8 Therefore it says,
“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
and he gave gifts to men.”
9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? 10 He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) (ESV)
In this passage of Scripture, and related texts, we learn some very interesting and important truths about the ascension of Christ and the wonderful gift of Holy Spirit. You will need your Bibles for this one, as we look at Psalm 68, Acts 1 & 2, John 14 & 15, Phil 2, and other texts.
Some related confusing texts are also covered, including whether or not Jesus descended into hell, what John 14:12 means by believers doing “greater works” than Christ, and what is meant in Phil 2 when Paul says that Christ “emptied himself”.