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Was heaven prepared from eternity or is Jesus still preparing it? (JOHN 14:2–3)

Matthew says that heaven was “prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Mt 25:34). But here in John 14:2, Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you,” implying that it was not yet prepared at that time.  Is it prepared or not yet prepared?

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Jesus speaks in the passage from Matthew about the kingdom "prepared" for the redeemed "from the foundation of the world". To me, that could be interpreted as applying not only to the "finished" kingdom itself, but to the process of its conception in the mind of God, its creation, and its preparation, which will be completed prior to Jesus' return, when He said that He would receive the apostles (and, by extension, all of the redeemed) to Himself. In that respect, Jesus' preparation of a place for the apostles to which he referred in John was to be part of that ongoing process, but that was yet to be completed at the time that Jesus spoke.

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