Just prior to his ascension, Jesus appeared to his disciples and said to them, "Behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. " Why this command, when a short time before he had told them to return to Galilee? The disciples had, just previous to the crucifixion, accompanied their Master to Jerusalem, but they were not spiritually prepared or strong enough to follow him and endure with him the Gethsemane, the trial, the cross and crucifixion.
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