He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.
Your procession, God, has come into view, the procession of my God and King into the sanctuary. … Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the Lord. … Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, to him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice. Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the heavens. You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. … His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. … And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. … For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
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