“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.” – John 14:2
LIGHT FOR NOW: The name of Jesus is the finished work of Christ; it is the accomplishment of Jesus.
John explains where Jesus was going to after his death and resurrection. The word “house” in our above key text implies a household. While the word “mansions” implies dwelling place, where one stays and abides. Hence, he is explaining where the father dwells. The word “prepare” in our key text implies to create a space inside. Hence, he is talking of a place inside. His redemptive work will be seen in the place he prepared for us. We have seen that Jesus went to the right hand of the father, so John is letting us know (in our key text) what the right hand refers to. The end result of his work: John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also: We will be where he is”. The name of Jesus speaks of our identification. It is the spirit in us. His accomplishment is that he gave us his spirit; indwelling of the spirit, of the father in the name of Jesus. The right hand is the indwelling of the father and the son. We are indwelt by the spirit of God.
The name of Jesus is the indwelling of the spirit. That is, what he accomplished for us is the indwelling of the spirit. 1Corinthians 3:16 reads “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you”. Ephesians 1:13-14 reads “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise”. In same manner, Ephesians 4:30 says “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption”. You are sealed with the Holy Ghost; indwelt by the spirit of God. That’s the name of Jesus. What Christ has accomplished for the believer is his name. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: See yourself in Christ.
PRAYER: I am seated at the right hand of God. I have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit forever, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: The name of Jesus speaks of all he accomplished for the believer.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 3