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April 23, 2021

Today’s Promise

My Citizenship is in Heaven

Philippians 3:20

Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.


A Citizen of Heaven

As a Christian, you don’t have to “hope” you will go to heaven when you die. If you have put your faith in Christ, you know where you will spend eternity.

You are a citizen of heaven. Not when you die, but right now. When you came to Christ, your citizenship transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of heaven.

Nothing can keep you from your eternal home with Christ. 

Here are six things God tells us about your eternal home.

  1. Your every tear will be dried, and every hurt healed.
  2. You will always be in the presence of God.
  3. When you get to heaven, you will receive a new and eternal body that will never get sick, never experience pain, and never grow old.
  4. There is no death, and you will live forever.
  5. You will see Jesus and God the Father face to face.
  6. You will live in a special place created just for you by Jesus.

These six truths hardly scratch the surface of all the incredible things you will experience in heaven. Heaven is filled with more joy than you can possibly imagine.

Your Citizenship is Sealed

With your citizenship sealed in heaven, this world is no longer your priority. Your life is just a passing moment before you enter eternity in heaven.

Today, you live differently because you know heaven is your home. You live like a tourist in this world. You are just passing through. Your goals and priorities are different because you know this is not your true home.

You have a new spiritual family, a new priority in life, and a new hope because you are a citizen of heaven.

There is no fear of death because you know when you close your eyes to this world, you will open them in heaven with Jesus.

Because heaven is your home, you can look with anticipation for the return of the Lord Jesus.

Look at that promise again.

Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ. – Philippians 3:20

Make these confessions.

  • Right now, I am a citizen of heaven.
  • I know that when I die, I will spend eternity in heaven.
  • I am no longer at home in this world.
  • I look forward to the return of Christ.
  • I live with my eyes on heaven knowing this world is not my home.

In Jesus name
Amen

There is no fear of death when you know your citizenship in heaven has been sealed by the blood of Christ. 

On a personal note:

Thank you to everyone who prayed for me for my first knee replacement. I would greatly appreciate your prayers again. They will be doing my second knee replacement surgery today. They replaced my right knee on Wednesday of this week and will be doing buy  replacement surgery today. Please pray for the surgery, the doctors, and my recovery. I record The Daily Promise in advance, so you shouldn’t miss an episode.

Tomorrow is review day on The Daily Promise. I’ll be reviewing the promises we learned this week, so we can allow God to move them deep into our hearts. I hope you will join me.

If you are sure you will go to heaven, Put an “Amen” in the comments below.


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22 Comments

  1. Mark April 23, 2021 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Amen. How great is that! Praying for your knee

    • Ann April 23, 2021 at 7:19 am - Reply

      Amen. Thanking GOD for your speedy recovery. Be healed and made whole in Jesus’ name.

  2. Lucy April 23, 2021 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Amen. Praying for another successful surgery and a speedy recovery 🙏🏼

  3. Dr. Dothel W. Edwards, Jr. April 23, 2021 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Anointed

  4. Veronica April 23, 2021 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Amen! Amen!

  5. Karen Sheehan April 23, 2021 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Praying for your replacement knee surgery today. May the Lord be with you and your surgeon. Praying for a speedy recovery with no complications. May the Lords Favor surround you as with a shield. Amen🙏

  6. Richard B Hetland April 23, 2021 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Praying for a successful surgery. May the Lord guide the hands of your surgeons and the loving hands of the nurses that will care for you after your surgery. And may your recovery be complete and speedy.

  7. Omer April 23, 2021 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Amen!!!
    Praying for surgeon, nurse and attendants for your knees operation.

  8. NNC April 23, 2021 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Lifted you in prayer for your surgery. God’s got you 🙏🏽🙌🏽

  9. TeeJay April 23, 2021 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Amen. Praying for a successful surgery and recovery. Praying for God to guide and cover everyone who is involved in the process.

  10. David Penley April 23, 2021 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Amen. And I am praying for your surgery.

  11. Sarai Olacio April 23, 2021 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Praying for your other knee and your complete recovery of both . God bless you !

  12. Elaine Van Dellen April 23, 2021 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Amen! Just what I needed to read today. And praying for your surgery and recovery.

  13. Lucy April 23, 2021 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Amen! Praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. In Jesus’ name.

  14. Varkeno April 23, 2021 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Amen my brotha you’re an inspiration and God Bless you and yours. Praying for a quick recovery. Blessings.

    • Rebeca Guzman April 23, 2021 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Amen, to God’s divine presence in the replacement of your 2ns knee. I try to read The Daily Promise everyday. It inspires me.
      God bless you!

  15. LisaA April 23, 2021 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Pastor Billy,
    I prayed that the surgeon, anesthesiologist, other doctors, nurses and all medical personnel will be alert in mind and that God would guide their work. May there be no infection. May God surround you with people to care for you and that you will have a quick and complete recovery.
    Hope this also leads to a side gig as your local weather forecaster!
    Thank you Pastor Billy for the strong and hope filled promises that are in my inbox every morning! They have enriched my relationship with the Lord.

  16. Barbie Porter April 23, 2021 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Amen! Prayers for a flawless recovery!

  17. Jack Teboda April 23, 2021 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Billy praying for you! Two knees in the same week, wow! Praying for a full recovery and no pain for you my friend!

    • Billy Taylor April 23, 2021 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks for you prayers Jack. Doing pretty good today. Billy

  18. James Luhia April 23, 2021 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    AMEN! Praying for blessings throughout your knee surgery!

  19. Jeba Daniel April 25, 2021 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Amen

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