The Ascended, Victorious Christ
1 Peter 3:22

 
The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2014, Max D. Hutto,

“Now that He has gone into heaven, He is at God's right hand with angels, authorities, and powers subject to Him.” 1 Peter 3:22 HCSB

The crucified and resurrected Christ ascended into heaven and is now seated at God’s right hand. This ancient imagery depicts a victorious Christ in a position of respect, glory , honor, power, and authority. Jesus was victorious over sin, death, evil, and all powers. Nothing and no one will or can stop Him from carrying out God’s ultimate plan. With God’s provision the suffering believers knew they too could endure hardship because Christ had suffered and was victorious.

Lord Jesus, I take comfort in Your victory and Your triumphant power. I can endure the hardships and sufferings of this world knowing that You are reigning as Lord.

 

  August 29, 2014


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