But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.
But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.
What is a citizen?
1. a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.”a Polish citizen”
3 subject, national, passport holder, native; More
• ◦ an inhabitant of a particular town or city.”the citizens of Los Angeles”
◦ inhabitant, resident, native, townsman, townswoman, householder, local; More
We live at the title Citizen in many aspects the most important of these and most honorable one is that we are citizens of heaven.
What is Heaven?
Heaven is often described as a “higher place”, the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to hell or the Underworld or the “low places”, and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the will …
Where we reside(live) we are citizens
Jesus resides in heaven our most honorable title of being a residing citizen is in our place in heaven with Jesus in his kingdom. This is what he promised us when he gave his life for all.
So much evil works and bad knowledge is going on in our work right now and making some loose their thoughts, focus and paths; while it is redirecting the focus to Christ in much stronger ways, bringing those people from the lost into the truth.
Many of us have fallen away from the focus of God in being a citizen of heaven and have held steadily to being a citizen of the town,state,country, group whatever it is that we have become a citizen of and pronouncing it as a big importance to who you are. Many of us sometimes even believers and followers of Christ have also forgotten what true citizenship is being a citizen of heaven. You wouldn’t be had God not thought of you, but he did and he gave you a forever place in heaven for you to call your home, thus making you a citizen of heaven.
A lot of what’s going on in the world currently where we of all mankind live was written that these things must happen in the Bible by God long before they ever cam about.
However when it was taught to us a promise was made that Christ would come back once these things took us lace and that he would give us all a place set just for us in heaven this we were promised new life with him and an everlasting eternal life giving us citizenship into heaven. This being the greatest of all.
Many of us who have journeyed to knew heights and realms in new focus from our travel with Christ have refocused on the senses that the way things are these things must play out however evil and hard they are to be a part of by the world and have come to be closer with God in hope of finding that peace he gave us. Seeing the works of the end times when Christ promised his return.
This is where he has given us citizenship to heaven and we eagerly and earnestly await his return to earth and taking us home as our savior. That is when our role of being a citizen will go into full affect. You can only be a citizen of heaven through Jesus.
Our current happenings we see going on around us are bringing some to Jesus while working support stronger into believers of the lost making us eager about awaiting Christ’s return.
Though this is NOT the rapture, what fear and discomfort we feel now and things we have trouble taking in that are upsetting and hard to see will only be so much more times worse when rapture hits so widen your knowledge in his word and his glory and be ready it won’t be mentally settling more than what we are going through now. However it will put into affect our honor of being that citizen of heaven.
What is a savior?
1. a person who saves someone or something (especially a country or cause) from danger, and who is regarded with the veneration of a religious figure.”politicians of the era usually portray themselves as the nation’s saviors”
3 rescuer, liberator, deliverer, emancipator; More
• ◦ (in Christianity) God or Jesus Christ as the redeemer of sin and saver of souls.noun: Saviour; noun: Savior
◦ Christ, Jesus, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, the Messiah, Our Lord, the Lamb of God, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, Emmanuel “in the center of the mosaic, the Savior is depicted, attended by two archangels”
“Jesus is our Redeemer. To redeem something is to pay a price to win it back. Slaves were redeemed (or ransomed) when someone paid for them to be set free. Because of the original sin of our first parents, we were slaves. We had lost the right to be children of God and heirs of heaven. Sin and death held us in bondage. Jesus set us free by paying the price of his own blood shed on the cross. Through his obedience and suffering he brought us back to God, to God’s grace and life. We say he made atonement for our sins. In other words, he made us to be “at one” with God again. He repaired our friendship with God. Now we can overcome sin and share divine life eternally with God in heaven. This is the hope of all who call Jesus Savior.
Jesus was able to be Savior because he was fully divine and fully human. As God, he was the only one powerful enough to make up for the offense of the human race. As a human being, he was able to represent us. So Jesus freely took on himself the sins of the world and ransomed us by his sacrifice.
Through faith and baptism we are united with the death and resurrection of Jesus. At each Eucharist we celebrate that Jesus has set us free. During Mass he makes his saving actions present again, and we are able to enter into them. Each year during the seasons of Lent and Easter, we recall and celebrate God’s saving acts.
The cross, once the instrument of torture and death, has become a symbol of God’s love for us. We set it on buildings, display it on walls, and wear it around our necks. We bless ourselves with the sign of the cross.
Someone expressed what Jesus means to us this way: “In Jesus all broken lines unite; in him all scattered sounds are gathered into harmony.”
Who is Jesus Our Saviour?
No question about it. He is Savior. Then in Romans 10:9, Scripture declares that our salvation is secured by our confession that Jesus is Lord: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Taken from Author: Ron Graham
Jesus Our Saviour
—Justification, sanctification, redemption
2 Jesus our Saviour Makes us Right with God
We call Jesus our Saviour because he justifies us. Our “justification” or “righteousness” means being counted by God as righteous, even though we have sinned. This is made possible by virtue of the vicarious suffering which Jesus Christ endured on the cross. The term “vicarious” means “taking the place of another to be a substitute”. God accepts Christ’s punishment instead of ours, and this sets us right with God again.We are “justified” or “made righteous”.
3 Jesus our Saviour Cleanses All Our Darkness
We call Jesus our Saviour because he sanctifies us. Our “sanctification” or “holiness” means being made holy and clean when we were unholy and unclean in God’s sight. But there is only one thing that can cleanse us: “The blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1John 1:7). This statement is made in this context: “God is light and in him there is no darkness at all” (1John 1:5). If there is any darkness in us, we cannot have fellowship with God. Jesus “sanctifies” us and purges all our darkness away so that we are only light. We are “sanctified” or “made holy”.
4 Jesus our Saviour Paid the Price for Our Freedom
We call Jesus our Saviour because he redeems us. Our “redemption” is understood when we look back at our ruined lives all marred by sin. We can see that we no longer belonged to God, but to Satan. We must say with Paul, “I am carnal, sold under sin” (Romans 7:14). The term “carnal” means “of the flesh”. Of course, God did not sell us, we sold ourselves like the people of old who “sold themselves to do evil” (1Kings 21:20, 2Kings 17:17).
If we were not properly regarded as belonging to Satan, why should God have determined to send us into the eternal punishment “prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41)? Why should we share Satan’s destiny if Satan did not own us? And why should God’s Son die on the cross for us? Indeed, we became Satan’s possession when we sinned. God recognises that, and so should we.
If we belonged to Satan, we would be punished with him, unless God provided for our rescue and escape, and unless we accepted that way and reached out to God for it. But God would not steal us from Satan, and if God was to take us back, a price had to be paid.
This was not to satisfy Satan, but to satisfy God. God would not pay evil for evil. God would not pay evil for good. But he would pay good for evil, that evil might be overcome. This payment for our rescue is called “redemption” or “purchase”.
5 He is Our Only Saviour
We conclude our lesson by stating that Jesus our Saviour is our only possible saviour, justifier, sanctifier, and redeemer.
Only Jesus our Saviour was able to rescue us from slavery to sin and from the wrath to come. God saw no other thing but the blood of his only begotten Son, as sufficient price and sacrifice to justify our salvation from sin. Yet God in his goodness so loved us, that he gave us his one and only Son (John 3:16). Therefore the gospel says, “You have been bought with a price” (1Corinthians 6:20, 7:23), and “God purchased the church with his own blood” (Acts 20:28).
The heavenly song praises Jesus, “You purchased for God with your blood men from every nation” (Revelation 5:9). As Jesus our Saviour faced his own death, he spoke of his “blood… shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28). Nobody else could have done that.
The Bible says, “Behold the kindness and the severity of God” (Romans 11:22). God’s severity demands that a price be paid. But God’s kindness pays the price that we could not find. And such a price! The blood of his only Son. Our freedom from slavery has been purchased. We have been “redeemed” by the precious blood of Jesus our Saviour (1Peter 1:18-19).
Jesus the Savior | Reformed Bible Studies & Devotionals at Ligonier.org
Let Jesus gift of our savior come to you also you not exempt from that gift he still wants to
give it to you as your right for becoming and using our citizenship in heaven.
God loves each and everyone and wants to share that relationship with you so let him.In his love there is no separation, segregation or differences he accepts all you just have to ask.