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Bible Doctrines: A Study

by Dr. Reve' M. Pete

Christology: The Doctrine of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Jesus are also evidences of His deity (being God). The Ascension of Jesus is His departure from His disciples into Heaven. (Acts 1:9) The Exaltation of Jesus is the act of God seating Him at Godís right hand and giving Him a name above every name. (Hebrews 1:13; Philippians 2:9-11)

The Ascension of Jesus was

  1. Prophesied in Scripture. (Psalm 68:18)
  2. So that He could give gifts to men. (Ephesians 4:7-12; Psalm 68:18; Mark 16:15-20; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8;2:33; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

The Exaltation of Jesus was

  1. Prophesied in Scripture. (Psalm 110:1)
  2. The result of His humble obedience to His Fatherís will. (Philippians 2:8-11)

The nature of the Ascension and Exaltation of Jesus was

  1. It was bodily and visible.
  2. It was accomplished by passing up through the heavens.
  3. Taking His seat at the right hand of the Father.

The purpose of the Ascension and Exaltation of Jesus was

  1. To be a forerunner. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:17)
  2. To prepare a place for Christians. (John 14:3)
  3. To appear in the presence of God the Father for Christians. (1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25)
  4. To fill all things. (Ephesians 1:22,23)

The result of the Ascension and Exaltation of Jesus are

  1. It assures Christians of access into the presence of God. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
  2. It assures Christians of a glorified body. (1 Corinthians 51-53)
  3. It gives Christians confidence that all things are working together for their good. (Romans 8:28)
  4. To the Church, Jesus is the Head over all things. (Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18)
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