Ascension Day – Back to Heaven for Jesus

Luke 24:50-53, Jesus goes back to Heaven. This event is called The Ascension and the day is called Ascension Day.
This happened 40 Days after the resurrection. The counting the Omer Day 40 – 28th Iyar.

Jesus had been keeping on telling His disciples that after He had gone back to Heaven they would be given the power of the Holy Spirit.

If AD32 is used then Ascension Day is Thursday 20th May AD32.

If AD33 is used then Ascension Day was Thursday 14th May AD33. The resurrection day was April 3rd.
Ten days later is Pentecost or the Feast of Shavuot, which was one of the three sets of feasts that God commanded all Jewish men to attend.

Background Reading:

The ascension – Jesus is Taken up to Heaven

24:50 Later, he led them out as far as Bethany, lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. 52 They worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. 53 They were continually in the Temple, blessing God.
Luke 24:50-53
Also, read: Mark 16:19-20; Acts 1:9-11.

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