|John 14:1-6 |
1 [This Chapter (John 14) along with John 17 are two of the greatest chapters in the Bible to describe the true hope and true good news that Jesus came to preach.]
"Let not your heart be troubled; you trust in God, trust in me also.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you, for I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and take you to myself; so that where I am, there you may be also.1 [This applies to all his disciples, now and then; it refers to being translated into the Kingdom of Heaven, and to be raised with Christ to sit down in heavenly places in Christ while still alive on the earth. If any man wants to serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there my servant will also be. John 12:26. Your sight and consciousness are in heaven, but you are still on the earth serving the Lord. From the Word of the Lord within: "You can live in heaven and still walk the earth. I will come again to the elect; I will be a crown to lead and guide them." As George Fox ministered on the earth, he was translated to paradise; and then he lived in paradise.]
4 You know where I go, and you know the way."
5 But Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?"
6 Then Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father, but by me. [The only way to reconciliation with God is through obedience to the heart and soul purifying grace of Jesus. He reveals all truth, about yourself and the mysteries of God. He is the light of men and the life of God, to which you must be restored in the righteousness and holiness of God's image, Jesus Christ.]
1 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and take you to myself;1 so that where I am, there you may be also. Jesus left the earth to not be seen again by the world, (19) but he said he would come back [in spirit] and take [in spiritual translation to the kingdom] his disciples to be with him [while still alive, but to remain resident on the earth] where he was going. (3) And this applied not only to his disciples but to those in the future who would believe from their word and teachings. If any man wants to serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there my servant will also be. John 12:26. This is being translated into the kingdom of Christ and being in union with Him. Your sight and consciousness are in heaven, but you are still on the earth serving the Lord; you are in the presence of God. Like Paul said: we are speaking in Christ before God, 2 Cor 2:17; I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels, that you observe these things. 1 Tim 5:21. Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face, to be in His presence continually! 1 Chr 16:11. George Fox also spoke from the presence of God; read the many references Fox made to speaking the word of God in the presence of God. From the Word of the Lord within: "We stand in His presence. In the kingdom we stand before God and His holy angels. You can live in heaven and still walk the earth. I will come again to the elect; I will be a crown to lead and guide them."
In this verse Jesus says, "I will come again and take you to be with me." The word "again" in the Greek text of this verse is the word palin <3825>, which means a "renewal or repetition" as in an "oscillatory repetition." An oscillatory repetition is not a one time event; it is many events — as He comes again and again into each of His thousands and thousands of saints, raising each to sit down with Him in the heavens in the rest. Thus each man in his own order. 1 Cor 15:23