“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
Rev Jack C Gutknecht's comment on 2021-02-14 07:10:28:
My thoughts, Tom, is that it could very well be translated "mansion" as the King James Bible has.
And don't you just love the hymn, IS MY NAME WRITTEN THERE?
"Oh! that beautiful city, with its mansions of light,
With its glorified beings, in pure garments of white;
Where no evil thing cometh to despoil what is fair;
Where the angels are watching, yes, my name's written there."
Mary A. Kidder, 1876.
"in the Lamb's book of life." Revelation 21:27
Tom's comment on 2021-02-10 08:41:30:
In other translations the word mansions is translations it appears as places or abodes. I looked it up on a Greek-English NT and it is literally translated abodes. What are your thoughts?
ADG's comment on 2020-10-17 09:04:01:
This is literally mansions the Lord Jesus is talking about. Jesus is talking here. He even said "if it were not so, I would have told you." God is always true with His word and God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil? - Number 23:19
When the Lord says I am free then I am free. For He says, "So if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed." - John 8:36
That's why Paul says, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace." - Ephesians 1:7
Why can't we believe a God who chose to die for the sins of many so we can attain the life everlasting? It could have been us who should be on that cross but no. Because of His richness in grace and mercy "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us". - Romans 5:8
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord - Romans 6:23
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him - 2 Corinthians 5:21
God chose to love us even we are unlovable. We are wretched people and we need a saviour cause there is no good in us; No one is righteous, no! not one. - Romans 3:10
What shall it profit me if I gained the whole world and lose my own soul? - Mark 8:36
It is better for me to be in His courts than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked - Psalms 84:10
For it is appointed for men, us, to die once but after this is judgment.
Death is real. Hell is real.
That's why God sent Jesus once and for all to die for many once. He is not going to do it again.
That is why we need a Saviour. We can only be saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
Are you ready to receive Him?
bob Hilt's comment on 2020-03-23 21:26:59:
Revelation Chapter 6: 9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the SOULS (not bodies) souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:rnrn10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?rnThese souls are with the Lord under the altar of God.rn2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Those in Christ go to be with the Lord when they die awaiting new bodies. Those not in Christ, well they go to the other place....
Dawn R Cooper's comment on 2020-03-23 20:47:52:
Nope it pertained to the disciples. Everyone will be judged. How can you be in heaven before judgement day? Then be judged and get kicked out? AMD hiw dies a human get to say how wonderful another human is? They could have been really crappy on the inside that's why we all still gotta be judged m the first death and the second death. It's all in there.
Dawn R Cooper's comment on 2020-03-23 20:42:21:
He was speaking to his disciples not us. Raju are on heaven possibly bit we must all be judged first. It says so in countless scriptures.old and mee testament. When we die we go back t ok the ground and await the second coming. If every one just went straight to heaven because man thought they where good people, what's the point? Jesus himself said the dead no nothing. As if they were asleep!! Thays Jesus saying that not me!! Gotta wait for the resurrection to see where you're truly going! Heaven, hell or the new earth. Says it right on the bible, the meek shall inherit the earth. So we dont just magically die and wake up in heaven! There would be on use for judgement.
DJ's comment on 2015-05-19 17:55:30:
I humbly hope that this gospel passage could be interpreted as there is room for all in God 's Kingdom. Those who believe in God and that God 's son gave his incorporated life for us and for forgiveness of our sins. If you believe in reincarnations, for instance only, and also you believe in Christ and God and Holy Spirit, there is room for all, not all 'organized religions " are the ONE and ONLY way to get to the House of GOD.
sam's comment on 2015-04-25 13:07:22:
Can hardly wait to go home! MARANATHANA
Jsson's comment on 2015-04-12 16:13:29:
Do not hide my gmail plz Go to Eph.2:17-22 here you will see we are the Temple all framed together with Our Lord Jesus as Chief Cornerstone. Agreed all churches we need to come together so Our Lord Jesus will come. God Bless !
Joanna's comment on 2015-01-05 09:44:07:
I thought that this passage refers to all believers, no matter what faith you followed. Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu,Judaism,etc.! If you believed in God, Yahweh, Jehovah....The creator of us all, no matter what name you place to our Lord. I once heard that He gave his name to Moses as "I am " when Moses asked while on the mount and God appeared as the burning bush.
sandesh tiwade's comment on 2014-12-10 23:12:48:
THERE ARE MANNY ABODES IN MY FATHER 'S HOUSE AS OUR LORD SAYS ,HE WAS THE HOUSE ON THIS EARTH . MANNY ABODES ARE THE BELIEVERS. THE WAY WAS CROSS AND HIS COMING WAS IN RESURRECTION . SO WE THE BODY OF CHRIST IS THE PLACE WHERE GOD FINDS REST. THOSE WHO THINK OF MANSION OR MATERIAL HOUSE SHOULD THINK THAT WE HAVE GOD WHO CREATES BY HIS WORD SO CAN YOU THINK THAT LORD JESUS IS BUILDING ABODES FOR LAST 2000 YEARS.HE IS BUILDING HIS BODY MATT 16 18 , YET NOT COMPLETE. WE NEED TO PRAY THAT HIS BODY CHURCH SHOULD BE BUILD. THERE ARE MORE THAN 90000 DENOMINATIONS IN CHRISTIANITY AND SORRY TO SAY THAT EACH DENOMINATION THINKS HE IS BETTER AND PERFECT , THEY UNDERMINE OTHERS. THERE IS NO ONESS, NO HARMONY ,THERE IS ALWAYS CRITICISM WITH ONE ANOTHER. WE NEED TO PRAY THAT THERE MAY BE HARMONY WITH EVERY BELIEVER OF ANY RACE , COUNTRY , COLOR , LANGUAGE ETC. SO THAT LORD WILL COME SOON
Willie Jernagin's comment on 2014-10-17 06:11:42:
I for one believe a lot of you are getting off wrong with the word of God, so you have to be careful in your interpreting the scripture. The word of God is so unique in that it explains what JESUS is talking about, also, God 's Holy Spirit can give the meaning of what John 14 2 means. I will not give you my opinion, about the word of God. I will say this was grace in the old testament or was just the law and the promise 's of God. You see God can just about do as He please, even when we do not understand how He does what He does. Shalom
Barb's comment on 2014-09-23 16:24:31:
If what you guys are interpreting as for the Jews and not the followers of Christ what Jesus is saying here why and I say this in love don 't you ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to you. There can be no understanding of God 's word without the Holy Spirit. I think that a lot of you are trying to put God in a box and He is a "GREAT BIG GOD ". Jesus spoke many parables and the only way we can figure it out is to "Study His Word ". We in the flesh calls the churches the house of God but here Jesus said in my Father 's house are many mansions and if we were not going to be with him, why would He say I go to prepare a place for you and that He will come again and receive you unto Himself. So whether He brings the mansion to us or we get it in Heaven, I take joy in knowing that "ONE OF THEM BELONG TO ME ". For a description of the earthly city you are going to have to read revelation.
Excellent's comment on 2014-08-26 21:34:35:
Praise God if you are saved the is a place prepared for you in heaven.If you a not also the is a place prepared for you in hell shame
fanuel shafokutya's comment on 2014-07-28 01:38:46:
Jesus himself bieng 100 human and 100 God in flesh can not lie, and His promise of the heavenly places mansions is a reward of anyone who picks up His cross to follow him, jonh 14 2 is clear the house of God originates in heaven, the church is the body of Christ. Though it is reffered to the church in certain scriptures
Christian Uba's comment on 2014-06-29 12:53:57:
1 Timothy 3 15 clearly says that the church is the house of the Living GOD. Can anyone please show me a verse in the Bible that says that the FATHER 's house is in the heavens as a place?
dharam's comment on 2014-06-27 05:30:33:
As children of God we have a room set aside for us in the mansions that Jesus has prepared for us. Lets do his will while we are on the earth so that we can enter into his glory joyfully.
Olabode's comment on 2014-06-27 00:54:38:
Jesus came to this world to reveal the secret of heaven to us. He told us that, in heaven where God dwells, there are uncountable houses prepared for those that will make it. Remember! the moment someone surrendered all, the foundation of his mansion will be laid in heaven. We shall get there and claim our own mansion. God please help us!
sarah's comment on 2014-05-31 20:36:13:
Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared person. Thank you Jesus for preparing a place for me there n Heaven.
william's comment on 2014-04-29 03:25:27:
My Father 's house is the temple in John 2, said, do not make my father 's house into a den of thieves, n destroy this temple, n in 3 days I will raise it up again, this he spoke of his body. In short the father 's house is the temple on the earth, his body on the earth as a dwelling place for God n men to mingle as one.