What Occurred 50 Days After Jesus Resurrection?

After Jesus’ resurrection, there were many events that took place in the span of 50 days. Let’s take a closer look at what occurred during this time.

The Ascension of Jesus

Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven. This event is recorded in the book of Acts, Chapter 1 verses 9-11.

The disciples were gathered with Jesus and he gave them final instructions before ascending into heaven. He promised them that they would receive the Holy Spirit and be his witnesses to the ends of the earth.

The Selection of Matthias

After Jesus’ ascension, there were only 11 apostles left. Judas Iscariot had betrayed Jesus and killed himself afterward.

The remaining apostles felt it was necessary to select a replacement for Judas. They decided on two candidates, Matthias and Justus, and prayed for guidance in making the selection. Ultimately, they chose Matthias to replace Judas as one of the twelve apostles.

The Day of Pentecost

Ten days after Jesus’ ascension, on the Jewish holiday of Pentecost, something extraordinary happened. The disciples were gathered together in one place when suddenly there came a sound from heaven like a rushing wind. Tongues of fire appeared above each person’s head and they began to speak in other languages they had not known before.

This event is recorded in Acts Chapter 2 verses 1-4 and marks the beginning of the church age. Peter preached a sermon that day which led to about 3,000 people being baptized into Christ.

Healing Miracles

Throughout this time period following Jesus’ resurrection, there were many healing miracles performed by Peter and John. One notable miracle was when Peter healed a lame man who had been begging for money at the Beautiful Gate of the temple.

Peter said to him, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” The man was healed instantly and began walking, leaping, and praising God.

Persecution of the Disciples

As the number of believers grew, so did opposition to their message. The religious leaders were threatened by the disciples’ teachings and miracles and began to persecute them.

Peter and John were arrested for preaching about Jesus and spent a night in jail. Stephen was stoned to death for his bold proclamation of faith in Jesus.

Despite this persecution, the church continued to grow and spread throughout the region.

Conclusion

In summary, 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection saw many significant events take place. These events include Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the selection of Matthias as an apostle, the Day of Pentecost which marked the beginning of the church age, healing miracles performed by Peter and John, and persecution of believers which only served to strengthen their faith.

As we reflect on these events today, we can see how they laid a foundation for Christianity that has endured for centuries.