“I go to prepare a place for you. In my Father’s house are many mansions.” Thus spoke Jesus on His last night. He goes to prepare an eternal and wonderful place customized just for you.
What is implied, but not spelled out, is that the Holy Spirit, in turn, comes into your life to make you into the house that matches your eternal habitation. He moves into you.
Suddenly God starts putting you into situations where you will have to be very much braver, or more patient, or more loving, than you ever dreamed of being before. You must EXPAND. This process comes to us as a surprise: but that is because we have not yet had the slightest notion of what it means when Jesus says: “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will COME TO THEM and MAKE OUR HOME with them.” (Jn 14:23) Before He comes for you, He moves into you.
C. S. LEWIS says…“Imagine yourself a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps you can understand what he is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing so you are not surprised. But, presently, He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of—throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but he is building a palace.”
“If we let him—for we can prevent him, if we choose—he will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a…dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine, a bright, stainless mirror which reflects back to God perfectly (though, of course, on a smaller scale) His own boundless power and delight and goodness.”
This is the TRANSFORMATION project you and I are now experiencing as God moves in to make His tabernacle among men…in us! Heaven is getting the final generation ready for the End Times Feast of Tabernacles!
How’s the building project going?