40 Days, Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven, Acts 1:1-11

40 Days after the resurrection Acts 1:6-11 – Thursday 20 May AD32.

40 days after the resurrection of Jesus, He goes to His heavenly home. One of the possible dates is Thursday 20 May AD32.

Another possible date is Thursday 14 May AD33.

We know He will come back the same way He went.

Background Reading:

Introduction – Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven

1:1 In my first book, Theophilus, I wrote about everything Jesus did and taught from the beginning, 2 up to the day when he was taken up to heaven after giving orders by the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After he had suffered, he had shown himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them during a period of 40 days and telling them about the kingdom of God.

The Promise of the Holy Spirit

4 While he was meeting with them, he ordered them, “Don’t leave Jerusalem. Instead, wait for what the Father has promised, about which you heard me speak, 5 because John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit a few days from now.”

6 Now those who had gathered together began to ask Jesus, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He answered them, “It isn’t for you to know what times or periods the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you’ll receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you’ll be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Jesus Goes Up to Heaven

9 After saying this, Jesus was taken up while those who had gathered together were watching, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, two men in white robes stood right beside them. 11 They asked, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you saw him go up into heaven.”
Acts 1:6-11


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