Mt 5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
Heaven is in the dative case of location. This noun case places the word in terms of location. Heaven is the place where God’s throne or mode of ruling is located at. Heavenly places, things and patterns are superior to what exists on earth. The purpose of the renewed mind is that the Christian can rule out of heaven. The believer’s position is sitting and ruling in heaven. The locality where the believer is situated is in heaven and not on earth.
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
Likewise, “by the earth” is in the dative case of location. This should really read, “In the earth”.
Footstool is translated as what is underneath the feet. For…
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