What does Jesus do in heaven?

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Ascension Day we celebrate Jesus returning where he came from, to heaven. We can not locate heaven, but we know that's where God is and that one day it will be visible to us. Not that we all must become angels and float around between the clouds, but because the heavens are to come down to earth so that God can live with us humans!

But what does Jesus really do in heaven until then? Yes, the Bible actually gives us a number of answers. I want to mention 4 of them here:

He makes room for us


I am going to make a room ready for you (John 14,2)

Jesus tells himself that there is room in heaven for all who believe in him. The meaning of Jesus' life on earth was to pave the way for us to fellowship with God in heaven and when Jesus left the earth this part of His mission was completed.

He prays for us


He has risen and is sitting at the right hand of God and intercedes for us (Romans 8:34)

Jesus is a kind of lawyer for us with God, an intermediary who communicates for our prayers to God. When we pray to God, Jesus is our guarantor for the prayer to be heard and answered.

He is the priest for us


This priest has produced one eternal sacrifice for sins (Hebrews 10, 12)

In heaven, Jesus provides forgiveness for our sins. The Bible compares the heavens with a sanctuary, a temple where the sacrifice of sins for the sins of men is brought forth. Both the victim and the priest are Jesus. Ie the death he suffered before leaving the earth, it remains in heaven's sanctuary as a sacrifice to our people. You can read more about this in Hebrews chapter 9

He prepares to come back to us


The Jesus who has been taken from you to heaven must come again in the same way as you have seen Him go up to heaven (Acts 1:11)

When Jesus returns, it is not like a poor and suffering person, but as a king and victor, who must lead all his believers into eternal life in the kingdom of God.

Jesus is "our man" in heaven - with direct access to the throne of God. Believing in Jesus is like having a lawyer with God, one who speaks your case and my case and, as with his own life, guarantees us part in the eternal life of God. It's worth the effort!

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...but because the heavens are to come down to earth so that God can live with us humans!

I disagree with this phrase that heavens are to come down to earth? It is absolutely Biblically wrong! 1st & 2nd heavens will vanish away and the earth will be burned up. Then God will CREATE NEW heaven and New Earth.

I agree that Jesus will come back for His followers BUT we must keep in mind that NOT ALL will be save. Many will also be thrown into everlasting punishment for they are doing evil things all their life.

I agree it's a "new" Earth.

He as our priests make intercession for us to the Father, as he sits on the right hand of the Almighty. May his kingdom come and will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Amen

Jesus watches us and guides us from every harm. Like a security man in the camera room watching the stores with the CCTV incase of any suspicious activity, that is how Jesus watches us from heaven and monitor if the enemies are coming to us and he will stop it immediately

He is our provider, priest, waymaker, he is our everything. He said "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" (John 14:2)

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
1 Timothy 2:5 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/1ti.2.5.ESV

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
John 5:24 ESV
https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.5.24.ESV

He is the mediator between God and men. We can illustrate Christ as the bridge that God has set so that all that hears His word and believe in Him has crossed from death to life.

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Jesus is in heaven preparing a place for believers.

As long as we have faith we are never truly alone because He is always with us. He loves us, guides us, provides for us, and cares for us in all ways. Jesus sacrificed for our sins so that we may live. The point you made about there being room for all who believe in Him comforts me because we are all made equal in his eyes if we are faithful and believe. Thanks so much for sharing! -Ivy

My pleasure!

Jesus can do whatever he wants dude

but he chose to love us babe, such an amazing choice if you ask me

believe in Jesus Christ as more than a child of God an intercessory king who gives us eternal life what many do not understand and leads to the debate that is more than a prophet who is more than that .. that God is our father celestial father de cristo jesus and jesus is at the right hand of the father beautiful commentary and publication that many do not dare to do and say apart your contribution is to bring the word through this very beautiful page continues asi..as another person who believes in Christ and in GOD tells you

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Good Posting.

Thank you!

Thanks for a good post. Glad to find this on steemit. I would like to add that God is active in our life as well. Psalm 32:8 tells us "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you."

Jesus paid it all. All to Him I owe. God bless you,

When Jesus returns, it is not like a poor and suffering person, but as a king and victor, who must lead all his believers into eternal life in the kingdom of God

It is so comforting to know He isnt sleeping. He is preparing. He will return and this time as a victor...thank you for sharing this.

Very good post! Thanks for sharing!

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Wow,glory to God,Christ our high priest according to the order of mechizedek,he is coming back but not as a saviour but as a judge,1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: