GOD EXALTED HIM TO HIS RIGHT HAND TO BE PRINCE AND LEADER.....Acts 5:31
#Jesus, our Lord, once #crucified, dead and buried, now sits upon the throne of glory. The highest place that #heaven affords is his by undisputed right. It is #sweet to remember that the #exaltation of Christ in heaven is a #representative exaltation. He is exalted at the Father’s right hand, and though as #Jehovah he had eminent glories, in which finite creatures cannot share, yet as the #Mediator, the #honours which Jesus wears in heaven are the heritage of all the saints. It is delightful to reflect how close is #Christsunion with his people. We are actually one with him; we are members of his body; and his exaltation is our exaltation. He will give us to sit upon his throne, even as he has overcome, and is set down with his #Father on his throne; he has a crown, and he gives us crowns too; he has a throne, but he is not content with having a throne to himself, on his right hand there must be his queen, arrayed in “gold of Ophir.” He cannot be glorified without his bride. Look up, believer, to Jesus now; let the eye of your faith behold him with many crowns upon his head; and remember that you will one day be like him, when you shall see him as he is; you shall not be so great as he is, you shall not be so divine, but still you shall, in a measure, share the same honours, and enjoy the same happiness and the same dignity which he possesses. Be content to live unknown for a little while, and to walk your weary way through the fields of poverty, or up the hills of #affliction; for by-and-by you shall reign with Christ, for he has “made us kings and priests unto God, and we shall #reign forever and ever.” Oh!, wonderful thought for the children of God! We have Christ for our glorious representative in heaven’s #courts now, and soon he will come and receive us to himself, to be with him there, to behold his glory, and to share his joy.