After Jesus ascends into heaven the disciples are to look ahead to the next promise of God in the Father's gift of the Holy Spirit.
The ascension scene painted by Luke illustrates Jesus' universal authority over the nations and his priestly access to the Father.
Jesus' promise of his kingdom extending to the ends of the earth was a direct response to the disciples incorrect assumptions about the kingdom of God.
Jesus explains to the disciples their mission and the work of the Spirit, which empowers them to fulfill their calling.
The Father’s promise to the redeemed includes the incredible gift of the Holy Spirit in His fullness.