Fish Out of Water

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself. Philippians 3:20-21

From the moment we’re saved, we’ll not be settled on this earth. Our citizenship is transferred instantaneously to the Commonwealth of Christ in heaven.

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household. Ephesians 2:19

We’ve never been there but Christ is there at work preparing a place for us (John 14:2). As such we’ll never be comfortable here, as much as we try, as much as the world tries to convince us of a heaven on earth. We are “fish out of water.”

It seems in vogue in the church to not want to bring up the imminent return of Christ, or heaven forbid, the Rapture. But here Paul tells of how we should eagerly await our savior. With the way the world’s going, we’d better have one!

In the meantime, however, we’ll tend to feel powerless in a deteriorating, increasing evil society. That’s why we should aim and long for the time when we’ll be transformed from our humble states to glory.

This is our only hope, and we should cling to it.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. I defy more categorization than that. Been studying the Word for nigh on 40 years.
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