God has from the very beginning prepared not only the earth, but also a people prepared to show forth his praise within the earth. God sent to us the forerunner before our Lord named John to make ready a people prepared for him. “But the angel said unto him, fear not, Zach-a-ri’-as: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of E-li’-as, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared of the Lord”.(Luke 1:13,17). “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is E-li’-as, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear”. (Matthew 11:12-15).
It is written even though we may be given a glimpse of heaven and many Christians have been blessed to see such beauty, we could never fathom the sheer beauty and joy which God has prepared for those who love him! (1 Corinthians 2:9-11).
The most wonderful preparedness our Father in heaven has done was the sacrifice given of his only begotten Son who would take away the sins of the world. Jesus taught that leaven in one’s life is the sin they are in, and we are to purge this out to become whole. Christ is our passover………..
“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened, for even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth”. (1 Corinthians 5:7,8).