“Let not your heart be troubled: ‘ye’ [you] believe in ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the (heavenly) Magistrates, the-(heavenly) ‘Angel’s’ (Malik: Messengers, Ambassadors), etc.] believe also in ‘me’ [ha-yad: the-means, the-direction, etc..]. In my ‘Father’s’ [Ab: Chief’s, Principal’s, etc..] ‘house’ [bayith: abode, temple, etc..] are many ‘mansions’ [navah: beautiful [ideas /expressions], praises, places of rest [rest in home], etc..]: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go [in obedience Messiah goes to fulfill the prophets /’YHWH’ (the Name, Word and Works, of Abraham’s ‘Elohiym),] to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
Amein? [Amen: So be it!,Truth!, etc..]
So what does the Hebrew Messiah mean by mansions here? Is “where” a place?
If your answer is, he goes to build me a luxurious heavenly palace, or fancy apartment in a place called heaven, with all the trimmings, sorry, wrong teaching. Paul would say, that which delivers me from blindness, the ultimate place to be.
A teaching of complete and utter surrender to a wisdom not of this earth, as presented through a different culture and mindset, that a Hebrew Messiah defines faith – what leads to salvation, and again, that place.
The message? “I go to prepare a place for you”, pointing to his final and most important lesson, that of the way, the life, the truth, and yet again, the place. That a young man willingly sacrifices his life in obedience to the Word, a prophesied lamb, an act that teaches his followers that of obedience to that Word, the fulfillment of the prophets; a cost that no other teacher has ever or ever will have to plan and execute, in this, building a body of obedient followers, ‘amansion’ (praises, beautiful things) to the Word and Works of Abraham’s ‘Elohiym.
This message would go to the four corners of the planet, but sadly, a message that today is all but lost. Followers who understood the lesson of obedience, who would become a body of many, with praises to the highest wisdom in the universe, YHWH ‘Elohiym, turning into despisers of truth, lovers of self, the feel gooders, a sad outcome to Messiah, indeed, false ‘Faith’ [emuwnah: set office, truth, etc..] defined.
Yet a message of hope to those that stay true to the end, a message in stark contrast to Satan’s ultimate goal of elevating humanity to fleshy places, this in stark contrast to Messiah’s practical lessons on obedience to higher places, the Word and Works of Abraham’s ‘Elohiym, YHWH; true ‘Faith’ [emuwnah: set office, truth, etc..] defined.
A Hebrew Messiah that serves the key to eternal salvation, “the way, the truth, the life”; that of obedience, and one day soon, to meet again; the goal? a worthy people in a worthy place, paradise regained.
Paraphrasing YH’shua, “Seek that you may find”.
May YH’s salvation be with you and yours always. Shalom in YH’shua.
‘Amen’ (Amen: So be it, Truth, etc..)
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
Love: רַחַםracham, rakh’-am; from H7355; compassion (in the plural); by extension, the womb (as cherishing the fetus); by implication, a maiden:—bowels, compassion, damsel, tender love, (great, tender) mercy, pity, womb.
G-d: 430 ‘elohiymel-o-heem’ plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; butspecifically used (in the plural thus,especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference tomagistrates;and sometimes as a superlative:–angels,X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very)great[ones],judges,Xmighty [ones]. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h430/kjv/wlc/0-1/
Angel(s): 4397 mal’akmal-awk’ [plural Malik] from an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger[-s];specifically, of God, i.e.an ‘angel’ [malak:messenger, etc..] (also a prophet[-s], priest[-s] or teacher[-s]):–ambassador[-s], angel, king, messenger. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h4397/nkjv/wlc/0-1/
Me: 3027 yad yawd a primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power,means, direction, etc.), in distinction from 3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote (as follows):–(+ be) able, X about, + armholes, at, axletree, because of, beside, border, X bounty, + broad, (broken-)handed, X by, charge, coast, + consecrate, + creditor, custody, debt, dominion, X enough, + fellowship, force, X from, hand(-staves, -y work), X he, himself, X in, labour, + large, ledge, (left-)handed, means, X mine, ministry, near, X of, X order, ordinance, X our, parts, pain, power, X presumptuously, service, side, sore, state, stay, draw with strength, stroke, + swear, terror, X thee, X by them, X themselves, X thine own, X thou, through, X throwing, + thumb, times, X to, X under, X us, X wait on, (way-)side, where, + wide, X with (him, me, you), work, + yield, X yourselves. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h3027/nkjv/wlc/0-1/
I (narrative centered): 1350ga’algaw-al’ a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative’s property, marry his widow, etc.):–X in any wise, X at all, avenger,deliver[-er(‘s)], (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom,redeem(-er), revenger. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h1350/nkjv/wlc/0-1/
Son: בֵּןbên, bane; from H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.):—afflicted, age, (Ahoh-) (Ammon-) (Hachmon-) (Lev-) ite, (anoint-) ed one, appointed to, (+) arrow, (Assyr-) (Babylon-) (Egypt-) (Grec-) ian, one born, bough, branch, breed, + (young) bullock, + (young) calf, × came up in, child, colt, × common, × corn, daughter, × of first, firstborn, foal, + very fruitful, + postage, × in, + kid,+ lamb, (+) man, meet, + mighty, + nephew, old, (+) people, rebel, + robber, × servant born, × soldier, son, + spark, steward, + stranger, × surely, them of, + tumultuous one, valiant(-est), whelp, worthy, young (one), youth. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h1121/kjv/wlc/0-1/
House: בַּיִתbayith, bah’-yith; probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.):—court, daughter, door, + dungeon, family, + forth of, × great as would contain, hangings, home(born), (winter) house(-hold), inside(-ward), palace, place, + prison, + steward, + tablet, temple, web, + within(-out). https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h1004/kjv/wlc/0-1/
Significance of the Name of the ‘Elohiym of Israel:
YHWH (I AM WHAT I AM):
“Moses says: May I say who sent me? He asks for ‘God’s‘ [‘Elohiym’s] name. The Israelites will want to know who has sent me, and ‘God’ [‘Elohiym]replies with a sentence, “Ehyeh asher ehyeh.”This is a first person sentence that can be translated, “I am who I am”, or perhaps, “I will be who I will be,”.. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_that_I_Am
The name that is the Word and Works of Abraham’s ‘Elohiym! The ‘spirit’ (ruwach: expressions, etc..) of the ‘Elohiym of Abraham (YHWH). Used an emphatic statement, that of YH’s wisdom as ‘expressed’ (ruwach: spirit) in YH’s ‘angels’ (heavenlymessengers, ambassadors, etc..); appointed men, women, and prophets, leading to ‘YH’shua’ (YH Saves). (See: John 14:12).