"Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. " Jeremiah 33:3

Friday, March 30, 2012

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ." Philippians 3:20 NASB

Several years ago I traveled to China on business on two separate occasions. I flew into Hong Kong and then traveled by train into mainland China. The customs area going into China was enormous, it was a sea of people as far as you could see, I will never forget that. Like other custom areas there were lines for citizens and for visitors and the lines were very long. As I stood in line I glanced at the people and took note of their passports, there was green, dull red, many other colors and of course mine was deep blue. I remember how proud I was to be standing in line with my dark blue passport that had the seal of the United States of America and those words on the cover! I was not the only one standing in line that day checking out passports for soon I was in conversation with citizens from the United Kingdom, we had an immediate connection because we speak the same language even though we sounded totally different, I love English accents.

Do you realize if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ that your true passport reads HEAVEN and the seal on the front signifies the Holy Spirit of God? (Ephesians 1:13) It is true, we are; expatriates, aliens, sojourners, living in the world but not of the world for our citizenship is in Heaven!

Our true passport is blood red because the only ones that can carry this passport are those that have had their sin debt paid for through the blood of Jesus Christ alone, who gave His life on the cross that we might be reconciled to God. You can't purchase this passport for any amount, you can never ever earn it or work for it, it is a gift from God to all who believe and confess with their mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead! This passport is the only way into Heaven, without it you will never clear customs!

Do you stand out in a sea of people because of your blood red passport? Are you proudly holding it in plain sight so that all can see?

Do you engage with others in line that have a different passport? Or are you ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ? How can we stand in line side by side knowing that the passport that they carry and have put their trust in, will never clear customs into Heaven and never say a word to them about Christ the Way?

We must enter through the narrow gate, the broad gate which is used by most will never get you into Heaven. Please don't be deceived; "There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." Proverbs 16:25.

Remember Jesus words to the Father on behalf of His disciples and to all of us who would believe; "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world." John 17:16-18 NASB.


  1. Fantastic picture! YES! Soon, and very soon, Home, Home at last!

    First let me state that i am not a "christian".......

    However, i believe you will be one of the few "christians" that will appreciate the following testimony!

    The Family of "Our Father and GOD"! -or- a system of religion?

    "Choose you this day"!

    As for the numerous and varied systems of religion ;-(

    History, up to and including this present moment in time, has proven and yet proves that multiplied millions have been killed and enslaved in the name of the god[s] of this, or that, religion!

    So it is that the fruit of death is bore of religion's way,
    Because life is but a pawn in the wicked game they play!

    And that is but one of a multitude of reasons why "The Way of Truth is evil spoken of", and especially so because of those systems of religion that declare that they are biblically based!

    Pagan catholicism, her multitude of harlot christian('jesus') daughters, all muslim sects, and the many judaic systems of this day, all propagate lies, delusion, deception, confusion and every evil work!

    Was not biblical religion established for a "disobedient and gainsaying(greedy, covetous) people" who were "stiff-necked and uncircumcised of heart and ears"? Those who would rather "a man speak to them than YHVH", and who wanted "a man to rule over them rather than The One and Only True GOD, Father(Creator) of ALL"

    i believe the first step in realizing what 'religion' is, comes when one truly understands the testimony in James 1:27: "Pure religion and undefiled before GOD and Our Father is this, to visit the fatherless(have no relationship with Our Father) and widows(their bridegroom has not risen from among the dead) in their affliction, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the world!"

    For understanding reveals that all other 'religion' IS IMPURE AND DEFILED!

    continued in next comment.......

  2. "Our Father and GOD", thankfully HE is Merciful!

    So repentance and regeneration can be experienced by those who receive "a love of The Truth" for they will desire naught but to hear HIS Voice!

    And they will realize evermore that "Our Father", HE knows what is best for HIS children!

    Father Help! and HE does.......

    What of The Faithful?

    Do not The Faithful seek "Our Father's" Help and desire above all else to do HIS Will?

    And does not "Our Father" yet commune with The Faithful?

    So why would The Faithful create a system of religion?

    Are not sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, family?

    And do not The Faithful brothers and sisters of The Messiah have their portion in The Family of "Our Father and GOD"?

    Most certainly!

    For The Faithful are the children of "Our Father and GOD", "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH is named"! (Eph 3:15)

    The brethren of The Messiah, "the sons of GOD", are in and of The Family of "Our Father and GOD", and so it is that we choose to be but "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth", for we have realized that our "citizenship(Life) is in Heaven"?

    Why would "aliens and pilgrims" create a system of religion, or love this wicked world and it's things?

    Why would we love our own(self,ego,id,"I") life in and of this wicked, evil world, especially when it is promised that "whoever loves his life in this world will lose it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it unto Life Eternal"? (John12:25)

    And so it is that we continue to sound The Call of "Our Father and GOD" as we exhort others to "Come Out of her, MY people!"

    "Come Out" of the systems that are of this wicked, evil world(babylon) and especially it's systems of religion!

    Be of those who "forsake all," "Yes! and their own life also", just as The Messiah did!

    Be of those who tarry in, yet are not of, this wicked, evil world!

    "Aliens and pilgrims while on the earth" indeed and Truth, for soon, and very soon, we will be taken Home, Home at last!

    Till then:

    Father Help! and HE does.......

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(religion) that is of this wicked world, for "the WHOLE(not just a portion) world is under the control of the evil one" indeed and Truth.......(1John5:19)

    Thankfully Truth IS, a lie never was, and is not.......

    Abide in Truth....... francis