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JESUS' PREPARATION



John 14:2 "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."

Our verse of focus, reveals the comfort that Jesus provides for those who put their faith in Him. The disciples were deeply concerned about Jesus' departure and what seemed like the final separation from Him. Jesus provided the reassurance that they so desperately needed. Jesus stated, "In my Father's house are many mansions". Jesus told the anxious disciples that He was going to the place, where ample provision was made to accommodate all of His followers. 'My Father's house' refers to the domain of God, Heaven, the place where He dwells. The comforting promise in our verse of focus is for all of us. Jesus wants to redirect our minds from the temporal to the eternal. We should not be overly concerned about our material gains or lack thereof. Yes, most of what we have acquired, does satisfy immediate needs, but they are transitory. They only pertain to the present life. The same is true for all our experiences in this life. Our ultimate goal must be eternity with Jesus, where there are 'mansions' of love, joy, peace and comfort. Jesus has gone before us to make the adequate preparation to receive us in the Heavenly kingdom. His sacrifice on Calvary is our 'title deed', which is our entitlement to His dwelling place. Jesus never told a lie, for He is Truth. He said, "if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." Whilst Jesus is making preparation for us in Heaven, He requires us to rely on the Holy Spirit to develop characters that are suited for occupancy there. Our godlike characters are all that we can take with us. The access to the mansions that are being prepared, is based on our belief in and acceptance of Jesus' provisions for us. Those who doubt the promises of God are denying themselves of the luxury and the blessings of the occupancy of the Heavenly mansions.

There are always options. Let us choose to follow Jesus, so that when He returns, He will take

us with Him.

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