When we are told to “set our affections on the realities of heaven,” the reason for doing this is that it is the place “where Christ sits at God’s right hand.”
Think about these great words: “For Christ … entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence” (Hebrews 9:24).
Heaven is so desirable not because of the absence suffering (as great as this will be), nor because of our reunion with those who died before us (as wonderful as this will be). Heaven is so desirable because it is the place where Christ sits at God’s right hand — for us.
We join with the apostle Paul and say, “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (Philippians 1:23).
After Jesus finished His mission by dying for our sins and being raised from the dead, He returned to heaven and took…
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