Resurrection and Ascension-Our Own

Resurrection and ascension are words we usually associate with one particular man at one particular period in his career. But if we are his true followers, we will learn to think of them as also relevant to ourselves, since he said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." John 14:12; This must imply that everyone in all the world and in every age can be resurrected from the beliefs of mortality. He can prove life to be sinless and deathless, as Christ Jesus did, and look forward eventually to ascending above the concept of himself as material to the realization and demonstration of purely spiritual being as the reflection of God, Spirit.

The Apostle Paul spoke of the people of his time who were converted Christians as being "risen with Christ." He said, "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God." And farther on in his letter to the Colossians he prophesied for them the ultimate of true being: "When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory." Col. 3:1, 4;

April 9, 1977

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