26. You are a citizen of Heaven

Last week we learned more about who we truly are in the spirit. Our spirit has been born again and this new creation is holy, righteous and blameless in God's sight. We are truly His children, made in His image. He is our Father and He expects us to behave like He would. We are therefore perfect in our spirit, in who He recreated us to be, now we need to start behaving like the real person that we are. Our soul needs to realign with what the Word says is true about us.

We are His children and therefore we can approach His throne with boldness and confidence, knowing that He would accept and welcome us. We are part of His Kingdom; we are citizens of His Kingdom. Let us look at two Scriptures confirming this:

"Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God." Ephesians 2:19

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body." Philippians 3:20, 21

You are a citizen of heaven, a citizen of the household of God. Now what does this practically mean for you? To be a citizen means that you have legal rights such as the right of speech, the right to bear arms etc. It also means that you are part of a political community and that you can vote for your government. But even more than that, you are a representative of your country. Every country has its own cultural ideal. It has its own moral principles, values and it does things in a unique way. A lot of times when you travel overseas, you can guess from which country several tourists come from and you would mostly be right. Their mannerism, way of speaking, eating etc gives away where they are from. We truly live in a unique world.

And the same should be said about you as a citizen of Heaven. As a citizen of His Kingdom, certain mannerisms, way of speaking and acting should characterise you. If people look at you, they should immediately know that you are a Christian. They should see the characteristics of a loving God, Who is morally upright, Who is caring and just. They should see Him in you, because you are portraying His Kingdom. Are you a good representative? Just look at earthly representatives of products. Would you buy coughing medicine from someone who coughs all the time? Would you buy beauty products from someone who looks as if they haven't had a bath in ages? Would you listen to financial advice from someone who is constantly broke? Of course not! And yet we tell people about Christ, but we do not show Him to people, we don't live as He would have and that is sad. We should draw people closer to Him, not push them away.

We are citizens of His Kingdom and that also means that we live with the benefits of the Kingdom. For example if you are a US citizen, its army and police will protect you, you have access to schools, you have access to medical care, to roads and infrastructure. The same is true of His Kingdom. We have protection from His army, we have access to knowledge and wisdom, we have access to the best medical care in the universe and we have access to the roads and infrastructure that we should take. We have access to it all. Isn't it wonderful? It is really something worth celebrating!

We are all part of an anti-corruption Government that will never disappoint us, that will never deceive us, that will never steal our money. We are part of a Government that truly have our best interest in mind, a Government that will organise the whole universe to allow things to work out for our good. We have the best Government that anyone can ever ask for! The only question is, under whose government are you living? Sit back and truly think about this. You can be a Christian, but still be under a different day to day government. Maybe the time has come to change governments, you will never be sorry.

Thank you Father for Your wonderful Kingdom that we can be a part of. Thank you that we can be a citizen and that we can enjoy all the benefits of it. You are so wonderful. We look forward to moving as part of Your Kingdom. Amen

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