We need, in this time when the communists and their useful idiots rare destrying the statues of the Martyrs from lasat century, need to recall this.
As Christ ronse into the heavens to sit on the right hand of God, so shall he return.
15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God.
This is a time for enrurance. We need to note that Chris had won, that our sins are forgiven, and that those who are of Christ will know him, as he knows them.
We need to ignore the noise. We need to continue to do good, regarless of how this world wourld regulate us, limit our worship, and try to stop us encouraging each other.
For CHrist has risen indeed, and sits at the right hand of his father. He will return. At that time, the die is cast. In this time when we can acces Christ’s mercy, do so. For the justice when he returns will be terrible. like a river, and the people whill look in horror, realixing that they are accountabel for their evil, and the time has gone beyond short.
If you turn to Christ this wrold will hage you. You can forget promotions, but your witness is seen, and noted, and will bear fruit.
And this time will end. Christ will not.