Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not ASCENDED to My Father: but go to My brethren and say to them, I am ASCENDING to My Father and your Father, and to My God and to your God.’- John 20:16-17.

After Christs crucifixion and resurrection, He was first seen by Mary Magdalene. She ran to Him, but He told her not to cling to Him, for He had not yet ASCENDED to His Father. That Ascension would not occur until forty days later. He told her to go to the disciples and tell them that He would be ASCENDING TO THE FATHER.

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you’ and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was TAKEN UP, AND A CLOUD RECIEVED HIM OUT OF THEIR SIGHT. And while they looked up steadfastly toward heaven AS HE WENT UP, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was TAKEN UP FROM YOU INTO HEAVEN, will so come in a like manner as you saw Him go into Heaven. – Acts 1:8-11

Before Christ ASCENDED to the Father, He appeared in Jerusalem and was seen by many different groups of people. They knew that He was alive and had resurrected from the grave. He spent forty days speaking with His Apostles and telling them things about the kingdom of God. He led His Apostles out as far as Bethany and while He spoke, He was taken up and ASCENDED to the Father. -Luke 24:50-53.

He promised His disciples that they would receive the Holy Spirit after His ASCENSION. He told them that they were to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. They watched as He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. While they looked steadfastly toward heaven two angels told them that Jesus would come again in like manner (in the clouds) as they saw Him taken up. This was in reference to His second coming Parousia, which occurred in 66-70 ad, in that generation. – Heb 9:28

Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians in c63ad and said the Christ had descended into Hades, preaching to His elect saints there, assuring them that He was alive. He brought them up forty days later at His ASCENSION. He left them in outer courts of Heaven, while He ascended to the Holy of Holies to complete the Yom Kipper atonement in the heavenly temple.

Therefore, He says: ‘When He ASCENDED on high, HE LED CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE, and gave gifts to men.’ Now this, ‘He ASCENDED’–what does it mean but He first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ASCENDED for above all the heavens, the He might fill all things.)”- Eph 4:8-10

*Again, I’m sharing a study guide written by Michael Alan Nichols

I share this because on my search for truth I’ve read and researched many different viewpoints (known as theology, doctrine and eschatology) but his seems to align with my inner convictions the closest; however, I do not agree 100 percent with all his lessons (or viewpoints) or simple maybe I don’t think I would explain things exactly like him. However, I do love the simplicity that he shares. I am in no way telling anyone to just believe him nor I, please go to God (Jesus) and ask for the HOLY SPIRIT to teach YOU in ALL THINGS.

A crucial key is to NOT separate the FATHER AND THE SON for this is a Hugh hindering block to unlocking all the scriptures! The Father is Jesus -Jesus was the Son that now HAS ASCENDED into the heavenlies and HAS SENT forth HIS promise of the HOLY SPIRIT to all That call HIM ABBA!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and was and is to come–the Almighty. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. Revelation 1:8

Reminder: Only His born-again children shall receive this gift of UNDERSTANDING the scriptures!

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”  –You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ – John 3:3-7

All my born-again Love, Diana ❤ xo 🙂


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