Before any other identity we hold dear, as Christians, we are first citizens of Heaven. The beautiful thing about this truth is our identity as believers brings us the opportunity to live in unity and peace with other Christ followers. We don’t have to look, live or be alike in any other way to stand together as the body of Christ.
Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.
~ Philippians 1:27 [NLT]