Â Â Â Â Our New Citizenship
We are card carrying members of the Kingdom of God. Not written with binary code on a magnetic strip on aÂ pieceÂ of plastic, butÂ having the word of God written on ourÂ circumcisedÂ hearts with the finger of God. We are the true Israel of God. Â As plastic credit cards allowsÂ privilegesÂ in societyÂ ourÂ citizenshipÂ is heaven and we have certainÂ privileges. From Galatians 6.15, What avails heaven, or grants access now for us is thisÂ new creation in us. We can now go boldly to the throne of Grace anytime. We can go in and out and find (food) pasture anytime. We have a city whose gates are always open to itâ€™s citizens (fellowship). A place where there is no day or night, no sun or moon, but the lamb is itâ€™s light, for He is the true light that has come into the world. Where those who areÂ sorcerers, murders, and idolaters and whoever loves a lie cannot enter. Where flesh and blood cannot inherit this kingdom. Where those who through faith can go.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hebrews 12.22-24 paraphrase.
For we have come to Mount Zion,the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem, to the general assembly, to the called out ones, the firstborn, those who are registered in heaven, to God the judge of all, to the place of just men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator between God and men with the NewÂ CovenantÂ being in force because the blood was already spilled which the blood of Abel testified of.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The False Gospel of Another Day. One yet in the future.
You cannot partake of this Kingdom if in your mind it is yet future. That Â if you believe that Christ still Â has to fulfill Danial 9 and finish transgression, make an end of sacrifice and sin, that He must seal vision and prophesy and anoint the Most Holy. If you dwell these having to be completed in the end times and eschatology you are not entering in. Like the Pharisees who thought the kingdom would appear, Christ said to them â€œyou are not entering My Kingdom and you are not allowing those who are trying to do so either. Of those leaders He said â€œit is better for you to be tied off with a millstone and drowned then for you to offend any of my little ones. You are a denier of the true Christ and offer a counterfeit kingdom in Satanâ€sÂ realm. Satan showed Christ all the kingdoms throughout time and offered them to Him. Christ rejected them, all of them. And again with His words â€œMy kingdom is not of this ageâ€ meaning of the creation of emc=square, big bang of time and matter.
The word of God is notÂ constrained but our thinking is. He is looking for those to worship Him in not in earthly Jerusalem but in Spirit and truth now. His Kingdom is found â€œIn Christâ€ The lack of thinking in faith keeps people out. The carnal mind is a veil that blinds us to His Reality. Or is it to be fulfilled in our lifetime? At any point in time? In this age at all? If you answered yes the god of this age has blinded you and robbed you of your reward, your inheritance. To be â€œIn Christâ€ is to grow in understanding of Him and His Kingdom. The one that â€œIs at handâ€ now.Â â€œDo not seal this book for the time is at hand!â€ Rev 22.10. Â At Hand today and 2000 years ago.
Paul begged those who were in Corinth to understand this. We are ambassadors from Christ as though God was pleading through us because of the work of Christ. The heralding call was â€œbe ye reconciled to Godâ€. To be one with, at-one-ment. Like Adam and Eve before the fall. As workers together do notÂ receiveÂ theÂ grace of God for an unfruitful purpose. For God says â€œIn an acceptable time I have heard, and of the day of salvation? I have helped. Behold now is the accepted time! Now is the day of salvation! Why in the world do we look for a second coming as though that is the solution? The great doctor has seen our illness and our affliction and has given us the diagnosis, the treatment and the solution. Him who spoke a word and the lame walked has spoken to us and Â It is not the second coming. For on Him was laid the chastisement for us all and by His stripes ye are healed. When did that happen? The new covenant is in effect and is only for the new creation,
There cannot be a king without a kingdom or He is just a dreamer. And this kingdom has a capitol city and a time. In this case anytime you are able to accept it by faith. Then you would be citizens of a holy nation of Kings and priests if you have been there. Are we not seated in Heaven according to His word? Then as ambassadors from that place we too offer the same invitation as our Lord. Repent, believe the Gospel. The Kingdom of God is At Hand. Enter into the true union and full blessings â€œIn Christâ€.
Â Welcome home:)