TIME TO FOCUS ON HEAVENLY THINGS
A song says, “Great is thy faithfulness, O God our Father, there is no shadow of turning with thee. All I have needed thy hands have provided, great is thy faithfulness.” Abraham experienced God’s great faithfulness. Even though Hebrews 11:1 says faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen, Abraham showed us that faith is total obedience to God’s word, way and will.
Jesus demonstrates it by dieing for us in total obedience to God our heavenly Father with the trust and confidence that He is faithful to raise Him up from the dead with all power. Some people refer to this as blind faith but faith is not blind because the God we trust, believe and have confidence in sees and knows everything because He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.
Abraham, even though he did not see the city, was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, designed and built by God(Hebrews 11:10). Paul says it this way, “I press toward the high calling of God which is his prize (Philippians 3:14). Then he advises us in Hebrews 3:1 to be partakers of the heavenly calling. According to John 14:2, Jesus, our Messiah and Savior told us, before He left, that He has gone to prepare a place for us. Then in Revelation 22, God gave John a vision or glimpse of this place.
Therefore as Hebrews 11:13 points out, the truth and fact of the matter is we who are believers and Christians are foreigners, strangers and pilgrims on the earth. That’s why Paul tells us in Philippians 3:20 that our Citizenship is in heaven. So why are we so consumed or overtaken by the wealth of this earth when we have better to look forward to when we get home – to that place created by God that is sinless, stress-less and trouble-free. Verse 16 in Hebrews 11 describes it as a better country, a heavenly homeland and that’s why God is not ashamed to be called our God because He already has a heavenly place (home) for us. Are you heading there? Or are you so consumed with earthly riches that will soon be destroyed?
Are you ready to relinquish your earthly citizenship for the heavenly one? Your earthly citizenship can’t compare with a heavenly one. In these last and perilous days, it’s time to focus on the heavenly treasures that God has promised us. In 1 Corinthians 2:9 that we have not seen or heard. Stop storing treasures on earth store it in heaven (Matthew 6:19).
There is a prerequisite to receiving your heavenly citizenship. Don’t worry, you don’t have to pay for it. That prerequisite is to welcome Jesus in to your heart. You can do so now going to the top of this blog, clicking on to the salvation page, following the instructions, and praying the salvation prayer.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.
Scripture reference Hebrews 11:8-16