“The LORD is high above all nations, and His glory above the heavens.”
“The one who descended is the same one who ascended
far above all heavens so that he might fulfill all things.”
The heaven we know about is unworthy of God’s presence, and is unclean in His sight (Job 15:15). God is so pure and so holy that He condescends to even look on things in heaven (Ps. 113:6). The Bible repeatedly speaks of a holy place that is beyond heaven. That is where God really is, and Jesus was exalted by God to sit at His right hand in that place. Paul is the one who let us know that Jesus’ glory is much more than heavenly; it is so great that heaven itself is beneath him.