“…and the house to be built for the Lord must be exceedingly magnificent, famous, and glorious throughout all countries. I will now make preparation for it. So David made abundant preparations before his death.” (1 Chronicles 22:5)
“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.” (John 14:2)
Jesus like David also prepared before his death.
Humor me a moment: Jesus said, “in my father’s house are many mansions,” so the mansions were already there. When He said, “I’m going to prepare a place for you,” He may have been thinking of Calvary, a place where we could meet Him — at the cross.
It’s always hard to lose someone to death, and I’m very sorry if you are grieving. When we can prepare beforehand, it does help. You get to say goodbye, bringing some comfort and closure.
Today, we are the temple of the Holy Ghost. If I want someone to visit my natural home where I live, I want it to be very welcoming. I want you to feel comfortable. I don’t want to have to hide something before you get there. If Jesus came to my house,my temple, would He be free to search in my closet, under my bed, in the safe?
Sometimes we have things hidden in our hearts. We don’t want to pull them out or have anyone find them. We have buried them, just like the person who suddenly lost someone dear to them. You didn’t get to say goodbye.
It is time we dig deep into the secret recesses of our hearts. Things you have buried so long ago you may have forgotten. “Search me, O God, and know my heart…” (Psalm 139:23)
It is time to find that which you have hidden. Take it out, say goodbye, and bury it at the foot of the cross under the blood,never to be seen again. Then as in John 14:3, “…that where I am, there ye may be also.”