As Christians, we often imagine the grand moment when we are at the gates of heaven. The overwhelming zeal is almost too grand to even put into words. We are ready to be in the dwelling place of the Father. We long for the final destination, to be with him intimately.
But, being saved, isn't the Father with us always? Shouldn't we walk our lives out as a reflection of how it is in heaven? The Word says that His dwelling place is IN US!
In Isaiah 66:1, God asks, "Where is the house you will build me? And where is the place of my rest?" What can be created that is worthy enough to house His presence? In 1 Corinthians 3:16, He answers this question by declaring “Do you know that you are the temple of God and that the spirit of God dwells in you?” His dwelling is in us. He is the ultimate Creator and we are His craftsmanship. He built His house in us. The kingdom of heaven resides in us. As heirs to the Kingdom we can enter the heavens and release it. His Spirit is our spirit.
Imagine the zeal we can live our life with if we could just accept and live our life with this knowledge. There is no hurt, anger, stress or any other negative emotion in heaven. Let's strive for that beautiful rest we have in Him. We are not bound to flesh. Walk down the street like you're walking through the castle of heaven. Live every day like you're at heaven’s gates. Live every day in intimacy with the Father. The joy we have for heaven is attainable now if we would just grasp onto it.
Choose every day to be happy. Choose every day to be zealous for the life God has given us and willingly gives to us for eternity. Feel the presence of heaven with you and reflect it, every day!
Bring heaven down!