The Ascension of Christ into Heaven is the mechanics of meeting the Lord in the air. It includes a feeling of bliss.
Rob wrote:I see it is describing both the rapture and the second coming, which I believe scripture shows to be the same event and not two separate events at two different points in time.
And yes in the rapture Jesus only comes to the clouds in the rapture and we are raptured to meet him then taken to heaven,he does not come all the way back to earth like in the 2nd coming.
I have read concerning the apparitions at Medugorje the use of the term 'Great Event' to describe this. It is treated as a singular occurence, but an everlasting one.
One should effort to maintain the prophecy that Christ's Kingdom is without end already. As He said while dying, "Today though shalt be with Me in paradise." The Creed then states that Christ sits at the right hand of the Father, from whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
But Christ also asks, "Will I find any faith on earth when I return?"
I was brought back from the dead, as dead as I'll ever be, into a third womb. Within one week while she was in term with me, I was shot twice with a .22 handgun along with mother and sire, too. Three victims, one gun. That is about the closest Christ got to finding any faith on the earth the evening of His Mother's Feastday of the Protection, October 1, 1955 A.D.(P.) According to the law, the assailant should never had seen sunrise the following morning. Yet, this past week he sat next to a lying attorney/cop accusing me of committing terrorist threats, trying to take money from their estate for having put them to a quick end. These are my fellow Americans who equate health care with murder.
Within three hours from when I actually began breathing air again, I was assaulted in the mouth with a shotgun. Here again, this is America's faith. Such assaults have continued over the years inclusive to, most recently, massive perjuries, plunders, and thefts, to which the judges say, while they passively allow such things to continue, that it is the wrong courtroom or "We'll see." Yeah, ta-ta and la-di-da.
Christ is facing such hypocrisy with me, and as I've noted, He has raised more souls just the same. He has won the battle, and the future is bright.