“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” – John 14:1-3
LIGHT FOR NOW: The day you believed in the gospel, you became the Father’s dwelling place.
It’s been deduced that if where He is, is where we are, then just as He explained to His disciples, everyone who has believed in the gospel is the dwelling place/abode of the Father. Hence, His going to prepare a place for us, was to come again to us and receive us to Himself. Observe, He further explained what He meant by Him coming again to us in verses 18 and 23; “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. 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” (John 14:18 & 23). Thus, the coming again to us was referring to the indwelling of the Father in us. Thus, the believer is the abode of the Father; the believer is the temple of the Father. So, His going was to make us dwelling places for the Father. That was why he explained to them in verses 16 to 18. “And I will pray the father and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you” (John 14:16-18). Let’s ask a very vital question here; what did he mean by the spirit of truth? Observe his explanation in context (verse 18) “…I will not leave you comfortless: I will come again to you”. Remember, in verse 23 which we read earlier, he used the phrase “come unto” again. Hence, it was the Father that made us His abode in Christ. What then did He mean by the spirit of truth? This will be discovered in subsequent studies. However, what is your reality from the explanations done so far? You reality is that you are the Father’s abode. You are the temple of God. The day you believed in Christ, divinity made you His dwelling place. You carry God on your inside. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: You carry God on your inside. Acknowledge this!
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for making me your walking and living temple, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: God’s residential address is the believer.
DAILY READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 14; EVENING: 1CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 3