Awhile Back, the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With Love and gratitude here is the Gospel of Luke 24:46-53, with an angel guided message behind it.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.
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.”
Then he led them out as far as Bethany,
raised his hands, and blessed them.
As he blessed them he parted from them
and was taken up to heaven.
They did him homage
and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
and they were continually in the temple praising God.
This is the weekend of the Ascension of the Lord- with Pentecost following next Sunday. Here, Jesus is with his disciples, (opening their minds, helping them to understand the scriptures of how Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension was to come) and reminding them of the scripture (Is 53) announcing the coming Messiah , that through him, the forgiveness of sin through his suffering, death and resurrection would occur
They are being announced as witnesses for Christ for the forgiveness of repentance of sins through Jesus informs them he will be sending Promise of the Heavenly Father and instructs them to wait until they are clothed with Power from on High. The Spirit of the Most High God was to descend upon them and they were blessed by the most High Son of God as he ascended into Heaven.
Jesus is Lord over all nations, all races, belief systems, religions; for everyone are God’s children with One Lord. Not only Christians, but all people under God. All can be forgiven through Christ Jesus. We too, have received the Power of the Holy Spirit inside our hearts; the Promise of the Father and the Light of the Lord Jesus Christ. That includes everyone. We are all called to be witnesses for Christ. God and His Son Jesus love us very much, as One with them. Opening our hearts to the Promises of the Father and the Love of God and Jesus will open our hearts to the eternal Life, Goodness and Plan that the Father has in store for His people.
Angel Guided and additional reference to Workbook for Lectors, Gospel Readers, and Proclaimers of the Word 2016