Citizens of Heaven

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. (Philippians 3:20-21)

Let’s face it. It’s easy to get discouraged when you look at our culture. Sexual brokenness, loneliness, anger, rampant immorality, political corruption, refugee crisis, apathetic attitudes, Islamic terrorism, and the list goes on.

As Christians, we should be messengers of hope and warriors for justice, as we carry the gospel to every place we go. We have the answer that people are looking for. How hopeful it is to hear about a life that has been rescued from sin!

This broken world also reminds us that, as Philippians 3:20-21 says, we are citizens of heaven. One day Jesus will come back for us and at that moment our bodies will be transformed to be like his glorious body. Yes, a big chance is coming — the likes of which you have never seen. You, Christian, will be changed! Your body is going to change! It will be a body that is ruled by the spirit, not by the flesh. It will be a new, glorious, perfect existence.

The next time you look into brokenness here in our fallen world, the next time you serve someone with the compassion of Jesus, the next time your heart cries, “How long, oh Lord?” remember that your home is not here. And one day, when you see Him, you will be made to be like Him.

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