Summary: Some things Jesus took back to heaven
WHAT JESUS TOOK BACK TO HEAVEN
Text: Acts 1: 9-11
Introduction: The Bible has much to say about the first coming of Jesus and what he brought from Heaven to earth. But not much is said about WHAT JESUS TOOK BACK TO HEAVEN. In this message we will look at WHAT JESUS TOOK BACK TO HEAVEN.
1. HE TOOK OUR PARDON - JUSTIFICATION - Romans 5: 8-11
Jesus died for our sins and arose for our Justification --- The Pardon is Signed In His Own Blood, Delivered to the Father, And Sealed In The Vault of Heaven Until That Great Reunion Day. We stand before God in the righteousness of Jesus!
2. HE TOOK THE NAIL PRINTS OF HIS SUFFERINGS
Nail Prints, in his hands and feet! --- The devil appears before God to accuse the saints! --- Jesus stands and shows the nail scared prints to the devil, and presents the nail scared prints to the Father… Jesus says I died for them on Calvary and here are the nail scared prints to prove it. Get lost devil, This is a redeemed Child of God!
3. HE TOO THE AUTHORITY TO SEND THE HOLY SPIRIT
John 16:7 - "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth, it is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, the comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send Him unto you."
THE 120, WAITING IN THE UPPER ROOM KNEW JESUS HAD MADE IT HOME, WHEN THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT COME UPON THEM.
4. HE TOOK AN INTERCEDING SPIRIT
Hebrews 9:24 - "For Christ is not entered into the Holy places made with hands, which are the figure of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.
I John 2:1 - "My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, ye have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
5. HE TOOK THE BLUE PRINTS OF OUR HEAVENLY HOME
John 14:2 - "In my Fathers House are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." Wait to you see my brand new home!
6. HE TOOK WITH HIM THE DESIRE TO COME AGAIN
Acts 1:11 - "This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
John 14:3 - "And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself that where I am there ye may be also."
I Thess. 4: 16 -18 - "For the Lord HIMSELF, shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.