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MGJC Blog
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Why Jesus Goes to Heaven?
Topic: Heaven

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:1-3 KJV)

 

Many people believe that they would go to Heaven when they’d take their last breathe on the earth, but they don’t know how they’d be at there. They may not know why Jesus went to Heaven on the first place, but not with us. In this passage of the Scriptures, we’d need to understand why Jesus had the right to enter into the heavenly place before us.

 

First, He is our Mediator between God and men (I Timothy 2:5). Jesus just didn’t die and resurrected on the third day for our sins. But God wanted to build relationship with us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Of course, God used many prophets to try to speak with His people in past, but “in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (Hebrews 1:3).”

 

Second, He wanted to build relationship with us. It’s interesting that there is no word Christianity in the KJV Bible. Why? It’s a man-made word, Christianity. God didn’t bring Jesus to the earth to create another religious system, but to establish a relationship with us. This is why being a Christian is totally different than any other world religion. But, sadly, we made it into several denominational groups over the years and made it as another religion system. We have Baptist groups, who don’t believe in speaking in tongue; Pentecost, who doesn’t believe the right way to use to speak in tongue; Mormonism, who has totally different way to interpret the Scriptures; and more. I John 4:16 tells us that God is love. This doesn’t mean to create denominational churches. Apostle Paul forbids to create churches under somebody’s name (see I Corinthians 3).

 

God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.  


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