Journey 1 – The Call

Luke writes the book of Acts and in Acts   1:2 Luke writes of all Jesus did and taught – until the day Jesus was taken up. Notice after Jesus was taken up Jesus, through the Holy Ghost:
1) Gave commandments to the disciples he chose
2) Jesus showed himself 40 days
3) He spoke to the disciples of things pertaining to the Kingdom of God (not the kingdom of heaven which is the Millennial reign on earth) The Kingdom of God is within you (spirit based / spiritual Luke 17:20,21)
4) Jesus told them to stay in Jerusalem until the promise  of the Father.
Then Jesus told them they were going to be baptized / immersed with the Holy Ghost.

We already know Jesus had given them the Holy Ghost the same day he rose from the dead (see John 20:19-23). So what was Jesus telling them? If you look at verse 6 in Acts 1, we see the disciples were asking about restoring the kingdom and Jesus told them, it is not for you to know that BUT you are going to receive power, when? After the Holy Ghost comes upon you.

Clearly, these are two different events relating to the Holy Ghost. The disciples received the Holy Ghost earlier, now Jesus was telling them the Father made a promise to immerse them in the Holy Ghost and when that happened they would receive power after the Holy Ghost comes upon them. That promise happened in Acts 2.

In Acts 1:3 says it was 40 days after the resurrection of Jesus he spoke to them about the Holy Ghost coming. Then Jesus ascends into a cloud Acts 1:9,10 and 10 days later was Pentacost Acts 2:1.

Notice Jesus ascended into a cloud? And while they are watching Jesus ascend up into a cloud, look at  Acts 1:9-11 KJV
“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
[10] And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
[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.”

Notice verse 11 – when Jesus comes again, it will be the same manner – the “cloud” not earth but a cloud just like Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17 – For the Lord shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. (All those saved believers who have died from Paul the Apostle to the time this happens.)

Then we which are alive and remain (all true believers who have been saved) shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
This is like the song says, There’s Going To Be A Meeting In The Air. That is when we receive our “glorified” body – one like Jesus had when he told Thomas to “thrust your hand into my side, a spirit hath not flesh and bone like you see I have” John 20:26-29

I am not a singer and I only write music when God gives it to me. A couple years ago, God gave me music for 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17. So I uploaded the music to YouTube and if you want to hear words and music, you can go to this link Words and Music   and if you want to hear only the music and you can sing it, go to this link Music Only

So 10 days after Jesus ascends is Pentacost Acts 2:1 and the Holy Ghost comes and they are all filled with the Holy Ghost Acts 2:6. We will pick it up from here next time.

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