I read recently about an American citizen of English birth who was condemned by a court in another country to be shot. Great efforts were made by the US and England to have him spared, but they were unsuccessful. When the firing squad was prepared, the consuls of both countries wrapped the man in the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes. “Shoot if you dare”, the representatives of the two nations shouted. “This man is protected by two great nations.” The man was released unharmed. All of us are spiritual prisoners to the “god of this world.” But when we sincerely and humbly admit that we are sinners, and cry out for God’s help, Jesus Christ forgives and cleanses us, and clothes us in His righteousness. But He also declares that “our citizenship is in heaven”, and under His protection. Paul described this happy state as follows- “There is therefore now no condemnation, to those who are in Christ Jesus.” I urge you to reach out to Jesus, He’s reaching out to you.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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