YOUR REAL CITIZENSHIP! – PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME.
But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Saviour, the Master, Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:30 MSG).
When you were born again, your citizenship changed instantly! Your real citizenship is not the one on your international passport, because having been born again, the Bible says “ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19). Your real citizenship is in heaven. The Message Translation puts it this way: “…You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone… (Ephesians 2:19).
Hebrews 12:22-24 says, “you have come to Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem…” Zion – the heavenly Jerusalem is your new country – your new land of nativity. How it pays to know that you’re a citizen of the heavenly country!
Jesus said to the Jews “Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world!” (John 8:23). He knew where He came from. Though He was physically in the earth, He was conscious of His real citizenship – Zion – the heavenly Jerusalem. This should be your thinking as well. Let it dawn on you that you’re a citizen of Zion!
Zion is the beautiful country of God’s beloved people, and that’s where you belong. There’s no failure, recession, or poverty in that country! There’s no sickness there; no wonder the Bible says those that dwell therein, shall not say “I am sick” (Isaiah 33:24). Refuse to be subject to the principles of this world’s system. In this heavenly country where you now belong, what you have is divine health, prosperity, peace and success! Be conscious of this today and always.