The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 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 Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The above portion of Scripture contains the last words Jesus spoke before He returned to heaven.
Be sure to read this recent blog post – 40 Days After Resurrection
In the second chapter of Acts, we read the account of the Holy Spirit’s arrival.
It is especially helpful to read this important chapter in more than one Bible translation if possible. Here is a link where you can read it online anywhere and select any translation. – Acts 2 – Bible Gateway
Look at what Jesus said in John 16:7
Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
Today we long for Jesus to return. He is not with us physically at this time but we have the Holy Spirit!
Consider spending special time thinking about the Holy Spirit in your life today.
Ponder, pray and respond.
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