Message for the month...

 

The Ascension of Christ stands as a beacon of hope and triumph for believers across the ages. It is a testament to His victory over sin and death, and a revelation of His divine glory as the Son of God. As we contemplate this pivotal event, let us delve into its rich symbolism and timeless truths, drawing inspiration for our own journey of faith.

In this month’s newsletter, we embark on a reflective journey, exploring the profound significance of Christ’s Ascension through the lens of prophecy, authority, promise, and intercession. Through the pages that follow, may we deepen our understanding of this sacred event and its enduring relevance in our lives today.

Fulfillment of Prophecy
The Ascension of Christ fulfills the promises made by the prophets of old. In the book of Psalms, King David prophesied, “God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet” (Psalm 47:5). Likewise, the prophet Isaiah foretold, “Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in” (Isaiah 24:7). The Ascension affirms the truth of Scripture and underscores the divine plan of salvation.

Authority and Dominion
As Jesus ascended into heaven, He demonstrated His authority over all creation. In Matthew’s Gospel, He declares, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18). Through His Ascension, Christ reigns as King of kings and Lord of lords, seated at the right hand of the Father. This exalted position signifies His sovereignty over every aspect of our lives and the entire universe.
Promise of the Holy Spirit
Before ascending, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to empower and guide His disciples. He said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The Ascension heralds the advent of Pentecost, when the Spirit descended upon the apostles, igniting the flames of faith and inaugurating the mission of the Church.

Intercession for Believers
In the book of Hebrews, we read that Christ “always lives to make intercession” for us (Hebrews 7:25). As our High Priest, He continually advocates on our behalf before the Father, presenting His sacrifice as the atonement for our sins. The Ascension assures us of Christ’s ongoing presence and his ceaseless advocacy, offering comfort and assurance in our times of need.

Conclusion:
My dear friends, as we reflect on the Ascension of our Lord, let us rejoice in the triumph of Christ over sin and death. Let us draw strength from His authority, take comfort in His intercession, and be emboldened by the promise of the Holy Spirit. May we live as witnesses of His resurrection power, proclaiming the good news to the ends of the earth, Amen

Rev Ebin K.P.

Presbyter in charge