2505 Jesus Christ, ascension of

2505 Jesus Christ, ascension of

The return of Jesus Christ to his Father in order to establish his kingdom, having completed his work on earth.

Jesus Christ’s ascension described

Ac 1:9-11 As in the OT, the cloud symbolises God’s presence. See also Mk 16:19; Lk 24:51; Ac 1:2; Eph 4:10; 1Ti 3:16; Heb 9:24; 1Pe 3:22; Rev 12:5

Predictions of Jesus Christ’s ascension

In the OT Eph 4:7-8 See also Ps 68:18

Jesus Christ looks forward to his ascension as his return to his Father Jn 16:28 See also Jn 6:62; Jn 7:33; Jn 14:28; Jn 16:5,10; Jn 17:11,13; Jn 20:17

Jesus Christ establishes his kingdom by his ascension

He ascended to send the Holy Spirit Jn 16:7 See also Jn 7:39; Jn 14:16-19,25-26; Jn 15:26-27; Ac 2:33

He ascended to prepare a place for his people Jn 14:2-4

He ascended to exaltation and glory See also Lk 24:26; Ac 2:33; Eph 1:20-21; 1Pe 3:22

He ascended to exercise his high priestly ministry Heb 4:14 See also Heb 7:25; Heb 9:24

He ascended so that believers may follow him 1Th 4:17

Jesus Christ’s ascension indicates the manner of his return

Ac 1:11 See also Mt 24:30 pp Mk 13:26 pp Lk 21:27; Rev 1:7

See also

2306Christ, high priest
2336Christ, exaltation
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2421gospel, historical foundation
2560Christ, resurrection
2565Christ, second coming
3040Holy Spirit, promise of

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