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Sermon Notes

Jesus Ascended to Heaven - Now What?

Last Thursday was the 40th day after Christ's resurrection and He Ascended to Heaven. Today is known as Ascension Sunday although Jesus Ascended Thursday. Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, 50 days after the Resurrection and ten days after the Ascension.

Luke 24:50,53                Acts 1:9-11

He Passed Up Through the Heavens - Ephesians 4:9,10

Whatever and how many created heavens there may be between the earth and the dwelling place of God, may not be known, but we are here told that Christ passed through them all, and up to the highest heaven, indeed was made higher than the heavens. This means that He overcame all those evil principalities and powers that inhabit these heavenlies referred to in Ephesians 6:12,  and who doubtless tried their best to keep Him from passing through the heavens to present His finished work before the Father. Just as the high priest passed through the veil into the holy of holies, so Christ passed through the heavens into the presence of God.

 

The purpose of Christ’s ascension:

 

To return to His Father - John 13:1

 

To sit at the Father’s right hand (the place of authority and rulership)

                       Hebrews 10:12           1 Peter 3:22    

 

Jesus also disarmed the powers and authorities. He broke their power and stripped them of their controlling influence over humans. Jesus celebrated his victory by making a public spectacle of the conquered powers

 

To send the Holy Spirit -   Acts 1:4,5

 

To prepare a place for believers - John 14:2-3

He Is Now Appearing Before God in Our Behalf  and that we have Free and Confident Access Into the Presence of God.

Hebrews 4:14-16

 

Christ has Been Made Head Over All Things for the Church

That is to say, that everything is subject to Christ, and that for the Church's sake.  Ephesians 1:22,23

 

 

Let’s rejoice in the witness of the Ascension:
Historically - it assures us of the completed work of Christ.
Spiritually - it teaches us of our Lord’s triumphant entry into heaven and his continuing ministry on our behalf.
Practically - it reminds us of the Second Coming of Jesus to judge the world and the need to be ready at all times to give account of our stewardship.

 

"At the Ascension Jesus left the Here for the Everywhere
He left the Time for the Eternal
He left the First Century to fill All the Centuries."