“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
The Lord Jesus is not only ministering His blessing into our lives and needs today. He is also preparing for our eternal future with Him.
- “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2)
- “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9)
There will come a time when the Lord will put an end to time and history as we know and experience it now. He will come again in His eternal power and glory to finally establish His rule and authority, do away with all evil, and usher in the new age which He has planned.
- “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:1-4)
We live in the in-between times – after the Lord’s first coming and before His promised second coming.
- “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11)
We do not know when this will happen. It could take place during our life-time or in the years to come. However of one thing we can be sure – it will take place. Until it does we are called to live for the Lord in faith and trust, honouring Him in all we think and say and do. We are on a journey with a Divine presence and a Divine destination.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Bless me Lord with a vision of You and the future that You have planned for me and for all believers. Amen.
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