In My Fathers House are many Mansions 7/26

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John 14.2 Says ” In my Fathers house are many mansions. If it were not so I would have told you so. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will Come Again and receive you to myself, that where I am you may be also.

Here we have mansions, dwellings or abodes depending on your translation, with the Father. And we have the way to these Jesus being the way the truth and the light”. The only thing missing was in your mind. When Jesus went to the Father and spoke these words not for His sake for the Father always hears Him, but for the sake of the hearers. Them and us. Jesus created a place with that word saying “Father that they may be with me where I am” Where? To the mansions prepared for you from before time, the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world. (Mt 25.34) Jesus spoke and it was so proving He was like His Father.

 
We have to learn to see Him as He appears with the eyes of our understanding, as He who always was, and we have to see him as He was before time, for He was a man for only a short time. But as He was may be better understood from the mouth of the Father.
 
Hebrews 1.8-10 But to the Son He (the Father) says “Your throne Oh God (Jesus) is forever and ever, a scepter of righteousness is a scepter of Your Kingdom,… You Lord in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are a work of Your hands. They will perish but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment. Like a garment You will fold them up and they will be changed. But You are the same and Your years will not fail”
 
Those are words from God the Father about God the Son, ascribing all things to Him, deserving of all Glory and honor, showing that Jesus did not become something He already wasn’t in the eternals, but just that He came here and walked it out as a man, for our understanding so that we could follow Him, that where He is we would be also. But eternity has never been under construction. It just is. This age we live in was made in 6 days and God in Christ rested from all His works to not create like that anymore. The only construction hence forth is offspring of His Kingdom. The only thing that changed was an earthly name which came with a path change.
 
You see the old way failed. “Father if there is any other way?” Having expired the earthen model called “Jerusalem” where those went up for the feasts, Christ the new and living way being not patterns and pictures and earthen articles in an earthen city of “likenesses” of the Kingdom of God. Christ being in heaven now to appear on our behalf is not waiting to come back here to build something. For that carpenters son is a Son of another carpenter, God. And the building they are doing is not in heaven, and not on earth, but in your heart and mind and soul. For the mansions exist and the way exists but the path in your mind is obscure.
 
So in the old model what people were walking out by going up to the feasts was what should have been taking place in their hearts the whole time. That is why the man Jesus said to the Jewish leaders “you are not entering the Kingdom and you are keeping out those trying to enter”. They were in Jerusalem and never entered the kingdom, but just an earthen model (Jerusalem) for instruction. The carnal mind idolized those buildings and knew not God. 
 
As the Lord said in Isaiah 1.11+ What is the purpose of your sacrifices to Me? I have had enough!, when you come appear before Me who has required this of you to trample My courts? Bring to Me no more futile sacrifices, your sacred assemblies I cannot endure, your appointed feasts My soul hates. How the faithful city has become a harlot”. 
 
These are pretty harsh words about a model that people want to build and return to today. Rebuild Jerusalem so God can come? There is a certain curse for those who pursue this for this is the sin of what is spiritually called Sodom. (Isaiah 1.10 + Rev 11.8)
 
Jesus instructed us to “seek the Kingdom of God”. And in Colossian’s 3. Paul says “being raised with Christ, seek those things that are above”. And this is done not by laying out a chart of a timeline of how this jesus will come back to planet earth to set up a temporary millennial kingdom because of Him the Father said “like a cloak you shall fold them up, but Your years shall not fail”. Seek Him, be “In Him’ be “In Christ” Seek this. Not a coming thing as though it had not been but that which always is “the kingdom of God at hand” ever present always open to the one of faith.
So these wall charts plotting out Christs return on a time line for a 2nd coming is a faithless thing for the heart does not know Him. I understand that to some it is so ingrained that Christ will come in a certain way on a certain day,  so to see the truth will take some time for those who taste the new wine some like the old better. But new wine goes in new wine skins. You must be renewed in the spirit of your mind. This is where the building project of God takes place, not on earth but inside you. The mansions are there. The way is there. Can you believe it is now or must you wait for the next jesus?
 
The eternal cannot be created for it predates all creations visible and invisible. The 6 days of creating ceased now only serving a purpose for us to receive the Kingdom that “cometh not with (carnal) observation” (Luke 17.20) That we may seek the above for as the Father said of the Son, “You Lord in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, the heavens are the work of Your hands, they will perish, You remain, like a cloak You will fold them up and they will be changed. And from Hebrews 12.28 “We are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken”.
 
That is why Jesus said of Jerusalem “not one stone shall be left one upon another”. Not that he foresaw a coming enemy and was sad but He being God, judged and expired that idolistic concept of Himself. That which trained or detained people is taken away. As it is written “When that which is perfect comes that which is in part is done away with, for Him to establish another and He became a “new and living way” to the Father. This is your salvation already accomplished, not Him coming back to planet earth to live here. That was never the intent of God.
For all the law and the prophets were until John the baptist, now the Kingdom is preached and men are pressing their way into it. (Luke 16.16) Are you?
In My Fathers house are many dwellings. I go and prepare a place for you. And from there, Christ had a conversation with the Father. And this is the account in John 17. 24-26
 
 24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me.  And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” 
 
This is the intent of God and our call to the eternal Kingdom of God “In Christ”. If you are “in Him” you are in the Kingdom and you can grow into a greater reality of this truth. This is the place He prepared for you is “In Him”. And it is not that the place is new. It is the realization in your heart that is new. This is the work of God, and this is why “the Kingdom of God is always “at hand”.

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