Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There Are No Preachers In Heaven

Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that He has inaugurated for us, through the curtain (that is, His flesh); and since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.
Hebrews 10:19-22

The thought struck me today that there is no need for my calling in Heaven. There is no record of a preacher being transported in the Spirit to Heaven in order to preach a well-constructed sermon. There is already a preacher in Heaven far superior to all here. There is also no need for any deacon there, nor any Sunday School teacher, nursery worker, kitchen committee member, greeter, missionary, property committee member, encourager, prophet, etc., etc.  Any work that needs to be done there is immediately accomplished by an innumerable host of angelic warrior-servants.

There is no record of us coming there now, in the Spirit, to do anything for our great God. There is, however, an encouragement for us to enter that place for one reason . . . Prayer.  Maybe that is why Jesus said that His Father's house would be called a house of prayer.  He was zealous to teach that fact, driving money-changers and animal-sellers out of the temple with a whip of cords.

So, as I thought, it struck me. If I want to be well-known in Heaven today, I should focus less on preaching, and more on praying. And, if you want an audience with the King, you will not gain it through your works, but only through faith in His Son and by prayer.