We simply must understand what Jesus is currently doing in heaven. If we don’t understand what role He is currently playing in heaven, we’ll never understand what role we must currently play on earth. So what’s Jesus doing in heaven?
Fourth, He’s preparing an eternal home for us (John 14:2-3).
When each of us plays the part God has assigned to us, people get saved. We see this clearly in Acts 6. The pastors played their part – they gave themselves to the ministry of the Word of God and to prayer and gave oversight to the church. And the people played their part – they ran the various ministries of the church. And as a result “…the word of God spread. The number of disciples…increased rapidly, and a large number…became obedient to the faith” (Acts 6:7). Well all these people who get saved as a result of the work of the church need a place to live for eternity. So while being High Priest and leading his priests here on earth and while making atonement, Jesus is ALSO preparing a place for us to live with him forever!
I leave you with this exciting thought. God made the world and everything in it in only six days. As beautiful and intricate as this world is…it was all made in only six days. Well Jesus has been working on heaven for 2,000 years. How do I know? Well Jesus said he would come back when everything was ready. Since he hasn’t come back, we know he’s not finished just yet. Can you imagine how amazing heaven is going to be!
If you’d like to make sure you’re going to be there when you die, I want to invite you to say the following prayer in your heart.
Heavenly Father, Thank you for the salvation that’s available to me because of what Jesus has done. Let me be super clear. I do not want to die for my sins. I want to accept Jesus’ offer to make payment for my sins. And now that I’m saved, I want to step into a role within the church that will help others find the same salvation I’ve found through Jesus. I’m committing today to join you in working to bring others to Jesus. I will find a place to serve. You have my word. Thank you for my salvation and thank you for letting me play a part in your work of bringing salvation to the world. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.