The second story about Thomas takes place at the Last Supper of our Lord, in the Upper Room in Jerusalem, on the night He was betrayed.
In chapter 13, Jesus said that one of you will betray Me, and one of you will deny Me. This caused a great commotion among the disciples gathered around the table!
Despite the uproar, Peter still wanted to know where Jesus was going, and why he couldn’t follow Him?
He would even lay down his life for Him!
But Jesus said to Peter, that before the cock crow, he would deny Him three times!
And so the uproar continued in questioning, doubts, disbelief! Could this be true, they asked? Is it I? Who is it, Lord?
They were upset, for Jesus had just set off a verbal bombshell right in their midst!
Knowing their thoughts, and instead of chastising them, Jesus proclaimed for the first time in all the history of the world, the very first mention of a future resurrection of believers,the 1st Resurrection, also known as the ‘Rapture of the Church’!
He comforted them with these words, for He told them that one day He would come back for them…and us, from Heaven, for He said in chapter 14:
“Let not your hearts 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 to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”
And He followed with these words:
“And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
“Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
A question, no doubt, that was on the lips of the disciples, but Thomas verbalized it to the Lord, and forever set in motion our destiny in Christ in life after death.
For, “Jesus said to him, ‘I AM…the Way…the Truth…and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'”
It is set forever! And the Scriptures cannot be changed!
We got the answer about our future as believers because “Doubting Thomas,” Brave Thomas, the Questioning Thomas, wanting to know, asked this famous question to the Lord!
We shall indeed follow Jesus to Heaven, one day, because He is GOD, the Son of God, who will do what He said, and will raise us up from the dead, and change the living…and He shall lead the Way to Heaven to the Father…for His word is Truth…and He is eternal Life!