1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.
4 And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
9 And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.
10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven?
This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. 14 All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.
15 In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, 16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. 17 For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) 20 “For it is written in the Book of Psalms,
“‘May his camp become desolate,
and let there be no one to dwell in it’;
and “‘Let another take his office.’
21 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias.
24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
What would Combine the Ascension with the Exodus?
Many people teach Ancient Egypt History has taught the slaves and impacted Yahweh Jehovah and the Bible into the New Testament to the Ascension.
Should we avoid the topic when scholars say the Psalms echo some of Egypt's polytheistic gods worship?
Wisdom - what Proverbs and James records Wisdom is preferred.
We should have an answer if this is thrown in for debunk God.
Dominion of God is Our Rock.
"And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.
The Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.
8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth
This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my Son."
The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance."
And the Pharaohs were supposed to be seen to ascend. And Mary Mother of God. Sincerely, we count Pharaohs ascending with Mary - as besides the point. For a good reason. Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities - worshiped from late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom during the Roman Egypt. Horus is seen as the god's son of Isis and Osiris, and he plays a key role in the Osiris myth as Osiris's heir. Like Moses, he comes from the marshes of the Nile. As "god's" son - he rules the nation of gods.
Historians say the Hebrew Alphabet is based upon Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
John Walton. Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, PhD in Hebrew and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He author of Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Set–Old Testament.
Another parallel to this three-part division comes from Egyptian reliefs depicting the military encampment of Ramesses II during the battle of Qadesh .4 The main entrance to the Israelite tabernacle (the courtyard area) lay on the east side, one of the shorter sides of the tabernacle. The main entrance to the Egyptian army’s camp was also on the east side, one of the short sides of the rectangular-shaped camp. If one followed a basically straight line from this entrance westward into the center of the camp, one eventually entered the king’s reception tent, which contained, at the west end, the pharaoh’s private area and throne room. This reception tent, like the Holy Place in the tabernacle, was three times as long as it was wide. Moreover, the pharaoh’s throne had falcon wings on either side, reminiscent of the winged cherubim in the tabernacle’s Most Holy Place. As the divine commander of the Egyptian military, Pharaoh was deserving of this specialized tent-shrine for his travels. For the Israelites, the tabernacle was the tent-shrine for Yahweh, their commander and the one who was to lead them to their
The purpose? God was making the Children of Israel comfortable through the desert.
An Echo of the New Covenant
10 Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Is this all an adaptation?
Why wouldn't life, angels, rulers, things present, things past, things to come, powers, height, depth, - in all creation - - -All will be able to point, emphasize, encourage, teach, rebuke, strengthen us in the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Emmanuel God with 'us'. The Highest Name of Jesus.
Scriptures repeat to teach. Why not the stories God wants His Children to know?
The New Covenant is important? This is certainly not contained in mere national borders.
33"But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34"They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares the LORD, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more."…
"This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds."
Jesus prepares His People
He gave us the widow of Nain's son. Jairus' daughter. Lazarus. Jesus prepares His People. Why not the stories God wants His Children to know?
When Nebuchadnezzar II had three round-ups of Judah and finally destroyed God's Temple put in place by Solomon, Nebuchadnezzar had been prepared in his own life by the Assyrian Empire learning about the Majesty of Jehovah God of All from Jonah - whom Jesus recognized in the New Testament.
Nebuchadnezzar was fascinated by Isaiah 13th's Chapter he believed fulfilled his own life prophetically.
Ezekiel 1:3 t
The word of the LORD came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, by the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians.
Nebuchadnezzar honored the faith of Jehovah and gave Ezekiel a house - that the captives might continue to gather and honor God. Nebuchadnezzar said the exiles, not slaves anymore, would one day return to a redeemed Israel. Nebuchadnezzar saw Noah and Babylonian Gilgamesh Flood story as the same.
When God says we worship Him in Spirit and Truth, He is talking about a vast Universe and Histories we only today see glimpses of. God is reaching out not to just us, but to the millenniums and cultures of the world.
Nebuchadnezzar honored the Lord. And the Babylonian Chronicles in museums today tell us exactly the same History the Bible tells us of the Exile in Babylon.
John Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He has a PhD in Hebrew and Cognate Studies, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He writes for BioLogos Forum and is the author of Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary Set–Old Testament.
Another parallel comes from Egyptian reliefs depicting the military encampment of Ramesses II during the battle of Qadesh. The main entrance to the Israelite tabernacle (the courtyard area) lay on the east side, one of the shorter sides of the tabernacle. The main entrance to the Egyptian army’s camp was also on the east side, one of the short sides of the rectangular-shaped camp. If one followed a basically straight line from this entrance westward into the center of the camp, one eventually entered the king’s reception tent, which contained, at the west end, the pharaoh’s private area and throne room.
This reception tent, like the Holy Place in the tabernacle, was three times as long as it was wide. Moreover, the pharaoh’s throne had falcon wings on either side, reminiscent of the winged cherubim in the tabernacle’s Most Holy Place. As the divine commander of the Egyptian military, Pharaoh was deserving of this specialized tent-shrine for his travels. For the Israelites, the tabernacle was the tent-shrine for Yahweh, their commander and the one who was to lead them to their ultimate destination.
Remember with me, God's Word was recorded in The Pentateuch -- the first five books of the Bible - written by literate Prince of Egypt - Moses.
The Children of Israel did not know the Name of God, merely that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob - were the promised Patriarchs who loved and followd the One True God.
God has done many, many things to make mankind understand His Glory. And Hebrews 11 records for us - today - the Children of Israel had some great measure of faith to walk through the Parted Red Sea the 19th Dynasty Ipuwer Papyrus records,
A Surprise from The Anno Domini. Era
The Roman Stoa build by Herod in the Second Temple exactly copies the Vatican of the 4th Century.
Fragment left by the 70 AD destruction by later Emperor Titus. 70 AD would have been Jesus' natural lifespan.
ere is a picture of the first St. Peter's Basilica built by Emperor Constantine from 326 -333 AD. It was of typical basilica architecture. Romans were famous for the architecture. Domes, Arches, Concrete, Columns - there were many forms this building could have taken. Typical basilica (basilica - Roman public building) architecture was the Royal Stoa beside the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem. Herod had built a Roman basilica on the 36 acres of the Temple. 103.6 metres (340 ft) Emperor Constantine (who naively believed Christian citizens would be more controllable) built a very similar basilica upon Peter's tomb:
There are no coincidences, just works of God.
What can we say to comfort ourselves for these cross cultural references of the Lord?
1 Kings 8:27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built!
Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me, says the Lord, or what will be My place of repose?
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples made by human hands.
2 Chronicles 2:6
"But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him?"
The Rock of our Foundation. Is Jesus Christ the Lord.
1 Timothy 2
1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the mana Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
ALL THINGS WORK FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD AND WORK ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSES
Thank God, Father Almighty,
We ask in the Name of Jesus to have Your Help as we live our lives, and pray.
When we lift up prayer (like my ears) You Work Your Wonders for Your Glory.
We lift up Edward, P and D and we pray for their healing and comfort.
We pray for our lives today to please You and the years to come -
we skip the geriatric years and come into Your Kingdom having been taking from the Good Works You have prepared - in there midst.
We pray to end well.
A soul must be like a brain. As well as Light. We enter into the Promises Land - Heaven - The House of God - Your Kingdom intact with our memories, our gifts, our talents, as the people who bring their soul to You.
We pray as we live this adventure, You are Gracious and Merciful to us, in Your Tender, Tender Love
for the condition of our soul - we all will journey to bring to Jesus God Almighty.
Thank You for Your Help, every day. Bless the ones we Love.
We will rest and be glad, Trusting You with their care! Praising God to be New Testament living.
You are Good and we lift up our hopes and the people You have given to us.
This Nation. The concerns and needs of the Church and Saints. And the continued dialog of Biblical Archaeology, faith, the Historical Communion of the Saints past and present - quick and dead - for the tender and merciful Love of Jesus to be seen in the souls of the world Jesus longs to hold dearly in His Loving arms.
Let Your Great Will be seen on earth, bringing more encouragement to Love and Joy. We want to see this so very much as we fulfill bringing our soul to Jesus and see all things work together for Good for those who Love the Lord and Word According to His Purpose.
Let Your Tender Love, Father, be our goal joined with You, we Pray with Joy. Amen in Jesus.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †