No one had ever ascended into heaven before Jesus Christ (John 3:13).
We should dwell upon the glory of His having done so. It opened a way for all of us. As it was prophesied in Micah 2:13, the Breaker went up before us. He led the way. He is our King, and He certainly went before all of us. In fact, we know that He went to make a place for us (John 14:2). Had He not done so, the grave would still be our home, for there was no place for us in heaven apart from Him. We humans were designed for earth and consigned by death to a pit below (which the Hebrews called Sheol and the Greeks called Hades).
The pit below was only for those people who had sinned. The problem was, everyone sinned! Therefore, everyone went below. Jesus, because He did not sin, broke out of that pit not just back to earth, but all the way to heaven!
He “punched a hole” in heaven, if you will, that we might go in after Him!
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.