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An Unwanted Mansion
Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013

A hilltop mansion built by J.R. Simplot, who became a billionaire by building a corporation that supplied McDonald’s with its golden French-fries, was given to the state of Idaho. Simplot, who died in 2008 at age 99, gave the mansion to the state to serve as a residence for the governor of Idaho. But the current governor doesn’t want to live in it! Thus far, the majority of people who have spoken recommend either selling the place or returning it to the Simplot family. But the family doesn’t want it back, saying, “The home was given to the state with the understanding that it would be used as the governor's house." Imagine that - An unwanted mansion!

Jesus Christ said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3) . Sin will keep us out of heaven (Revelation 21:8). Thomas, one of His disciples, said: “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus answered: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:5-6). Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people! Have you made the proper preparation? Come and learn how it's possible to be prepared for that day.

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