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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)
So, what does it mean that we are citizens of Heaven?
It means we will become like Him. We will have a body that is glorified like His. He Himself will make it happen, through the power that He has to make all things be as He desires.
This is an almost unfathomable situation. Almost nothing! It IS unfathomable! We cannot even begin to conceive of what Heaven is like, nor what we will be like when we get there. We know from Ephesians 3:20 starts with “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, …”. Whatever it is, it is abundantly beyond anything we can think of.
A privileged few people have actually had glimpses of Heaven: Peter, James, & John, Ezekiel, Paul, and a few more. Most of them had a hard time telling us what it was like. Some were even forbidden to tell what they saw.
It must be amazing indeed. And, praise God, that’s our final home. No wonder Paul didn’t fear dying in chapter one!
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