6  And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).7  He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.8  For it is by free grace (God’s unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ’s salvation) through [your] faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;

We are made equal with him. We are able to sit down together with him in heavenly places. He did this so we would understand the free grace, which is so great it is unable to be measured. We obtain this grace through faith in Him.

The salvation is not of anything that we did. Not by anything that we have worked towards, but was a gift. All we have to do is to accept it. Then we are brought into the “inner circle” of Christ’s family.