Have you ever heard the saying, “A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush”? Jesus preached, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17) The long promised Savior was right there at hand. He is the Way into the kingdom of heaven. Just hold out your hand and grasp His….and then in faith hold fast!
The kingdom of heaven is at hand for us every minute of every day if we are citizens of His kingdom. We have been delivered from the ruler of this worldly kingdom, to now serve the true King in the kingdom of heaven. Even though I live in this world, I am no longer a citizen of it. I am now a citizen in the kingdom of heaven. Here on earth, I am now an ambassador for Jesus Christ, my Savior and new King.
All who receive Jesus and hold fast to Him will one day join Him in their real home in heaven. Even so, as far as my spirit is concerned, it has already received new citizenship and lives in eternal life with Jesus…and will just continue on when my physical body stops breathing. Jesus has sealed me with His Holy Spirit breath of life that I might live with Him forever….and hallelujah…it has already started, even now! He has sent His Holy Spirit to lead us.