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From the Pastor’s Desk

Thank you so much for all who were attending our Devotion service last week! This is a great opportunity to ask questions and be comforted out of the Great confession of comfort, the Heidelberg Catechism.

Luther said that Christ’s ascension is not a change of venue, but of state. His body was deified with His ascension and became omnipresent. Christ is according to His divinity, but also to His humanity everywhere. Is this right? In Lord’s Day 18 we confess: If His humanity is not present wherever His divinity is, then aren’t the two natures of Christ separated from each other? Certainly not. Since divinity is not limited and is present everywhere, it is evident that Christ’s divinity is surely beyond the bounds of the humanity He has taken on, but at the same time His divinity is in and remains personally united to His humanity.

We confess that Jesus:

  • ascended to heaven;
  • He is always with us;
  • And His ascension is to our benefit.

In Christ’s humanity and Divinity, He is now in heaven, but in His divinity, is omnipresent and with us. Therefore, Christ is also present here in His Spirit, for He is Immanuel, God with us. In all our joy and sorrow, He is with us, and He is true in His promise that He will never leave us.

We no longer see Christ on earth, but we still see Him in faith by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We know that He rules in heaven and that He continues His work through His Spirit. He will return when the gospel is preached to all nations and the election of believers is complete.

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