WHEN WAS THE HOLY GHOST GIVEN?
AFTER THE PENTECOST OF JESUS
The Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:39
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost. John 20:22
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:1-4
BEFORE RESURRECTION OF JESUS
For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. Mark 12:36
He [John the Baptist] shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. Luke 1:15
Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. Luke 1:41
Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost. Luke 1:67
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. Luke 2:25
… which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake…. Acts 1:16
WHERE DID JESUS FIRST APPEAR TO THE ELEVEN DISCIPLES AFTER THE RESURRECTION?
ON A MOUNTAIN TOP IN GALILEE.
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Matthew 28:16-17
IN A ROOM IN JERUSALEM.
Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. Mark 16:14
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. Luke 24:33-37
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. John 20:19
WERE THE DISCIPLES FRIGHTENED OR GLAD WHEN THEY SAW JESUS?
THEY WERE FRIGHTENED WHEN THEY SAW HIM.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. Luke 24:37
THEY WERE GLADDENED.
Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD. John 20:20
DID THE ELEVEN DISCIPLES BELIEVE THE TWO MEN WHO CLAIMED TO SEE JESUS?
YES, SINCE HE HAD ALREADY APPEARED TO SIMON.
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. Luke 24:33-34
After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them. Mark 16:12-13
THE “WORD OF GOD” IS UNCERTAIN AS TO WHEN THE APOSTLES RECEIVED THE “HOLY SPIRIT.”
A ON EASTER SUNDAY
And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22
B ON PENTECOST, FIFTY DAYS LATER.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:1-4
CHRIST ASCENDED FROM MOUNT OLIVES OR FROM BETHANY???
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. . . . Then returned they unto Jerusalem, from the mount called Olivet. (Acts 1:9, 12.)
And he led them out as far as to Bethany; and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass that while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. (Luke 24:50, 51.)
HOW MANY BELIEVERS WERE THERE AT THE TIME OF THE ASCENSION?
THERE WERE 120 BELIEVERS AFTER THE ASCENSION.
The number of names together were about an hundred and twenty. Acts 1:15
THERE WERE MORE THAN 500 BELIEVERS BEFORE THE ASCENSION.
He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:6
WHEN DID JESUS ASCEND INTO HEAVEN?
ON THE DAY OF HIS RESURRECTION.
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. …
And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus….
And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together….
And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. Luke 24:1-51
Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. Mark 16:9-19
AT LEAST EIGHT DAYS AFTER HIS RESURRECTION.
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. John 20:26
MANY DAYS AFTER HIS RESURRECTION.
And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. Acts 13:31
FORTY DAYS AFTER HIS RESURRECTION.
Until the day in which he was taken up … he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Acts 1:2-3, 9
WILL JESUS’S SECOND COMING BE VISIBLE TO ALL?
Every eye wll seem him coming in the clouds in all his glory.
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Mark 13:26
And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Luke 21:27
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him. Revelation 1:7
Nonbelievers will ever see him again.
Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. John 14:19