The Crowning Jewel of The RESURRECTION
Acts 1: 9-10-11
And when HE+ had spoken these things,
while they beheld,
HE+ was taken up;
and a cloud received HIM+ out of their sight.
And while they looked stedfastly toward Heaven
as HE+ went up,
two men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said,
Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up
This same JESUS,
Who+ is taken up from you
shall so come
in like manner as ye have seen him go
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Our LORD JESUS CHRIST meant for His+ disciples
to SEE Him+ ascending into Heaven.
It was purposeful.
His+ disciples were stricken with AWE !
The LORD JESUS CHRIST, in HIS+ Resurrected, Glorified BODY had just spent 40 days with His+ disciples, teaching them the things concerning the Kingdom of GOD, Acts 1:3.
HE+ appeared at will among them, coming and going … sometimes suddenly coming, sometimes suddenly VANISHING from their sight, as HE+ did with the men walking to Emmaus, Luke 24:31.
The Ascension of CHRIST… HE+ was taken up into Heaven … was VISIBLE ! This time, the disciples SAW HIM+ go up!
In His+ Glory, what was HE+ showing them ?
in its GLORIFIED BODY,
may indeed enter Heaven !
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For our citizenship (Gk) is in Heaven;
from whence also we look for
the Savior+, the LORD JESUS CHRIST:
Who+ shall change our vile body,
that it may be fashioned like unto
His+ Glorious BODY+,
according to the working whereby
HE+ is able
even to subdue all things
Philippians 3: 20-21
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O GOD, our FATHER, WHO for our Redemption didst give Thine Only-BEGOTTEN SON+ to the death of the Cross.
And HE+, through His+ Glorious Resurrection and Ascension, has delivered us from the power of the adversary and the dominion of Death;
Grant us so to die daily from sin
that we may evermore live with HIM+ in the joy of His+ Resurrection, through the same, Thy SON+ JESUS CHRIST our LORD, Who+ lives and reigns with THEE , and Thy Blessed HOLY SPIRIT… ONE GOD… both now and forever, World without End.
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