Belonging To Heaven
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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! He has blessed us in the Messiah with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm,
raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavenly realm in the Messiah Jesus,
Our citizenship, however, is in heaven, and it is from there that we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
Therefore, holy brothers, partners in a heavenly calling, keep your focus on Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.
For it is impossible to keep on restoring to repentance time and again people who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have become partners with the Holy Spirit,
Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, to the heavenly Jerusalem, to tens of thousands of angels joyfully gathered together,
to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to a judge who is the God of all, to the spirits of righteous people who have been made perfect,
Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God. Keep your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.
"How blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!
Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That's how they persecuted the prophets who came before you."
"See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, because I tell you, their angels in heaven always have access to my Father in heaven.
However, stop rejoicing because the spirits are submitting to you. Instead, rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
Jesus told him, "If you want to be perfect, go and sell what you own and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
Jesus looked at him and loved him. Then he told him, "You're missing one thing. Go and sell everything you own, give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
When Jesus heard this, he told him, "You still need to do one thing. Sell everything you have and give the money to the destitute, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come back and follow me."
But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal,
"Sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves wallets that don't wear out a dependable treasure in heaven, where no thief can get close and no moth can destroy anything.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because your reward in heaven is great! That's the way their ancestors used to treat the prophets.
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- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To The Poor
- Giving, Of Possessions
- Heavenly Rewards
- Instructions About Following
- Participation, In Christ
- Poverty, Remedies For
- Rich, The
- Saints, As Pilgrims
- Seeking Things Above
- Self Sacrifice
- Sharing In Christ
- Treasure In Heaven
- What Heaven Will Be Like
- Discipleship, nature of
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