A Return to Glory

     Jesus centered His teaching on the Kingdom of God, His greatest gift given to man. "Seek first the kingdom of heaven and His righteousness and all these other things shall be added unto you."  To attain this, the work of Christ must be complete with the crucifixion, the resurrection, and now the greatest of events that bring forth the Kingdom of God, the Ascension of Christ. Jesus will receive back the glory that He once had with the Father from the beginning.

     The great achievements of the Ascension begin with His glory. Jesus prays to the Father that He would receive back His glory that He relinquished upon stepping off the throne of God, and becoming Incarnate to this earth. With His earthly life complete, Pentecost can now be realized, that is upon His leaving this earth He would remain in the presence and person of the Holy Spirit. Thus the empowerment for Christian ministry now begins for us, the Church of Jesus Christ.

     Now the celebration and Coronation of Christ begins. We see even the gates of Heaven lifting up their heads so that the King of Glory might enter (Psa. 24:7–8).  His return to the right hand of God the Father is now the greatest of coronations the world or the cosmos would ever see. At His coronation, Jesus sits in the seat of authority, the session (a place of authority) at the right hand of the Father. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. The seat of Christ is the highest seat in the universe. Finally, the Ascension of Jesus gives us a high priest, the chief priest who performs intercessions for those who call Him Lord. Jesus prays for those whom God has given Him and He stands with us to intercede on our behalf.

     Do you have yearnings and longings for the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God is the very reason Christ came - that we would be redeemed as His own, to reign and rule with Christ in heavenly places. Now return quickly Lord Jesus, that upon our resurrection we might enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Praise be to the King of Glory and His Kingdom.