The Mansions of God’s House in Heaven

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 KJV)

Does God have a house in heaven with many rooms? Like many believers, I initially misunderstood this verse, thinking it referred to a literal house—that Jesus was speaking of a physical structure. However, Jesus intended to convey a deeper truth about the Father.

In the first seven verses of John 14, Jesus employs figurative language to describe the Father and Himself. He explains to the disciples that He is preparing a place for them and that they know where He is going and the way to get there (John 14:4). Yet, this place and the way are not physical locations or a tangible road. When the disciples sought clarification about the place and the way, Jesus responded:”

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6, KJV)

“He is the Way, and this way leads to a place that is not physical but spiritual—the Father. Jesus teaches that people come to the Father through Him as the Way. Thus, God is a place, a dwelling place for His people.

Here’s another truth to consider: many of you know that we are God’s House, His Temple, His dwelling place. However, many do not know that the other side of this truth is also true: God serves as a Dwelling Place, a House for His people. This truth appears repeatedly in the Scriptures, often expressed in the phrase ‘in Christ.’ To be ‘in’ means to dwell in Christ, who is the secret Place of the Most High as foreshadowed in Psalms 91:1.

Here is how Paul expresses this truth in the familiar language of the New Testament:

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3, KJV)

You are hidden in God; you dwell in Him as your dwelling place. The Father in heaven is like a vast mansion, well-furnished with ample rooms for all His people to find rest, nourishment, protection, and have all their needs abundantly met.

How blessed we are in Christ!


Reflect deeply on each truth discussed above. Revisit this devotional as needed to fully comprehend its message.

Apply the Word

Do you realize that your dwelling, the best there ever was on earth and in heaven, is in God? You are safe, well-cared-for, loved, and protected within Him. Embrace and believe this truth.


Ask the Spirit to enlighten your understanding and help you recognize Him as your dwelling place.

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