Prophecy (970-610 B.C.)
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. Psalm 16:10 (NKJV)
The Lord says to my Lord:
“Sit at My right hand
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”
Psalm 110:1 (NASB)
The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands;
The Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness.
You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives . . . Psalm 68:17-18a (NASB)
“And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe. So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven . . .” (NKJV) Mark 16:11, 19
Therefore it says, “WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN.” (Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended afar above all the heavens, so that He might bfill all things.) Ephesians 4:8-10 (NASB)
And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. . . . They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will ccome in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” (NKJV) Acts 1:9, 11
For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: ” The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand,
Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ — this Jesus whom you crucified.’” Acts 2:34-36 (NASB)
This prophecy indicates that Messiah would ascend back into heaven. After His death, He visited the demons in the abyss and declared victory over them. Then He led the saints out of Paradise. Afterwards, He was seen by His disciples and comforted them. He helped them understand their purpose in life and gave them the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:44-49; Acts 1:8). Then Christ ascended back to heaven (Acts 1:9-11; 2:34-36). These two prophesies occurred in 970 – 610 B.C.