Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 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. (Php 3:17-21)
Even while we struggle with opposition and persecution, from without and within, we can take courage, for this is not our home. We are going to a Heavenly city, whose builder and maker is GOD, with whom we will abide with for ever. We who have repented of our sins against that Holy and Righteous GOD and put our faith and trust in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, look for the return of Him who has saved us. Our Lord GOD and Saviour, Jesus Christ, will return for us, and we will ever more be with Him, and like Him. Not gods, for their is only one GOD, but glorified and made righteous in Him and through Him. We are to walk in Him, and live as citizens of that country, setting our affections on things above and not on things on the earth.
As His ambassadors, waiting for our tour to be finished, we continue to work in and for Jesus Christ, our King. We are to minister to one another and to those around us who are hurting and in need, equipping and encouraging the saints, and evangelizing those who do not know the Saviour. We are to shine for Christ in this broken and dying world. We are to love one another and disciple one another in the Word of GOD that all may grow in Him and become more like Him through His Word and His Spirit working in us to conform us the image of His dear Son. We are to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ where ever He sends us, and as we go tell every one we meet of the love of GOD and the Good News of reconciliation through repentance and faith in Him so that those who believe and turn to GOD for Salvation might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.