When the curtains rise on the opening night of a play, virtually everyone applauds. It is the rare person who sits with their arms folded across their chest. For Christians as well as for disciples of Jesus, Opening Night is the night on which Jesus ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God. Heaven applauded as he rose through the atmosphere to take his seat in heaven, in the same way that a drop of water evaporates and rises to become a cloud. And just as the cloud gives rain that softens the earth and prepares it for planting and for the harvest, so he will return to soften the hearts of men and women and prepare them for the harvest of righteousness.
A curtain separated heaven and earth, but he caused it to split in two to reveal to us the things of God. However, what is revealed is only what we seek. If we don't seek revelation and understanding, we will never understand. If we don't desire the wisdom of God, we will have only the wisdom of this world. The wisdom of this world has led us down a path to destruction. It has caused our institutions to self-destruct, and our governments to collapse. It has caused many who once were angels to become fallen angels, and it has wreaked havoc on our mental and emotional state. When the curtain falls at the end of the play, will you be among the ruins, or will you be onstage, bowing to the applause of heaven?
There are two acts to this play. In the first act, you decide whether you wish to use your wisdom, God's wisdom, or the world's wisdom. In the second act, there is only one source of wisdom, one source of power, and one source of understanding. Act 2 begins when Jesus returns to establish his Kingdom on the earth. He will accomplish in one thousand years what we failed to accomplish in six thousand years, and what we never could have accomplished in all of eternity. He will cause righteousness to reign, peace to become our everyday reality, and our joy to become unceasing.