“Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which He has called you, what are the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.” -Ephesians 1:17
Not one who has visited heaven stayed the same. Not one who has experienced Christ’s beauty will ever be the same and forget. Actually what we experience in this life here, whether the power of revelations, the joy, the advancing of the Kingdom..all of it is just a pretaste of all the things God has prepared for us, here and now as well.
When Paul wrote in his letter: “What no eye has seen, nor ears has heard, nor the heart of a man imagined, that is what God has prepared for those who love Him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9); he was referring to physical eyes and their gaze at the beautiful things of the Lord, and to the emotions of the soul which are stirred.
Yet, the moment we got saved the Lord gave us new heart, new ears, new eyes through which we can perceive the things yet not seen.
Now, we have entered in the new and vast territory of revelations given by the Spirit, we are no longer stuck in the mystery anymore.
Now, hope fuels our motivation, because it speaks of the things waiting for us. And we can experience them here on earth so that we can boldly proclaim them for those around us. Hope isn’t just a cozy feeling, but rather it speaks of heavenly things, removing the veil and now we can explore heaven.
The hope of glory, Christ in us isn’t just a theory for when we get to heaven, but a real tangible thing in the lives of all those who made Christ their Lord.
And He will make sure to bring the reality of the Father, because He is so real, He’s the ultimate reality. Unless one accepts the fact that He is more real than the physical reality around us, then one will consider God nothing more than a force, thus will not believe in the fellowship with Him.
But the Word encourages us that Jesus is in heaven right now in a human, perfect human form.
What a powerful way to relate -someone up there just like us, but perfect, with all the power and authority to reign, desiring to reveal things to us.