HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” (Ephesians 2:6).
Ascension is more than resurrection. Much is said of it in the New Testament. Christ riseth above all things.
We see Him in the very act of ascending as we do not in the actual resurrection, as, with hands and lips engaged in blessing, He gently parts from their side, so simply, so unostentatiously, with so little imposing ceremony as to make heaven so near to our common life that we can just whisper through. And we, too, must ascend, even here.
“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things that are above.” We must learn to live on the heaven side and look at things from above. How it overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers the fear of death to contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, as we shall one day look back upon them from His glory, and as if we were now really “Seated with Him,” as indeed we are, “in the heavenly places.” Let us arise with His resurrection and in fellowship with His glorious ascension learn henceforth to live above.
Every truly born again son or daughter are connected with the transformation of our Lord Christ. We may not know it or understand it and I an ere to tell you about it that we are seated with Him in heavenly places. We are heirs and joint-heirs with the Father. You are a Royal member of the Kingdom of Heaven. A Royal Priesthood, Hallelujah, I am encouraging you today to keep your eyes on Christ for soon the trumpet will sound and we will be caught away to that prepared place where there will be joy unspeakable and full of glory.