HERE is no place like home. And, for God children, we've never even been home before. Heaven is our home. We are pilgrims; strangers; aliens; ambassadors here on earth. Like our father Abraham was... we are looking for a city that has foundations whose builder and maker is God. Of course, in our dispensation, we aren't just the children of God, we are His temple; His building. He dwells in us. Yet, even with this great privilege, we read in Matthew 18:20 that if there are a few of us who gather together in His name, He will be there "in the midst" of us. Clearly, He willingly manifests His approving presence in a special way when we gather in His name... or shall we say, in His house.
We should all want to be in God's presence and we should treasure fellowship in the assembly of the saints. God's house is amiable. Certainly, dwelling where He dwells is much more agreeable than dwelling where He doesn't dwell. Now, what is the key to dwelling in the house of the Lord forever (Psalm 23:6)? Not surprisingly, the answer is "faith" - faith is the key that opens heaven's doors.