Now Christ has gone into heaven,
He is seated in the place of honour at the right hand of God,
and all the angels and powers are bowing before Him.
1 Peter 3:22
Heaven seems a far off place. To some it may seem like 'pie in the sky'. But wait – is the universe limited because I can't comprehend it all? Is heaven impossible because we are limited and finite? I take the words of Jesus Christ seriously – He taught that God the Father is in heaven.
After Jesus died and rose again, the angels stood on the mountain called Olivet with these words:
"This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will return...." Acts 1
Another witness was Stephen:
"I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honour at God's right hand." Acts 7
God the Lord in heaven, creator of all, judge of all, has given Jesus the highest place of honour and power. - Messiah, Lord, Saviour, King of kings.
For thousands of years people have risen up to claim great fame, power and honour, but they are gone. For example, the pyramids stand witness to the wealth and power of the Pharaohs. But the mummified bodies tell us of their ultimate weakness and eternal poverty. Only Jesus Christ the Lord has risen from death, never to die again. He alone has the official right and moral right to sit at God's right hand!
For those who love Him, this brings peace, hope and joy.
For those who reject Him, tomorrow is uncertain, the prospect of judgement is sure. Without Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, a person is without God and without hope.
Soon all the angels, all powers, all authorities and all humanity will bow before the Lord Jesus Christ.
As the scriptures record:
"At the Name of Jesus, every knee should bow...... every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father."
Better to bow the knee now, while mercy and grace are available.