Jesus Ascended

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The Ascension of Jesus:


The departure of Christ from earth into the presence of God in heaven.


In the Christian tradition, God exalted Jesus after his death, raising Him as first of the dead, and taking Him to heaven, where Jesus took his seat at the right hand of God.

Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-12


The Ascension of Jesus Christ is meaningful:


1) It signaled the end of His earthly ministry. God the Father had lovingly sent His Son into the world at Bethlehem, and now the Son was returning to the Father. The period of human limitation was at an end.


2) It signified success in His earthly work. All that He had come to do, He had accomplished.


3) It marked the return of His heavenly glory. Jesus’ glory had been veiled during His sojourn on earth, with one brief exception at the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-9).


4) It symbolized His exaltation by the Father (Ephesians 1:20-23). The One with whom the Father is well pleased (Matthew 17:5) was received up in honor and given a name above all names (Philippians 2:9).


5) It allowed Him to prepare a place for us (John 14:2).


6) It indicated the beginning of His new work as High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) and Mediator of the New Covenant (Hebrews 9:15).


7) It tells of His return; when Jesus comes to set up the Kingdom, He will return just as He left-literally, bodily, and visibly in the clouds (Acts 1:11; Daniel 7:13-14; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7).


Currently, the Lord Jesus is in heaven. The Scriptures frequently picture Him at the right hand of the Father-a position of honor and authority (Psalm 110:1; Ephesians 1:20; Hebrews 8:1).


Christ is the Head of the Church (Colossians 1:18), the giver of spiritual gifts (Ephesians 4:7-8), and the One who fills all in all (Ephesians 4:9-10).


In the days following His resurrection, Jesus taught His disciples about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3).

The Ascension of Jesus:

The departure of Christ from earth into the presence of God in heaven.


In the Christian tradition, God exalted Jesus after his death, raising Him as first of the dead, and taking Him to heaven, where Jesus took his seat at the right hand of God.

Mark 16:19-20; Luke 24:50-53; Acts 1:9-12






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