John 14:2-3

In John 14:2-3 “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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Jesus said “I go to prepare a place for you.” What did He mean by that? Most Christians believe that this means that Jesus is now in heaven building our mansions.

However, verse 2 starts out by Jesus stating that the mansions are already there. So what did Jesus mean when He said I go to prepare a place for you?

Well, we must remember that no one could go to heaven until after Jesus died on the cross. All of the people in the Old Testament, who followed God went to a place called paradise and Abraham’s bosom in the middle of the earth, and hell could be seen from it (Luke 16:19-31).

After Jesus die and before He arose His Spirit went into Paradise and let those people out and go to heaven (Ephesians 4:6-10). Some of these people were even seen walking around in Jerusalem (Matthew 27:50-53). No one could go to heaven before Jesus died because their sins were only covered by the animal sacrifices they were not completely washed away Hebrews 10:4).

Therefore, Jesus’ death on the cross is the preparation that He was talking about in John 14:2. Jesus prepared a place for us in heaven by His death and resurrection.

Jesus is not in heaven building mansions. He is praying and making intercession  to the Father for us (Hebrews 7:25 and Romans 8:34), and He is waiting for the Father to tell Him that He can come and get us in the Rapture (Matthew 24:30-36).

 

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