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Right Hand

Medieval Picture of Heaven's gatesSaint Stephen in Acts 7.56 as he was martyred cried out, "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 the 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 properly read, "Christ's Highest Heavens." The Rev Canon Howitt a renowned Keswick Convention speaker in 1925 wrote, "He saw through the Aerial Heaven, he saw beyond the Celestial Heaven, right into the Highest Heavens."

Aerial 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 was immediately above us with birds, clouds, rain and storms. The Celestial Heaven was over that with the moon, comets and stars. Beyond that was the Highest Heavens where God and his angels dwelt perhaps in an extra dimension invisible to us but from which God could view all that we were doing.✞

"Christ's Highest Heavens"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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