Will we live in literal mansions or palaces in Heaven?


The Bible assures us that in Heaven we will be living in God’s dwelling place forever, and it will be glorious beyond description. It will be greater than any earthly palace or mansion.

Kings are confined to living in palaces. Owners of vast properties live on estates behind locked gates. God’s Word, however, says that Christ will make us joint heirs in the Kingdom of God—and just as God’s habitation extends beyond the boundaries of creation, so will ours—without confinement.

He owns it all and is going to share it with His people. He is the King and landowner of Heaven, earth, and the whole universe. No earthly court, no Wall Street investor, or astute accountant could ever calculate the extent of God’s estate—for it is priceless.

Jesus told His disciples, “I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me” (Luke 22:29, NIV). So when Jesus, the heir of the incalculable estate tells us, “I go to prepare a place for you” we cannot fathom what He has in store. But we do know that “the Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16-17, NIV).

For most of my adult life, I have lived in a comfortable log house on top of a mountain, and I love this place. My wife, Ruth, oversaw the building of our home and though she’s no longer here, her touches are in every room. We raised our five children here, and watched them explore every hideaway and clump of trees around our home.

These are fond memories. But I’m looking forward to a better home—a perfect home—whose Builder and Maker is God. It will have no flaws, because it is the House of the Lord—and “on no days will its gates ever be shut” (Revelation 21:25, NIV). The day I step through the gates of splendor, I’ll finally be free of the confinements of earth.

Have you received Christ as Savior? Pray now.