The Benefits of Christ’s Ascension

Question 49.   How does Christ’s ascension into heaven benefit us?

Answer. First, He is our Advocate in heaven before His Father. Second, we have our flesh in heaven as a sure pledge that He, our Head, will also take us, His members, up to Himself. Third, He sends us His Spirit as a counter-pledge, by whose power we seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God, and not the things that are on earth.

—Heidelberg Cathechism

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