Forerunner

So What’s Jesus Up to?

04/05/2019

Around Easter, Christians focus on the weeks prior to Jesus’s crucifixion. Resurrection morning, we celebrate that death couldn’t keep Jesus in the grave. But, where is Jesus now and what is He doing?  Hebrews 6:20 tells us where Jesus is. “Jesus has entered as a forerunner (in heaven) for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Jesus is in heaven and He’s praying for us. How do we know He’s in heaven? He told His disciples before His crucifixion that He had come down from heaven to earth and He was returning to heaven. People saw Jesus rise from the earth and ascend through the clouds into heaven. Angels assured those watching Jesus rise in the air that what they thought they saw, they truly saw. Yes, it’s true. An airplane defies gravity and ascends beyond our eyesight into the clouds. An airplane’s power is minuscule compared to Christ’s power. All is well, friends. Christ, our forerunner, has gone ahead of us to heaven. He made it safely there. We will, too, where we’ll be united with loved ones and the Lord forever.

Lord Jesus, forerunner of all who put their trust in You, thank You for safely seeing us through the travail of death and bringing us to heaven’s glory. 

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Praise to Jesus, Our FORERUNNER

03/27/2018

Jesus has entered as a FORERUNNER for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 6:20

A forerunner is someone one who goes ahead of others to a place where people will follow. Jesus went to heaven ahead of us and is being our high priest. He prays for us. He forgives our sins. How do we know He’s there? He told His disciples He was returning to heaven. Witnesses saw Jesus ascend through the clouds into heaven. Angels confirmed to the disciples what they had seen. Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit after He arrived in heaven. And, He did. All is well, friends. Christ, our forerunner, is in heaven. He made it safely there. We will, too.

Lord Jesus, FORERUNNER of all who put their trust in You, thank You for the promise of safely seeing us through the travail of death and bringing us to heaven’s glory.