And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously walked according to this worldly age, according to the ruler of the atmospheric domain, the spirit now working in the disobedient. We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and by nature we were children under wrath, as the others were also. But God, who is abundant in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses.
By grace you are saved! He also raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavens, in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation—created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:1-10 (Holman Christian Standard Bible®© Holman Bible Publishers.)
He raised us up and made us sit together in the Heavenly places in Christ Jesus so that in the forevers of our future He could display the immeasurable riches of His grace in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus! He created us in Christ Jesus so that the work that He prepared for us to do can be done, and our lives can bring Him much glory.
Cause us to succeed at it by Your kindness, Lord!