“Fellow citizens with the saints.”- Ephesians 2: V19
Beloved, being citizens in Heaven, means that we are under Heaven’s government whilst on earth. Christ the king of heaven reigns in our hearts; thus our daily prayer, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
The decrees of the Great King we cheerfully obey. Then as citizens of Heaven, we share Heaven’s honours. The glory which belongs to our Saviour Jesus Christ belongs to us, for we are already children of God, already prince/princess of the blood imperial; already we wear the spotless robe of Jesus’s righteousness; already we have angels for our servitors, saints for our companions, Christ for our Brother, God for our Father, and a crown of immortality for our reward.
We share the honours of citizenship, for we have come to the general assembly of God. As heaven’s citizens, we have common rights to all the property of heaven. Ours are its gates of pearl and walls of chrysolite; ours the azure light of the city that needs no candle nor light of the sun; ours, the river of the water of life. There is nothing in heaven that belongeth not to us. “Things present, or things to come,” are all ours. Also as citizens of heaven, we enjoy its delights. Do they chant the glories of triumphant grace in heaven? We do the same on earth. Do they cast their crowns at Jesus’s feet? we cast there too. Are they charmed with His smile? It is also sweet to us who dwell on earth.
If then, we are thus citizens of heaven, let our walk and actions be consistent with heavenly dignity. Amen!
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Beloved, have a blessed day.