And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a (a)cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, (b)two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, (c)will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven."
The text says the cloud received them out of their sight. Jesus didn’t just ascend into the clouds so high that they could no longer see Him. I think the cloud, the Glory of God, actually took Him into another dimension and vanished out of their sight.
v.10 (b) the text says these were two men, not two angels. Could these be the same two men that Luke writes about in his gospel at the empty tomb?, Lk 24:4. I am convinced that these two men were Moses and Elijah. God set up a meeting between Jesus, Moses and Elijah on Mount Hermon to discuss Jesus’ departure from this world, Lk 9:28-31. I believe these two men at the tomb and at the ascension were Moses and Elijah as well. Moses and Elijah have a meeting with Jesus to discuss His death and resurrection, we call this the transfiguration, but it really was a secret meeting to review the plan of redemption for man. Moses and Elijah become witnesses for Jesus in both post-resurrection events. They are there to tell the women at the empty tomb that Jesus had risen from the dead. And here they are giving the disciples hope for the return of Jesus Christ. I also believe that the roll of these two men being a witness for Jesus doesn’t stop there. They will be the two witnesses in Revelation preparing the world for the return of Jesus, Rev 11:3-12, Zech 4:2-3, 11-14.
v.11- (c) the return of Jesus will be in a similar fashion to how He was taken up. We know Jesus was taken up in the cloud of the glory of God into heaven escaping the physical eyes into another dimension. In the book of Revelation, John describes Jesus coming back at His second coming. He says “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True”, Rev 19:11-16. Again, this confirms that heaven is a place outside of our dimensionality and just like Jesus was taken into that other dimension by the glory of God, He will come back from heaven in the same fashion, only we, His Bride, will be with Him too!, Jude 14, Rev 19:14.