1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 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. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
This scripture has been misunderstood by traditional Christianity to mean that immediately after death a believer goes to a place in heaven prepared by Jesus Christ. Notice that the scripture says that Jesus Christ will come again to this earth to receive His believers, His Bride, so that they may be with Him in the same place where He is. When Jesus Christ returns, He will remain on this earth and complete His mission to deliver the Eternal Kingdom of the New Heaven and the New Earth to God the Father, who will then come down onto this earth to dwell with men forever. Heaven, God's dwelling place, will be on earth.
We have already seen that Father God will transfer His 'House' from heaven (His current dwelling place) to this earth at the creation of the New Heaven and the New Earth. There are many mansions in the Father's House and the Bride of Christ is promised these as a special reward, which She will receive in the Eternal Kingdom of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
Jesus Christ instructed His followers to pray for the Kingdom of God to come and be established on earth and for God's will to be done on earth.
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