We are citizens of two places.
As believers, we live with a dual attitude. We live in a corporeal world with real needs and desires. We are also citizens of heaven with a future in eternity. Our hearts are divided between what we see and what we don’t see. Our attention must be evenly balanced. Too much on one side will harm the other.
Salvation is all about knowing that when we die, we will go to heaven. That is a hope that keeps us looking up with longing and expectation. We must never lose sight of the reward being prepared for us. But if all we do it wait to die to be with the Lord, then we miss out on the joys that we’re meant to have now.
On earth as it is in heaven. Jesus made it very clear that we can believe for the things of heaven today. The blessings of God are ours in abundance. We are meant to live in destiny today, enjoying the life we’ve been given. But if we focus too much on our life here, we lose track of our heavenly calling.
We walk a fine line between enjoying our lives and living with hope. We have dual citizenship until the day we release one for the other.
Another post on the meaning of salvation: Salvation Is Not About Avoiding Hell
helmet of salvation
Your helmet of salvation is essential. It is what grounds you in the kingdom. The hardest, most devastating attacks of the enemy will come not so much to your body but to your mind, and it’s interesting that there is a specific piece of armor to protect your head. Continue reading “Your Helmet Protects Your Thoughts” »
Salvation is not about being saved. Yes, there is an element of being saved from death in the very name, but salvation is so much more. It is entering into a relationship with the God who made us. It is knowing Him as a friend and helper. But it is even more than that. Continue reading “Using Your Keys Of Authority” »
Zacchaeus was a short man, but he wanted to see who Jesus was. (Luk 19:10) The crowd also wanted to see who Jesus was, so they blocked his view. Zacchaeus wasn’t an idiot. Continue reading “Finding Jesus Will Change Your Life” »
You cannot be saved without being changed.
Becoming a Christian is more than making a decision to ask Jesus into your heart. Having a new life in Christ means just that–having a new life. There must be change. Continue reading “Salvation = Transformation” »