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Online Bible Verses - Philippians 3:20 - our citizenship is in heaven

Updated on June 14, 2012

“But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,”

Philippians 3:20

Today’s Bible trivia question, who wrote Philippians?

God sees things on an infinite timeline which He transcends. He is not limited by it, in that He existed from time eternal. He also knew all about you before you were born. It follows that He knew I would be sitting here this morning and writing this stuff before it happened. Another cool aspect of His time transcendence, the sacrifice He made on the cross covered the sins of those who lived before He ever walked the earth. Put another way, He died for all past, present and future sin.

So we are limited to three dimensions, but God is not.

What does He tell us about time? First, that it is eternal, and we will have an eternal existence. Which means our time on planet earth is an infinitesimally small sliver of the whole. In turn, we should think about and plan for the bigger chunk of time, where we will spend eternity. We should seek citizenship in heaven. God tells us we do not have to wait and see if we get it; we can have it now. He has a place reserved for us right now. I do not have to hope that I end up with Him. Rather, I can know I will be with Him, based on what He did for me.

If I cannot know, the implication there would be that He did finish the job He set out to do; a perfect, all powerful and all-knowing God failing to complete the job. A semi-savior needing our help to get across the finish line.

Good thing scripture tells me different, that He did indeed finish the job. He tells me today to focus on an eternity, when and where I will be with Him.


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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great article Luc, came across it while hub hopping! I think I will like your work. Up and useful!

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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Correct you are. Regarding the green card, it is apparently becoming easier to get in without one.

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Answer: Paul or his amanuensis as directed by the Holy Spirit. Voted you up and interesting Luc. If my citizenship is in heaven, do I need a green card to work on earth? ;)