According to Ephesians 2, God’s grace is portrayed as coming onto the scene like an explosion that changes everything. We have been rescued from where we used to be, transforming our position in relation to God, ultimatly so we can be a vessel for the Holy Spirit. When Christ took the punishment for our sin, demonstrating his love for us, it changed our position. We have shifted from one place to another; from an alienated hopeless place into glorious freedom. Because of God’s great love and grace we have been:
1.Raised from the dead- 2: 1-5 1 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”
-Since the fall in the garden of eden, we have been dead in our sins. In our selfish desires to find what satisfies we naturally tend to move towards the things that separate us from God. When Christ comes on the scene, and takes our punishment, we come to life with Christ. Without Christ we would continue on our path in gratifying the cravings of our flesh. Christ has changed our postion from dead to alive.