The disciples are looking up into the serene face of the risen Savior. They have been with him for forty days now—witnessing the glory in His every word and movement. He has taught them precious things “pertaining to the kingdom of God.” He has also instructed them to stay in Jerusalem and “wait for the promise of the Father.” He has told them to wait for a spiritual baptism in which they will be immersed in God’s very own Spirit. No water like John’s baptism—this time the power from on high will come upon them.
This promise to them must have been difficult to believe because instead of asking questions about it, they ask a question concerning the kingdom. Thinking He was talking about a political government, they ask, “Wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?”
He responds by saying that the times and seasons of…
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