He Ascended Into Heaven

Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. This King reigns, though Caesar remain on his throne of gold, though principalities refuse to yield, though Satan’s work appear mighty on the earth: the gates of Hades shall not prevail against the Church.

‘Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come as ye have seen him go into heaven.

‘God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet. Alleluia.
The Lord hath prepared his throne in heaven. Alleluia.’

Rejoice, and be glad: our Prince of Peace shall reign for ever and ever, King of kings and Lord of lords, Ruler of the cosmos. Of the increase of his government on earth there will be no end, and his Kingdom will ever be judgement and justice, accomplished by the zeal of the Lord of Hosts.

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