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Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "His Ascension And Our Union"


May 17, 2012


And it came to pass, while He blessed them, He was
parted from them, and carried up into heaven."

Luke 24:51

We have no corresponding experience to the events in Our Lord's life
after the Transfiguration. From then onwards Our Lord's life' was
altogether vicarious. Up to the time of the Transfiguration He had
exhibited the normal perfect life of a man; from the Transfiguration
onwards - Gethsemane, the Cross, the Resurrection - everything is
unfamiliar to us. His Cross is the door by which every member of the
human race can enter into the life of God; by His Resurrection He has
the right to give eternal life to any man, and by His Ascension Our
Lord enters heaven and keeps the door open for humanity.

On the Mount of Ascension the Transfiguration is completed. If Jesus
had gone to heaven from the Mount of Transfiguration, He would have
gone alone; He would have been nothing more to us than a glorious
Figure. But He turned His back on the glory, and came down from the
Mount to identify Himself with fallen humanity.

The Ascension is the consummation of the Transfiguration. Our Lord
does now go back into His primal glory; but He does not go back
simply as Son of God; He goes back to God as Son of Man as well as
Son of God. There is now freedom of access for anyone straight to the
very throne of God by the Ascension of the Son of Man. As Son of Man
Jesus Christ deliberately limited omnipotence, omnipresence and
omniscience in Himself. Now they are His in absolute full power. As
Son of Man Jesus Christ has all power at the throne of God. He is
King of kings and Lord of lords from the day of His Ascension until

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