GET PAST IMMIGRATION AND COME ON IN!

September 09:2018

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ
Ephesians 1:3‬ (‭NKJV)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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All countries have border control where they check travel documents of intending visitors. I say ‘intending' because visitors could be sent back to their port of departure by the immigration officials who may not be satisfied with their travel documents or the reasons for the visit.

Being turned back at immigration can be a very traumatic and humiliating experience, so countries always admonish people to only come if they are in ‘order’ or they risk going back home at their own personal cost!

However, there is another group of people that make it through immigration with no problems and they come out of the airports to breath in the fresh air of their host or home country.

Likewise, the salvation experience is getting to immigration and making it through the gates, but there is so much more to enjoy in the Kingdom after salvation. A first-time visitor to any county would always find a tour guide or a permanent resident a useful source of information on things to do, places to visit, foods to eat, places to shop, etc. Once you are saved, there is much more to enjoy in the Kingdom and we are responsible to find out what is ours in Jesus. Help is, however, available from older Christians who are here to mentor, disciple and support new believers.

Salvation is only a door to much more in Christ. In the Kingdom of God, there is a health care system, a financial system, a military, and even a way to live, speak and act.

Beloved, you cannot camp at the immigration post in any nation or kingdom; you must go through it to enjoy ALL that salvation has for us in the Kingdom of God.


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Ephesians 2:18-21

Prayer & Confession of Faith

Dear Lord, Your word is our constitution which tells us about our rights and privileges. We have been saved to enjoy the very best of You and to be intentional as we guide and lead others to You. Amen!

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