Everything Jesus foretold while on earth came to be. He suffered on a cross for the sins of the world. He rose again to bring about new life. He walked again with the people so they might see his scars and know that He was the resurrected King. Then, as He was preparing to be raised again back to heaven, He tells the people in Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere-in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Jesus’ final words gave a promise that He would soon fulfill. As soon as was raised to heaven, He sent His Holy Spirit to come upon them. Up until this point, the Spirit would come and go, but now He would live inside the hearts of the people, with them forever.
He lives with us today, guiding on us how we should live, giving us the wisdom and words to speak to others about Him, interceding through prayers for us, and speaking truths into our hearts as we go throughout our days.