Ascension of Christ

Ascension of Christ

PURPOSE OF ASCENSION

Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

A CORONATION yes , he got the scepter back  Gen 49

 The head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now.

Genesis 49:10

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

In Babylonian captivity: Jews kept autonomous legal authority

In Medo-Persian captivity: Jews kept autonomous legal authority

Alexander the Great: Jews kept autonomous legal authority

Under Greek Domination: Jews kept autonomous legal authority

Under Roman Domination: Jews LOST autonomous legal authority LOST THE SCEPTRE

This is why Jesus was sentenced under Pontios Pilate

JOHN 19:7  The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar’s friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar.

THE SCEPTRE IS NOW REGAINED BY THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH. 

Not just civil law but ALL Supreme MORAL law: 

Not just to the Jew but ALL human beings, 

Not just human beings but ALL of creation, thrones, powers, principalities, Holy Angels, fallen Angels:

Not just here and Now but for the world to come and FOR EVER.

CORONATION OF EARTH SCORNED KING

son is still transitioning to king even as a prince. He learned and SUFFERED

Hebrews  Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father….

Hebrews 5:8   Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

The resurrection without the ascension would have accomplished nothing. But, the death, burial, resurrection, ascension and the gift of the Spirit, make it possible for us, like Moses, to enter (the cloud of) the glory of God. 

The great reversal. The victim is the victor. The least has become the greatest (Phil. 2).

HOLY SPIRIT TO COME

John 16:7

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

This is how we share with CHRIST across distance and space, 

across understanding and beyond understanding

For the entire church to know His heart

And for Him to continue his communion with us – Foot washing

John 13:3-5

Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

The washing of the water of the word – Christ’s care for his church is perpetual.

GAVE GIFTS UNTO MEN

1 sam 30:21

And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.

22 Then answered all the wicked men and men of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them ought of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead them away, and depart.

23 Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the Lord hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand.

24 For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.

25 And it was so from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.

ASCENION GIFTS

Ep 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

PSALMS INCLUDES REBELLIOUS MEN: For the church to reach.

Psalm 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.

INTERCESSION

Hebrews 4:1  4 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Hebrews 9:24   For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Romans 8:34

Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

BAPTIZER IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

Mark 1:8 [Full Chapter]

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 3:11

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

JOHN 4:1  When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

3 He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

TYPE OF RAPTURE

INDICATES THE MANNER OF THE SECOND COMING

physical  

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud (Nephele) received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

NEPHELE    CLOUD

Exodus 13:21  And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:

1 Corinthians 10:1 I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

Matthew 17:5   While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Matthew 24:27

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Mark 14:62

And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

TO PREPARE A PLACE

john 14

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

RETURN TO THE FATHER

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