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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Your room is ready


"In my Father's house are many mansions, if were not so, I would have told you.  I got to prepare a place for you.  And if I go a prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, you may be also."
John 14: 2-3

One of the pillars of the American Dream is home ownership.  The pride of being able to own you piece of America.  Have your white picket fence....2 kids, 2 cars...etc.  You get the picture.  Home ownership is a dream for many, a reality for others, and for some...what once was.

Mortgage rates have hit another record low, while foreclosures continue to climb.  In this fragile economy, too many are finding out they cannot afford their home, or changes in their lives have forced choices that in some cases mean a home is lost.

Not all hope is lost and it is not all doom and gloom.  However, times like these make us realize that this is not our home.  The cool thing is that when we receive Jesus into our loves, God opens up another room and a permanent home awaits us.

In the New Spirit Filled Bible that I read, Jesus says in Verse 2 "In my Father's house are many Mansions..."  The study notes for this verse read: Mansions literally means "dwelling places."  A better translation is "rooms," conveying the idea that there is ample space in Heaven for all who come to Jesus as Savior.

How about that.  Mansions...a room for you...prepared and waiting so when Jesus returns and receives us for Himself, where we are, He will be also.  Whether a room, a house, or dwelling place, it does not matter.  There is Vacancy for all believers.

Hmmm...no mortgage payment because Jesus already made payment in full.  No electric bill, water bill, sewer bill, heating bill, cable bill, phone bill....No bills EVER again.  Living in the presence of God and Jesus and all other believers for ALL Eternity.  Now that is a room that I want and a place I look forward to going to.

The Vacancy sign is out and Heaven will never run out of rooms.  God can always add on.  Like the sign says in this blog, "Yes Vacancy."  Now that's something to be excited about.

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