When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?…
Chief points -
I. THE CONTRAST between the earthly, as represented in the disciples, with their Jewish prejudice and thought of "times and seasons," and the heavenly, in the Lord Jesus himself.
II. THE PROSPECT. Separation for a season. Cloud concealing the glory. Promise of return.
III. THE FELLOWSHIP of the disciples with the Master. The mingling together of heaven and earth. The witnesses appointed, that to the uttermost part of the earth the glory of the risen dawn might be seen, and so a new heaven be revealed over a new earth. (Cf. the promise made to Nathanael (John 1:51) and Jacob's dream.) - R.
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