I am a citizen of heaven and seated in heaven right now.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20)
The life of a Christian is in heaven, the minute we are justified through salvation we become dead to ourselves and alive in Christ, new life in Christ is brought forth….so how does this work exactly?
Look at it this way, currently all those in Christ have dual residency so to speak, as does Jesus….how is that you may ask? Well if Christ is seated in heaven interceding on our behalf to the Father and has also sent His Spirit to dwell in us, then He too is living in two places at once.
“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the [a]saints, and are of God’s household,” (Ephesians 2:19)
This is why through out scripture once we are saved we are encouraged to do things like…….
Be Heaven Minded
“Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.] Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1-4)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)
Okay you might say, so what are we still waiting for then?
I’ll sum it up with one more scripture, we are waiting for this….
“looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” (Titus 2:13)
We are awaiting His triumphant return, where satan no loner has power and Christ takes His rightful place as King and ruler of this world.