If we are born again of the Spirit of God then we are of a different kingdom, we are not of this world. We are strangers, aliens, passers through, we do not have a permanent residence in this world and we do not live like the people in this world. We have a vision of the Heavenly Kingdom, of the unseen God, our Lord and our Master, our Father whom we serve, we live for His Kingdom, not for this world and the things of this world. We do not enjoy the pleasures of this world, the pleasures of this world are passing away, the things that people run after, that they lust for and that they commit sin for are just temporary. In the end they perish with and for those things.
If we belong to Jesus Christ we are in this world as ambassadors for the kingdom of God, not because it is an effort to us but because we are not of here, we are of Jesus. We are among other people but we are not like them, we might work with them, eat with them, live among them but we have a different vision. We have a different future. Our hope is not for the things of this world but for the kingdom of God for which we labor and we bring others unto Jesus so that they can also become part of His kingdom.
Jesus said that if you are not born again of water and of the Spirit of God then you cannot see the kingdom of God, but if you have truly met Jesus and you have seen His glory, then you are changed and you just want to live for Him and be with Him, then you are not of this world any more. The pleasures and the things of this world don't make sense to you any more because you know they are passing away and you are striving for the eternal kingdom that Jesus Christ has revealed to you and in you.
Are you born again? Can you see the kingdom of God? Are you of a different kingdom or do you still belong to this world?
May Jesus bless you.
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