The work of Christ is a completed work, final and eternal. On the basis of this completed work, He is ministering now in heaven on our behalf.
The Lord has appeared to put away sin by dying on the cross. He is appearing now in heaven for us. One day He shall appear to take Christians home (Hebrews 9:24-28). These “three tenses of salvation” are all based on His finished work.
Christians have to make a choice between the earthly and the heavenly, the temporary and the eternal, the incomplete and the complete. So there is no middle way. The believer’s sanctuary is in heaven. His Father is in heaven and his Saviour is in heaven.
His citizenship is in heaven and his treasures should be in heaven. His hope is also in heaven. The true believer walks by faith, not by sight. No matter what may happen on earth, a believer can be confident, because everything is settled in heaven.
Scripture for today: “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us” (Romans 8:34).
Look up: Matthew 6:19-21; Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 7:25.
Action assignment: Name at least seven things that belong to believers today because everything is settled in heaven. Express your confidence in God’s faithfulness to you because of Christ’s completed work.
Warren W. Wiersbe