Taken Up To Heaven (Paperback)
The ascension of Christ marked the final triumph culmination of the ministry of the Son of God. It is a doctrine filled with supreme comfort for all believers and one that every Christian should take to heart and ponder with affection. Yet while much has been written on the death and resurrection of Christ, comparatively little has been said about the significance of his ascension. In this book Derek Thomas seeks to restore the neglected truth to its rightful place and to demonstrate its relevance as a source of encouragement and hope to all Christians.
The ascension conveyed that Jesus went home to be with his Father in heaven, where he now appears for us as our forerunner and high Priest. He is now at God's right hand, actively interceding on our behalf, ensuring that every facet of God's plan for us be fulfilled. His ascension was also necessary for the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the church. Not only that, but he has gone before us to prepare a place, a home, for us, and his ascension therefore guarantees the future glories held in reserve for his people.