The In-Between Place & What You're Building
A few days ago, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If you didn't know, our faith, as believers, hinge on His death and resurrection. If He didn't die and get up, then what we believe is a lie.
Thank God it's not a lie.
Indeed, Jesus died for our sins, but He also died for much more than that. He died so that we would have access to the Kingdom. Of course, Christ wanted to get salvation to us, but He also desperately wanted us to be empowered by Holy Spirit to do more significant works than He performed (John 14:12-14). When Jesus died, He left the Kingdom, our rightful inheritance, on earth. We have access to abundant life now (John 10:10), so we don't have to wait to get to heaven. You can have it now if you want it.
Anywho, the story doesn't end after Jesus' resurrection, though that's what is most widely publicized.
Take a look at Acts 1:3 (NIV)
"After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God."
After Jesus was resurrected, He returned to earth for 40 days and intimately spoke to people about the Kingdom of God. This occurred before His final ascension.
We are in the same season now. In the in-between place. In the season of visitation.