Sunday, November 23, 2008

Article VI

He ascended into Heaven
And sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

The glorification of the Lamb for us continues. The Lamb appeared to many after His resurrection but the creed moves right on to the Lamb's ascension. It is not as if the Word had never been in heaven prior to the ascension of the Lamb. The Word of God was always in heaven. But now the Word made flesh ascends to heaven. The Word made flesh now reigns in heaven. It is the mystery of the incarnation that makes all this possible.

The creed does not say that Lamb goes to heaven until it is time for him to establish his earthly millennial reign. The creed says that the Lamb reigns today. He is at the right of God ruling all things.

Acts 2:32-36 "This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. "Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. "For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool." ' "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."

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