Author: Ron Graham

Assurance

A Mansion for You
—John 14:1-6

John 14:1-6 is one of the lovliest passages in the Bible —a promise to give you hope

The mansion Promise (John 14:1-6)

Shortly before his death, Jesus said to his disciples, "Don't let your heart be troubled. You believe in God, so believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions. If that 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 back again, and receive you to myself, so that where I am there you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going. Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don't know where you are going so how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him “I am the way, and the truth and the life! Nobody can come to the Father except through me” " (John 14:1-6).

1 A Very Great Promise

The "many mansions" promise makes everything else seem trivial, and sets a goal in life that no other pursuit can match. If we trust his promise even "the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be" (Romans 8:18).

Furthermore, Christ's promise leaves nobody out. All human beings, without exception, may take advantage of his promise. There are "many mansions" (John 14:2) —plenty of room for everyone. Jesus was probably told the story of how his mother and father, at the time of his birth, could find in Bethlehem no vacant room to stay. Apparently, a stable was all they could find (Luke 2:7). Heaven is not like that.

So it is indeed a very great promise isn't it? There's even a mansion for you!

2 A Most Trustworthy Promise

Jesus says, "You believe in God, believe also in me" (John 14:1). We can trust Jesus as much as we trust God because...

We've no reason to doubt he'll return and take us to our eternal mansions in glory.

3 A Reasonable Promise

Straight after his "many mansions" promise, Jesus adds, "If it were not so, I would have told you!" But how could it be "not so"? Reason it out...

The promise is —for you— reasonable, believeable and achievable. So take it to heart and live by it.

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