The Drama of Redemption
A Sermon on Ephesians 4:9-10
(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) (ESV)
Psalm 68:18 is a reference to the Lord; the difficulties of the phrase 'the lower part of the Earth' examined; the parallel with the times of Noah; and the meaning of 'in the Spirit' explained; the contrast between heaven above and the Earth below; why the need for salvation? the element of obedience in the life of the Lord.