However, because of the unceasing message of greed and
materialism that is preached from most pulpits today, Christians have been
mentally conditioned to look for some physical building in the sky. So, in
order to clear up this confusion, let’s go directly to the 14th chapter
of the Gospel of John so that you can read for yourself what the true
mansions of God really are.
John 14:2-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.
The word ‘mansions’ in Greek means, "residence,
the place: abode." (Strong’s #3438)
The word ‘mansions’ and the word ‘abode’
have the same meaning. Both represent the residency of the Holy Spirit,
which is the Christian believer. The following verse will confirm this.
John 14:22-23-Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot, Lord,
how is it that Thou wilt manifest Thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words:
and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our
abode with him.
The word ‘abode’ in Greek means, "residence,
the place: mansion." (Strong’s #3438)
Here, in this verse, we are told that our love for Jesus
is evident by our obedience to His Word, and because of that love, Jesus
promised that He and the Father will come and mansion with us. In
spite of this documentation that positively identify believers as the
residency of God, many Christians still find themselves looking for a
physical building. So, in your search for the truth I will give you a clue.
If the mansions that Christ spoke of are located in His Father’s house, then
I suggest you first locate God’s house and there you will find the mansions
that you have been seeking.
John 2:16-17-And said unto them that sold doves, Take
these things hence; make not My Father’s house an house of merchandise.
And His disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of Thine house
hath eaten me up (Quoted from Psalms 69:9).
The word ‘house’ in Greek means, "a dwelling,
temple." (Strong’s #3624)
The Temple building is called the House of God
because He is the architect of this great sanctuary, be it King Solomon’s
temple or the temple of the Christian believer. When you make a study of the
first temple, you will discover that it was God who measured the dimensions
and designed the layout of that sanctuary. If you look at the New Testament
Temple, you will also see God’s architectural genius in the design of that
sanctuary (Ephesians 2:19-22).
John 2:18-21-Then answered the Jews and said unto Him,
What sign shewest Thou unto us, seeing that Thou doest these things?
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this Temple, and in three days I
will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this
Temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But He spake
of the Temple of His body.