Posts Tagged ‘Ascension’

Resurrection Power.

Rising with Jesus.

it is said that not many ‘Christians today believe that Jesus actually rose from the dead, but if He did not then we cannot claim a faith-trust in Him and thus we have no promise of eternal salvation?

Jesus did rise and was seen by over 500 people, apart from His Disciples over the forty-day period until His Ascension back to Heaven! Baptism allows us the example of Jesus rising from the grave, but child baptism has no power because we are not at that time conscience of our sins?

It is only later on when we develop that we start to see our failures and if we repent and turn to God, believers baptism will be of great value to both us and all who witness our conversion-born again transformation!

John 11:25,  Acts 1:22,  4:37,   Romans 6:5, 1 Corinthians 15:12-13,  1 Peter 1:3.

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Promised Return. Part-One.

The Ascension.

When Jesus ascended, after forty day on the earth after His resurrection from the dead He promised He would return. Jesus is returning for us who believe, to take us home to Heaven. He told His Disciples that he was going to prepare mansions.

It is the world who are only afraid of the Lords return.

John 14:1-3,   Acts 1:7-11,  1 Corinthians 15:52,  2 Peter 3:10.

Ascension. Part-One.

Time to leave.

Jesus had been on the earth for forty days after his resurrection from the dead and had been seen by over five hundred people and his disciples. But it was now time for him to return to the father. He had to go, because only by his going could the promised Holy Spirit be poured out on the new believers and the new dispensation of the Way.

Mark 16:19-20,  Luke 24:50-53,  Act 1:9-11.

Don’t leave….wait here.

These are the final words of Jesus before his ascension back to heaven to his disciples. They are told to go to Jerusalem and wait for the promised comforter, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit to empower the Church. Acts 1:3-5, Luke 24:44-53.

Waiting is a hard game, if you wait to long for something naturally you start to doubt.

But Jesus gave them 10 days to wait and they kept themselves busy during that period. Acts 1:6-12.

Much later those same disciples were able to give a powerful testimony of all of these tremendous events for us. 1 John 1:1-10.

Resurrection. Part-Two.

Jesus told his disciples in the forty day period, between his resurrection and the ascension that He had been given authority both in heaven and on earth. Matthew 28:18.

During this period He also reinstated the boaster and denier Peter, (John 13:38, Matthew 26:75, Mark 14:72, Luke 22:61). Jesus put peters love and faith to the test, to see was he really that loyal. But Jesus also commissioned him to be a great evangelist, which he went on to be.

John chapter 21 is a great account of Jesus meeting meeting up by the Seashore for breakfast, a Jewish fish and chips.

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