WE BELONG TO THE HEAVENLY……C.H. Mackintosh

We Belong to the Heavenly: Our Citzenship Is in Heaven
By:Charles Henry Mackintosh

“Our citizenship is in heaven.” “Ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” What has a dead man to do with politics? But the Christian is one who has died in Christ—died to sin—died to the law—died to the world—and hence he has, in God’s view of him, no more to do with these things than a man lying dead on the floor. He is alive in Christ—alive to God—alive to all that is spiritual, heavenly, divine. He is in the new creation. His morals, his religion, his politics are all in the new creation—all heavenly all divine. He is done with the world in spirit and principle. He is in it, to walk as a pilgrim and stranger—in it to live as a Christian—a spiritual, heavenly man—but not of it to walk as a worldly, carnal, natural man. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.” May we live in the power of these things.

(From:Christian Truth: Volume 3)

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One thought on “WE BELONG TO THE HEAVENLY……C.H. Mackintosh

  1. Reminds of 2 Tim.2:4 (commentary from Gaebelein’s Annotated Bible):

    “Here the qualities that Timothy ought to possess in order to carry on the work are given by the apostle. As a good soldier of Jesus Christ, warring a spiritual warfare, he must suffer hardships and many privations. He must beware not to be entangled with the affairs of this life. The soldier’s calling is to please Him who has called him, and all else, comforts and self-indulgence must be sacrificed. The soldier does this to obtain a corruptible crown, how much more then should the soldier of Jesus Christ do this to gain an incorruptible crown!

    These are the practical conditions for all who are engaging in service–enduring hardship, self-denial, unentangled, separated from the world and its ways…

    “Exhortations follow pointing out the way the servant of Christ is to walk and serve as a vessel unto honor, and fit for the Master’s use. He is to flee youthful lusts and follow righteousness, faith, love and peace, in true fellowship with all who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. His service, under the direction of the Lord, must be among those who are destitute of the truth and who are ensnared by the devil, though they profess to be religious. The servant of the Lord has a solemn responsibility towards such. How he is to act in this service is given in 2 Timothy 2:24-26. And blessed are those servants who, walking in true separation, reach out for the unsaved masses of professing Christendom and labor in love in the great house.” taken from Gaebelein’s Annotated Bible on 2Timothy 2.

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