He Gave Gifts Unto Men


EXPECTANT FAITH

Dear Ones:

The importance of the Ascension of Christ cannot be underestimated.  However, even though the early church put more emphasis on the Ascension than the birth of Christ, I’m afraid that we have missed, even lost, the life-changing significance of this singular event.

In Daniel 7:13-14, we find that, “…there was given to Him (the Son of Man…Christ) dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, and that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him…”   Jesus would relate this “giving of power” to the Son of Man by declaring to the disciples, “…all authority in heaven, and on the earth was given to Me.” (Matt. 28:18)  Now we  know that ALL authority was given to Christ from before the world was, but there was a moment when He received it specifically in the matter of redemption, and in the creation and growth of the church, His body.  The power…

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