On Ascension Day we proclaim that Jesus Christ is our eternal and almighty LORD.
That he died for our sins and is risen from the dead. He is alive forever, and ascended unto heaven, where he sits at the right hand of the Father on the glorious throne of God and has all authority in heaven and on earth.
We have an advocate in heaven.
He listens to our prayers.
He will crush all his enemies.
He will come again.
Therefore we must before his return, go and make disciples of all the nations and serve him with love, obedience, reverence and in worship till life's end.
The Ascension of Christ proclaims his authority over all.
1 Peter 3:22 says that Christ “has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand – with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him” And Jesus said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”. Matthew 28:18-20.
Ascension Day proclaims the Lordship of Christ in every area of life. Jesus has all authority. Jesus is Lord over the world of business, sports, entertainment and government. Jesus Christ is Lord over the Church, schools, shops, entertainment, manufacturing, public service, justice, parliament and law enforcement. There is no area of life that is outside of the authority of Christ. Every professional, worker, manager, teacher, policeman, politician, business person, mother, father, and every person in authority is individually accountable to God and will one day give account of their lives before the almighty Christ, Lord, King and Judge who reigns in heaven and has dominion over all.
Ascension Day is a glorious celebration of and holy reminder and assurance that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14.
Ascension Day proclaims Christ’s glorious triumph and his complete dominion over all on the Day of the Lord.
This glorious day insists that we live as people who follow the Son of God, the eternal Messiah, and serve him only, in everything we do.
May his blessings surround you each day!