BITE-SIZE SOULFOOD #11
ARE YOU A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN?
Heaven is a kingdom which means it is ruled by a King.
1. What is Heaven?
Heaven is a place of amazing love, of exhilirating joy, of total peace, of spectacular beauty, of awesome power, and of incalculable riches.
And Heaven is an abode without evil – no sin, no suffering and no death – for all eternity.
Go on, picture yourself in the ultimate unending pleasure – Heaven!
2. Who is the King of Heaven?
Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He is the King of the New Heaven and the New Earth. (Revelation 19: 16, 21: 1).
3. Who are the citizens of Heaven?
The citizens of Heaven are children of God.
And children of God are those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
“Yet to all who recieve him, to those who believed in his name (Jesus Christ), he gave the right to become children of God . . . ” (John 1: 12-13, 3: 16-17).
4. What does it mean to be a citizen of Heaven?
A citizen of Heaven is the King’s Ambassador here on Earth. (2 Corinthians 5: 20).
The Earth is her/his mission field, not native land, to share the Gospel of God’s Grace so that new citizens of God’s kingdom might come in.
5. What does a King’s Ambassador do and get?
As the Ambassador, she/he is the King’s Representative here on Earth within her/his scope of influence – family, office, factory, community, school, and others.
As the Ambassador, she/he is protected by the King. If anybody harms her/him, the King’s wrat would befell on the assailant.
And as the Ambassador, her/his needs are provided by the King.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4: 19).
6. What will the King do in the future?
Because of the sin of mankind, the King will declare war against the Earth’s inhabitants. (Revelation 19: 11-19).
7. What will happen to the King’s Ambassadors?
But before the start of the war – the 7 years of Earth’sTribulation – the King will first recall all of His Ambassadors or citizens of Heaven.
“For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumphet call of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17).
And thus, all citizens of Heaven – each with glorified body, soul and spirit – will be with the the King forever. Amazing!
So, are you a citizen of Heaven?
If not, then you could be left behind not only to experience the horrors of the Earth’s Tribulation, but also the eternal wrath of God in the Lake of Fire. (Revelation 20: 11- 15).
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