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Once again this world that we live in has broken my heart. The latest round of terrorism in the Israel has really shaken me to the core. Perhaps what bugs me the most is when I try to imagine scenarios in my head that would solve the complex problems of the world. The answers I come up with are at best juvenile fantasies, and at worst are so violent and hateful that I have to repent to God for even thinking such things. Which is why I was so excited to see what verses we would be covering from Philippians this time.
If you didn’t know already, I have traveled fairly extensively all over this planet, and have always had the easiest of entrances into foreign countries because I carry with me a passport from the USA. It is like the golden ticket to being welcomed somewhere. Therefore I always keep close tabs on my passport at all times and guard it very carefully. But there are many other times when I find myself disappointed with the state of the world, and simply being an American is nowhere near satisfactory. That is why when I read this verse from Philippians today I wanted to jump out of my chair and shout for joy!
"But our citizenship is in heaven" (Phil 3:20).
Hallelujah! This world is not our home, we’re only passing through! And our leader is not an elected official but the all powerful, sovereign, mighty, just, and loving Creator of the Universe. He is the King of Kings, and I am a citizen of His Kingdom first and foremost, now and forever. Amen!
00:00 Some key announcements.
01:30 Opening prayer.
02:13 Dain and the Doctor.
02:49 Passport to the Kingdom of God.
06:06 Review of previous chapter.
08:38 Philippians 3:17-4:1.
54:08 Closing prayer.
55:12 Prayer for peace in Israel.
Dain Spore is Pastor of Kauai Christian Fellowship in Hawaii.