In My Father’s House there are Many Mansions


John 14:2 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.

Mansions or “mone” comes from the word “meno” which means to abide or to remain. Literally, Jesus says that in His house there are many remaining places.

This is what Jack Frost speaks about. The greatest life that we can attain is to learn to remain in the center of the Father’s home of love, a place of cherishing, loving gentleness, pampering, catering to, and abundance.

Look at Genesis 1:2 and the work of the Spirit of God over the earth.

Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved ( hovered, fluttered over, brooding over like a bird does over its little chicks) upon the face of the waters.

When your child is sick, what do you do in your home? Don’t you pamper, hover over, and cherish your sick child. Don’t you give her the warm fuzzies, chicken soup, pat her cheek, and cater to her. All of this can only happen in a home, not a house.

If we do this for our sick child, how much more does the Heavenly Father want to do for you in the center of His remaining place.

Many times we don’t get healed because we do not realize the gentle, pampering and cherishing love that The Father has for us. We doubt His love and therefore cannot receive. Where there is doubt about someone loving us, there is lack of faith. If we know that The Father wants to ridiculously lavish upon us, and pamper us and cater to us in the center of His home of abundance, our faith will be great and we will receive so much the more.

I go to prepare ( heitomazo/ aorist tense ( photographic past tense) A specific remaining place has been already fully prepared for you and me. The anointing to enter into that remaining place is yours for the taking. Each of us has resting place of deepest intimacy with the Father.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto ( towards ) myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Literally the Greek says “towards myself.” God has also given us a “towards Himself” anointing to go deeper and deeper into our already fully prepared remaining place with Him.

As Jack Frost says, we do not seek God for what He can give to us but for the sake of intimacy in the center of His remaining place. Frost further says that the whole Christian life is one of receiving and giving love, receiving and giving love all from the resting place of the bosom of the Father.

That where I am, there ye may be also. “Also” is the Greek word “kai” which can also be translated as “and.” In other words, in the Greek ,the word “kai” depending on the sentence structure can be defined as the word “also” or the word “and”. One Greek interlinear writer puts this verse in the following beautiful way.

 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto ( towards ) myself; that where I am, I AND YOU MAY BE.

I will come again..is in the present tense meaning that Jesus is ever coming
to us. This is the anointing of grace dwelling in us. We are called to the deepest place of intimacy with the Father. Jesus is ever coming to us if we allow Him to.

and receive you unto ( towards ) myself…. Receive is the word “paralambano” which means to “take to one’s side.” Here is the anointing found in the remaining place of the Father’s home. He is forevermore coming to us, taking us towards His side and towards Himself, over and over, and deeper and deeper.

9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me (Perfect Tense) hath seen (Perfect Tense) the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words ( rhema words) that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth ( dwelling / present participle) in me, he doeth the works.

In verse 9…. The “that hath seen” (discern) me (Perfect Tense) “hath seen”(discern) (Perfect Tense) the Father…are both in the perfect tense. This is the grammatical tense of utter completion.

I will not say that we can perfectly and completely see Jesus and the Father with discernment in this side of life. The anointing and the grace is there though, to now press into that goal. In other words, the door is opened to us to more perfectly know and discern the Father. The more complete is our discernment, the more complete is our abiding in His resting place. Both are mutual and both are interchangeable. The deeper that we dwell in the resting place of gentle intimacy with the Father, the more completely we are discerning Him. Seeing the Father and abiding inside of His home are one in the same.

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words ( rhema words) that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth ( dwelling / present participle) in me, he doeth the works.

The Father is always remaining and resting in His home. The deeper that we can go into the resting place of God’s intimacy and love the more that we will automatically operate in the very works of God. The works of God are His rhema words. There is a place of intimacy where every rhema word in us is manifested through us as His act or work.

11 Believe me ( Command) that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me ( Command) for the very works’ sake.

12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth (Present continual) on (INTO) me, the works that I do shall he ( THAT ONE; ANY ONE) do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

The “believe me” in verse 11 is in the imperative mood of command. We are commanded by Jesus to intimacy with Him and pressing into His remaining place for you and me.

Notice that Jesus commands us to believe for the very work’s sake. In other words, he or she that presses into the perfect vision of the remaining place of God will enter into oneness with God and into the very works of God Himself. It’s all about intimacy with God.

I love verse 12. Believing in the Greek is simply not a mental ascent; it talks about obedience. Faith and obedience are one in the same.

12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth (Present continual) on (INTO) me, the works that I do shall he ( “Ekeino” THAT ONE; ANY ONE) do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

He that is pressing into intimacy with Jesus, that one, this one, you or me, or any normal Joe, will do the same works that Jesus does. There is no partiality with God. One does not have to be a Moses or a Paul. Anybody, that one, this one, whomever it will be who presses into the resting place of intimacy with Jesus will do the same works that Jesus does.

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