Jesus’ Resurrection and Return (Part 7)
A standard stop for any Christian tour group in Jerusalem is the Mount of Olives. Because it is a half-mile higher than the Temple Mount, it provides a spectacular view of the platform where the temple used to stand, as well as all of Jerusalem. The view is breathtaking and fills one with awe.
The Mount of Olives is so named because it used to be covered with olive groves. It was at one of the olive presses, probably placed inside a cave, where Jesus went to pray three times the night of his arrest. Gethsemane is derived from the original Hebrew for “olive press.”
The Scriptures provide deep significance for Jesus’ last days spent on the Mount of Olives, as well as his ascension from there. King David wept there, as did Jesus. Ezekiel and Zechariah describe scenes of the glory of God ascending from there and then the Lord coming there at the end of days.
This holy hill, therefore, carries great significance within Judaism. Because it is expected the Messiah will come there—and the resurrection of the dead will begin there—it has been a popular burial place for over 3,000 years, and there are over 150,000 gravesites there today.
Join me for this episode of the Out of Zion podcast when I wrap up the 3D Jesus series by explaining the significance of Jesus’ ascension from the Mount of Olives. We will also talk about the resurrection of Jesus and where His empty tomb is today. Listen in for answers and discover what all this means for you!
Dr. Susan Michael is host of the Out of Zion podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network.
About this episode:
Susan wraps up the 3D Jesus series by explaining where is Golgotha and the tomb of Jesus today as well as the significance of Jesus’ ascension from the Mount of Olives. What does scripture say about that hill and is that where Jesus will return to? Listen in for answers and what all this means for you!