Once we gave our lives over to Jesus Christ we became citizens of Heaven. Although I live in the United States and was born here, my first allegiance will always be to God and I only bow to Him. Never to any man. We are citizens of Heaven making our way through here, not working our way to Heaven. We were already granted that upon conversion. Christians, real Christians, have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which marks them, seals them for eternity. No man can take that away. God is supreme over all and His authority is absolute.
A lot of people don’t like that which is why they changed the Bible and, in some cases, butchered it to suit their liberal agenda. God hasn’t changed, not one iota. There’s going to be a lot of dead Christians in the future in this country because they will take a stand for God.
So what does a citizen of Heaven look like? Probably not remarkable. In fact, with the exception of some, look quite ordinary. But it is our character which radiates the character of God that distinguishes us. Let me tell you that is no easy job to do, to deny oneself so that Christ may come forward. That is why we need the Holy Spirit because we cannot do it on our own. We have to uphold everything God says. We must think, speak and act according to His will not our own.
Why? Because His kingdom is so vastly different, so foreign to what we know on earth that in order to exist there we must become like Him. He who is without sin, and is so pure we cannot imagine. We know nothing of the divine Holiness. We can imagine someone who is exemplary in character and raise that to the highest point in our minds but still fall drastically short of the Holiness of God, which is unapproachable. But you have to understand that we don’t do the work, the Holy Spirit does, which is why we can never boast of the change within ourselves.
We don’t understand how selfless God is or how humble. He is in direct opposition to human nature which is so self-centered and egotistical. We don’t understand how much He loves us so much so that He sent His only son, the Darling of Heaven, Jesus, to die for us because neither He, the Father, nor Jesus could live without us.
Now more than ever, we Christians have to soldier-up and put one the full armor of God because it is going to get rough very fast. Jesus must be returning soon because the devil is moving lightning fast with his evil agenda and going full blast at it.
Being a citizen of Heaven can give one a different perspective of things that has not occurred before conversion. Because this is not really our home. We are children and ambassadors of the Creator of the universe, God Almighty. The Holy Spirit changes us from the inside out. As the end draws near, more than ever we must remain in contact with our Father and Jesus through the Holy Spirit. I pray that all of you can stand up when the time comes because if you don’t, you will stand for nothing at all.
I often think about His world and suddenly being changed into another life form. Yes, another life form. Human flesh is temporary. It does freak me out a little bit because I only know what it is like to live in this carcass I drag around. I have zero idea what an eternal body radiating light is like. I think I will be stunned when I see it. No more muscles, beating heart or lungs needing oxygen, (Sorry Max Lucado, you got it all wrong.) but a self sustaining life force with a form. I think we’ll all be stunned staring at each other while Jesus is laughing. Then He might say to all of us, “Come. You’re real life has begun.”