In one of the most beautiful passages in the Bible, Jesus addresses His future Bride, the Church, and what awaits this body of believers.
Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, Believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also. (John 14:1-3.)
There is so much information and instruction wrapped up in this seemingly simple passage. First of all, it speaks to the rapture of the Church Saints. We know at the time of the second coming Jesus will be coming to earth to spend 1,000 years in His reign on earth. So obviously this is not a reference to the second coming, as Jesus describes a very different event. Rather, Jesus is describing the fate of His Bride and while doing such reveals His deep love for His Bride.
Below, we can see Renald Showers' explanation and it is worth reading several times.
The main question is, to each individual - Are we prepared?
Are we preparing to meet Christ Jesus with the same enthusiasm that a bride plans for her wedding day?
Are we anticipating that moment with the same intensity that a bride anticipates that day?
The time is here, as all of the signs that we were given are present and accounted for. We have no excuses for not being prepared.
Just as any bridegroom would want his bride-to-be to be excited and anticipating that moment, Jesus too would obviously expect the same.
This is the time for all of us to "take it up a notch" - more prayer, more praise, more worship and quite simply, more time that Jesus occupies our consciousness. After all, just reflect on what He did for us so that we would have this moment - the moment in which we come face-to-face with Jesus Himself.
Jesus wants to meet a bride who is ready and prepared and one who has anticipated that moment with great excitement.
The time is now.