The enthronement of Jesus is based on his past death and resurrection, the immovable foundation of his present reign in Revelation.
The sacrifice and exaltation of Jesus are prominent in the book of Revelation. God’s plan to redeem humanity through him is unveiled in its visions, and his death, resurrection, and enthronement are put into action. His sovereignty over the Cosmos is the result of his faithful obedience and sacrificial death.
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At his baptism, the “voice from heaven” called Jesus “my beloved Son,” identifying him as the Messiah and the “Servant of Yahweh” – Matthew 3:17.
A key theme in Matthew’s gospel is fulfillment. In Jesus, the promises from the Hebrew Bible find their fulfillment and their correct understanding. Peter, for example, declared Jesus the “Messiah” but he failed to understand that he must fulfill that role as the suffering “Servant of Yahweh,” the one destined to die on behalf of his people.
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The reign of Jesus began with his exaltation to the messianic throne after his Death and Resurrection – Psalms 110:1.
The New Testament links the enthronement of Jesus to his death and resurrection, using key messianic texts from the Hebrew Bible. He achieved the authority to rule because of his faithful obedience unto death. God vindicated His Son by raising him from the dead and seating him “at His right hand,” where he now reigns supreme over all things.
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