“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God” Col 3:1 (NASB).  In our solidarity with Christ we have been raised with Him to heavenly places (Eph 2:6).  He came to where we are so we can enter where He is.  This is not future but present.  The power of the Resurrection lifts us to be with Him in His realm.  It enables us to live the life-from-above here on earth.

  “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory” Col 3:2-4 (NASB).