What Does Philippians 3:20 Mean?

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

Philippians 3:20(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

As believers in Christ we are citizens of another country and subjects of our glorious King. Our loyalty is to another state and our conversation and delight should reside in heavenly places. We are simply pilgrims passing through this mortal coil, sojourning on earth for a brief life-span and so we should not be mindful of earthly things that pass away, but we should fix our hearts on the coming king, looking for Jesus our soon coming Lord. Heavenly citizenship should be a highly prized goal, and integrity should be the outworking of our lives, whether seen by many or executed in the privacy of our own home.

All our discussions and dealings while passing through this life should honour our King, for we are all His representatives and ambassadors of heaven and all our conversation and conduct should reflect the righteousness of Jesus with which we are clothed and covered.

Our eternal home is a gift from God, but it is only through faith in the spilt blood of Jesus that we have a full assurance of our heavenly inheritance. Our heavenly citizenship does not depend on our qualities, but on His work. Our passage to heaven is not an open Way to all, but only to those in Him.

There are no benevolent, extra-terrestrial-beings lurking in the universe waiting to make contact with us, as the media-mindset tries to portray, but rather the Church are the only being that are alien to earth for we are a new creation in Him and our citizenship and conversation is in heaven. 

Our life should be a heavenly life and our ways should be heavenly ways for we are a heavenly people with a heavenly inheritance and we have a heavenly King – and one day very soon we are going to be with Him in the Heavenly Jerusalem, singing heavenly praises to the Heavenly Man,

My Prayer

What a wonderful privilege to be part of Your heavenly family as one of Your children. Thank You Father for all the grace and love that you have poured out on me to make me one of Your heavenly people, and to give me an heavenly inheritance. I pray that throughout the rest of my life on earth I may glorify Your holy name in my conversation and conduct, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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