KEY SCRIPTURE: John 3:13 KJV “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”
Our Lord Jesus came from heaven to testify of the truth about God to all humanity. Our key scripture revealed a very important observation that we have to carefully consider. The last phrase of our key scripture reads, ” even the Son who is in heaven”. The Lord was physically on earth at that instant yet the scripture said He was in heaven. How was this possible? I explained in our previous study that heaven, that is the dwelling place of God is not a physical place, but a spiritual state. The Lord was of the Spirit and so had his influence power and authority from this spiritual realm. He lived in the presence of the Father. John 8:29 KJV “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” The Father is always in this spiritual state called heaven. If the Father, is ever with Him then he was also in the environment of the Father, called heaven. The Lord Jesus therefore operated from the heavenly sphere.
Children of God, although they are physically on the earth are spiritual beings just as our master Jesus. As Jesus they are heavenly beings. Eph 2:6 KJV” And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” We have an inseparable union with our master Jesus. Once again, the Lord said in John 12:26, that “those who serve Him, would be at where He would be”. Where is he now?
He is presently in heaven. Dear child of God, you are a candidate of heaven or you are actually present in heaven.
One more scripture that clearly reveals our heavenly status is Heb 12:22 ” But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,”
In the light of your heavenly status, you must live with a mentality of absolute superiority over devils. We are seated far above all principalities and powers. Eph 2:6. As heavenly citizens we are holy men and women. The bible says, let your affections be on things above, where Christ is seated on the right hand of God. As heavenly citizens, we are transiting this place. We must make a strong impact on the many who have not found Jesus, through our life and testimony.
THOUGHT: WE ARE HEAVENLY CITIZENS, BUT MUST MAKE OUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE
Philip 3:20 KJV” For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:”
Colossians 3:1 KJV” If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.