4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Paul can speak of the reality of heaven because we are already there. We don’t have to wait to “go to heaven” we are seated there in Christ now! That’s how rock solid our promises from God are. It is only by grace that completely helpless people are saved when they cry out to God in faith. We don’t bring anything to the table except our sin and baggage, and he saves us, that’s how amazing God’s great love by which He is loving us. He is the one doing the work, and it’s amazing. He is molding and shaping us so that we can be of good for the kingdom. You have a job to do, you’ve been created for it, God has set them up for you, now get after it. Share the gospel, partner in this ministry with all the Saints in Christ Jesus, display the immeasurable riches of His kindness towards us!