Ephesians and Body Posture

Ephesians describes the Christian life in reference to body posture.

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With regard to the heavenly kingdom, believers are seated, fully at rest because they are saved by grace and their position in paradise is assured.

“But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (2:47).


With regard to this world, believers are exhorted to walk, actively moving toward the goal of holiness that is their destiny.

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called” (4:1 KJV).

"And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour” (5:2 KJV).


With regard to the devil, believers are called to stand, holding firm against the opposition, clothed in God’s armor and shielded by faith.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (6:1011).