God never fails to keep His promise and Christ’s Ascension into heaven shows His action to make it known. No greater display of God’s love for humanity matches the return of Christ back to the Lord’s right hand. In fact, the Ascension completed Christ’s physical reign on earth and God’s final chapter.
Jesus’s departure from the world marks the start of God’s final chapter of salvation. Two-thousand and seventeen years ago this incredible act of God unfolded and paved the way to Christ’s second coming. With this in mind, we must expand our knowledge of Christ, so we don’t become complacent in faith and live in infinite darkness.
The moment Jesus took His seat at God’s right hand this demolished Satan’s power. The Ascension overtook the devil’s domain setting in motion God’s ultimate power over His kingdom. And it erased Adam’s original sin.
A point often overlooked is how Christ’s arrival back to heaven makes Him God’s intercessor. When Jesus taught His ministry on earth, He took the form of man, and everyone saw Him. But His Ascension transfigured Him from flesh to a Living Spirit. Now sitting next to God He intercedes for the Lord’s chosen ones.
The Son of Man in His glorious consciousness makes us worthy to receive the Holy Spirit. As a matter of fact without Christ’s intercession, our spiritual lives stay incomplete. In Jesus, we become holy and favorable in God’s eyes. This remarkable connection with our Messiah smashes the devil’s intentions of turning us away from God.
In the Old Testament times, God used the Holy Spirit to keep His trusted servants (Prophets) focused on carrying His word to the Israelites. They became a liaison between humanity and God. But with God’s new covenant Christ is an anchor to everlasting life.
Christ commands us to ask Him for help (John 14:12-14), and the ascension made this possible. Without Christ’s help, we stay oppressed. But with Him as our Savior, we become transformed into a child of God. And this keeps us united in God’s kingdom.
When I meditate on Christ’s return to God, it brings me great joy. For me, it’s important to realize my eternal inheritance is how earnest I am in denying myself and letting Jesus guide my life. Even in my imperfections Jesus never fails to give me with God’s daily bread. All I have to do is continue seeking and follow the commands of the Lord.
What does Christ’s Ascension mean to you?