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The Unseen Real: Life in the Light of the Ascension of Jesus

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The early Christians believed that when Jesus ascended into heaven, he had been installed and exalted as King, reigning as Lord of all. Today, however, we tend to view Christ’s kingship as merely symbolic—like that of a contemporary British monarch. With sin and suffering, pain and brokenness, evil and injustice all around, how dare we proclaim that Jesus is reigning now. So we push his kingship off into the future when he returns.

In The Unseen Real: Life in the Light of the Ascension of Jesus , Dr. Stephen Seamands invites us to consider what the ascension of Christ means for us in the present—the hear and now—not the past or the future. The ascension means that Jesus is King and humanity is exalted. He is always personally present with us and gives us power to rule over our enemies. We have been called to join him in his ongoing ministry of intercession and in his mission to the world.

The ascended Christ invites you to an ascension-shaped life. “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne” (Rev. 3:21). This book can help you discover what that means.

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