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From Death To Resurrection (12 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey
Philippians 3:20-21 "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself."
Last week we talked about the previous verses that tell us that there are some people even within the midst of the church that are enemies of the cross of Christ. The thing that marks these people is the fact that they primarily are interested in the things of this world and in their own desire and not the things of God.
Now in contrast to that, Paul says in verse 20, that our conversation, true believers conversation or manner of life our citizenship is in heaven. Really a good word there is the word citizenship, for our citizenship is in heaven, our conversation is in heaven. That means that those who are truly children of God are members of the kingdom of God right here and now upon this earth. We are members of the heavenly kingdom right now. Brother, I want you to know that when I gave my life to Jesus and He came into my life and changed me and forgave my sin, He wrote my name down on heaven's roll book. I am a member of the heavenly kingdom, I have heavenly privileges, I have heavenly responsibilities, and I have heavenly protection because I am a citizen of the kingdom of God. I pray this morning that you will be a citizen of the kingdom of God if you are not already before you leave this building today.
Now Paul says that one thing about it is, that we are looking forward to the coming of Jesus Christ. He is coming again. And when He comes, the dead are going to raised, those who know Him, are going to be raised and those who are living are going to be translated and our bodies are going to be transformed and we are going to be given what the Bible calls a gl ...
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