Christ Ascended to Heaven
Christ overcome all and ascended to the throne,
so today, there is a Man in the glory!
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.
— Hebrews 2:9
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.
— Philippians 2:9
For our sake, God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ and took the very lowest place, so He could save us. Philippians 2:7-8 says that He “emptied Himself” and “humbled Himself,” to the point of becoming obedient even to the death of the cross. As a result, we also read in the next verse,quoted above, that “God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.”
God did not do this only because Christ was the Son of God; He did as a matter of righteousness. In His life on the earth, from the moment He was born until the moment He died, Christ had overcome all of Satan’s opposition to live a life that was absolutely, perfectly satisfying to God. “Therefore,”as Philippians 2:9 says, God exalted Him to the throne and gave Him the highest name in the universe.
So today, there is a man in the glory. one who has defeated and overcome all opposition to sit down with God on His throne. And as we shall now begin to see, today He is calling us to follow Him on this same path of death and resurrection that He has passed through before us, so that we may also enter into glory and become the many sons of God, that is, the many brothers of the Firstborn Son of God (Rom. 8:29).