I read that a friend of mine attended her sister’s retirement. Turns out the sister lives in the same town I lived in for several years as a child. Another friend has a grandchild who is having a birthday party in the town that my father grew up in. These things brought lots of memories of those towns, not far from one another. Have you noticed that when you talk with folks you can usually find common background information in some way? Why my grandfather even taught school in the same town my husband grew up in in West Texas. It is indeed a small world.
It is a small world for all of us. We are all from the same place. Not one of us can claim any other original town than the Kingdom of darkness. Good, bad or indifferent that’s the common heritage among all human beings. It’s inescapable. Unlike my family and many of yours who moved a lot as kids, there’s no traveling away from that “home town”. You are destined to live there forever.
That is until you make a move into the Kingdom of Light. This is an experience of moving to a new place like no other in all the world. When a person receives Christ as their Lord and Savior they are literally translated into a new city. They are born again. This move changes everything. God does the changing and no matter what your original birth was like, no matter where you were brought into the world to, you are forever changed into God’s child with a new citizenship in heaven.
Oh beloved, if you know the Lord, there’s much you need to learn about Kingdom living. This kingdom has only one nemesis and his desire is to kill, steal and destroy the Truth in your life. The more you know about your new citizenship, the better you will be equipped to live in the best accommodations in town. It’s time for you to leave behind the lies of your former life. No one in the New Town of heavenly citizenship has to live beneath their means. You’ve made a change positionally. Now it’s time to let that change you experientially. No more believing lies that you are ruined, a failure, have no future or can’t move away from your past. You may have been a career sinner before Christ but now you have a degree that gives you the rights of a career believer! You have been bought, redeemed, revived, renewed, and your destiny has now been changed forever. People might keep pronouncing doom and gloom on you, but you can look to the King of the Kingdom of Light for the answer. The Lord says that because you put your trust in Christ old things have passed away and behold, all things have been made new – including you!
God loves you and He’s for you. Live loved! Live forgiven! Live blessed! Live fervently for the Gospel! Reach out to God’s Word and consume all the information you can about this new Kingdom living! And live it! It’s all yours by the power of Christ on the Cross and His abundant, everlasting LOVE! Your new citizenship is perfect and gives you everything you need for living on earth and preparing for heaven. Rejoice and live in the Light of God’s Glory and Grace!
John 3:3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
Philippians 3:20 But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior.
Ephesians 2:19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of His household.
Colossians 1:12-13 …always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light. For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son.