Why did Jesus go to heaven?
Here's the answer:
"I am going to send you what my Father has promised. But for now, stay in the city. Stay there until you have received power from heaven" (Luke 24:49).
As Jesus began to teach, heal, and perform miracles, thousands of people flocked to try to see Him. Some wanted to hear Him teach, others wanted to ask Him questions, some wanted to be healed. Soon Jesus could hardly go anywhere because the crowds were so big, so people could no longer get close to Jesus and see or hear Him, not even His own family (John 8:19)!
Jesus found it more and more difficult to move from town to town so He prepared His disciples, teaching them to tell others about Him. As Jesus told them that although He must leave and return to heaven, He would not leave them alone.
In Luke 24:49, Jesus says, "I am going to send you what my Father has promised. But for now, stay in the city. Stay there until you have received power from heaven."
The power Jesus was talking about is the Holy Spirit. The great thing is that this promise is for everyone who believes in Jesus as Savior. You can know that you are never alone and that God’s Holy Spirit be with you always.
"If you love me, obey my commands. I will ask the Father. And he will give you another friend to help you and to be with you forever. That friend is the Spirit of truth. The world can’t accept him. That’s because the world does not see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you" (John 14:15-17).