Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, November 18
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
DWELLING TOGETHER WITH HIM
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 NKJV "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord."
We are citizens of heaven now (Philippians 3:20). Hallelujah! You must always be conscious of that truth about yourself. You are more than a Nigerian or South African or American, you are a citizen of heaven!
But we live here now, in natural bodies. But remember the words of Jesus before He left, He said, He was going to prepare a place for us. He said, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also." Wow! Jesus is coming again, to take us home!
I'm excited about being with Jesus throughout eternity! The mansions, the luxuries, the private jets, and all other things here on earth are not enough enticement to make me feel so comfortable down here! I can't wait to be with Jesus - forever! One day, our time here would end, either through death or the rapture, or maybe through translation! and we would leave. That is our hope. Hallelujah!