SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18
Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-16
Concerning the resurrection of Jesus we are told in verses 8 through 11, “But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift, Therefore He says: ‘When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.’ (Now this, ‘He ascended’—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some teachers,”. Jesus before He ascended, He descended. The willingness to serve all the way to death is what brought the ascension all the way to heaven. When we realize that the path up is dependent on our willingness to walk a path down, then we can begin to prepare to walk with God and finish His preparational school. It follows the very one that Jesus Himself walked. The degree to which we are willing to go with Him on that path determines the height of ascension to which we can walk with Him. Choosing to serve reaps rich rewards in the future!