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LIFE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
sight.” “ And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold two men stood by them in white apparel : which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him
into heaven.” Afterthus witnessing the Ascension of Christ they returned to Jerusalem, and remained there for some days. They chose another apostle to supply the place of Judas Iscariot.
On the day of Pentecost, when they were all assembled in one place, “suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues asof 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.”
Thus was fulfilled the promise of Christ, that the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, should come upon them; and thus were they fitted for their all-important and arduous mission.