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His Ascension and High Priestly Session (6 of 6)
Jesse M. Hendley
Now I want us to think about a few passages on the ascension of our blessed Lord in Acts, the first chapter, verse 9. If you have your Bibles, please turn to it. We have a lot of material to cover about Jesus. Now we are thinking about the resurrection of our blessed Lord. He arose from the dead. The disciples said 'We have touched Him, we have handled Him, we felt of Him; we have heard His words and we declare to you the truths that He gave to us, the things of the Lord Jesus Christ.' I have a book in my study on the life and words of Jesus Christ. Now, outside of all the Bible, we want to know the life and words of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, He rose from the dead. There is no question about it, 40 days and 40 nights, he appeared among the disciples. Then He went back to heaven. We have that record of His ascent, His ascension, His going up, as the Greek wordhas it. ono bon o to go up. And He went up. Have you ever noticed that heaven is always spoken of as up? It is always up. And Jesus went up into heaven. So we have it here in Acts 1:9 "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld (He was on the Mount of Olives, now. I have stood there 5 different times and read some of the scriptures about our Lord on the Mount of Olives and He was on the Mount of Olives, that little ridge there on the east of the city of Jerusalem. There is a literal Mount of Olives on the literal east of the literal city of Jerusalem, and He went up from there and He said He is coming back there.) He was taken up;" Now that is one of the verbs there. There are three different verbs in these three verses about Jesus' ascension. And this is one of them. 'He was taken up.' Now, of course that's passive. Somebody else took Him up. It is not taking Himself up, He was taken up. Somebody took Him up. When Jesus Christ was rejected by men, "for He came unto His own and H ...
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