Truth and Consequences series
When Jesus spoke through John, He gave us reassurance for a troubled heart. When this was written the Church was in it's infancy and the saints were looking for the manifestation of the Kingdom from the return of It's King. He gave assurance for a very nice to live, a prepared place and because He is preparing a place for us He will keep His promise to return for us so we can be where He is and go where He goes. This pronouncement is a decree that our relationship will be the highest form, the marriage of the Lamb, we will be His Bride. In consequence, we must follow His example for He is our example and the behavior He has exhibited is our challenge; following His footsteps, being accused of wrong doing even though we try to do no wrong, suffering without threatening, committing ourselves to God's Judgement who judges with righteousness, denying daily of our own selfish desires believing totally in His Word.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 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. 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. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
1 Peter 2:24
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
El Shaddai, Almighty God (Genesis 17:1, 2); for the abundance of Grace we experience for the assurance of deliverance from a troubled heart, He Reigns and we thank Him for the promise. For the promise of a prepared place where we will live forever with our King we give You the praise. We declare and decree blessings for those who found it not robbery to sacrifice for the Soon Coming King who gave Himself for us and our sins, so that we could follow His example and deny ourselves for the pain and suffering He endured on a wooden cross. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.