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.
 

14:2 my Father’s house. The Father’s “house” is where we shall dwell forever (Psalm 23:6). It is also “the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19) and corresponds to the “holy city” (Revelation 21:2) which will be placed on the new earth as our eternal home. Its dimensions are given (see note on Revelation 21:16), and it is amply large to provide many “mansions.” This word is used only one other time, in John 14:23, referring to the “abode” where the Father and the Son will also dwell with the believer.

14:2 a place. Thus heaven is a “place,” not merely a state of mind, or some sort of fifth dimension. It is a physical place in God’s eternal cosmos.

14:3 I will come again. Although Christ had discussed His second coming on several previous occasions, this was the first time He had applied it personally to His disciples. He Himself would come to receive them!

14:3 there ye may be also. Then we shall “ever be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4:17).


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