The ascension of Jesus Christ does not stand out as prominently in the bible as does the resurrection. And thats probably because the resurrection is the grand turning point when our LORD moved from the state of humiliation to the state of exaltation and is raised again for our justification. And because the fact that he’s alive and risen from the dead validates the reality, the vitality, of all true Christianity.
But the ascension of Jesus is nonetheless a very important doctrine. I often tell my theological students, “It’s the most underrated doctrine…in the Reformed faith.” The ascension of Jesus is the necessary compliment and completion of his resurrection. He resurrected to ascend and to intervene for us in heavenly places. And there to live on our behalf if were true believers.