“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God,
believe also in me. 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.”
When Jesus Christ was talking to us about His Father’s house, He said there are many mansions there The best fellow to tell you about a man’s house is the son. Jesus said in John 14:6 that he Way, the Truth, and the Life The One who is the Truth can never lie so we know that whatever He tells us must be true Now He said in His Father’s house, there are many mansions.
The scene in Heaven is extremely beautiful, that even the street there is of gold In other words, the best gold you may say you have is ordinary dust over there. When Paul was caught to the third heavens and he saw the glory of the Father’s house, he said what he saw there was very difficult for any man to describe. He said because of what he saw, nothing could separate him from the love of God.
Your best friend, the Lord Jesus Christ, said for you to enter into that place, it is better that you cut your right hand if it is going to hinder you. He said if your right eye is going to cause you to miss that place, pluck it out and throw it away.
Now because the place is so beautiful, God said in Isaiah 35:8 that He will not allow any unclean thing to enter there to spoil the beauty. That is why the Bible says in Ephesians 5:27 that anyone who is going to be part of the Bride of Christ must be without spots, without wrinkles and without any blemish.
Now, I know people will be telling you it is impossible to be perfect. The next time you hear that, say, “Get thee behind me Satan,” because the word of God says be therefore perfect even as your heavenly Father is perfect. It can be agreed that you might not be able to do it on your own, but thank God for the Holy Spirit. If you call upon Him to help you, He will help you.
However, if you think that you are going to Heaven and there is only one blemish in your life, I am sorry you will not go. If you rob God, you will not go. You do not pay your tithe and you say you are going to Heaven. Who i deceiving whom? Even robbers on earth that are stealing on the highways know that they are not going to Heaven
Why must Jesus Christ go and prepare a place, when there are many mansions? There are many mansions but they are not for every Tom, Dick, and Harry. In Heaven. everything is reserved. Every mansion has a name on it. Every seat around the table of the wedding of the Lamb has a name on it. There is another important thing you need to do, if you want to go to Heaven. You must live holy. That goes without saying. The Bible says without holiness, no man
shall see God. If somebody should tell you that it is not possible to live holy, that fellow is saying it is impossible to go to Heaven.
Apart from living holy, you must be a soul winner. Why? Jesus Christ said in John 15:1-2:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh
away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit.”
Whenever you find somebody who backslides and can not be restored, finds out very well, he has not been a soul winner because if God tears somebody away, who is going to bring the fellow back? That is why you must decide right now, not only to live holy but to begin to win souls on a daily basis. Holiness without soul-winning will lead you straight to hell because anyone who is not bearing fruit, God would tear away.
This brings us to one crucial point. In Heaven, there are many mansions and the names of the owners are written in the Book of Life. From time to time, the angels go round and wipe away some names and put others there. You can read it in Revelations 22:19:
“And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy,
God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city,
and from the things which are written in this book.”
In fact, years ago, when Israel offended God and God said He was going to destroy them and Moses began to intercede, finally Moses said, “Lord if you will not forgive them, take my name away from your book.” God refused because it is those who offend that would be punished. The mere fact that your place is reserved means you have to do something serious to make sure the reservation is not canceled. In Revelation 3:11, the Bible says:
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
There is a possibility that if you are careless, somebody may take your crown. I pray that nobody will take your crown.
The choice is yours. Do you want to be in that great mansion up there? Are you going to allow anything in this world to rob you of what is there? Jesus Christ said what does it profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his own soul? He said what can any man give in exchange for his soul?
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