The Greek word analambano

Limited to the books of Mark, Acts, Ephesians, First and Second Timothy, the Greek verb “analambano” meant “take up” or “receive.”

Jesus was “received up” into heaven (Mk.16:19; Acts 1:2, 11, 22).  Paul was “brought” to Antipatris (Acts 23:31).  Christians are to “take up” the whole armor of God (Eph. 6:13), and this “taking” includes the shield of faith (Eph. 6:16a).