GOD and US
Jesus on Earth for 40 days After the Resurrection
A Reality Check
"After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive.  He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God."                                                 Acts 1:3
Jesus walked this earth for 40 days after His resurrection.  He appeared to the disciples on at least four recorded occasions and prepared them for telling the good news that He, the Son of God, had come to mankind to save them.  He did this by demonstrating He was God -- by simply appearing within locked rooms in their midst.  He displayed his wounds and "doubting Thomas" put his finger into the nail hole of Christ's hand and his hand into the wound in Christ's side.  On an occasion reported in 1 Corinthians 15:6, He appeared to over 500 of the brethren at one time.  Another time after the apostles fished all night without a single catch, He gave them a miraculous catch of fish so large the apostles were amazed the nets didn't tear.  Then after a breakfast Jesus prepared for the disciples, He asked Peter, the one who denied him three times, to publicly declare his love for Him three times (John 21:15-17).  He went on to instruct Peter to feed and take care of His disciples.  During these 40 days, Jesus taught the apostles -- showing them how He had fulfilled the Old Testament scriptures about Himself. 

Jesus gave the apostles the "Great Commission" during this time.  He told them to go into all the world preaching the Good News and making disciples of all nations.  (Matthew 28:19)  He also instructed them to wait together in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to empower them.

The last thing Jesus said (Acts 1:8-9) to the apostles was, "...you shall 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.  After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight."
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