The Acts of the Apostles it reads.
Penned by Luke we believe; not considered an Apostle. A physician. A friend to Paul.
(If you are like me, you will find Holy Comfort in this passage.)
Acts 1: 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.
8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,
11 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.” source
One. Note He did not say the kingdom would not be restored, He said it was not for them to know when.
Two. He did not say you will witness about Me. He said you shall BE witnesses. A Witness is who we ARE while we wait.
Okay. Three things. I wonder if those two men who stood by in white apparel were the same two we met at the tomb? John 20:12
This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.
Amen. Come LORD JESUS.