Jesus came to this world to die for us that we may be one with the Father. Jesus took all our sins and took them to the cross so that we can accept what he has done and be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthian 5: 16-19 states “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation." So, in being reconciled to God, we are not of this world, we are just passing through.
Ephesian 6:12 states: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
The evidence is clear that we are not of this world. We do not wrestle against our self. We are wrestling against the principalities of this world. This world does not belong to us. Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4). Satan is influencing the unbelievers with his ways. God has impacted us (believers) with his ways and word. We are to live like we don’t belong here and upset the devil's kingdom while we can. Living a holy and upright life disturbs the devil and his followers.
Before we depart to be with our heavenly father, we must leave a heavy impact of who we are in God. Satan knows that we are Gods followers, and we are only passing through this world. He wants to hinder us as much as possible, but I want to encourage you all to look up, our redemption draweth nigh.
Jesus declared in John 14:1 KJV
(1) Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us and will come and receive us again soon. We are going home; this world is not our home!
by Lutisha Hill