Friday, May 6, 2011

Not of This World-DD 5/6/2011

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself." Phil 3:20-21

To be sure, we are sojourners on this planet. Though we are natives here by virtue of being born here, when we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we became sons and daughters of heaven. Both reborn and adopted, we are Gods own and no longer claim the earth as our home. It remains, however, our dwelling place. Jesus prayed, "I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. "As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world." John 17:15-18

Beloved, this means that we are not mere citizens, but workers; ambassadors if you will. Jesus asks not that we be removed from the earth at this time because there is much work to do before we go home. We must therefore live out our purpose as we sojourn here.

The good news is when the work is done and when we are called home, all things will be made new. As he came to join us in the flesh, we will join him in the incorruptible glory which he made possible. Let us work toward home while it is day. Soon night will come when no man can work.

Loving Like Jesus,


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