Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
God, the Father, has put all those blessings in a safe place for us, in Christ. Throughout the New Testament, the apostle Paul uses that phrase many times over. When you read, take note of all that is ours in Christ. And Jesus, Himself, invites us into that place of blessing. As He taught His disciples, in John 15, He says, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." He says to us, "Remain in me, and I will remain in you." The King James uses the word abide. It means to dwell. We don't just visit Jesus on Sunday morning. We live in HIm and He lives in us every day. Christianity is not a one-time experience, but a continual union with Christ.
Throughout the Psalms, we see David experiencing this dwelling with God, as he looked forward to Christ. He says in Psalm 90, Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. And then in Psalm 91, He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." In Psalm 18, he says, The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. The wisdom of Proverbs proclaims it loud and clear, The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (18:10). Jesus is our safe place! This is living in the kingdom on the way to the kingdom, brighter and brighter every day. In Christ is what's in Him and us moving into what's in Him. We're living there while living here--heaven on earth, blessings from the Father, the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). A good thought might be, whenever we are contemplating "getting into anything," perhaps we should ask, "Is this in Christ?" If not, leave it alone! If not, it will take you somewhere you really don't want to go, cost you more than you want to pay, and keep you longer than you want to stay. Stay in the place of blessing. He died so you could.