As you read through the book of Acts, you will notice that the fact of Christ’s ascension to the Father was a major part of the message the apostles preached. The apostolic message was not simply that Christ died for our sins. The message always involved His death, resurrection, and His ascension. If He isn’t alive, then how can He save? If He isn’t ascended, then how could He send the Spirit?
The Christ of the early church was a crucified, buried, resurrected, and ascended Lord over all. Such a truth brought great confidence to their hearts, and it can bring confidence to ours as well. I want to show you how the ascension of Christ has profound implications for the follower of Christ. It marked a pivotal point in His ministry, relocating His physical presence from earth to heaven where He continues His ministry, though with different emphasis. Knowing what Christ is presently doing for us at the right hand of God the Father is vitally important to our lives as Christians.