Fellow citizens with the saints.
You have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the assembly and congregation of the firstborn, who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made perfect.
These all died in faith without receiving the things promised, but they saw them in the distance and welcomed them and acknowledged that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth.—Our citizenship is in heaven – and we also await a savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself.—The Father… delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves.
I urge you as foreigners and exiles to keep away from fleshly desires that do battle against the soul.
[Heb 12:22-23, Heb 11:13, Phil 3:20-21, Col 1:12-13, 1 Pet 2:11]
~ Samuel Bagster ~