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THEME: LOOK TO JESUS Acts 1:10-11 NKJV “And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them... Revelation of the Word:


Acts 1:10-11 NKJV

“And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 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.”


-The disciples remained with Jesus after His death and resurrection, before He was taken up to heaven. They thought He was going to restore the kingdom of Israel immediately, and bring cause deliverance of the people from foreign dominance and for establishment of an earthly kingdom, which Jesus said it was not their place to know the times or date. Jesus was taken up into heaven and a cloud covered Him revealing the glory of God. Then two men probably angels spoke to them reminding them of the second coming. As pilgrims in our progress in faith, we hope for the resurrection and eternal life with Christ.


To look means to direct one’s gaze and attention towards someone or something. Also to rely on or totally depend upon. It is vital to look to Jesus who is our Source and Help instead of relying on our own power, strength, wealth, fame and networks. When we look to Jesus, He can do what none of these things or gods can do (Psalms 123:1-3). King Nebuchadnezzar took pride un his wealth, honor and fame. He was humbled and when he looked into heaven, his understanding returned to him; he and blessed the Most High God, and praised Him (Daniel 4:34-37). Since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we are called to lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:1-2). As Stephen was teaching the word of God, the listeners were convicted to sin and pierced by it. They were proud enough not to repent, their hearts were hardened and they dragged Stephen out of the city and stone him to death. Stephen looked to Jesus for comfort during persecution, and He saw Him and received the blessing of eternal life. Since we believe in Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Him, let us live in hope knowing that even if we die we shall live, and if we do not die we will still see Him as He is, and live with Him forever.


Our Lord Jesus, You offered one sacrifice for our sins forever, and You are sitted at the right hand of God the Father, how are great are You in all the earth. Some trust in horses, others trust in chariots but we put our trust in You Lord our God. We look to You Lord our Source and our Strength. We look to You Jesus for Your mercy and grace. May You have mercy on us and all Your people and grant us the gift of eternal life. We look to You Jesus for deliverance from our tribulations. We look to You Jesus for knowing that Your purpose will prevail in our lives. We look to Jesus for salvation and eternal life together with our loved ones and You beloved people and nations. May You bless us and keep us dear Jesus. May You make Your face shine upon us and be gracious to us. May You lift up Your countenance upon us and give us peace in our hearts, families, nation and all the nations of the world. Amen

Further reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Hebrew 10:12

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