(Your True Citizenship)
TO THE BIBLE: John 8:23
“And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.””
If you were asked about your nationality, you’d likely give the name of your country. You may have been born in that country or become a citizen via naturalization. Well, irrespective of the name on passport, you must understand that your true citizenship as a Christian is of heaven. This was what Jesus communicated in our opening Scripture.
The Jews in His day couldn’t comprehend the wisdom and audacity with which the Master spoke each time He had an encounter with them. That’s because He communicated with a spiritual language while they were people of the senses. When He said, “…I am from above,” He wasn’t referring to a physical life but to a spiritual life! Jesus knew that His life didn’t come from Mary, because He was the Word of God made flesh. Conscious of that reality, He could say with boldness that He was not of this world.
Now, the Bible says concerning us that as He (Jesus) is, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). If you’re born again, you’re no longer an ordinary person; you’re from above just as Jesus is, and you have the same indestructible life that He has.
Train yourself in this consciousness and carry it with you wherever you go. Refuse to speak sickness, lack and failure. Speak the language of the Kingdom that you’re from. When you do, others may think you’re out of your mind, but that shouldn’t change your confession: You’re from above!
John 15:19; John 6:51
I’m not of this world; therefore, I’m not subject to the circumstances and rudiments of this earthly realm. I have the overcoming, indestructible, unconquerable life of God in me, and I walk with this consciousness today.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 5, Psalms 117-118
Colossians 1:1-8, Jeremiah 5
Make faith proclamations of your divinity today.
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