KEY SCRIPTURE: Colossians 3:1 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God”.
The new creation is born from above, dispatched to this earth to show men the life of heaven, yet he does not loose awareness of his heavenly home.
Hebrews 13:14 says “For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come”. We come from above and this place is not our lasting home”. This point must come home to every child of God. Many people live as if this place is all that we have. The Bible spoke about the heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 that, “they did not receive the promise, but having seen them afar off were persuaded of them, embraced them, confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth”.(Hebrews 11:13b). This way of thought or thinking should influence everything we do. Our time on this earth is for the father ”s business. (Luke. 2:49)), we are here to fulfill a task and a mission for our Lord. We are His representatives to show forth His glory to men.. We are to get them from the lies and deceptions of the enemy of their souls and the vanities of this world to get them to come along with us to our glorious home.
It is good we talk about winning and reigning in this life but our purpose for all these is that the glory of God might be seen and men would turn unto our saviour and Lord.
Our Lord Jesus, who is our great example, conquered in this life. He has set the tone for us. In His teachings, He always made it clear that we have a heavenly home to go. There is going to be judgement and rewards (2nd Corinth 5::10). We must not get too engrossed with the affairs of this life and loose awareness of the eternal place to be.. Jesus advised that we ‘cut’ off anything that may hinder us from getting into the kingdom of God. (Matthew 18:8). It implies therefore that, there is nothing too dear to loose now that may be compared with the pain of going to hell. This makes it a very serious matter to be attended to. BE HEAVENLY MINDED.
We are not just here to enjoy the excitement of living in this world, but to fulfill our task and then report back to our headquarters. I would always keep in mind my mission here, and my ultimate glorious destination.
Mark 9:45 ” And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter half into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched”:
1 John 3:2-3 ” Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure”.