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A Look Into Our Heavenly Home - John 14:2-3

"There are many rooms in my Father's house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you with me, so that you can be where I am." (ERV) Full Text

Key Thought

At this moment in his earthly ministry, Jesus is about to leave the earth and return to heaven. He is going back to heaven to prepare a place for his disciples (and for us). When the time is right and everything is ready, Jesus promises that he will return to take his disciples, including us, to their heavenly home. The greatest blessing, however, is not just getting to go to heaven; it's getting to go to be with the Lord forever! Jesus is more than just the direction and goal of our hope; he is also the basis for it! Because of Jesus, we're going home to be with God!


Today's Prayer

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Loving Father and holy God, thank you for knowing my needs, my weaknesses, my dreams, and my future. I trust you completely with my future. I look forward to the day Jesus returns to bring me home to you. Thank you for the assurance that I will get to be with you forever, and also all those I love who have belonged to you. In Jesus' name I pray! Amen.


Today's Verses in Context


Jesus said, "Don't be troubled. Trust in God. And trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father's house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you with me, so that you can be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." Thomas said, "Lord, we don't know where you are going. So how can we know the way?" Jesus answered, "I am the way. I am the truth and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. If you really knew me, then you would know my Father too. But now you know the Father. You have seen him." Philip said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father. That is all we need." Jesus answered, "Philip, I have been with you for a long time. So you should know me. The person that has seen me has seen the Father too. So why do you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you truly believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The things I have told you don't come from me. The Father lives in me, and he is doing his own work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or believe because of the miracles I have done. I tell you the truth. The person that believes in me will do the same things I have done. Yes! He will do even greater things than I have done. Why? Because I am going to the Father. And if you ask for anything in my name, I will do it for you. Then the Father's glory will be shown through the Son. If you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.

John 14:1-14 (ERV)

 

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What we tell you now is the Lord's own message. We who are living now might still be living when the Lord comes again. We who are living at that time will be with the Lord, but not before those people who have already died. The Lord himself will come down from heaven. There will be a loud command. That command will be given with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God. And the people who have died and were in Christ will rise first. After that, we people who are still alive at that time will be gathered up with those people who have died. We will be taken up in the clouds and meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 (ERV)

But Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth. The Son can do nothing alone. The Son does only what he sees his Father doing. The Son does the same things that the Father does. The Father loves the Son, and the Father shows the Son all the things he does. {This man was healed.} But the Father will show the Son greater things than this to do. Then you will all be amazed. The Father raises dead people and gives them life. In the same way, the Son gives life to the people he wants to.John 5:19-21 (ERV)

So we always have courage (confidence). We know that while we live in this body, we are away from the Lord. We live by what we believe, not by what we can see. So I say that we have confidence. And we really want to be away from this body and be at home with the Lord. Our only goal is to please God. We want to please him when we are living here {in our body} or there {with the Lord}.2 Corinthians 5:6-9 (ERV)

 

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