Documented Alien

“I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me. My soul breaks with longing For Your judgments at all times. You rebuke the proud—the cursed, Who stray from Your commandments. Remove from me reproach and contempt, For I have kept Your testimonies. Princes also sit and speak against me, But Your servant meditates on Your statutes. Your testimonies also are my delight And my counselors. My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word. I have declared my ways, and You answered me; Teach me Your statutes. Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works. My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:19-28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Documented Alien

There is a vast movement of humanity in this closed in world of ours, as strife, famine, crime and violence has driven people from their homes. Many seek to move into new places, in the great hope of avoiding old problems. As those displaced move, there are sometimes met with much rancor and rejection, especially if their skins have the wrong hue. They are aliens in a strange land.

We who are the twice born followers of Jesus are aliens in this strange world, where we do not fit in, and have become all the more rejected because we do not hold the heart of the evil one. We do not hold the values of the world, but adhere to a higher law, the word of God.

Spending time in Psalm one hundred nineteen this week, as I am reminded verse by verse, of the power of Scripture in my life. Through the word of God, I find the documentation of my true citizenship, that which is in Heaven.

We are not like the natives of the earth, bent on satisfying their appetites, whose God is their belly, but we are called to higher things, to seek the Lord, finding justification in Christ and not the standards of man.

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.”
Philippians 3:20-21 NKJV

The word of God is our reminder of who we are, and in it we are confirmed, reminded and empowered to live lives of holiness. The world we live in is pressing in on us daily, seeking to force us into adherence to its ideals. The Holy Spirit in us, and the word given to us, give us the ability and strength to resist, and even thrive, as we go and fulfill the mission the Lord has given us.

Brothers and sisters, in the coming time of great trouble, we will have many kings and princes speaking out against us, seeking to be our accusers. It will be tempting to remain silent, avoiding trouble, but we must continue on in spreading the good news. We find our strength now and will in the future in the Lord. His word has stood the test of time, and is becoming more and more relevant as these times become more uncertain.

Let us remember the power of the word in our lives.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
II Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
Hebrews 4:12-13 NKJV

Our great God has the power to equip us for the work, and the power to discern in us our true motivations. He also has established our identities in Him, that is reaffirmed by the ultimate documentation in the Scriptures. In Jesus we are not undocumented aliens, but chosen citizens of a Kingdom to come.

Let us go and be about the business of drafting more citizens, for soon eternity is going to invade earth.

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