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 1 Cor. 15:10a​
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Citizens of Heaven
The city of Seattle has determined that the word “citizen” should no longer be used because it is offensive. The Office for Civil Rights has circulated a memo that reads in part, “A lot of people who live in Seattle aren't citizens but they are residents,… Citizens doesn't include a lot of folks."

Until reading of this foolishness I had never thought about the difference between a resident and a citizen. For that matter, I had them as the same thing in my mind. But the political correctness expert in Seattle is right, there is a difference.

Philippians 3:20
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:  

The word translated “conversation” in this verse is politeuma and is more accurately translated “citizenship”. 

Philippians 3:20
For our citizenship is in the heavens, whence also a Saviour we await, the Lord Jesus Christ 
                                                                                                                     Young’s Literal Translation

I’m only a resident of earth; the heavens are my home, the place of my citizenship. Too many spend their time focused on the old carnal man that God said we should reckon dead. We can focus on what God said to forget, or we can focus on who we are and what we have since God created holy spirit within.

Ephesians 2:6
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

We are seated together in the heavenly places because of what God could give due to what Jesus Christ accomplished. It will never be about what I have done or will do. It will always be about what Jesus Christ did in my stead. Now in his stead I can walk in love and grace and even that is God’s grace.

Seattle thinks regulations, rules, and edicts will change something. Pretending and playing dress- up like little children. 

You can focus on the whims, foolishness, and sin of the old carnal man. Or you can put away the false faces and put on the new man, created in Christ Jesus.

Stop staring at the dead guy! It’s not polite.