Recently we studied how we, as the church, as married to Christ.
Rom. 7:4“Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might be joined to another, to Him [Christ] who was raised from the dead, that we might bear fruit for God.”
Once joined to Christ, we do all spiritual things in Him. So the New Testament repeatedly speaks—over 85 times—of us being “in Christ.”
This is where redemption is (Rom. 3:23), when we are made alive to God (Rom. 6:11;23), are freed from condemnation (Rom. 8:1); where the love of God is (Rom. 8:29), where sanctification is found (1 Cor. 1:2), where grace is given (1 Cor. 1:4); where we live, died and hope (1 Cor. 4:17, 15:18,19), where we love (1 Cor. 16:24) and triumph (2 Cor. 2:14)
We do all of this and so much more because “now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Eph. 2:13) The blessings of “being brought near to Christ” are ours here and for eternity.
Eom. 8:38,39…Eph. 2:7“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord…in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”