by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Ephesians 1:20

In Ephesians 1:20 I want to read to you today a
passage of Scripture and speak to you on "The
Christian Exalted to God's Right Hand."

Think about a man being exalted to God's right hand!
For we've all SINNED. We have come short of the glory
of God. We deserve nothing but the judgment of God.
But God, in His mercy and grace, has made a way
whereby all sinners---EVERY SINNER---can be SAVED and
LIFTED and EXALTED to His own right hand in the
heavenly places.

So we have here the Christian exalted to God's right
hand in Ephesians 1:20-23.

First of all, we have THE EXALTED CHRIST. To many
people Jesus isn't alive. He IS alive. He is alive
right now. He is as REAL as you are. You can get in
touch with Him, and He will BE as real as you are, if
you will only SEEK Him with all your heart. The
exalted Christ!

Now men crucified Jesus and laid Him away in a tomb,
but the grave could not hold its prey. Jesus CAME OUT.
A grave cannot hold GOD. You know that. So Jesus came
forth. And here is what we read about it in verse 20:
"God wrought in Christ (His mighty Power) when He
raised Him from the dead and set Him at His own right
hand in the heavenly places." There we have the
exalted Christ.

In the Book of Ephesians this word "heavenly" means a
spiritual world, a heavenly world. There is a physical
world round about us to which our physical senses
respond if they are awakened, made alive, made respon-
sive to that spiritual world.

The Lord Jesus came OUT of the spiritual world, moved
INTO the physical world (the realm of touch and taste
and sight and the various physical senses of men) and
the world SAW Him. They touched and handled Him, live
that miraculous life. They saw the Lord Jesus Christ.
They saw Him die that atoning death. They saw Him
after He was raised from the dead and lived on earth
forty days and forty nights ...

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