Thank God for Christ’s Ascension

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry

Thank God for Christ’s Ascension into Heaven

For his ascension into heaven, and his sitting at God’s right hand there.

We bless you that our Lord Jesus has ascended to his Father and our Father, to his God and our God; John 20:17(ESV) has ascended on high, having led a host of captives in his train, and has received gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there. Psalm 68:18(ESV)

That as the Forerunner he has for us entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf: Hebrews 9:24(ESV) a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, in the midst of the throne. Revelation 5:6(ESV)

That he is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, Hebrews 8:1(ESV) with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him. 1 Peter 3:22(ESV)

That he has gone before, to prepare a place for us in his Father’s house, where there are many rooms; John 14:2-3(ESV) and though where he has gone we cannot follow him now, yet we hope to follow him hereafter, John 13:36(ESV) when he shall come again to take us to himself, that where he is, there we may be also. John 14:3(ESV)

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