By enduring the cross, Jesus became the offering and atonement for the sins of the world. Through His resurrection, Jesus granted humanity new life in the spirit of God. It is this spiritual life that grants all those who receive Him a new nature, free from sin. After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples. Leaving them with specific instructions, Jesus left the earth, ascending to heaven and taking His seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus is declared as the first fruits of those who shall be raised from the dead. He has gone before all of creation, and made a way for all to receive salvation. It is in Him that we experience death to self, and new life. It is also in Him that we receive the reward of righteousness. Jesus has been exalted in heaven; He has been declared in heir and child of God. Just as we are in Him in death and resurrection, we also receive this reward in Him. Romans declares that the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that “we are children of God, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.” We have been seated with Christ in heavenly places. Our inheritance is heaven.
Jesus’ position in heaven is one of true spiritual authority and power. In Him, those that accept Jesus Christ are granted access to this power and authority in our own lives. A Christian is no longer powerless in the waves of life. We have been granted true spiritual authority over every situation. We have access to the throne of God, and access to a name that is above every other name. At the name of Jesus, every spiritual force must bow. May you grow in spiritual maturity, and may you exercise the authority and power of Jesus Christ in every situation, bringing glory to God.