The Ascension of Christ

The Ascension of Christ

Acts 1:9-12:  The Ascension of Christ is an important but often neglected doctrine of the Bible.  In this sermon, Dr. Streeter points out how Christ’s Ascension is related to His finished work of redemption, to His intercessory work for the Christian, to His giving of spiritual gifts, and to His Second Coming. (810419)

MATTHEW 2:16-18

Verses 16-18 “16Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
18In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.”

The Slaughter of the Innocents (probably several dozen children) was Satan’s attempt to prevent Christ from dying on the cross for our sins. Satan also made several other attempts to thwart God’s plan of redemption. Of course, all of Satan’s schemes failed, because God is far more powerful than the Devil. The Devil hates the cross work of Christ (i.e., Christ’s blood shed for sinners), and he attacks it relentlessly.