“For our citizenship is in heaven from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” [Philippians 3:20]
Recently I’ve been hearing noise abroad of how America is the great Babylon and we must flee!!! Not sure where you can go where man’s heart is not wicked above all else and no man can know it. However, more than that I have a ‘news flash’ – God has already individually delivered us out of the Babylon’s of this world, be it the U.S. or any other nation.
When I first came to these United States of America I had to denounce my citizenship of all prior nations and swear allegiance to this nation, which after waiting the required 5 years and much study, I did so with pleasure. Then came the day I was called into the grip of God and began to learn – God had delivered me out of the kingdom of darkness [Babylon] and into the kingdom of Light. I had been relocated! I was now a citizen of God’s Kingdom and my allegiance was to God and God alone. “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His Love” [Colossians 1:13]
That is, of course, if you have been born again by the Spirit of God – that, not only reconciled you to God but required a change of allegiance and relocation. You are now a citizen of heaven living in the Kingdom of God. It began within you at new birth and has been growing.
There will be another corporate ‘snatching out of Babylon’, but until that time God has a purpose for us being in this world …tune in tomorrow for why God snatched you out for such a time as this.
Further Reading: Matthew 13; John 3:3-5; Colossians 1:8-18;