The post-resurrection Jesus. The four gospels primarily focus on the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus; while the Acts of the Apostles and the New Testament letters center on the birth and life of the early church. The apocalypse of John on the extraordinary events of the church - past, present and future. The imbedded in these accounts are narratives concerning the resurrection and post-resurrection activities of the Christ. These actions include: Christ’s Resurrection, his Ascension, Exaltation, his Session (sitting at the right hand of God), Reign, High priestly Office and his Rule as Judge. These events serve in part as a vindication of the Messianic mission of Jesus. Jesus' high priestly prayer in John 17 gives us a hint of what is entailed in this: When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “ Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.