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The names of Jesus in the book of Revelation – Part 17


Emeritus Prof. Mercy Olumide

“The Beginning of creation of God” cont.’
You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 Therefore, I said to you that you would die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” (Jn 8:23,24) for I proceeded forth and came from God” (Jn 8:42)
Where did Jesus go to after His resurrection?
“What then if you should see the Son of Man ascends where he was before.” (Jn 6:62)
Jesus Ascends into Heaven (Lk 24:50-52)

“And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy” (Lk 24:50-52)

“Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11)
Acts 1:9. It was important for the disciples to see Jesus taken up into heaven. Then they knew without a doubt that he was God and that His home was in heaven


Acts 1:9-11. After 40 days with His disciples (1:3), Jesus returned to heaven. The two men in white apparel were angels, who proclaimed to the disciples that one day Jesus would return in the same way He went—bodily and visibly. History is not haphazard or cyclical; it is moving toward a specific point—the return of Jesus to judge and rule over the earth. We should be ready for His sudden return (1 Thessalonians 5:2), not by standing around ‘gazing up into heaven,” but by working hard to share the gospel so that others will be able to share in God’s great blessings.

Where is heaven?
Heaven. Part of God’s creation above the earth and the waters including “air” and “space” and serving as home for God and His heavenly creatures. Scripture indicates that there are three heavens. (1) The first heaven is the atmosphere that surrounds the earth (Hos 2:18; Dan 7:13). (2) The second heaven is that of the stars (Gen 1:14-18). (3) The third heaven, also called Paradise (vv. 3-4; Luke 23:43; Rev 2:7), is God’s abode and the home of all departed believers (5:8; Phil 1:23). Its location is not revealed.

History of Jesus:
Jesus existed before Genesis 1
Jesus is Eternal; He has no beginning and no end It is critical to note that the history of Jesus in the Bible is not His “history” in the true sense of the word, because Jesus existed before the Bible was written. The uniqueness of Jesus is that He confronts us with the reality of the infinite. The New Testament has much to say about the fact that Jesus Christ existed before He appeared here in time.Every other human being has emerged from history. Jesus is the only One Who has ever come into history. The Bible starts with this statement “In the beginning God created…” (Gen 1:1). “God” in Genesis 1:1 is Jesus (Jn 1:1). The Bible does not tell us when God started to exist.
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