Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house, the tent we live in, is dismantled, we have a building from God, a house not built by human hands, that is eternal in the heavens.
For he was looking forward to the city with firm foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
The one who conquers I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never depart from it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God), and my new name as well.
So he took me away in the Spirit to a huge, majestic mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.
The one who loves his life destroys it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards it for eternal life.
But I have told you these things so that when their time comes, you will remember that I told you about them. "I did not tell you these things from the beginning because I was with you.
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name."
1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.
1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God did not destine us for wrath but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:4
As a result we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions you are enduring.
in hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the ages began.
and from Jesus Christ -- the faithful witness, the firstborn from among the dead, the ruler over the kings of the earth. To the one who loves us and has set us free from our sins at the cost of his own blood
Children, I am still with you for a little while. You will look for me, and just as I said to the Jewish religious leaders, 'Where I am going you cannot come,' now I tell you the same.
"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they can see my glory that you gave me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
where Jesus our forerunner entered on our behalf, since he became a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.
The Holy Spirit is making clear that the way into the holy place had not yet appeared as long as the old tabernacle was standing.
But as it is, they aspire to a better land, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
And I saw the holy city -- the new Jerusalem -- descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband.