Jesus has received the highest promotion, and with it comes unrivalled influence. He has the Name.
No one, not even the Son of the Highest, could claim this degree of favor before paying the price of abandonment and agony.
“That is why the Scriptures say, ‘When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.’ Notice that it says ‘he ascended.’ This means that Christ first came down to the lowly world in which we live.'” (Ephesians 4:8-9)
Lasting legacy is the product of winning after having lost. Anyone can lose, but will you be one who dies to everything to live again?
It’s a new year.