Monday, July 25, 2011

Jesus Appearance (4) - Great Gaze

When Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives, near Bethany, his disciples stood watching as he disappeared behind the clouds. An angel spoke to them and said,

Why do ye stand gazing into the heaven? This Jesus who was received from you into the heaven, shall so come in the same way as you gazed on him going into heaven (Acts 1:11).
We assume that the angel was saying that Jesus would return in the same way that he departed, by coming down from behind a cloud. This is not quite correct. The angel said that the “gazing” would be the same. The disciples were gazing into the spiritual world, but seeing nothing. The angel promised that Jesus would appear when people are able to gaze into the spiritual realm and see.

The Appearance of Jesus is a real event. It occurs when people are changed so that the can see correctly into both the physical and spiritual worlds.

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