“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.” (John 14:2)
As we have seen in our previous post, the first “place” that the Lord has gone and prepared for us is our heavenly body like unto Christ’s glorified body which we will inhabit forever.
The second “place” or “spot” that the Lord has gone to prepare for us is our actual residence in the family home, the City of New Jerusalem.
“And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Rev. 21:2)
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.” (Rev. 21:3)
The Bible says that the family home, the city of New Jerusalem, is fifteen hundred miles wide, fifteen hundred miles tall, and fifteen hundred miles long.
And somewhere in there is a “mansion”, a residence, for every born again believer that shall make heaven their home.
“And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;” (Rev. 21:10-11)
“And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.” (Rev. 21:12-13)
“And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.” (Rev. 21:14-15)
“And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.” (Rev. 21:16)
“And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.” (Rev. 21:17-18)
“And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;” (Rev. 21:19)
“The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.” (Rev. 21:20-21)
“And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” (Rev. 21:22-23)
“And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” (Rev. 21:24-25)
“And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Rev. 21:26-27)
The Bible tells us that,
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1Cor. 2:9-10)
When we are born again, God sends His Holy Spirit to live in us and reveal unto us the wonderful and glorious things pertaining to our new life in Christ and God our Heavenly Father.
The born again experience is not just being forgiven for our sins and having a place to go to when we die.
The born again experience is a new life with a new beginning, powerful and wonderful experiences, and a hope for a glorious eternal life ruling and reining as kings and priests with Christ.
That is why the Apostle Paul said towards the end of his life, after a lifetime of knowing God and experiencing the miracles, power, signs, and wonders of his miraculous ministry,
“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,” (Php. 3:8)
“And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:” (Php. 3:9)
“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.” (Php. 3:10-11)
A glorified body, robes of righteousness, crowns of glory, streets of gold, a heavenly mansion, and celestial power have all been prepared by Christ and are waiting for each one who has put their faith in Him and continue in that faith until the day that they are called to stand before Jesus and look upon His beautiful face.