MANSIONS IN HEAVEN????.
JOHN 14: 2- 3 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. 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. (KJV)
Many people interpret the above bible portion to mean that Jesus and his angels are busily building mansions or physical building for our habitation when we get to Heaven. Very hard-working believers will have five bedroom flat and lazy believers will have only one room.
Some people support this error as it is popularly taught by people who claim to have visions of heaven. This popular erroneous understanding has no basis in scripture. There is no construction of physical buildings going on in Heaven. Jesus was talking about the right hand of the Father where believers will occupy in their immortal bodies with him after his death and resurrection. The use of mansions is not about physical structures but a position of authority in Him.
Which Mansion do You have in Heaven?? Houses or??
Heaven is not a physical place. Heaven is just shut from the fallen Man. The human senses are just shut from that realm. It's not everything that the eyes of humans can See.
That's the effect of the fallen nature of Humanity. If you are waiting to get to Heaven and live in houses built with hands, you will be highly disappointed. The Mansions in Heaven are not houses built with hands but Our Regenerated/Immortal Bodies.
(John 14:2 KJV) 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.
Have You ever seen a Mansion inside a house?? If not, then what Jesus Christ was saying is not what you are thinking. What did Jesus Christ mean by in My Father's house are many Mansions?? Don't see Physical Houses when You hear "Mansion".
The Greek Word for "Mansion" is "Mone", which means a dwelling place or place of abode. So John 14:2 "In My Father’s house are many mansions........ " SHOULD BE READ AS "In My Father’s house are many DWELLING PLACES.....". of-course which believers shall occupy with their immortal bodies.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23 KJV) And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Man is a Spirit that has a Soul and lives in a Body.So the Body is the Dwelling place for the Spirit and Soul.
(2 Corinthians 5:1 KJV) For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
The Earthly house is our physical Bodies.
(2 Corinthians 5:2 KJV) For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
Our house in Heaven is Our Regenerated Immortal Bodies (dwelling place) which is not subject to Death or matter or time. (1 Corinthians 15:20 KJV) But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Risen from the Dead is having a New Spirit, Soul and Body.The same way Christ was after His Resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:35 KJV) But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
The emphasis of Jesus on Mansions was a New Body.
(1 Corinthians 15:40 KJV) There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.(1 Corinthians 15:41 KJV) There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.(1 Corinthians 15:42 KJV)
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:(1 Corinthians 15:43 KJV) It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:(1 Corinthians 15:44 KJV) It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
Our Mansion in Heaven is not houses built with hands but an Immortal Body at the right hand of the Father( Our position of authority). If any Preacher tells You that your offerings or good deeds are being used in Heaven to build your house, such a Preacher is doing a Lazy Bible Study or just twisting the Scriptures to make money from Ignorant you.
Yes, Jesus Christ will reward You for Your offerings and good deeds but none of Your Offerings or good deeds are being used to build a house in Heaven. Your offerings are used to sponsor the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to win Souls not to build a house for You in Heaven. Your House in Heaven is Your Immortal Body
Hope this helps!!