“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ…” Philippians 3:20 (NKJV)
Someone who is born and is raised in Cameroon for instance talks, thinks, dresses and has a different set of values from say another person born in the United States of America or China or Egypt or India, because in each country, there is a different set of information that forms the culture which they hold to be true.
As “flesh” or humans, we hail from either one of the 193 countries on the globe. However, in our theme verse, Apostle Paul makes a remarkable statement of fact; “For our citizenship is in heaven…” in other words; the day we were Born-Again, our nationality changes; from hailing from a village called Muambong to becoming a citizen of Heaven. This totally changes everything for us as sons of God!
Heaven is a place with a system, culture (information) and thought-pattern that forms our way of life or lifestyle. The question is, are the sons of God aware of this compelling truth? For the most parts, I see and hear sons still thinking and functioning from earthly standards and cultures. It’s either Saint John knew what he was saying when he said: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13 (KJV)
Or Christ Jesus didn’t mean what He said in when He said; “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:6 (KJV).
The sons of God are not “flesh”; they are not humans, therefore we don’t operate based on human knowledge, customs, and traditions which is highly limited and limiting. We are born of God through Christ, we are from Heaven and operate following the information (culture) which is from above, which is The Word of God.
The Word of God dictates our values and forms our character. The Word of God is our culture which transforms our thought-life and pattern; we act differently! For instance, the earthly hold it true that they are humans but we sons of God are spirit; the earthly hold to be true that everything is not possible, but to us, ALL things are possible; the earthly belief experience is the best teacher and one person cannot know ALL things but to us sons of God, the Holy Spirit is the best teacher and we can know ALL things because the Holy Spirit is there to guide and counsel us into ALL Truth.
Two different perspectives, hailing from two different origins. Apparently, we the sons of God are trapped in our humanity; we are too human for The Word to have its full expressions in and through us. Our citizenship is from Heaven and we are here not to go to heaven (we are from there!) but to “colonize” the earth with the Kingdom Culture, Lifestyle, and Values. This is the perfect will of our Father as expressed by Jesus Christ “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10 (KJV)
I encourage you today, as you go about your career, business and your personal life, be intentional about revealing the Kingdom through the Word by acting and talking in line with the Word for you’re not from here. Don’t settle for human ideals and traditions of men that ALWAYS end up failing. Talk and act wisdom: Be wisdom.
You’re not Cameroonian, nor are you American, nor Indian. Neither are you from Africa, Europe, Asia, nor from the Americas. You are not from here; you hail from God through His Word; you are Spirit; you are from above; you are from Heaven with a burning mission to reveal the Heavenly Culture on earth for earth badly needs it. You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13-14).
As you go about your career, business and your personal life, be intentional about revealing the Kingdom through the Word by talking and practicing The Word for you're not from here. Don't settle for human ideals and traditions of men that ALWAYS end up failing. Talk and act wisdom: Be wisdom.Click To Tweet