Bible: Acts 1:2-8

1:2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, 1  after he had given orders 2  by 3  the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 1:3 To the same apostles 4  also, after his suffering, 5  he presented himself alive with many convincing proofs. He was seen by them over a forty-day period 6  and spoke about matters concerning the kingdom of God. 1:4 While he was with them, 7  he declared, 8 Do not leave Jerusalem, 9  but wait there 10  for what my 11  Father promised, 12  which you heard about from me. 13  1:5 For 14  John baptized with water, but you 15  will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

1:6 So when they had gathered together, they began to ask him, 16 Lord, is this the time when you are restoring the kingdom to Israel? 1:7 He told them, “You are not permitted to know 17  the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts 18  of the earth.”

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