"Because of the ascension, there are now two ‘histories’: the history of this passing evil age, subject to sin and death; and that of the age to come, subject to righteousness and life. Because Jesus Christ is Lord, we are made alive by the Spirit, drawn away from our allegiance with death, and made cosufferers as well as co-heirs with Jesus Christ. It is the ascension that both grounds the struggle of the church militant and guarantees that one day it will share fully in the triumph of its King."
— Michael Horton
The Christian Faith
(Grand Rapids, Mi.: Zondervan, 2011), 535