And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem…
Before ascending Christ had —
I. A MISCONCEPTION TO REMOVE — respecting the date and character of the Messianic Kingdom.
II. A PROMISE TO BESTOW.
1. The Father made the promise.
2. Christ was to bestow it.
3. The Holy Spirit was the subject. They were to receive a baptism, copious, cleansing, consecrating, and be endowed with spiritual power.
III. A COMMISSION TO ENTRUST.
1. Its nature — "witnesses unto Me."
2. Its sphere ever widening till it reached the uttermost part of the earth.
(J. R. Thomson, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.