The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook states that the role of a real estate broker or sales agent is to help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. eHow.com’s article “What is the role of a realtor as a buyer’s agent”, by contributing author Diane Stevens, describes what the realtor does in order to help the client find their next home and highlights some of the functions that the realtor does, which are “locating properties”, “educating buyers”, “negotiating” and “providing recommendations (with the best interest of the client in mind).” The realtor however does not force the buyer, but instead leaves it to the buyer to choose from what he/she recommends.
Armed with this knowledge, would it be possible to regard Jesus as a realtor then? Well, let’s take a look. Jesus said, behold I am going to prepare a place for you (John 14:2-3). In other words, you could say that he went ahead of us to locate the property, whose builder and maker is God (Hebrews 11:10). He is a teacher from God (John 3:2) educating us that no one can move into “God’s house” except by him (John 14:6). To all who believe in him and to them that have received him, he gave them the right to be called the children of God (John 1:12) – in other words, he made them eligible to move into God’s house and make it their own. He is the advocate who represents us before God the Father, negotiating on our behalf and qualifies us, when we trust in him (1 John 2:1). He opens the invitation for all and recommends us to move into God’s house so that where he is, we may be also (John 14:2-3). The choice is however ours to make as to whether we trust Jesus, The Realtor and move into God’s house or not.
Points to ponder:
Jesus, The Realtor has your and mine best interest in his mind. Have you trusted in him to represent you before God so that you can move into God’s house as his child?
John 14:2-3 (KJV)
2 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.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.