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VARIOUS 'SCHOOLS' OF PROPHETIC INTERPRETATION HAVE MIXED AND MATCHED PIECES OF PROPHECY
TO FIT THE THEOLOGY OF THIS OR THAT THEOLOGICAL OUTLOOK AND MISSED THIS BASIC TRUTH!
 
The Bible says that
at His Ascension the Lord Jesus Christ was instructed by God –
 "Sit at My right hand, UNTIL I make Your enemies Your footstool" 
These words are so significant for us to know that they had been prophesied a thousand years earlier than Christ's Ascension.
Psalm 110:1;
Hebrews 1:13.
So, in the
final week of His ministry to Israel, Jesus, knowing this, expressly stated to their highest officer –
“λεγω υμιν απ αρτι οψεσθε τον υιον του ανθρωπου καθημενον εκ δεξιων της δυναμεως
και ερχομενον επι των νεφελων του ουρανου”
"...I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power
and coming on the clouds of heaven"
απ αρτι
AP ARTI
'from now on'


Matthew 26:64.
This Galilean Prisoner on trial, declaring to Israel's High Priest, His own immediately impending absolute authority as commencing THEN? ...Incredible!!!
Now with
hindsight, and the Holy Spirit's revelation in Scripture, we know that the atoning death of the Lord Jesus Christ opened the way for the full restoration of humanity's original mandate of Genesis One, as it had been demonstrated in Jesus the sinless Man.
Genesis 1:2, 26;
2 Corinthians 4:4-6.
But how did
Jesus do it?
Surely, it was just because He was the supernatural incarnation of God, so it was simply His presence that naturally therefore carried absolute authority?
  No! Not at all!  
 
Jesus walked in our shoes. His incarnation was full and real, hence His continual use of the Semitic idiom 'son of man' for Himself –
to emphasise His humanity (and which has no unique messianic significance whatsoever, as is often mistakenly said).
 
Christ's
confrontational words "from now on" (ἀπ᾿ ἄρτι/ap arti) point to the immediate continuing fulfilment of the consequence of His holy atonement, as it had long before been directly echoed in this same prophetic Psalm 110 –
"Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power..."
Psalm 110:3.
and so
for this reason the Holy Spirit's unique anointing on Christ's own ministry, which set Him apart from all the preceding prophets,
was consequently given to all Christ's people at Pentecost ten-days after His ascension to the "right hand of Power".
 
Accordingly,
Christ's coming future departure from that "right hand" of God requires the completed fulfilment of this "power" in His people as anticipated and described by the Holy Spirit in the sacred words of Paul –
"...to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ"
And God keeps His word and exactly completes His plans, in the future just as He has done in the past. Hallelujah!
Ephesians 4:13.
(don't let unbelief look for
alternate explanations)
In other
words, Christ's return is not a rescue mission.
It is not an evacuation!
No Escapist Rapture!
It is the coming concluding climax HERE
of what began in His humiliation HERE

Hallelujah!
when confronting the enmity of Israel's High Priest, in which they condemned God's messiah which had then brought a national spiritual hardening upon them (Rom.11:25).

... not until ...
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