10 He [autos] that descended [katabaino] is [esti] the same also [kai] that ascended up [anabaino]
far above [huperano] all [pas] heavens, [ouranos] that [hina] he might fill [pleroo] all
things. [pas]) KJV-Interlinear
10 He who
descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, that He
might fill all things.) NASB
The one who descended is the same as the one who ascended. This is Jesus Christ, who accomplished both descent and ascent.
He went into the lowest of the lower regions of earth and humiliation, and He ascended above all aspects of this universe, or all heaven levels that exist in this universe, namely our immediate planet atmosphere, and outer space beyond that to all of the stars no matter how far away they are.
This also implies that there is a place beyond our universe, where our own universe actually ends. Christ ascended beyond our universe into Heaven, where God actually dwells. Humanity will never discover the outer limits of our own universe. We exist within its boundaries and beyond that no one will ever go or see, by means of mans efforts.
And the reason for Christ's ascension? Was in order to be able to fill, cram, complete, furnish, satisfy all of the intended purposes of God for eternity.
God has a plan. Gods plan originated in eternity past. His plan calls for a phenomenal completion of not only a universe, but also humanity.
God created the universe, but has not yet completed it. And by completed we mean furnished, or having put on the finishing touches. That will occur in the next universe.
And by that we can know with a certainty, that since in our current universe, there is a vast amount of space not only between planets and moons, but between galaxies and such. And just as man is incomplete until he assimilates doctrine into his soul, and until understanding is developed followed by wisdom, followed by production and so forth, and then followed by mans reward.
So too, the next universe will certainly be far beyond, perhaps both in design and content, our current universe, which seems to be lacking in many, many areas.
So, you see, there is going to be a mind blowing set of changes, and they are all made possible because the same person, descended in humiliation and then ascended in triumph. And you and I and all believers are the recipients of that divine achievement.
We did nothing to earn or deserve any of it.
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