In John 14:1, Jesus admonished His disciples to believe in two things. First, He applauds them for believing in the sovereignty of God and His divine plan to redeem mankind. Secondly, Jesus instructs them to believe in Him. What do you think He was implying?
It had already been established in the gospel of Matthew 16:16 that Jesus was/is the Son of the living God. And throughout the gospels Jesus made sure His disciples were educated on the fact that He was indeed the sacrificial Lamb of God.
Although I am convinced that the disciples believed by faith that Jesus was/is the Son of God, but I am certain that they did not fully understand what that would entail. This would explain why the disciples were so distraught when Jesus died on the Cross. And none of them expected Him to rise from the dead on the third day after His death like He said He would.
Therefore our interest is drawn to the text, in the gospel of John 14 verses 1-4, how Jesus doesn’t place any emphasis on Him being the Son of God. We come tp the conclusion that Jesus wasn’t teaching them about the particulars of His Sonship. However He was revealing to them the mystery of the believer’s future.
Here we are almost 2,000 years later and the prophecy has yet to find fulfillment, but the time is near. The Bible makes a reference to the timing of Jesus’ return in the gospel of Matthew chapter 24.
The hope of the believer is about to be showcased to the entire world and I admonish you to do one thing. Believe!