Acts 1

I started telling you about Jesus in my last book (Luke), up to when He ascended to heaven.  Before that He showed Himself to the disciples several times over 40 days, proving His resurrection was real.  His disciples were interested in knowing if He would restore the kingship to Himself and the Kingdom to Israel from Rome, but His promise was power with the Spirit's coming to witness to Himself from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.  Then He ascended into the clouds, and to heaven.

The disciples went back to Jerusalem and waited, like He said.  They replaced Judas Iscariot with Matthias, recounting Judas' gruesome death.  There were about 120 in the group at this point.

How this is about Jesus
He equips His witnesses.
The foundational 12 apostolic witnesses to Him are renamed and established.

Our focus shouldn't be on geopolitical movements or predictions, but on our witness to Jesus.

"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" - Acts 1:8

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