For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20
In the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes it is easy to forget that our true citizenship is in heaven. The Bible describes us as "strangers and pilgrims" (1 Peter 2:11). Although God wants us to enjoy our lives while here on earth, He wants us to also keep in mind that our true citizenship is in heaven. A U.S. citizen traveling overseas for example is not a member of the foreign nation they are visiting. The proof of their citizenship is evidenced by their passport. Their passport confirms that they are a U.S. citizen. Similarly, our faith and the Holy Spirit imparted to us at salvation is evidence of our heavenly citizenship. As citizens of heaven, we have the comfort of knowing that we have an eternal home with God. Also, as citizens of heaven, we can partake of all the abundance of it here and now. The Bible explains that God has seated us with Christ in the heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). Since we are seated with Him, all the divine health, riches, joy, and wholeness of heaven are ours to partake of not only in eternity, but also here and now! Psalm 112:3 says that wealth and riches are in our house. Wealth and riches are most certainly in heaven. The Bible records accounts of heaven in which the streets are paved of gold and the gates are adorned with precious jewels. We can enjoy abundance in our earthly home because it is in our heavenly home and we are seated there with Christ. Let us walk in a manner that reflects our true citizenship.