Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Has Jesus Retired?

In short, what is Jesus doing now? I wonder how many children are put off by the image of a carpenter's son who lived two thousand years ago? Awful to say, but many do not see any connection between Him and themselves. Some are thinking of suicide, some illicit sex. What can Jesus do for them, right now?

Oh, they are told about His good example. Be like Him. Keep perfecting yourself. You might make it into heaven yet. This image is like Jesus as a Jewish Buddah.

There is another way. It is that right now, the devil accuses you, drags you down, even unto death. But Jesus is your defence. No one knows you better, even if you don't know Him. He is working for you. Yes, He is preparing a place for you, so you can live with Him forever.

Blueprints of the millennial temple are available. Some brave architects have drawn them up from Ezekiel 30 through 38. Exact measurements are given, even where the priests will hang their coats. This will all be done some day.

But right now Jesus is preparing a place for you and me. It is a work in progress. That wonderful mansion, not salvation, is what we are working for. Jesus defends us against Satan's attacks, He prepares a place for us, and He is doing it right now.

Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25

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