“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ…and made us to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
Paul to the Ephesians
Even a cursory perusal of the New Testament scripture is sufficient to understand that all twenty-seven books revolve around a single point—the man who is also God—Jesus. He is the Way, the Life, and the Door that leads mankind to God. He is the Word and the Truth as expressed to mankind by God. He is the Savior that God provided God for mankind.
It is noteworthy that Jesus does not claim to be a way, a door, or a truth. He is not one of many, He is the only begotten of God who sits at the right hand of the Father. As such, He is able to secure for us a place of our own.
We do not find Jesus—He is not lost and because He is unique, He cannot become lost. In our natural state, it is we who are lost in the swarming masses of humanity in a common rooting about in the mire. We are presently no more than a drop in the sea of humanity.
Now some think it is heaven to be just another drop in an endless sea of synchronized vibrating consciousness. Not only does that not appeal to me, but it makes no sense. Why live an individual, unique existence now in preparation to disappear in a homogenous swirl just as we shed this physical body and life really begins? I cannot fathom it.
Christ offers more, both immediately and beyond this life into the timeless future. He says that I shall sit with Him in heavenly places and ride the high places of the earth with Him. This is no distant promise. It is not a metaphor. I know because I have experienced a taste already. I can deny knowledge, I can deny understanding, but I cannot deny experience. Christ is an experience—not a theory. Taste and see the Lord is good.