We have a physical earthly citizenship and a Heavenly citizenship. There are many who are citizens of more then one country. I am a citizen of Canada because that is the country of my birth. My Canadian birthright affords me access to all that the Government of Canada offers to it’s citizens.
My Heavenly citizenship gives me access to all that heaven offers to it’s citizens.
Phillipians 3:20- But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.
Vance Haver wrote, “If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven:; you are a citizen of heaven trying to live in this world.”
Verses from the bible that speak of our heavenly citizenship.
For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.
and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
1 Peter 1:4
to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. And there will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,
One of my favorite songs about our heavenly home
My Father is rich in houses and lands,
He hold’th the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full, He has riches untold.
I’m a child of the King,
A child of the King:
With Jesus my Savior,
I’m a child of the King.
My Father’s own Son, the Savior of men,
Once wandered on earth as the poorest of them.
But now He is pleading our pardon on high,
That we may be His when He comes by and by
I once was an out-cast stranger on earth,
A sinner by choice, and an alien by birth;
But I’ve been adopted, my name’s written down,
An heir of salvation, the kingdom and crown.
Though poor on this earth, oh, why should I care?
Since glorious things for me God doth prepare;
Though trials abound, yet, still I may sing:
All glory to God, I’m a child of the King.
Author: Hattie E Buell