Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bible Study - Philippians 3:17-21 Citizenship In Heaven

17 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.
(Discipleship, sanctification, Holiness that is what or where we are going after we are converted to Christ.)

18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
(Enemies of the cross? Who is an enemy of the cross? Answer: Everyone who is not saved! You are an enemy unknowingly or an enemy with vengeance like the Apostle Paul was before he was gloriously saved. )
{Romans 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.      Romans 11:28 Concerning the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but concerning the election they are beloved for the sake of the fathers.}

19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things.
{Lust is our natural sinful state-   Romans 1:24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,     Romans 1:27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.          Romans 6:12   Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.             Romans 13:13Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.           Romans 13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.}

20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 
{Citezenship In Heaven?  And you wanted to go to Hawaii.  Like Jesus you will have a home country? So do you understand you are going to be treated like your brother Jesus? Hebrews 2:11
Hebrews 2:11{New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,}

21 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.
{Our holiness will be complete.  We will be like Him!
1 John 3:2-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.}

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