Christ is now crowned in heaven; where at the right hand of His Father He intercedes on behalf of all His people.
There are three places in Holy Scripture where the Lord Jesus is said to be crowned. When viewed together, these texts provide a complete picture of the purposes of God in man’s salvation. In John 19:2, “The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head.” Jesus of Nazareth was crowned with thorns; and that revelation sums up the account of the Christ of yesterday. Hebrews 2:9 says, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” This verse reveals that Christ is now crowned in heaven; where at the right hand of His Father He intercedes on behalf of all His people. Hebrews 2:9 expresses the Christ of today, and suggests the source of unfailing help. Revelation 19:12 says, “His eyes were like a flame of fire and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except He himself.” This verse describes Christ as possessing many crowns. Revelation 19:12 expresses all the teaching concerning the Christ of the future.
A certain half-wit got saved and the townspeople put up with his witnessing because they regarded him as a harmless nitwit. But an earthquake struck the town, split it open, tumbled buildings and brought men to their knees in prayer for the first time in their lives. The converted half-wit came down town and it was his big morning. Every time he found one of these merchants on his knees he would strike him on the back and shout, “Now who’s right? Thank God, my ticket’s bought and baggage checked; come on, Jesus, I’m ready to go!”