3 weeks ago
Early yesterday morning as I was still reflecting on all that took place on that Easter morning so long ago my heart was full. I was moved with the reality for the millionth time that anyone can have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus as a result of His death, burial and resurrection! (1 Cor. 15:3-4). It happens by faith and I feel it and sense it in my spirit that my life has been bought for a price, a heavy price, (1 Cor. 6:20). “We focus a great deal of understandable attention on the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. But we should never stop there. As important as those two events are, there is a third that is connected to them that when left out or ignored, has a huge impact on our thinking, attitudes, and actions. That third event is what we call, the Ascension. Luke tells us about this all important event, “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.””
(Acts 1:9-11). We are told that Jesus spoke to the disciples, gave them their instructions to take the Gospel into all the world, and then was raised up, ascended, into the clouds and out of sight. The theological capstone on the Crucifixion and Resurrection was that Jesus was raised to glory in order to take His place at the right hand of the Father. The imagery of being at the right hand is that Jesus is now reigning over creation as Lord and Christ.” (Excerpt from Provocative Christian Living). We have nothing to fear!
Go check out this new song by Hillsong on YouTube. There are two versions get this one > Highlands (Song of Ascent) // New Song Cafe. Both versions great! These lyrics!!!!! Have a joyous day friends! 😊
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