About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
I Am You Will Be
Jesus said this
concerning His servants who would follow Him.
"Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant
will also be" (John 12:23). I
doubt if those to whom Jesus directly spoke these words understood what He
meant. They might well have
thought that they were to follow Jesus along the dusty trails of
Upon His return to
heaven Jesus sat in a place of ultimate universal authority.
"Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven
and on earth has been given to me'" (Matthew 28:18).
"He (God) raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His
right hand in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 1:20).
Jesus is the "Alpha and Omega, who is, who was, and who is to
come, the Almighty" (Revelation 1:8).
"Since we have a great high priest who has ascended into
heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we
profess" (Hebrews 4:14).
Jesus told us that
where He is, we, His servants must be.
Should we commit suicide so we can be where Jesus now is?
The obvious answer is "no."
How, then, can we be where Jesus presently is?
The Apostle Paul
answered this question. "He
who is joined to the Lord is one spirit" (1 Corinthians 6:17).
"God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the
heavenly realms in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:6).
I am a servant of
Jesus. Although I live in
Over the years I
have heard it said that some Christians are too heavenly minded to be of
any earthly good. I would say
that some Christians are too earthly minded to be of any heavenly good.
If we ever want to be of any earthly good for Jesus we must do so
from our heavenly perspective. Being
preoccupied with our earthliness defeats the purpose of our calling to
represent the Kingdom of heaven to the kingdoms of this world.
"Where I am,
there will my servants be." If
you are a born again believer, your primary residence is in heaven where
Jesus presently is. We sit
alongside Him in a place of ultimate authority.
Let us live accordingly.