsafed to believers in this world; or rather, of the resurrection of the body, which is said to be raised together with Christ, because it is to be raised by the same power that raised him up, and by virtue of his resurrection, in which we have fellowship with him, as being united to him. Used by Permission. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ephesians 2:6". BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Our spiritual enlivening {Ephesians 2:5} we have not only fundamentally in Christ when restored to life, but actually begun in ourselves in our effectual calling; but the resurrection of our bodies, and our sitting in heaven, we have not as yet actually fulfilled in ourselves, yet have it in Christ our Head, who rose for us and we in him, and sits in heaven for us, and we in him may be said to sit there too, by reason of our union with him, and being members of him. Ephesians 2:6. We ought to live as if we were with Him in the heavenlies. In Christ Jesus. The thought of Ephesians 2:5 is carried out in detail: ‘Together’ is = ‘with Him,’ Christ, whose Resurrection and exaltation have already been set forth as the exhibition of Divine energy in accordance with which God’s power is exerted to usward who believe (chap. | Powered by WordPress. By the world I mean all that meets a man in intercourse with his fellow-men, whether in public or in private, all that is new, strange, and without natural connection with him. Paul now developed further the idea of God making the believer alive by Christ. And certainly, although, as respects ourselves, our salvation is still the object of hope, yet in Christ we already possess a blessed immortality and glory; and therefore, he adds, in Christ Jesus. Required fields are marked *, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Designed by Elegant Themes 1665; H. W. Beecher, Christian World Pulpit, vol. The world in which our duties lie is as waste as the wilderness, as useless and turbulent as the ocean, as inconstant as the wind and weather. Still more-, καὶ συνεκάθισεν—“and seated us together with.” This verb is to be understood in a spiritual sense as well as the two preceding ones. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jcp/ephesians-2.html. Twice Paul uses the word "together." It is the abode wherein we worship God. It is as if we had been brought from the deepest hell to heaven itself. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. BibliographyMitchell, John G. D.D. All rights reserved. But this “sitting with Jesus” is as spiritual as the life, and it indicates the calmness and dignity of the new existence. the place where God specially manifests his presence and where the glorified body of Christ now is, but also the state into which believers are introduced by their regeneration. Grant's Verse-by-Verse Logos Bible Software. Christ finds us weary of the world, in which we are obliged to live and act, whether as willing or unwilling slaves in it. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. God raised us “together” with Christ. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. Ephesians 2:6. Ephesians 1:20), so that we have part (see on 1 Corinthians 6:2) in the dominion of the Exalted One (2 Timothy 2:12); which Paul likewise sees as already accomplished(143) with the installing of Christ at the right hand of God; hence, there was no need at all for supplying the thought jure et virtute spirituali (Bengel), or for a transference of the matter to the praescientia Dei (Jerome), and other such expedients. 1909-1922. Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/ephesians-2.html. The blessings then of which the apostle here speaks, are represented as already conferred for two reasons: first, because they are in a measure already enjoyed; and secondly, because the continuance and consummation of these blessings are rendered certain by the nature of the union between Christ and his people. In him they are already raised from the dead and seated at the right hand of God. BibliographyHodge, Charles. Greek. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/ephesians-2.html. . God raises us up together with Christ with the same power He used in raising Jesus (1:19-20). You have actually been allowed to share in His resurrection, ascension and exaltation! BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. "Commentary on Ephesians 2:6". This is God's work and I don't want anyone to profit from it in a material way. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Non-Christians know nothing of this place. 1851. There is a distinction between being quickened together with Christ and being raised up together with him. Ephesians 2:6(NASB) Verse Thoughts As believers we are united with Christ and because the Lord Jesus broke the power of sin and death and hell when He rose from the dead – the strength of sin in our lives has also been broken and we have been raised-up, into newness of life, in Him. "Commentary on Ephesians 2:6". Of everything which we now want, we have a sure pledge and foretaste in the person of Christ. "Commentary on Ephesians 2:6". His people enjoy the activities as well as the elements of vitality, for they are raised out of the spiritual death-world, and are not found “the living among the dead.” It is a violation of the harmony of sense to understand the first verb of spiritual life, and the second of physical resurrection, or the hope of it, as do Menochius, Bodius, Estius, and Grotius.

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