Now I would remind you, brothers (and sisters) of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 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.” (Acts 1:9-11)
I love Misty Edwards words in her song, PEOPLE GET READY, it’s reference to JESUS…
I can hear the rhythm of the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
He’s doing a new thing so we’re singing a new song,
he’s not a baby in a manger anymore,
He’s not a broken man on a cross,
He didn’t stay in the grave and He’s not staying in heaven forever…
HE’S ALIVE, HE’S ALIVE, HE’S ALIVE!
Jesus’ second coming will be a literal event and will be just like He went to heaven the first time. People, Be Ready!