Posted by: Josh Gibson | February 12, 2010

In My Father’s House

John 14

1″Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; (Dwelling Places: NASB) (Mansions: KJV) if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”

-The way to the place that he prepares=
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

The way to God is through Jesus Christ. It’s by the way of the cross. There are many religions that don’t believe that Jesus the messiah, and are therefore still looking for the Messiah to come.
He promised that he would go and prepare a place for us. That’s the thing that, it’s a place…what if that is all it is? I have heard many times people saying to others “I hope my mansion is beside yours in Heaven.” Ok, that is sweet and all, but does it really matter who we are beside? Or even if it is a mansion at all?

Some translations of the Bible say Dwelling Places; I like that for the sole fact that dwelling place could mean many things. What if in Heaven all we have is a dwelling place- a house or even if it’s a dorm room? Wow, what about that?

The word Mansion was used my King James because he already lived in a great house, he didn’t want anything less. What if it is just a place?

What if in Heaven, all things are perfect, there is No crime, everything is good, there is No presence of evil, No more night, No more sickness or disease, No death or crying or pain… and in the midst of all this God was not there? Would you be satisfied with that?

God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in him.” –John Piper

God should be what fuels us, and he should be what ultimately satisfies us; if he does, it should not matter if we have to live in a dorm room in Heaven.

Mansion or not, God is good!

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Responses

  1. I liked your discernment…”what does it matter”. It is perfect. Beyond our abiltiy to conceive. TRUST and FAITH is the key.

    Great insight!
    🙂
    Faith


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