Philippians 3:20 (GNB), 1Peter 2:10-11
We, however, are citizens of heaven, and we eagerly wait for our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, to come from heaven. *Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lust.
Because you are a new creature in Christ, you are no longer of this world. Your real life does not come from your flesh and blood but from your new spirit (John 1:12-13, John 3:3- 6). You maintain the life of God and His kingdom. Even though you carry the passport of the earthly country that you are from, remain mindful that you have an invisible passport that states the real spiritual country that you are from. You hail from a city whose builder and maker is God, Heb.11:10. God wants you to be more conscious of your heavenly citizenship than of every other citizenship that you have. Your citizenship in the kingdom of God is where your real personal identity is derived.
Your consciousness of your kingdom citizenship will affect both your faith and character. The rights, benefits and privileges that go along with your kingdom of God citizenship are more than what any earthly citizenship can ever afford you. This realization gives you power over sin and limitations.
Beloved, there are also great responsibilities that go along with your kingdom of God citizenship. You are not just a citizen but an ambassador of the Kingdom of God. Like Christ, God wants you to manifest the life and power of His kingdom so well that people around you will gravitate to you to inquire about your citizenship. God wants you to proclaim the gospel of His Kingdom. Let doing God’s will and advancing His kingdom be your utmost desire. Keep getting deeply rooted and established in the life and ways of His kingdom.
PRAYER FOCUS: Thank God for making you a citizen and an ambassador of His Kingdom. Pray for grace to get deeper into God.