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A Dwellingplace for Me

John 14:1-4

When Jesus was having his last supper with his disciples, he spent some time comforting them and teaching them. One of the things that he spoke with them about is Heaven. In the verses listed above, he tells them that in his Father’s house are many mansions. Of course, the rest of the chapter identifies who the Father is, the Father is God, therefore, his “Father’s house” is speaking of Heaven. Interestingly enough, the word “mansion” is translated from the Greek word “mone” which means dwelling places. Many times when we picture mansions, we think of the White House or the giant estate of a movie or sports star, that may or may not be what we are getting when we get to Heaven, but I will say this: Jesus is the builder! I would rather have an apartment built by Jesus than have a mansion built by a regular ol’ person.  Jesus is preparing a place for me and he knows me better than anyone in the world, he knows me better than I know myself!

But before I finish this devotion, we see from verses 5 through 7 that Thomas had a big question, “How can we know the way?” This is a question that many people all over the world ask. Jesus’ answer is not doing good works, or performing some ritual, Jesus says “I am the way!” The only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8,9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” If you have trusted Jesus as your Saviour, he is preparing a dwelling place for you!

 

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