Last night I had one of my house with many secret rooms dreams that I have all the time. They are almost always happy dreams and I usually wake believing that behind a wall or through a closet there is the whole other house of beautiful rooms, move-in ready, full of all kind of treasures. I must have been cold last night because one of the rooms had a warm cozy fireplace. When I got up to go to the bathroom I was still kind of in the dream. I went to my living room, turned on the light, but alas, no fireplace!
This morning, I am still thinking of the dream. How it was different from the others in the past, how it was the same. I wonder if I am dreaming about Heaven when I dream these dreams. There is always this euphoric feeling of peace, happiness, safety, well-being. I looked in scripture this morning for "rooms."
Of course, there is an upper room, inner room, no room, but what about many rooms (plural)?
2 Chronicles 31:11 - Now Hezekiah commanded them to prepare rooms in the house of the LORD, and they prepared them.
Nehemiah 10:38 - And the priest, the descendant of Aaron, shall be with the Levites when the Levites receive tithes; and the Levites shall bring up a tenth of the tithes to the house of our God, to the rooms of the storehouse.
So, apparently in the house of the Lord and in the storehouse there are rooms.
And Jesus also spoke of a place with more than one room. In the KJV we often quote "In my Father's house are many mansions...."
The MESSAGE reads like so...
1 "Don't let this throw you. You trust God, don't you? Trust me. 2 There is plenty of room for you in my Father's home. If that weren't so, would I have told you that I'm on my way to get a room ready for you? 3 And if I'm on my way to get your room ready, I'll come back and get you so you can live where I live. 4 And you already know the road I'm taking."
5 Thomas said, "Master, we have no idea where you're going. How do you expect us to know the road?"
6 Jesus said, "I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him. You've even seen him!"
Woo-hoo! Jesus is getting my room ready! I hope it has a fireplace.
He is getting many rooms ready. He is coming back. Are you move-in ready? Do you know Jesus? He is the way to your beautiful room in Heaven.