Oh How I Love Jesus

If you were given a chance to be a fly on the wall and listen in on any meeting, which one would you choose? How about a meeting in Heaven?

Please give this song a listen, then come back and we’ll look in on a heavenly work session. 😀

Pictures of Heaven

Do an internet search on “paintings of heaven” and be amazed at all the ideas artists have! (TIP: Open internet browser — Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari for example —  enter “paintings of heaven”, then click “images”.)

Are the artists right? How can we get good info on what goes on in Heaven? Thank God we can search the Scriptures for clues. We cannot see it all — not yet, anyway — but here are a few Bible verses to help us begin to form a picture of what goes on in Heaven.

What is happening in Heaven?

God declares, “Heaven is my throne. The Earth is my footstool”. That is a good start for our picture.

What happens around the heavenly throne? Do “heavenly” meetings happen up there? It seems so. The Bible describes many conversions between Heaven and Earth – God talking with people, angels talking with people, Jesus talking with people, the Holy Spirit talking with people, and even the devil talking with people. But, besides Heaven-to-Earth conversations, there are Bible glimpses of Heaven-to-Heaven happenings, too. The Book of Job describes a remarkable conversation between God and the devil. And the Book of Revelation is rich with heavenly images and sounds.

Sitting and standing at God’s right hand

Ephesians 1 and Colossians 3 add to our picture of Heaven’s meeting room. We learn God raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at His right hand in the heavenly places. (The right hand is the hand of blessing. The biblical picture is that Jesus Christ sits at the Father’s right hand of blessing.)

But Acts 7 quotes Stephen saying, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

Standing at the right hand of God! What got Jesus on his feet? Acts 7 tells us about the first Christian martyr, Stephen. As Stephen stood for his Lord and Savior, he saw Jesus STANDING at the right hand of God. Can you picture how intensely Jesus Christ was involved on that day? Jesus Christ STANDING at the right hand of God. What an awesome picture!

Stephen in Acts 7

Heavenly meeting agenda and division of labor

Another clue of what goes on “up there” comes from I Timothy 2 and Romans 8, where we see that, apparently, the Father God, and the Son, Jesus Christ, have their roles:

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

It is Christ who died, and is risen again, who is at the right hand of God, and makes intercession for us.

I’ve read how Moses made intercession to God for the children of Israel. It was a matter of life and death for them. It causes me to get very quiet, sober, and thankful to think that Jesus Christ is making intercession on my behalf to God.

How did Moses get the authority to make intercession to God for Israel? God granted it.

How about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Look Philippians 2:

God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth

In the name of Jesus Christ

What’s in a name? What’s in HIS name? Look at John 14 to see what Jesus says about that name:

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

A heavenly picture is forming.

We can imagine being a fly on the heavenly throne room’s wall. But what is the reality? The reality is that my name is not big enough to get me into that throne room.

But the name of Jesus Christ can — and does — get us in.

The reality is, we are not good enough on our own to stand before God.
Jesus Christ opens that door for us.

No other name like it

We have been given the privilege to use the name of Jesus Christ, and the authority it carries, to make our requests known to God, and to exercise His authority in our lives and ministries. Absolutely awesome! Let’s use it – that God may be glorified!

♫♪ There is a name I love to hear.
I love to sing its worth.
It sounds like music in my ear,
the sweetest name on Earth. ♫♪

Oh! How I love Jesus!

God bless you lots!
-Dale R.


LYRICS: Oh, How I Love Jesus
Verses: Frederick Whitfield

There is a name I love to hear, 
I love to sing its worth; 
It sounds like music in my ear, 
The sweetest name on earth. 

Refrain:
Oh, how I love Jesus, 
Oh, how I love Jesus, 
Oh, how I love Jesus, 
Because he first loved me!

It tells me of a Savior’s love, 
Who died to set me free; 
It tells me of his precious blood, 
The sinner’s perfect plea.

What do you think?

Do you have a Jesus love story? Please jot a note in the “Leave a reply” spot below.

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One Reply to “Oh How I Love Jesus”

  1. Julia Witchard

    Good evening mr Dale..Thanks for your time and effort in sharing the Gospel…do I ever have a story to share of the love OUR FATHER JESUS HAS FOR US ALL..OUR FATHER JESUS LOVED US SO MUCH THAT HE DIED SO THAT WE MIGHT LIVE…NOW THAT’S LOVE. ” UNCONDITIONAL LOVE…BE BLESSED Mr Dale….MAY OUR FATHER HOLY SPIRIT BLESS U AND YOUR FAMILY…ALWAYS…

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