Five Ways Christ Is Working in His Ascended State: #2 Christ is not only governing the universe, but He is also ruling His church:

This week our daily devotions are from a Truth For Life article entitled “Risen and Ascended: 5 Ways Jesus Is Still Working”.

[God] raised [Christ] from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church. (Eph. 1:20–22)

It is the Lord Jesus who is the head of the church. Pastors might be tempted to think that they have some semblance of control over congregations, but when it comes right down to it, every pastor simply serves as an undershepherd in the ministry of “the chief Shepherd,” Christ (1 Peter 5:4

Adapted from “The Ascension — Part One and Part Two” by Alistair Begg