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Right Hand of God

Medieval Picture of Heaven's gatesSaint Stephen in Acts 7.56 as he was martyred said, "I see the Heavens open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." Note that Saint Stephen saw, "the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." Perhaps the Savior stood to welcome home the first martyr of the Christian era into his Highest Heavens.

Highest Heavens

Stars and GalaxiesThe word used of Christ's "heaven" is in fact in the plural according to The Rev Canon F. E. Howitt in his booklet "Heaven" Therefore it should read, "Christ's Highest Heavens." The Rev Canon Howitt a renowned Keswick Convention speaker in 1925 writes, "He saw through the Aerial Heaven, he saw beyond the Celestial Heaven, right into the Highest Heavens."

Aerial and Celestial Heavens

Clouds and Blue SkyWe should explain here that the Jews conceived the heavens in terms of two domes above the earth, one over the other. The Aerial Heaven is immediately above us with birds, clouds, rain and storms, the Celestial Heaven is over that with the moon, comets and stars, and beyond that the Highest Heaven where God and his angels dwell perhaps in an extra dimension invisible to us but from which God can view all that we are doing.✞

"Christ's Highest Heavens"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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