John 3:16 - Expanded Paraphrase
God your creator is so passionate about this world he created He even was willing to suffer for us through crucification on the cross, die for us and through this show His unending love for us. So those who come to believe or trust, clings to, relies on Him will have victory over the power of darkness in this world & live life abundantly, supernaturally and do the same things Jesus has shown you when he was on this earth with humankind. He went to the cross for you so you can again may have the indwelling of His Spirit and be restored back to right relationship as was in the beginning with God and Adam. Holy Spirit in you, on you, and around you. This is not for future purposes but NOW is the time for My salvation. “It is finished” was His passion and purpose to go through with this sacrifice. Victory is yours as you go forth in Me

Commentaries on John 14:2

In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.John 14:2 -dwelling places - was He referring to a place after  we die or a place for the Holy Spirit to dwell in you. Please read whole chapter and notice the theme is preparation for the near future as Jesus will return and follow-up with "The Promise" that was prophesied through-out scripture. He would not leave them as orphans but would send them what was promised.

Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

Joh 14:2  "Within My Father's house are many abodes (staying places; dwelling places; homes). Now if not, I would tell you folks that I am progressively passing (traveling) along to prepare and make ready a place in you (for you).

Concordant Commemtary
The temple in Jerusalem was the Father's house. In the walls were many abodes for the priests and Levites who officiated in its precincts. There is no hint anywhere in the Scriptures that the disciples go to heaven. A celestial destiny was not revealed until the apostle Paul was in his Roman prison. Then he first made it known in his Ephesian epistle. But it is not for the saints of the Circumcision. All their blessings are heavenly in character and, like the new Jerusalem, come down out of heaven, but they are all enjoyed on earth. Only those in the present secret economy of God's grace are blessed with all spiritual blessings among the celestials. The Circumcision enjoy the days of heaven on earth. Hence Christ comes again and is with them in the kingdom.

Scriptures of Jesus quoting Heaven
Matt 3:2 - Did He mean after we die or a place for the Holy Spirit to dwell in you.

Paul Scriptures 

 2 Cor 6:2 For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.

" I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day salvation.

Gal 1:4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age (57AD...),

according to the will of our God and Father,


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