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September 10, 2021

Christ's Ascension

Luke 24: 50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. (51) And while He blessed them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven. (52) And they worshipped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little inferior to the angels because of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death on behalf of everything.

While the Man-Savior was speaking to the disciples, He was carried up into heaven. He ascended to the highest point in the universe. The disciples were excited and returned to Jerusalem with great joy… In the Acts, the Epistles, and the Revelation, the various aspects of Christ's ascension are revealed. The ascension of Christ was for Him to be crowned with glory and honor (Heb. 2:9). When He ascended to the heavens, God gave Him a crown, and this crown is His divine glory and honor. In His ascension Christ was seated on the throne of God's government. In His ascension He was enthroned. Concerning this, Hebrews 12:2 says that Christ is now "seated at the right hand of the throne of God." In His ascension the Man- Savior was made the Lord of all and the Christ of God. This is revealed in Acts 2:36: "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ--this Jesus whom you crucified." In His ascension Christ also was made the Head of all things to the church. Ephesians 1:22 tells us that God "subjected all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the Head over all things to the church." In His ascension, Christ was made our High Priest to minister the heavenly life and the heavenly supply of the divine riches to all the believers on earth. Concerning this, Hebrews 8:1 and 2 say, "Now in the things which we are saying the chief point is this: we have such a High Priest, who sat down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a Minister of the holy places, even of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man." In His ascension the Man-Savior was crowned, enthroned, and made the Lord of all and the Christ of God, the Head over all things to the church, and the High Priest in the heavens ministering the heavenly life and life supply of the divine riches into all His believers. These are the major aspects of Christ's ascension revealed in the Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, pp. 480-482. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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