"If Heaven is a Kingdom, then we are citizens, correct?"
Yes. That's right.
"So what does that mean? Does it mean I get to go straight there when I die?"
Yes.... but that is not all. It means you get to have a life of citizenship right now.
And that citizenship gives us our identity and encapsulates our purpose and determines our goals.
Your Heavenly citizenship is the most important fact of your life. Your confidence stems from that knowledge, and it will motivate you into your best actions.
If you've ever gotten frustrated trying to explain that Christianity isn't spirituality disconnected from daily living, then this book is for you.
If you need a reminder of our calling, role, duties and rights of Kingdom citizenship, then this book is for you. (Perhaps that means it's for most of us?)
The world is not our home, yet we're called to love it- intensely, practically, personally.
We pray "Your will be done on earth," how do we help bring that to pass?
"Love your neighbor." That oft-quoted old saying is far more than sentiment.
It's a vision big enough to fill your whole life, through every step and every stage, and yet it's particular enough to guide your mundane tasks.
Only Jesus could come up with something like that.
Remember, He's the one who told us to go give the Good News to the nations, and then He said that even a cup of cold water in His name builds the Kingdom.
Rob talks about Fear and Apathy, the enemies of Kingdom living. He talks about being an Ambassador and doing Justice, two of our roles. He talks about Intentionality... something that we have to remember to be Intentional about.
At the risk of being too obvious, may I suggest that whenever somebody becomes a Kingdom citizen, we give them this book? I know I would have devoured it.
Thank you Monarch/ Lion Hudson publishing for providing me with a review copy.