Has any other man or woman ascended to heaven apart from Jesus?


Mark 16:19

ESV - 19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

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Mini ainsley chalmers Medical Research Scientist, devoted family man.
According to scripture Enoch and Elijah went bodily to heaven. However, only Jesus came back post-death in bodily form and sent the Holy Spirit post-crucifixion to encourage and help us in our earthly walk. Some believe that these OT saints may be the two God-sent witnesses to testify to the truth during the tribulation.

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Profile pic Mark Vestal Proud of nothing of myself. Freed by Christ who did it all!

2 Cor 12:2-4
"I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.."

The "third heaven" is reference to the heaven we as believers 'in Christ' await realization of being in. The first heaven being earth's atmosphere and the second heaven being outer space. Believers obtain citizenship of the "third heaven" immediately upon belief as they are now in Christ (Col 2:12, Col 3:1, Eph 1:13. Rom 8:14-17), but all believers await their new glorified bodies at the time Christ returns in the clouds to gather the church, which is His body (Rom 8:23-24, 1 Thes 4:17).

Hebrew believers, the 'little flock', went to "Abraham's bosom" (Luke 16:12). This was prior to the revelation of the church age believer, the body of Christ, as given to the apostle Paul by Christ ascended in heaven. This group of believers today, the church, are filling Christ's body (Eph 1:22-23, Col 1:24).

When the last believer believes during this age of God's grace Eph 3:2, Christ will return in the clouds, gather His church (with their new physical glorified bodies), later return physically to earth, then continue with and fulfill Israel's prophetic earthly kingdom economy. After Christ's millennial reign on earth and final defeat of Satan, the 'new heaven and new earth' with 'all things in Christ' will be gathered together for eternity (Eph 1:10 RRevelation 21:1).

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