Where Is Jesus Now; And What Is He Doing

Where is Jesus now? And what is he doing?

The Ascension is shown in a picture at the Ubisi Monastery in Georgia. What happened to Jesus? At Easter, we recite the joyful assertion of our faith once more. “Christ has risen from the dead. He has certainly resurrected from the dead.” Because we have some Greeks in our congregation, we always refer to Christos Anesti as “Christos Anesti.” Alithos Anesti is the Greek translation. But then there’s the matter of whether or not He has risen from the dead. So, where has he gone? And it isn’t simply a question for a curious youngster; it should be a question for every adult, as well as for every believer.

He has climbed to the throne of God the Father Almighty and is seated at God’s right hand.

But where is he, and what does it imply that he has risen to the heavens?

Is it accurate to say that Jesus was on earth before ascending into the skies, much like a spaceman?

  1. Don’t we seem to be a little wiser now?
  2. To determine whether or whether this is simply spiritual code or hokum, we must be able to state what it signifies.
  3. Gerrit Scott Dawson’sJesus Ascended — the Meaning of Christ’s Continuing Incarnation, which was my book of the week this week, has been a tremendous help in thinking about this.
  4. 1) What is the meaning of ascension?
  5. While he was blessing them, he left them and was lifted up into the sky to be with the Lord.
  6. And they continued to worship God at the temple on a continuous basis.
  7. Believe that Jesus literally resurrected from the grave is difficult enough to comprehend.

Bishop Richard Holloway expresses the normal liberal dismissiveness of this by stating that Jesus will not return in his lifetime.

That is one solution: deny that the Ascension occurred and spiritualize its significance to the point that it becomes all about us.

The term “Ascension” is comprised of two Greek words.

He had been brought up.

Therein is the solution.

He was exalted to the heights of splendor.

But where exactly is gloryland?

What happened to Jesus?

What was the location of Jesus’ ascension?

The phrase “heaven” or “heavens” is used in the Bible in a variety of contexts.

The Ascension does not imply that Jesus is someplace up in the stars, where we may be able to find him if we could only build a spaceship that could go far enough and quickly enough to reach him.

Do we position Christ in the middle of the seven spheres?

Heaven, in our opinion, is a majestic mansion of God that far outstrips the entirety of this world’s structure.” Heaven is the location where God can be found.

Heaven is a place.

Although out of this world, it is yet true.

Numerous Christians appear to believe that the Ascension heralds the end of the incarnation as we know it.

CS We also have a tendency to gloss over Jesus’ raised masculinity and to imagine him merely returning to god after death, leading us to believe that the resurrection is nothing more than a reversal or undoing of the work of the incarnation, as Lewis writes.

When Jesus became a man, he did not lose his divine nature, and when he ascended, he did not lose his human nature.

According to Karl Barth: “Our humanity is preserved throughout all of eternity by the son of God.

He considers it to be his temple, and he does not leave it.

What exactly does this imply for us?

He has left the building.

No physical representation of his body or voice is provided, nor can we physically feel the holes in his hands.

We must make it clear to our unbelieving friends that the reasoning ‘if only Jesus were here and I could see and hear him, then I would believe in him’ does not hold water in the face of evidence.

This is due to the fact that the vast majority of those who did see and hear Jesus did not believe in him.

They, as well as we, require something more.

Christ, on the other hand, still has a human voice and a physical body with which we may converse.

He sends his Spirit to guide us.

However, my daughter is currently in Australia, which presents a difficulty.

However, thanks to the miracles of contemporary technology, I have been able to see and speak with my granddaughter as well as my daughter.

The concept of being ‘in Christ’ is used in the Bible to depict the closeness of the link in a way that is analogous to the intimacy of the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

When we meet at the Lord’s Table, he is truly there; when two or three people come together, he is truly present.

As we have previously stated, unbelievers will not be able to see the kingdom of God until they are “born again” (from above) and “born of God” (of the Spirit) in order to join it.

It is all about being a part of the living, rising, and ascended Christ in your life.

Knowing him, following him, serving him, and loving him are all good things.

The work of Christ continues — He continues to serve as our Prophet, Priest, and King in a hands-on manner.

As a priest, Christ’s mission continues.

The book of Hebrews 4: “As a result, because we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us cling to the faith that we declare with all of our hearts and souls.

Let us then come boldly to the throne of grace, trusting that we will receive compassion and find grace to assist us in our hour of greatest need.” We have the ability to approach the throne of grace in a genuine way.

This is the genuine deal!

We are linked to the entire Christ and are fed by the entirety of the Christ.

Pixabay He is the ruler of our kingdom.

His reign shall be established.

In Christ, that power is analogous to the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be conferred, not only in this age but also in the one to come,” 4) We have a magnificent hope in Jesus Christ: “Our place of residence is in heaven.

  • Moreover, we anxiously anticipate a Saviour from that place, the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Although Christ rules and is with us now, there is still more to come.
  • We will be like him because we will see him for who he truly is.
  • We have now become Christ’s physical body on this planet.
  • We are unable to function without him.
  • This is the wonder of it all.
  • Some may object that while this is all well and good, it sounds like high falutin’ theology.
  • You’ve got to be kidding!
  • For example, when we meet as the covenant community of Christ’s people for evangelism and worship, we must be aware of his presence in such a way that every unbeliever who walks in falls down and proclaims, “Truly God is among you!” This is simply a foretaste, the early fruits of the harvest.

The greatest is still to come. We are looking forward to his return, when everything will be put right. Maranatha. Even so, Lord Jesus, please come quickly.

Where Is Jesus and What Is He Doing Right Now?

What is Jesus up to these days and where has he gone? Would you know what to say if someone came up to you and asked you these questions? It is more probable than ever before that you will be asked these kind of inquiries. For example, during the last 10 years, the number of web searches for the subject “Where Is Jesus Now?” has more than tripled. People are perplexed as to who Jesus is. What would you tell them if you were in their shoes?

Where Is Jesus Now?

In order to answer the question, “Where Is Jesus Now?” we must first consider where Jesus is not.

Jesus is not on the cross.

Although we may have a mental image of Jesus on the cross, he is no longer there. In history, the cross was a singular historical event that split all of history and all of mankind. The cross has ramifications for each and every one of us. On the other hand, as compared to the entirety of eternity, Jesus’ time on the cross was rather brief.

Jesus is not in hell.

“He was crucified, died, and was buried,” according to the Apostles’ Creed. He was sent into the depths of hell. “On the third day, he arose from the dead,” says the Bible. So, sure, Jesus did descend into hell when he died, but, as with the cross, he is no longer present in that place.

Jesus is not coming out of the grave.

On Resurrection Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant resurrection from the dead. By his resurrection, Jesus overcame sin and death, and this was a one-of-a-kind event. However, Jesus did not die just for the sake of being risen. The resurrection is not the pinnacle of Christian belief–there is more to it than that.

Jesus is not on the earth.

“He appeared to them for a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God,” according to Acts 1, after Jesus was risen from the dead. After that, “he was snatched up right in front of their very eyes.” In his stead, Jesus dispatched the Holy Spirit to act as his representative on earth. And so, if Jesus is not on the cross, is not in hell, is not rising from the tomb, and is not on earth, then where has he gone to hide himself? “He resurrected him from the dead and enthroned him at his right side in the celestial realms,” according to Ephesians 1:20.

Jesus is seated with God.

In the celestial regions, Jesus is seated at God’s right hand, at the right hand of the Father. According to the Book of Ephesians, the following is what is so unique about Jesus’ current location:

  • Jesus is far and away the most powerful person on the planet. Not even a smidgeon above. Farabove
  • And not simply far beyond certain rules and authorities, but far above all of them. Far and away above all rules and authorities
  • And not only far and away from all rules and authorities. Power and dominion are nothing compared to what he possesses.

And not only that, but he is far and away the most important title that can be given:

  • Not just in this generation, but also in the generation to follow
  • Every title we can imagine of bestowing on dignitaries, luminaries, and leaders, whether in the present or in the future, is surpassed by this one.

Not only that, but there’s also:

  • Moreover, Jesus is sitting at the right side of the Father because God has placed all things beneath his feet
  • And God has assigned Jesus to be the head of everything so that He fills everything in every way.
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Because of all the magnificent implications of Jesus’ heavenly position, I’m finding it difficult to keep my emotions under control. However, this raises another concern.

What Is Jesus Doing Now?

The answer to the question, “What is Jesus doing right now?” is of utmost importance. If Jesus has been dead for a long time in a tomb, it makes no difference how we live our lives beyond attempting to “memorialize” him in the manner in which we say about dead people, “I’m going to do this because Grandma would have liked it.” As for Jesus, he can’t do much in terms of the entire universe if he is a flimsy flappy angel (not the way angels actually are, but the way we imagine them to be), happily flittering away and only thinking about what tune to play on his harp.

Jesus, on the other hand, is neither dead nor fragile flappy. Here are seven things I believe Jesus is doing right now, according to my understanding:

  • Living, reigning, interceding, and edifying the church are all part of the job description. Having a strong presence in relationships
  • Bringing all things beneath his feet
  • And inviting unbelievers to salvation are some of the things that God does.

I pray that when someone inquires as to where Jesus is or what he is doing, you will be prepared to provide an answer. THE AUTHOR’S BACKGROUND: Chris Heinz is a professional golfer. The Founder and CEO of Munyay, Chris Heinz develops coaching solutions to help you enjoy your life and job more fully. He also serves as the Vice President of Human Resources at EnergyCAP, Inc., and is an ICF-certified coach as well as a Gallup-certified strengths coach, among other credentials. Chris finds it rewarding to coach individuals as well as write and talk on issues such as engagement, coaching, personal strengths, prayer, and the Christian life.

Chris lives in central Pennsylvania with his wife and three children, where they spend their free time in their cottage on a creek.

Where Is Jesus Now? Is Jesus in Heaven?

Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven as well as everywhere else on the earth. Nevertheless, each believer has a sensation in which he is present in his or her heart. So, where exactly is Jesus at this moment? He is physically sitting at the throne of God in heaven. As God, he is everywhere at the same time. And he is particularly noticeable in the company of believers. 1. Jesus can be found anywhere. Jesus, in his role as God, is everywhere. He can be found anywhere. There is no place on the planet where Jesus is not present.

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  2. However, Jesus is not only totally God, and hence omnipresent, but he is also fully human in his humanity.
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  4. Even while Jesus is physically present with us in the form of a fully formed human being at the right hand of God, we are assured that the spirit of Christ indwells each believer.
  5. One of the most important verses in the Bible is 1 Corinthians 6:17, which states, “Whoever is joined with the Lord is one with him in spirit.” We are the Holy Spirit’s dwelling place.

The Bible teaches that Christians are the temples of the Holy Spirit – the Spirit of Christ – in 1 Corinthians 6:19: “We are the temples of the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of Christ.” Are you aware that your bodies serve as temples for the Holy Spirit, who is within you and whom you have received from God?

  • Ephesians, on the other hand, flips the script a little bit, which is intriguing.
  • I am spiritually joined to Christ, who is seated in the throne of glory, by faith.
  • Jesus is literally present in heaven at the time, but he is also present spiritually in me right here and now.
  • As God, Jesus is everywhere at the same time.
  • As a result, there is a sense in which Jesus may be found everywhere.
  • Jesus, by virtue of his being totally human, possesses a fully human body, which, according to tradition, was ascended to heaven and is currently seated at the right hand of God in heaven.
  • It can be found anywhere.

However, we are assured that each believer is indwelt by the spirit of Christ, that he is spiritually present in each believer.

“Temples of the Holy Spirit,” as it is written elsewhere, is what we are.

As believers, he indwells us in a more profound sense.

However, there is a way in which Jesus is present in this area, despite the fact that he is not physically present.

He has imbued me with his energy in a way that is only possible because of the air that is right next to me.

He is, after all, physically enthroned in heaven.

He is particularly visible in the lives of believers.

However, according to Ephesians 2, we are seated in heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, despite the fact that I am physically sitting in this seat right now.

I’m currently united with Christ in heaven, despite the fact that I’m physically present here on earth. Jesus is literally present in heaven at the time, but he is also present spiritually in me right now. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash/DanielPascoa.

Where is Jesus now? Is Jesus in heaven?

QuestionAnswer Several passages in the Bible, including Mark 16:19 and 1 Peter 3:22, indicate that Jesus is currently seated at the right side of God the Father. The physical ascension of Jesus, which took place 40 days after His resurrection, is described in Luke 24:51 and Acts 1:9-11, respectively. John 14:2–3 tells us that Jesus informed His disciples that He was going to prepare a place for them and for all who trust in Him. The Scriptures make it clear that Jesus’ ascension was a physical and bodily return to the presence of the Father.

  1. When Christ returned, two angels arrived and assured him that it would be “in exactly the same way as you have witnessed Him leave” (Acts 1:11).
  2. Certain traits He held as God had been momentarily suspended, but the suspension had been lifted at the time of writing.
  3. “The LORD says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your adversaries a footstool for your feet,'” King David said in the Spirit (Psalm 110:1).
  4. At the end of Matthew 22:43–45, Jesus claims that He is more than just David’s son, but that He is also David’s Lord, therefore appropriating this psalm for Himself.
  5. There are a number of other texts that point to Jesus’ presence in heaven.
  6. Stephen also had a vision immediately before he died, in which he “looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,” according to the Bible (Acts 7:55).
  7. In a different way, Jesus is also present with us here, in this place.
  8. As a result, Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit may be found everywhere, rather than only “in heaven.” “The skies, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him,” Solomon declared in 2 Chronicles 2:6.
  9. Is Jesus in the presence of the Father?

Where Is Jesus Christ? – And What Is He Doing Today?

Untold millions invoke His name, saying that He has “into their hearts”—but where has Jesus gone, and what has He been up to over the past 2,000 years, right up to the present day? You may now find out!

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Subscribe to theReal Truth for FREE news and commentary every day of the week. Now is the time to subscribe. A little more than 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ lived an exceptional and contentious life, and he was eventually executed for the message He carried. And although though most self-proclaimed Christians believe in the historical record of His ministry, death, and resurrection, many people view Christ as a dead Jesus when they think of Him in their minds. Some think He is returning and are eagerly anticipating His return to earth.

  • However, these ideas and theories do not correspond to where Jesus is right now or what He is doing in the world.
  • Attempts to aid the underprivileged through charitable organizations or missionary missions are being considered.
  • Evangelizing Christians, according to Jesus, is a means of extending the kingdom of God on earth.
  • Is it via all churches that claim Christianity, a handful, or just a few individuals?
  • You will quickly see that He is playing an important role.

The Right Hand of God

Begin by considering the stories of Christ’s life and death that are found in the gospels. This passage from Luke 22 has a significant prophesy regarding where He went following His resurrection: Then, as soon as it was daylight, the elders of the community, the chief priests, and the scribes gathered together and took Him into their council with the question, “Are you the Christ?” Please tell us. In response, He stated that they would not believe what He told them, and that if He asked them, they would not respond, nor would they allow Him to go.

  • 66-69).
  • He predicted that He would ascend to the heavenly realms before His death.
  • Is there any other proof in the gospels?
  • “So then, when the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God,” says the gospel of Mark, describing Christ’s ascension into heaven after completing His mission (16:19).

“When He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and He has put all thingsunder His feet” (Hebrews 2:14).

1:20-22).

1:3).

After completing His mission on earth, Jesus Christ was glorified and exalted to the position of right hand man of God the Father.

While there is a lot of conversation about Jesus in Protestant churches, there is very little discussion about what Christ is doing at the right hand of God. Now that it has been proven where Christ is, what does He actually accomplish in this situation?

A Living, Active High Priest

If Jesus has been in heaven for the last 2,000 years—through the collapse of Rome, the horrific Crusades, the Renaissance, World Wars I and II, and the dawning of the Information Age—what has He been doing with His time? What has He been doing with His time? The answer to this issue can be found in one of the most crucial positions Christ now occupies. Jesus Christ is referred to as the High Priest, which is one of several positions and titles that He has, including those of Prince of Peace, Savior, Apostle, King of kings, and Lord of lords.

4:14-15).

Considering Christ Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Paul says in Hebrews 3:12: “Who was faithful to him who appointed Him, and who was exalted in the sight of God.” God the Father has ordained Jesus Christ to the position of spiritual High Priest, according to the teachings of the Scriptures.

But what exactly does Christ the High Priest do?

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Making Intercession

In Hebrews 8, Paul explains Christ’s functions as High Priest in greater detail. In such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the Throne of the Majesty in the heavens; a Minister of the sanctuary, and of the genuine tabernacle, which was pitched by the Lord, and not by men, we have a High Priest. Because every high priest is appointed to give gifts and sacrifices,” says the Bible (vs. 1-3). Jesus Christ is referred to be a “Minister” in the God’s sanctuary in the Bible. He is engaged in the work of God’s Temple, serving as a sort of intermediary between Christians and the Father.

  1. In Ephesians 2, Paul writes, “But now, in Christ Jesus, you who were once a distance away are brought close by the blood of Christ.” because it is through Him that we both have access to the Father through one Spirit” (vs.
  2. It was necessary for Christ to die in order to tear down this barrier of separation.
  3. 4:16).
  4. It is His job to bring their spiritual offerings, as well as their petitions, to the attention of the Almighty.
  5. 7:25).
  6. The term “intercede” refers to “intervene between parties in order to bring about a resolution of conflicts.” When properly understood, Christ is referred to as the “Mediator between God and men” in I Timothy 2:5.

When properly understood, it is clear that Christ plays an important and active role in cooperating with genuine Christians and the Father.

Guiding His Church

Another obligation Christ bears is the task of establishing, guiding, and protecting the New Testament Church (Matt. 16:18). “When He raised Him from the dead, and established Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places. and has placed all things under His feet, and has appointed Him to be the head over all things to the Church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1:22-23), Christ’s authority over the Church is revealed (1:20, 22-23). Jesus functioned via His physical body throughout His earthly career, and He continues to act through His spiritual body—the Church—in the present day (I Cor.

  • Christ is establishing His Church in order to carry out God’s purpose for humanity.
  • 2:5).
  • It is important to note that “no one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him” (John 6:44; also see verse 65).
  • 12:18-28).

Preparing and Refining a People

Christ has also been training Christians for leadership roles in the soon-to-be-established kingdom of God on the earth. “There are many mansions in My Father’s home,” Jesus assured His followers, “and if that were not the case, I would have told you.” “I’m going to set up a location for you” (John 14:2-4). Is it clear what He was getting at with these statements? In the context of “mansions,” “rooms, abode or residence” refers to a dwelling or a place of business. It was the Levitical priesthood’s responsibility to serve the gods in several rooms in the temple of God, and these rooms signified various levels of power and authority.

  • In this passage, Christ was referring of His Second Coming, when He will establish the government of God on earth and appoint His adherents to positions of authority.
  • 1:6; 5:10).
  • Christ is educating this advance team of leaders to reign under Him in God’s kingdom—a world-ruling supergovernment—and to rule under the authority of the Bible.
  • This brings us to another part of what Christ has been doing for the past two millennia: transforming people’s lives.
  • “By the will of God, we are cleansed through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all.after He had made one sacrifice for sins forever, He sat down on the right side of God.”, according to Hebrews 10.
  • 10-12, 14).
  • The most important thing God is doing right now is refining His character in real Christians, which is the greatest labor of all.

In the book of Hebrews, Christ is referred to be the “Author and Finisher” of a Christian’s faith (12:2). In a way, Jesus Christ is assisting Christians in their efforts to conclude their lives.

“Confirming the Word”

By now, you should have a much more complete understanding of what Jesus Christ is up to in the world. Despite the fact that he is currently in paradise, he will not be there for very long (I Thes. 4:16-17). Finally, it is necessary to look at one final paragraph in Mark 16 before coming to a conclusion. “After the Lord had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and seated at the right hand of God,” says the Bible. And they went out into the world and preached everywhere, with the Lord assisting them and confirming the message by signs that followed” (vs.

In verse 20, Jesus Christ indicates that he collaborated with the first-century disciples on a project from above.

Where Is God’s True Church?

What Is Jesus Doing Now?

During my first several weeks as a Christian, I was taken to hear an evangelist speak. For a week, he talked at a town hall in the northern suburbs of Sydney, night after night. Every communication came to a close in the same way. When Jesus was on the cross, dying for the sins of the world, there was an appeal for people to come forward and pledge their lives to him. I couldn’t figure it out. A question thrust itself into my mind: What is Jesus up to right now? Perhaps you are asking yourself the same question as you gaze out at a world that appears to be devoid of God for so many people.

At the age of eighteen, I purchased my first Bible.

The period of time in which we are currently living is referred to as theregnum Christi (‘the reign of Christ’) by theologians.

Ruling the Universe

As a new Christian, I was invited to hear an evangelist speak. I was blown away. At the north of Sydney, he spoke in a town hall on a daily basis for a week in a row. There were no variations in the ending of every message. During Jesus’ time on the cross, he made a plea for people to come forward and make a commitment to him, and the response was heartwarming. What I couldn’t understand was why he was saying it. When I looked up, there was a question: What is Jesus doing right now? Possibly, when you gaze out on a world that appears to be devoid of God for so many, it is your question as well.

When I was eighteen years old, I purchased my very first Bible.

The period of time in which we are currently living is referred to as the Regnum Christi (‘the reign of Christ’) by theologians.

Sending Out the Gospel

Next, Jesus is still actively involved in the advancement of the gospel. Saul was converted and commissioned by him, for example, and Lydia’s heart was opened by him (Acts 9:1-18). (Acts 16:11-15). To be sure, the best way to define the Book of Acts is as “the Acts of the Risen Christ via the Holy Spirit, with Particular Reference to Peter and Paul.” This is what we read in Acts 1:1-2: “In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus started to do and teach, up to the day when he was carried up, after giving directions to the apostles whom he had selected via the Holy Spirit.” The connotation is self-evident.

The book of Acts maintains the emphasis on Jesus that began with the book of Luke.

Saving Sinners

Furthermore, Jesus is rescuing sinners in our own day and age. As Paul says, “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of complete acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to rescue sinners, of whom I am the foremost,” and “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the first.” (1 Timothy 1:15) According to I. H. Marshall, the term “salvation” in the New Testament is a catch-all term for the advantages of the gospel, which include regeneration, justification, forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and glorification, to mention a few examples.

  1. It is possible that this will unwittingly obscure what Jesus, the Saviour of the World, is truly accomplishing at this time.
  2. By the 1930s, it had become fashionable to refer to oneself as having been converted.
  3. Today, it appears that the most popular reaction is to state that you have made a promise.
  4. It is possible that this will unwittingly obscure what Jesus, the Saviour of the World, is truly accomplishing at this time.

Interceding

Furthermore, Jesus is our Great High Priest right now, and he will continue to be our Great High Priest as long as he lives to intercede for us. We have someone we can turn to when we are in trouble. In Hebrews 7:23-25, we learn about Jesus’ role as our Great High Priest: While the prior priests were many in number due to the fact that they were prohibited from continuing in office by death, he retains his priesthood in perpetuity due to the fact that he endures eternally. As a result, he is able to save to the fullest extent those who come to God through him, since he is constantly there to intercede on their behalf.

Overseeing Churches

Finally, Jesus is assessing all aspects of church activity, including ours. “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands.” “I know your works, your toil, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but I have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and I have found them to be false. “I have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and I have found them to be false.” I am aware that you are bearing up patiently and bearing up for the sake of my name, and that you have not become weary.

  • Among those that circulate in my circle of influence, few if any believe that a Christian may achieve sinless perfection in this life.
  • In the Old Testament, Israel is shown as acting badly (see, for example, Amos), while the New Testament presents Christians as behaving terribly (see, for example, Matthew) (e.g.1 Corinthians).
  • We may rest comfortable that our Lord rules, guides, rescues, intercedes, and assesses as we wait and hope for the outcome of the election.
  • Every knee will be bowed on that day (Philippians 2:5-11).

Ridley College’s Emeritus Principal and Professor of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Among his many publications are four books: Engaging with the Holy Spirit: Real Questions, Practical Answers; He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit; God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom; and The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation (all published by Fortress Press).

What is Jesus Christ Doing Now? – What does the Bible say?

That is an excellent question. What would you say in response? When in doubt, we hope this little essay will assist you in understanding the moment-by-moment engagement of your living Lord Jesus in your life, to the point where you comprehend the reality of his presence and are inspired by it. Unfortunatelly, far too many Christians have never been taught about the work that Jesus Christ is doing now, and has been doing since he was elevated to the position of Lord and Head of the Church, which is comprised of the members of his Body.

  1. Is this, however, a sign that he is “just chillin’?” No way in hell.
  2. Whew!
  3. The fact that Jesus remained loyal all the way to his excruciating death on the cross ensured that he fulfilled all of the prophesies that were related to his initial appearance on the world.
  4. 2:8-11).
  5. Right hand guy is derived from this term, which we use frequently.
  6. The connection between Joseph and the Egyptian Pharaoh is shown in the Old Testament story of Joseph and Pharaoh.
  7. “God has elevated me to the position of lord over all of Egypt,” Joseph declared (Gen.
  8. Pharaoh presented Joseph with his signet ring (which signified his all-encompassing power and authority in Egypt) and assigned him the role of Second-in-Command, which he performed on a chariot.
  9. 41:44).
  10. When it comes to Jesus Christ, God has done the same thing as well.
  11. God is still God, but Jesus has now been elevated to the level of functional equality with Him, which was God’s plan.

So, what exactly is the Lord Jesus Christ up to right now? Let’s have a look at this. Where? This is not the case with People magazine or even Sports Illustrated. We are interested in learning what God’s Word has to say.

Jesus Christ is now the Head of the Church.

Ephesians 1:20-23 is a passage of scripture (20) In Christ, which he manifested when he raised him from the dead and sat him at his right side in the celestial realms,(21)far beyond every rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be conferred, not only in this age but also in the one to come, (2)And God put all things beneath him, appointing him as supreme leader and overseer of all things for the church (23), which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every manner.

  1. Since he is the “Head” of his “Bodily,” Jesus is in continual communication with each of his body parts, which includes you and me.
  2. In spite of all of the temptations he faced, Jesus was the only human being who ever fully surrendered himself to God.
  3. We are “re-presenting” him in the world today, and he will assist us in being the best we can be for him.
  4. He also serves as our Commander-in-Chief, and he is the one who directs us into combat.
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Jesus Christ is building his Church by pouring out the gift of holy spirit to all those who believe.

Because the growing process of the body is controlled by the head, it is the Lord Jesus Christ who is adding to his body by saving all who call upon his name. 2:46 and 47(46)Every day, they continued to gather in the temple courts to worship God. With joyful and sincere hearts,(47) they broke bread in their houses and ate together as a community, praising God and basking in the favor of all the people. And the Lord continued to increase to the number of individuals who were being rescued on a daily basis.

(33) He has been exalted to the right hand of God, where he has received the promised Holy Spirit from the Father, and he has poured forth everything you are seeing and hearing right now.

Jesus Christ is interceding for us as our mediator.

Hebrews 7:24 and 25(24) However, because Jesus lives eternally, he has a perpetual priesthood, according to the Scriptures. Therefore, because he is constantly alive to advocate on their behalf, he is able to rescue people who come to God through him in their entire lives. Romans 8:34 (NIV) Who exactly is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus, who died–and more than that, who was resurrected to life–is now seated at the right side of the Father, interceding for us on our behalf. “Make intercession” or “pray” is what the word entugchanome implies.

Even if no one on the globe recalls your existence, Jesus Christ does, and he is interceding on your behalf. According to 1 Timothy 2:5, the Lord Jesus Christ is “The Man,” the only mediator who intercedes (consults with and speaks to God on our behalf) before the Father.

Jesus Christ hears our prayers and responds to us.

When it comes to friendship, Proverbs 18:24 says, “A friend sticks tighter than a brother,” and Jesus Christ is “fixed on you.” To everyone of us, he is a big brother as well as a close friend. In him, we may place our trust, knowing that he knows all of our flaws and is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities” (Heb. 4:15). We may pour out our emotions to him at any moment, knowing that he perfectly understands what we’re going through and is there to console and encourage us. Consequently, they suggested two men: Joseph nicknamed Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias, both of whom were accepted.

Show us which of these two you have selected(25) to take over the apostolic ministry that Judas abandoned to go to his rightful place.” (26)After then, they divided the spoils, and Matthias was chosen, and he was included among the eleven apostles.

(60)At that point, he went to his knees and pleaded with God, “Lord, please not hold this transgression against them.

It was three times that I pled with the Lord to take it away from me.

Jesus Christ is giving grace to all believers.

Paul writes in Ephesians 4:7 that Grace, on the other hand, has been allocated to everyone of us according to the will of Christ. “Grace is the condition that permits us to go further than we ever imagined possible,” according to one definition. The Lord Jesus has provided each member of his Body with all we require in order to serve him in this world filled with lost and dying souls.

Jesus Christ is strengthening and protecting his people.

Satan, the Lord’s adversary as well as your adversary, wishes to have you removed from service. “To steal, murder, and destroy” is the objective of the Devil and his army of evil spirits, which is divided into three categories (John 10:10). In the face of such a tremendous supernatural adversary, we require an even more powerful supernatural ally to stand by our side. With Jesus, we have such a wonderful companion! 2 3rd Thessalonians 3:3rd Thessalonians 3:3rd Thessalonians 3:3rd Nevertheless, the Lord is trustworthy, and he will strengthen and safeguard you from the evil one.

I am able to accomplish anything because of him, who provides me with strength.

Jesus Christ is giving revelation to the members of his Body.

The whole book of Revelation is comprised of God providing Jesus Christ with revelation, which he then communicated to the Apostle John (Rev. 1:1-2). When we need to hear from the Lord, he communicates with us via his word. We are completely reliant on him for guidance and direction as we navigate our individual paths of righteousness through this corrupt world. It is my desire that you, brothers, understand that the gospel I taught is not anything invented by man.

Galatians 1:11 and 12(11)I want you to understand that the gospel I preached is not something invented by man. It was not taught to me, nor did I learn it from anybody else; rather, it was shown to me by Jesus Christ in a revelation.

Jesus Christ is giving ministries to Christians.

According to the Bible, “ministries” are several forms of service. Those listed in the following verses are especially related to leadership roles and responsibilities. Jesus was the Apostle, the Prophet, the Evangelist, the Pastor and the Teacher, and now, as the Head of the Body, he is “diversifying himself” by allowing some of his followers to function in various roles. This is crucial. Revelation 4:11-13(11)It was he (Jesus) who appointed some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists and teachers;(12)to train up God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up (until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the full measure of the fullness of Christ.) As the next passages demonstrate, the Lord also empowers members of his body to perform additional functions: Romans 12:4-8 is a passage of Scripture.

Just as each of us has one body with many members, and not all of these members perform the same function,(5)we who are many constitute one body in Christ, and each member is connected to all the others.

If a man has the gift of prophecy, he should use it in accordance to his level of trust.

Jesus Christ is the Commander of the angels.

The globe is a battleground, and the majority of the fighting is taking place in the spirit realms. The Devil is in command of his army of evil spirits, and the Lord Jesus is in command of God’s army of angels, according to the Bible. Their major responsibility is to provide service to God’s people. Hebrews 1:4 and Hebrews 1:5 (4) As a result, he gained the same level of superiority over the angels that the name he acquired has over theirs. “You are my Son; today I have become your Father,” God spoke to which of the angels at any point in time.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 and 7 (New International Version) (6) God is just: He will repay those who cause you difficulty by causing them trouble(7) and will provide help to those who are tormented, as well as to us.

Jesus Christ is eagerly anticipating raising all dead Christians and giving them and all living Christiansnew bodieswhen we meet him in the air.

Jesus Christ will both resurrect from the dead and judge all believers throughout history (John 5:21-23), beginning with all Christians at the conclusion of the Church Administration when he brings us all together to meet him in the air (Matthew 25:31-46). Paul writes in Philippians 3:20 and 21. (20) Our citizenship, on the other hand, is in heaven. And we joyfully anticipate a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ(21), who, by the power that enables him to put everything under his control, will convert our humble bodies into something that resembles his magnificent body on the other side.

(16)For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a resounding command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.

As a result, we shall be with the Lord for all eternity.

The Lord Jesus Christ is “alive and well” now, and he will be until he returns to collect his followers.

He will be an active and strong force in each of our lives to the extent that we allow him to be, and he will be able to make himself known to the rest of the world as a result. Let us take his hand in ours and walk with him.

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