Biblical accounts The biblical narrative in Chapter 1 of the Acts of the Apostles takes place 40 days after the Resurrection. Acts 1 describes a meal at which Jesus commands the disciples to await the coming of the Holy Spirit.
It means there is hope! All will die, but not all will experience the second death. This is because of Jesus and his atoning death for all who have trusted their lives to him. Paul writes that Jesus was raised from the dead to be the “first fruits” of the faithful.
DEAR N.G.: The Bible clearly states that after His resurrection Jesus repeatedly appeared to His disciples over a period of 40 days , and then miraculously ascended into the presence of God . The Bible says, “He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight” (Acts 1:9).
The Bible tells us that Jesus died and rose again not only so that we could receive forgiveness, but even more so, He died and rose again so that we might have life. Christ died and rose again that we might live through Him – that’s salvation. He died and rose again that we might live for Him – that’s loving service.
According to the New Testament, “God raised him from the dead “, he ascended to heaven, to the “right hand of God”, and will return again to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy such as the resurrection of the dead , the Last Judgment and establishment of the Kingdom of God.
According to the first chapter of The Acts of the Apostles, after appearing to the Apostles on various occasions during a period of 40 days, Jesus was taken up in their presence and was then hidden from them by a cloud, a frequent biblical image signifying the presence of God.
Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again’ (Luke 24:5–7) . The female followers then returned to tell Jesus ‘ apostles and other people that Jesus had risen from the dead.
His resurrection proved that Jesus was who He claimed to be, the Son of God, sent from Heaven to save us from our sins. But it also proved for all time that there is life after death — this is the Resurrection Story. The resurrection blasts apart the finality of death.
For them the death of Jesus was part of a divine plan to save humanity. The death and resurrection of this one man is at the very heart of the Christian faith. For Christians it is through Jesus’s death that people’s broken relationship with God is restored. This is known as the Atonement.
The 40th Day concludes the 40 -day memorial period and has a major significance in traditions of Eastern Orthodox. It is believed that the soul of the departed remains wandering on Earth during the 40 -day period, coming back home, visiting places the departed has lived in as well as their fresh grave.
Recent astronomical research uses the contrast between the synoptic date of Jesus’ last Passover on the one hand with John’s date of the subsequent “Jewish Passover ” on the other hand, to propose Jesus’ Last Supper to have been on Wednesday, 1 April AD 33 and the crucifixion on Friday 3 April AD 33 and the Resurrection
( Enoch and Elijah are said in scripture to have been taken into heaven while still being alive on Earth and not yet experiencing physical death.)
It is believed that the spirit retains its wants, beliefs, and desires in the afterlife. LDS Church doctrine teaches that Jesus Christ was the first person to be resurrected , and that all those who have lived on the earth will be resurrected because of Jesus Christ, regardless of their righteousness.