The Promise of His Return (6 of 12) by David Cawston

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The Promise of His Return
Promises Series
David Cawston
John 14:3

Introduction:
I want you to know that this is promise of the Lord that He will come again and take you to be with Him.

Jesus himself talked about his return to His disciples in Mathew 24.

I. He has Prepared an eternity for Us!
John 14:3
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
(NIV)

There are a lot of references to the fact that God has a place for us in His Heaven!
Place foretold by Jesus
John 14:3
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
(NIV)

Place desired by Abraham.
Heb 11:8-10
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.(NIV)

Place Identified by the writer of Hebrews.
Heb 12:22-24
22 But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,
23 to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,
24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
(NIV)

Place named by Jesus to the Church of Philadelphia
Rev 3:12
12 Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; ...


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