Everyday Easter: Jesus ascends to Heaven

Everyday Easter

The Easter events didn’t end on Sunday. After His resurrection Jesus appeared, in the flesh, to the disciples. He ate with the disciples and talked with them, encouraged and empowered them, and then He ascended to Heaven. The miracle of Easter, our salvation, our eternity- is every day. Everyday Easter, this is Amazing Grace.

 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” (Luke 24:44)

The Bible is filled with prophecies about Jesus’ birth, life, betrayal by His disciples, accusations, treatment by the Roman soldiers, crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection and ascension to heaven. To learn more about the Biblical prophesies about Jesus visit 100prophesies.org.

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,  and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.  I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”  (Luke 24:44-50)

The Ascension of Jesus (Luke 24:50-52)

 When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God.

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