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John 13:31-33

Joh 13:31 That is why when he had left, Jesus says, “Now the Son of Man was glorified, and God was glorified in him.

Joh 13:32 [If God was glorified in him,] God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him immediately.

Joh 13:33 Children, I am with you a little while longer. You will look for me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I am saying to you: ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’

not yet ready

Lots of people think they will see Jesus when they die. They think that all they have to do is shuffle off their mortal coil and they will immediately be glorified and stand in the presence of God. But Jesus explains in this passage that even his followers are not quite ready for God’s presence. We will one day stand in God’s presence, but some things have to happen first.

  • Jesus has to die on the cross (check)

  • Jesus has to be raised from the dead (check)

  • Jesus has to prepare a place for us (14:2-3) (currently happening)

  • Jesus has to come back for us (14:3) not yet

Don’t rush the plan of God. Put your hope in the blessed hope: the second coming of Jesus. Death is not the answer to your problems. Jesus is.

Lord, come quickly. We want to be with you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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