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Understanding the coded words of Jesus.
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Before the death of Jesus, He made a promise to go away and prepare a place. Is that still so? Jesus isn’t preparing a place for us anymore. The place is already prepared. He isn’t building mansions as we were taught, the place He already prepared for us is Himself! Let’s do a little study.
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“In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also. And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way. Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way? Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.” – John 14:2‭-‬6 AMPC
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Jesus, before His death said He was going away to prepare a place, it was a pre-New Testament promise because He didn’t say this after His resurrection, He never implied it again. When He said He was going away, He was talking about His death. There was a place in the Kingdom of God, that place wasn’t for the unsaved and by the salvation made available to us by the death and resurrection of Jesus, that place became available for anyone who is in Christ Jesus. Look very well and notice He said “I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also”. This greatly reveals to us the place Jesus was talking about, He was referring to Himself as the place being made ready for us because only in Him can we truly be with God. He is the place for the believer!
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And Jesus further said, I am the way, the truth and the life! Now get this very clearly, Jesus being the way doesn’t mean He is the road to the place! Being the way here implies that He is the destination. Being the truth implies that He is the reality of that place and being the life implies that He is the ” making-alive” of any man. There is no other way to access the father because He is the father (John 14:9-10).
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Note that when He said He will be back, He wasn’t talking about what we call the “Second Coming”, He was referring to His resurrection and ascension! We aren’t expecting diverse mansions in heaven, Jesus is big enough for everyone us. No wonder we are seated with Him in the heavenly places. Jesus said He will take us to Himself so that we can be wherever He is. No wonder the Bible says
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“And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One).”
– Ephesians 2:6 AMPC
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This is our present reality and not even about rapture! We are joined together with the Lord and we have become of one Spirit with Him! (1 Corinthians 6:17). This way, we were raised up together with Him and made to sit down together in heavenly sphere because we are inside of Him as our dwelling place.
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We are not expecting any other mansion better than Jesus! He is our home! We may not know the level and the height of the beauty of the place we are in Christ is. We will get to know this when the flesh wears off! Jesus wasn’t talking about mansions and buildings when He said he was going to make a place! He was talking about making homes for us and He is our home for in Him we have our dwelling place and in Him we find rest!
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The believer isn’t struggling to make heaven at last, the believer is in Christ already and the believer is currently functioning from the heavenly sphere! We have a joint seating with Jesus because we are in Him already! While there are so many dwelling places in the Kingdom of God, Jesus prepared a specific place for us! This place is a place even the Angels and 24 Elders aren’t dwelling… They have their place and that’s why Jesus said there are many places. But the specific place Jesus made for us is Himself that we may dwell where He dwells! We are seated on the same very seat where God seats and how does this happen? It happens in Christ!
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Isn’t this why we pray in the name of Jesus (John 14:13)? To pray in His name like I wrote many months ago is not just to have a routine of ending our prayers with “in the name of Jesus”, it means He has given us His own authority, it means He has placed us exactly on His own stead. This means to speak as Jesus! When we pray, we aren’t praying through Jesus, we are standing in the place of Jesus to talk! And the Bible says “as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).
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With this understanding, I believe you are set for the extraordinary!
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Blessings
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#GracefulGeorge

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