L. A. Marzulli
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.
2“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
3“If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” Jesus (John 14:3)
In keeping with last weeks Bun….
Jesus make the startling statement about where He is going. He states that He is going to prepare a place for His disciples. He gives us an insight into what the heavenly realm is like: In My Father’s house are many dwelling places.
He is talking about eternity, where there is no sickness or death, there is no evil thing, no sin nature that weighs us down. It must be a place of wonderment.
He promises us: I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Both of these statements are absurd when we look at it in the context of the first century, especially when we consider Jesus said these before His death and resurrection! Can you imagine what the disciples must have thought? What is Jesus talking about? Where is He going? Who is His father? How will He come again? What do these dwelling places look like?
It is now almost 2000 years since He left us and as Christians we cling to this promise, to be gathered together with Him. To be called by Him, as we hear the last trump and find ourselves translated in a twinkling of an eye and meeting the LORD in the air!
Jesus bridges the gap between the heavenly realm and our earthly one. He has dwelt in eternity, in the heavenly realm and is now on earth getting ready to fulfill what He came for, the redemption of all mankind. He knows that when this is accomplished the captives will be set free, and the Fallen One will be defeated.
Jesus knows what lies ahead for each of us who believe on Him. He has given us a glimpse of what awaits us in eternity.
I believe He is coming again… soon. The promise that He made will be kept by Him who can tell no lie.
What was written will come to pass. What was foretold will unfold.