"And raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph 2:6).
Our Salvation was achieved by our Lord Jesus Christ's death on the cross and accomplished by His resurrection and lifting up from this world into heaven. The fullness of Christ's resurrection is given in the ascension. The ascension completes the resurrection. Without the resurrection Christ's death would be meaningless "And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty" (1 Cor 15:14). Without the ascension, the resurrection would also be incomplete for we would have a resurrected person but One who was not at the right hand of God in the place of authority. Therefore, having completed His mission in this world as the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ returned to the Father in heaven Who had sent Him into the world. In ascending to the Father, He has raised the earthly with Him "and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Eph 2:6).
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