What is the meaning of “mansions” in John 14?

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What is the meaning of “mansions” in John 14?

John 14:2 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.

Below is an excerpt from our verse by verse study on John Chapter 14

What is the thought of “many mansions”? In the good or favorable sense, there are various planes of existence, or strata of society, in the heavenly realm: angels, principalities, and powers. In fact, there are five planes of spiritual being, and in each plane, the Father has many mansions, houses, and dwelling places. However, at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, a place had not yet been prepared for the Church in glory. Jesus was saying that he would personally superintend the preparing of that mansion.

We can actually think of this specially prepared residence as a house—a spiritual house. The Scriptures show that after the Kingdom Age, the Church will be in a place. During the Kingdom, the Church will be down here in earth’s atmosphere to reign over the earth, but afterwards they will go to their residence. And even during the reign, the Church (and Jesus) will not be fettered here, for they will go to the heavenly throne from time to time as ambassadors and for further instruction. The word “mansion” implies both a place of residence and a condition of being.

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