Here and elsewhere
Jesus the personification of all truth – assured his people that He was ‘going to prepare a place for them’. That place would be where He is. So they would ever be with The Lord. (John 14/2)
But where is He now? Well He is in heaven at the right hand of His Father. (Ephesians 1/20)
The other Person of the godhead – The Holy Spirit of God – is still working and moving on the earth. He is here to carry out God’s will and fulfil His promises.
God’s promises are many and varied. But the one I have in mind is this:
Lo I am with you always even to the end of the world. (Matthew 28/20)
So Christ is both with us and somewhere else, because of the incomprehensible unity and working of the Godhead.
I say incomprehensible with a smile, when the lesser examination of the myriad of planets and stars in the outer space universe is enough to affirm His incomprehensibility, before we even begin to examine the invisible kingdom of heaven. (Colossians 1/16)
Salvation is simple when boiled down – the world is under the dominion of another spirit – not of God’s nature. Despite this, Christ is willing to come to you – but on His terms. Terms that establish in your life the acceptance of His divine holy and pure nature.
So that you too with other believers, will have a place prepared by Him, prepared where He is, in His Father’s ‘house’ where there will be many dwelling places (heaven).
At the same time He promises to come to those, where they are, who call upon His name in sincerity and truth.
With us (the Holy Spirit) and at the same time, away from us (in his Glorified form as the King of kings), at the right hand of His Father.