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    Received by Chariots of Angels

    While the disciples were still looking upward, two angels in the form of men spoke. “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.”HH 381.1

    These angels, the most exalted among the angel ranks, were the two who had come to the tomb at Christ’s resurrection. They longed to join the heavenly assembly that welcomed Jesus, but in sympathy for those whom He had left, they waited to give them comfort.HH 381.2

    Christ had ascended in human form—the same Jesus who had broken bread with them and who that very day had climbed with them up the slope of the Mount of Olives. The angels assured them that the very One whom they had seen go into heaven would come again just as He had ascended. He will come “with clouds, and every eye will see Him.” “The Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise.” “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.” Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, NRSV; Matthew 25:31.HH 381.3

    This will fulfill the Lord’s own promise to His disciples: “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3.HH 381.4

    After the trial and crucifixion, the disciples’ enemies expected to see an expression of sorrow and defeat on their faces. Instead of this there was gladness and triumph. Their faces glowed with a happiness that did not originate on earth. With rejoicing they told the wonderful story of Christ’s resurrection and ascension, and many people believed them.HH 381.5

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