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PART 13

THE ASCENSION OF THE MESSIAH,

AND THE DAY OF PENTECOST

 

 

FIVE HUNDRED SEE THE MASTER AT ONE TIME

1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-8

Some time later, Y’shua appeared to the man, Saul of Tarsus, who at that time was persecuting the followers of the Messiah. But a blinding encounter with Y’shua on the road to Damascus, led to Saul’s conversion and transformation. He was later known as Paul the apostle, and he became one of the great messengers of the Master. Paul wrote to the believers at Corinth:

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance, that the Messiah died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the twelve.

After that Y’shua appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep (died); and He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all, as it were to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.

 

A MOUNTAIN IN GALILEE

MATTHEW 28:16-20

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Y’shua had told them to go to meet Him. And when they saw Him, they worshipped Him; but some were doubtful.

And Y’shua came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And remember! I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

 

 

THE ASCENSION OF THE MESSIAH

ACTS 1:1-14

The first account I made, Theophilus, of all that Y’shua began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen. After His suffering, He also showed Himself to these men and gave many infallible proofs that He was alive; appearing to them during forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.

At one such meeting with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “which you have heard Me speak about,” He said, “for John baptized with water, but you shall be immersed with the Holy Spirit within a matter of days from now.”

So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Master, is it at this time that You will restore the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or dates which the Father has set by His own authority; but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the remotest part of the earth.”

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was caught up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they were looking intently into the sky as He went up, suddenly there were two men in white clothing standing beside them; and they said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into the sky? This same Y’shua, who has been taken up from you into Heaven, will come back in just the same way as you have seen Him go into Heaven.

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain called Olivet, which is a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they entered the city, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying; that is, Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James the son of Alphaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Jude the son of James. These all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Y’shua, and with His brothers.

 

PENTECOST - THE OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

ACTS 2:1-24, 32-47

Earlier Y’shua had promised to send the Comforter to the disciples, to lead and to empower them. This happened on the festival day of Shavu’ot - Pentecost - fifty days after Messiah's resurrection.

 

When the day of Pentecost (Shavu’ot, the “50th day” Harvest Festival) was in progress, they were all assembled together in one place.

Suddenly a sound like a violent, rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them what looked like tongues of fire that divided and came to rest on each of them; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other languages as the Spirit caused them to speak out.

Now there were Jews staying in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. And when this rushing sound occurred, a crowd gathered; and it was bewildered because each one heard them speaking in his own particular dialect.

They were utterly amazed and asked, “Look, are not all these who are speaking, Galileans? So how is it that each of us hears them in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the regions of Libya around Cyrene; visitors from Rome, both Jews and converts to Judaism; Cretans and Arabs also - we hear them speaking in our own languages about the mighty works of God.”

All were amazed and perplexed, and asked one another, “Whatever does this mean?” But others mocked and said, “They are filled with sweet intoxicating wine.”

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea, and all you who live in Jerusalem, you must know this! Listen carefully to my words, for these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day (9 am). But this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:

 

AND IT SHALL BE IN THE LAST DAYS, SAYS GOD, THAT I WILL POUR OUT OF MY SPIRIT UPON ALL MANKIND; YOUR SONS AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY, YOUR YOUNG MEN SHALL SEE VISIONS, YOUR OLD MEN SHALL DREAM DREAMS; AND EVEN UPON MY MALE SERVANTS,

 

AND ON MY FEMALE SERVANTS, I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT IN THOSE DAYS and they will prophesy.

 

AND I WILL SHOW WONDERS IN THE HEAVEN ABOVE, AND SIGNS ON THE EARTH BENEATH, BLOOD AND FIRE, AND VAPOUR OF SMOKE. THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS, AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE COMING OF THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF YHWH THE LORD. AND IT SHALL BE, THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS UPON THE NAME OF YHWH-Y’SHUA, THE LORD, WILL BE SAVED. [Joel 2:30, 32]

 

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Y’shua of Nazareth, a Man accredited by God among you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as yourselves also know - this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of wicked men, and put Him to death. But God raised Him up, freeing Him from the agony of death, for it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.

“God has raised up this Y’shua, and we are all witnesses to this. Therefore, having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured out this which you now see and hear.

“For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says:

 

YHWH THE LORD SAID TO MY MASTER, SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET. [Psalm 110:1]

 

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made this Y’shua whom you crucified, both Master and Messiah.”

Now when they heard this they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men, brethren, what shall we do?”

And Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized, every one of you in the Name of Y’shua the Messiah, for the forgiveness of sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the LORD our God shall call.”

And with many other words he witnessed and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this crooked generation!”

Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly, in the apostles’ teaching, and in fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. And great awe came upon every-one; and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

Now all those who had believed were together, and had everything in common; and they began selling their property and possessions, and were sharing the proceeds with all, as anyone might have need.

And day by day they continued with one mind in the temple, and they were breaking bread from house to house, taking their meals with gladness, and in simplicity and sincerity of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Master was adding to their number daily, those who were being saved.

 

The account of the works, the movements, and persecutions of many of the early disciples is continued in the fifth book of the New Testament - The Acts of the Apostles.

 

 

 

PART 14

SALVATION through Y’SHUA the MESSIAH

 

After the four Gospels and the Book of Acts, there are another 22 books in the New Testament. 21 are letters written by the apostles, Peter, James, John, Jude, Paul and one unnamed writer. Then there is a final book in the New Testament called “the Revelation of Y’shua the Messiah” (Jesus Christ). This is the written account of the prophetic visions and messages given to John by the Messiah.

As we read the New Testament, one main theme becomes very evident - God is not willing for anyone to perish, and so He came to earth, in the Person of Y’shua, for the very purpose of saving people from their sins.

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the Word of God, and they teach us how we can be saved from the penalty of sin and receive eternal life.

Eternal life (salvation) is not something for which we must work. It is a totally free gift that we may receive by faith. And faith is believing in Y’shua the Messiah from the heart.

 

The apostle Peter wrote:

You know how God anointed Y’shua of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all He did, both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem.

He is the One whom they killed by hanging Him on a tree. But God raised Him up on the third day, and let Him be seen, not by all the people, but by witnesses who were chosen beforehand by God, that is, by us, who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead.

“And He (Almighty God) commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead. Of Him (Y’shua) all the prophets bear witness that through His Name, every one who believes in Him has received forgiveness of sins.(Acts 10:38-43)

"The Master is not slow concerning His promise to return, as some understand slowness, but is patient toward you, not wanting anyone to perish, but for everyone to come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

“AND IT SHALL BE, THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS UPON THE NAME OF Y’SHUA, THE LORD, WILL BE SAVED.” (Acts 2:21)

 

The apostle John wrote:

“These Scriptures are written that you may believe that Y’shua is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that, believing, you may have life in His Name.” (John 20:31)

“Look! Y’shua, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)

“For YHWH, the Almighty God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten (His one-and-only, unique) Son, so that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have eternal (everlasting) life.” (John 3:16)

“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not believe (trust in ) the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.” (John 3:36)

“He came to His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to all who received Him, to those who believe in, and trust in, His Name Y’shua, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:11-12)

 

The apostle Paul wrote:

“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in the Messiah, Y’shua our Master.” (Romans 6:23)

“For when we were still weak, the Messiah at the right time died for the ungodly. Now very rarely will someone die even for a righteous man, though possibly for a good man someone might even have the courage to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, the Messiah died for us.

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:6-10)

Two apostles, Paul and Silas, were once asked the question:

 

“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Paul replied: “Believe in the Master, Y’shua the Messiah, and you will be saved; (and this applies both to) you and your household as well.” (Acts 16:30-31)

“If you confess with your mouth Y’shua as Master, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says,

 

 

WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.”

(ROMANS 10:9-11)

“Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this One, forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and through Him everyone who believes is declared righteous - justified from all things, from which you could not be justified through the Law of Moses.” (Acts 13:38-39)

“For by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God - not as a result of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Y’shua the Messiah Himself says:

“I tell you the truth, he who hears My Word, and believes in Him who sent Me, has eternal life and will not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” (John 5:24)

“I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep ... My sheep hear and listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; and no-one will snatch them out of My hand.”

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no-one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 10:11, 27-28. 14:6)

“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But because the gate is narrow and the way difficult that leads to life, only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

 

 

READER, YOU CAN BE SAVED TODAY !

Dear reader, this book may have been your introduction to the Person of Y’shua the Messiah, or it may have been your first serious consideration of Him.

We want you to know the Saviour is able to save you from your sins, and He is longing to give you eternal life. He's waiting to do so.

The basis of your salvation is the sacrifice of Y’shua Himself - the Lamb of God - on the cross at Calvary. His blood was shed for your forgiveness and redemption. On your part, there is nothing you can or must do, except to come humbly, and ask His forgiveness - and to trust Him to save you.

The Scriptures quoted in this section show clearly that you can be saved simply through believing in the Saviour. Believing is not a mere mental assent, but a faith that trusts in the Saviour. And the moment you decide to trust Him, you will be saved.

To express your faith in the Saviour, and to invite Him into your life, you should pray to the Father, in words such as these:

 

 

DECISION PRAYER

 

 

Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Your beloved Son, Y’shua the Messiah. I confess I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sins, and I turn to You for salvation this day.

I have read the message concerning Y’shua the Messiah, and I believe that He died and paid the penalty for all my sins at Calvary. On the basis of His sacrifice, I ask You to forgive me, to cleanse me, and to give me Your gift of eternal life.

Y’shua, Master, I open my life to You today, and invite You to be my Saviour and Master from this moment on. I believe You died for me, and rose again from the dead. I believe You are the living God, and I submit myself to Your control. By Your grace and power, I will be Your faithful follower from this day on.

Master, fill me with Your Holy Spirit, and make my life anew. Teach me Your ways. And when You return, take me to the Father’s House. Thank You, Father. Thank You, Master, for hearing and answering this humble prayer. Thank You for saving me; thank You for Your gift of eternal life.

I pray in Y’shua’s mighty Name. Amen.

(Reader, if you have prayed this prayer sincerely, please remember this wonderful day. And will you write and tell us of your decision?)

 

 

 

 

My decision prayer. Signed ................................... Date ...............

 

 

 

PART 15

 

THE TWO NEW TESTAMENT GENEALOGIES OF Y’SHUA

The New Testament account of the life of Y’shua of Nazareth, gives two genealogies of His life. Both are correct.

Luke, gives a genealogy based on the actual blood descent of Y’shua through Miryam, daughter of Eli. Joseph, Miryam’s husband, is listed here, as he was the legal, adoptive father of Y’shua. And the genealogy is traced from Y’shua back through Nathan, David, and Abraham, to Adam and God.

 

LUKE 3:23-38

And when He began His ministry, Y’shua Himself was about thirty years of age, being supposedly …

the son of Joseph, the son-in-law of Eli,

the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,

the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai,

the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathiah,

the son of Amos, the son of Nahum,

the son of Hesli, the son of Naggai,

the son of Maath, the son of Mattathiah,

the son of Semein, the son of Josech,

the son of Judah, the son of Joanan,

the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel,

the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,

the son of Melchi, the son of Addi,

the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam,

the son of Er, the son of Joshua,

the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim,

the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,

the son of Simeon, the son of Judah,

the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam,

the son of Eliakim, the son of Melea,

the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha,

the son of Nathan, the son of David,

the son of Jesse, the son of Obed,

the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon,

the son of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab,

the son of Admin, the son of Ram,

the son of Hezron, the son of Perez,

the son of Judah, the son of Jacob,

the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham,

the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,

the son of Serug, the son of Reu,

the son of Peleg, the son of Heber,

the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan,

the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem,

the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,

the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch,

the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel,

the son of Cainan, the son of Enosh,

the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.”

 

* * *

 

Matthew gives the royal genealogy of Y’shua through the blood line of His adoptive father, Joseph, from Abraham.

 

MATTHEW 1:1-17

The book of the genealogy of Y’shua the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

 

Abraham

Isaac

Jacob

Judah

Perez

Hezron

Ram

Amminadab

Nahshon

Salmon

Boaz

Obed

Jesse

David

Solomon

Rehoboam

Abijah

Asa

Jehoshaphat

Joram

Uzziah

Jotham

Ahaz

Hezekiah

Manasseh

Amon

Joshiah

Jeconiah

Shealtiel

Zerubbabel

Abihud

Eliakim

Azor

Zadok

Achim

Eliud

Eleazar

Matthan

Jacob

Joseph

the husband of Miryam, by whom was born Y’shua, who is called the Messiah.


 

 

 

PART 16

 

SOME OF THE MASTER'S FINAL WORDS

BEFORE HE WAS CRUCIFIED

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT PROMISED

JOHN 14:15-26

“If you love Me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and ...

 

HE WILL GIVE YOU ANOTHER HELPER,

to be with you forever - the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him. But you know Him because He lives with you, and will be in you.

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. After a little while, the world will see Me no more; but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and that you are in Me, and I am in you.

“He who has My commands, and keeps them, he is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.”

Judas (not Judas Iscariot but another disciple also called Judas) said to Him, “Master, what has happened that You are going to manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”

Y’shua answered him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. These things I have spoken to you while still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My Name, will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance every-thing I have said to you.

 

THE TRUE VINE 

JOHN 15

“I am the true Vine, and My Father is the Gardener. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

“Live and remain in Me, and I will live in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you live and remain in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches. If anyone lives in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

“If anyone does not live and remain in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you live and remain in union with Me, and My words live and remain in you, you will ask whatever you will, and it will be given to you. My Father is glorified when you bear much fruit and prove to be My disciples.

“Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you.

 

“REMAIN IN MY LOVE.

“If you keep My commands, you will remain in My love; even as I have kept My Father’s commands, and remain in His love.

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full and complete. This is My command, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that one should lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends, if you do whatever I command you.

“No longer do I call you servants; for a servant does not know what his master is doing. But ...

 

“I HAVE CALLED YOU MY FRIENDS,

“for everything I have heard from My Father, I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you ask of the Father in My Name, He may give to you. These things I command you, so that you love one another.

“If the world hates you, you know it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, and because I chose you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word that I spoke to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all this they will do to you because of My Name, for they do not know the One who sent Me.

“If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me, and My Father also. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which was written in their law,

 

THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE. [Psalm 69:4]

“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth, who proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness of Me. And you will bear witness also; because you have been with Me from the beginning.”

 

THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

JOHN 16

“These words I have spoken to you, that you may be kept from stumbling. They will put you out of the synagogues; and in fact, an hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think that he is rendering service to God. And this they will do to you because they have not known the Father, nor Me. But I have told you these words so that when the time comes, you will remember that I warned you. And these things I did not tell you at the beginning, for I was with you.

“But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and not one of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have told you of these things, grief has filled your heart. 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 go, I will send Him to you.

“And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin, and righteousness, and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to My Father, and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.

“I still have many things to tell you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He comes,

 

THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH,

He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will reveal to you the things that are to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and make it known to you. All that the Father has are Mine. That is why I said that He will take of what is Mine, and will make it known to you.

“A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.”

Some of His disciples then said to one another, “What is this that He is telling us, ‘A little while and you will not see Me; and again a little while and you will see Me,’ and, ‘because I go to the Father’?”

And so they were saying, “What is this that He says, ‘A little while’? We do not understand what He is saying.”

Y’shua knew that they wanted to ask Him, and so He said to them, “Are you asking one another about what I said - ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while and you will see Me’? I am telling you the truth; you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be full of grief, but your grief will be turned into joy.

“Whenever a woman is in labour she has anguish, because her hour has come, but as soon as she gives birth to the child, she forgets the anguish, because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. So for the present you also have sorrow and distress; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice; and no-one will take your joy from you.

“And in that day you will not need to ask Me anything. I am telling you the truth;

 

WHATEVER YOU ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME,

He will give to you. Until now you have asked nothing in My Name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full and complete. These words I have spoken to you in figurative or veiled language; but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but I will tell you plainly of the Father.

“In that day you will ask in My Name; and I am not telling you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came from the Father. I came from the Father, and have come into the world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

Then His disciples said to Him, “Look, now You are speaking plainly, and not using a figure of speech. Now we know that You know everything, and have no need for anyone to question You. Because of this we believe that You came from God.”

Y’shua answered them, “Do you now believe? Look, an hour is coming, and has already come, when you will be scattered, each in his own direction, and you will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have PEACE. In the world you will have tribulation, but

 

TAKE COURAGE! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.”

 

THE MASTER'S PROMISE TO RETURN

“Let not your heart be troubled;

believe in God, believe also in Me.

“In My Father’s House are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you, for I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, so that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:1-3)

 

“For the Master Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. Then the dead in Christ - those who died in union with the Messiah - shall rise first. Then we, the living believers who remain, will simultaneously be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Master in the air. And so we will be with the Master for ever. Therefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18)

 

“Look! He is coming with the clouds,

and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him;

and all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him.”

(Revelation 1:7)

 

“He who testifies to these things says,

 

YES, I AM COMING QUICKLY!

Amen. Come, Y’shua, Master, come!”

(Revelation 22:20)

 

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