Friday, November 25, 2005

Luke - Carried Up Into Heaven (final)

Carried Up Into Heaven

Luke 24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

This was where the Mount of Olives was.

Mark 11:1 And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, ...

He lifted up his hands and blessed his disciples, one last time.

Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Carried up into heaven, as the angels carry us to Jesus. Luke tells more of this time in the book of Acts.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Acts 1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Luke 24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

They knew he would return again for them. This is the hope of every age. And, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. (2Cor 5:8)

Luke 24:53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

Not once a week, but continually they were in the temple, praising and blessing the Lord. We are in our temple, doing the seem. Everyday is a holy day unto the Lord, Amen.

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