So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
The risen Christ is serving still. Though ascended and glorified, the Savior will never give up the servant character which He assumed in grace when He came from the glory that He had with the Father to this poor world of woe. Throughout all the present age He is “working with” His own as they go forth in His name, and when He brings us into the Father’s house He will gird Himself and serve us. He delights to minister with, in, and to those He loves.
He is the servant still! In obedience to His word, His representatives went forth unto all the world. Everywhere He wrought in and through them, confirming the word with the promised signs, read about in the book of Acts.
Thou from the dead wast raised—
And from all condemnation
Thy saints are free, as risen in Thee,
Head of the new creation!
On high Thou hast ascended,
To God’s right hand in heaven,
The Lamb once slain, alive again,—
To Thee all pow’r is given.
Thou hast bestowed the earnest
Of that we shall inherit;
Till Thou shalt come to take us home,
We’re sealed by God the Spirit.
We wait for Thine appearing,
When we shall know more fully
The grace divine that made us Thine,
Thou Lamb of God most holy!
H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994), 198.