Tag: taken up to heaven
Scripture reading for March 2nd: Mark 16
Key scriptures for over-comers: Mark 16:19-20 “After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and He sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it.”
Jesus appeared to the disciples a number of times after the resurrection to prepare them for their ultimate mission to reach the lost people of all nations. Jesus conferred His authority on them to go and preach the “good news to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) He promised them that as they went and preached this ‘good news’ that they would not be alone but He would work with them confirming their message with miraculous signs. These signs would be Christ’s way of showing His love to the lost and confirming the authenticity of His disciples. It would require the disciples to walk by faith and do what Jesus commanded them to do–reach out to lost people everywhere! Mark records that they were sent and then they went!
Observations for over-comers: Christians want to see the signs and miracles but are not being obedient to go and preach to the lost! We must be going and preaching the good news and Jesus will do His part! “One generation will commend Your works to another; they will tell of Your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and I will meditate on Your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of Your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.” (Psalm 145:4-6)