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Where Is Your Spiritual Location?

by Kathleen Whitten

If I asked, “Where is your physical location?”, you would probably give the address of the building you are in or the name of the street or highway that you are on. Or you might just say the name of your city or neighborhood. And you would most likely answer quickly and easily.

OK, so let me now ask you another question: “Where is your spiritual location?”

“Huh?”...This seems like a weird question and it is definitely an unusual question in our society. Would you even know how to answer?

Think about something:
A physical location is where you are in the physical realm - earth, sea, mountain, etc.
A spiritual location is where you are in the spiritual realm - far from God, close to God, etc.

In school we study physical locations in geography, history, archeology, and astronomy but very few of us even consider spiritual locations!

Our society seems to have the attitude that spiritual locations “don’t matter.” And when something isn’t important we say: “It doesn’t matter (have substance in the physical realm)” or “It is immaterial.”

The irony is that locations even without “substance” do “matter.”

Why? Physical locations (earth, sea, mountains, etc) were created in a Spiritual location (In God)!

Genesis 1:1 says that in the beginning God created the earth. God is a Spirit (2 Cor. 3:17). So our physical location (earth) was created (or birthed) within the spiritual location of God!

The spiritual made the physical!

Similarly, although we were born from our mother’s bodies (a physical location), the Bible tell us in Psalm 139 that we were first created in God and by God in a spiritual location (a secret place)!

Here’s a brain twister: Every person who chooses Christ as their Savior was created in spiritual location (Psalm 139), born in a physical location (Psalm 139), reborn in spiritual location (John 3:3-6), will die in a physical location (Heb. 9:27; Phil. 1:21), will live forever in a spiritual location (John 3:16)!

So we are spiritual beings (our spirit will live forever) who are temporarily dwelling in a physical location (our bodies will someday die)!

“Where is your spiritual location?”

Did you know that when a person prays to receive Jesus as his Savior then he is literally transported (spiritually) and reborn (spiritually).

Keep these things in mind while you read Colossians 1:13-16: “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.”
Later take a minute to highlight the spiritual and physical locations in Col. 1:13-16

So...“Where is your spiritual location?”
When you become a Christian, your spiritual location becomes
“in God” or “in Christ”

Col. 3:3 “...your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”


1 John 4:15 “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,
God lives in him and he in God.”


1 John 4:16 “...Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.


1 Cor. 1:30 “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus...”


1 Cor. 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”


2 Cor. 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation...”


Eph. 1:13 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth...”


Eph. 2:6,7 “...God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ..”


Eph. 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near...”

Let’s extrapolate this even further. Everyone today seems to be trying to “find themselves.” There is a lot of “soul searching,” “self analysis,” “memory recall,” “hypnosis,” “personality testing,” “journaling” - You name it!

But why? Because deep down inside almost all of us want to know WHO we are, WHY we are here, and WHAT we are supposed to be doing!

Now here’s the clincher. If you are a Christian and your life is hidden in Christ then will you “find yourself” in anything other than Him?

Have you ever lost a file on the computer and could not remember where you had saved it? It is frustrating to try to find the file especially when you can’t remember what you named the file or when you saved the file! You have to do a search until you can find what folder you saved it in before you can open it and use it.

Well, in somewhat the same way, the life of a Christian has been saved in Christ’s file. Only in opening Him will you find YOU!

Where is your spiritual location?

If you are outside of Christ - you do not have to be. The prayer on the next page will bring you into His Kingdom if you really mean the words when you pray them.

If you are already a Christian but need to know WHO you are, WHY you are here, and WHAT you are supposed to be doing - then get ready because

As you open Christ’s file (The Bible) - your awesome life will be located!

Pray:

God, I desire to know WHO I am. I desire a spiritual location In You. You created me and you know me. I choose now to ask you to come into my heart and forgive my wrongs. I am asking you to be my Lord - knowing now that my life located in You will be blessed and full of promise.

Father, thank you for rescuing me from the kingdom of darkness and placing me into the kingdom of Your Son, Jesus. Please help me to find myself in Him so that I will fulfill all the good promises written about me in Your book.
Amen.

Believe:

Col. 1:13-16: “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”



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