A Place For You

A Place For You

This month, we’ve been talked about the place God has prepared for us. God can’t wait to forgive us of our sin and welcome us home. Salvation is the work of God and its our responsibility live by faith and trust His promise. Today, we will briefly revisit John 14, look at some high end principles, and make some applications for us.

I. Three Principles in John 14.1-6:

  1. Comfort is the word that summarizes all of John 14.
    1. There was always room in His heart to bear their troubles. He felt their grief as if it was His own.
    2. See Isaiah 63.9; 61.1; 50.4.
  2. 14.1 – Jesus wants them to trust His presence.
    1. “Trust Me”is the message of 14.1. See also Deuteronomy 31.6.
    2. We need to move with the same assurance today. See 1 Peter 1.8.
  3. 14.2-3 – Jesus wants them to trust His promises. 3 things in this verse:
    1. The Fathers house: a metaphor that demonstrates a place where God in His grace allows His creatures to know Him in the most intimate way.
      1. Mansions? Bad concept. Better translation: Many rooms or dwelling places. It’s the idea of total dwelling. Think oneness.
    2. A place will be prepared: The cross and His resurrection.
    3. Jesus is coming again. See 1 Thessalonians 4.14-17.
  4. 14.4-6 – Jesus asks them to trust His Person.
    1. 14.4 – Jesus – you know the way to where I am going. This prompts Thomas to ask a question: 14.5.
    2. 14.6 – Jesus is the way to the Father. He is the truth. He is life that is eternal.

II. Revelation 21-22 – The Ultimate Fulfillment.

  1. 21.3-4 – This is home. Dwelling in the presence of God forever.
  2. 21.9-27 – The grandest of descriptive language is used to paint a picture for us. Heaven is far better than any human description could ever foretell.

Conclusion:

  1. 1 Peter 1.3-9.
    1. In heaven, there is a room in God’s house with your name on it.
    2. 1.4 – it’s been reserved for you.
  2. Grab on to your salvation.

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