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February 9th, 2014 | Filed Under: Author, Heaven, Mitch Kuhn, Q and A0 Comments | Author:


I’ll do my best to answer your questions below.

So the question is, “In which heaven are we going to be sitting in with God?”

God dwells within each and every one of his people, so the heavens that we will be seated are the same heavens that we are seated in now. We have a down-payment of the Spirit of God within us now; what will change is that we will have a spiritual body and the fullness of the Spirit of God.

2Co 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

(1Co 15:44 NKJV) It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

The spirit of God dwelt in Christ fully, which is exactly what will happen to all of us one day. It’s impossible for our carnal minds to imagine an existence without anything physical. We always tend to think in terms of physical location, but God’s words are Spirit, He is a Spirit, and we will be spirit as well. The verses about dwelling in heaven with God are speaking of us being of the same mind as God and Christ. Let’s look at some verses to understand this better.

(Joh 10:30 NKJV) I and My Father are one.”

If we think physically, it does not make any sense, because God created Christ, therefore the are two separate beings.

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

We are also told that the Father is greater than Christ.

(Joh 14:28 KJV) Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

So how are Christ and the Father one?

Joh 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:

It is the glory that God gave to Christ which made him one with his Father. And what is this Glory? It is God putting his Spirit within Christ to will and do his good pleasure. The works of God are glorious, so when he does them through Christ, that glory has been given to Christ.

(Joh 5:30 KJV) I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

(Php 2:13 KJV) For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

(Eph 1:11 KJV) In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
(Eph 1:12 KJV) That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
(Eph 1:13 KJV) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

The credit always goes back to the Father. Even when we praise Christ, we are ultimately thanking the Father, because he is the one doing all of the work through Christ.

(2Co 4:6 KJV) For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(2Co 4:7 KJV) But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

The glory is revealed in the face of Jesus Christ, but the excellency of the power is always of God and not us. So, the unity is about God working in us and giving us his mind. He does this by giving Christ His mind, and then Christ in turn gives it to us.

Joh 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
Joh 17:23 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.

1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

This is also represented in marriage. A husband and wife do not become one body literally, rather they grow together in the same mind which unifies them so that they are considered to be one.

(Mar 10:7 KJV) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
(Mar 10:8 KJV) And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.

Christ, the Body of Christ, and the Father become one in the same manner. It’s all about unity of mind.

Php 3:15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.

(1Co 1:10 NKJV) Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

(Rom 15:5 NKJV) Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus,
(Rom 15:6 NKJV) that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

If we think physically, this answer will not make any sense. How can Christ be in us and us in him? Physically speaking the ball can be inside of the box or the box inside the ball, both cannot be true at the same time physically.

This is the best answer I can give you.

(1Co 15:28 NKJV) Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

The fullness of God’s spirit will be in all of his people, and all of his people will be dwelling together in perfect unity. This is said in many different ways spiritually speaking: we will be sitting on the throne with God, and God will be dwelling within each of us, since we are his temple and his throne is in his temple.

Only the Spirit of God can make this clear to you.

(1Co 2:13 NKJV) These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
(1Co 2:14 NKJV) But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

So, does that mean that we will be sitting with both Christ and His Father in the rest of the world?

Remember that all of God’s people are going to be just as much a part of the Body of Christ as we are today. The only difference is that the elect have been chosen like the disciples to take the good news to everyone else. That’s what this verse means.

Rom 11:31 even so these also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.

We are merely ambassadors for Christ, who is himself the representative of God.

(2Co 5:20 NKJV) Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

(Heb 1:3 NKJV) who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

When we share the truth of Christ with someone today and they are given eyes to see; we begin to grow in unity because we share the mind of Christ and the same Spirit of God. It’s not that we dwell in them, it’s the Spirit of the father that brings the unity.

You said:

I understand the progression to be (and correct me if I am wrong) is Christ is sitting on the right hand of the Father in us (I’ll need clarification on that) and Christ is God’s Christ just as we His elect are His Christ.

Yes! You are correct.

(Joh 14:20 NKJV) At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

Christ dwells within us and he has come to bring the Spirit of the Father.

(Col 1:27 NKJV) To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

(Joh 15:26 NKJV) “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

I hope that this answers your questions.

Your Brother in Christ,
Mitch

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