We are all homeless

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

It’s a sad thing that in a country as rich as the U.S., there are many homeless people in it. The majority of Americans work very hard to avoid homelessness and poverty. They take pride in owning their own homes, starting their businesses, sending their children to school, etc. Some own multiple homes at a time. Others look down on the homeless and treat them with contempt. Yet we are all homeless.

Whether a person owns one or multiple homes, he or she is still homeless. This world is not our home. Our citizenship is in heaven. We are only here for a little while. And I think that is why we enter the world empty-handed and we leave the world empty-handed.

I heard a man say in a movie that Christians are sent on earth with keys to unlock the cell for those that are trapped in the devil’s prison. Every time we share the gospel and lead others to Christ or invest our time to help someone overcome an addiction or mentor a young person to keep them away from living destructively, we are using our key to let them out of the devil’s prison. That prison is always overcrowded. And unfortunately, many are never set free from that prison.

Being a disciple of Christ is not just for our benefit, it is to the advantage of the world. Many people are depending on us to help them be free, so they can find their way back to God. They long to go home just like Christians do. That is why the rate of suicide continues to increase year after year. People are tired of living in this world and trying to go home sooner rather than later. And they are willing to take their own life to do so.

The Bible teaches us that killing oneself is a sin. God has appointed a time for each of us to transition to glory. In the meantime, we have to help other people get out of the devil’s prison. Our homelessness will only be for a little while. Two thousand years ago, Jesus ascended to heaven to prepare a home for us in glory. That home is waiting for you and me. And after we have completed our God-given commission, the Almighty will send death to take us back home.

Some people covet immortality. They go out of their way to cheat death and live extra-long life. It is as if they don’t know there is a better place waiting for them. But no matter what any of us does to prolong life, death is inevitable. One way or another, everyone will have to go back to their eternal home. That eternal home is either heaven or hell.

The good news is that God has given humanity the right to choose where to build our eternal home. In Real Estate the three most important rules are location, location, and location. The same applies to our eternal home. We need to make sure we are buying an eternal real estate in the right location.

Jesus came to earth with a map with all the prime real estate in heaven. He became our heavenly real estate agent to make sure we find a location in heaven. He made the down payment and paid the closing cost for our home in glory with his precious blood. All we have to do is to accept his gift and to walk in his will. For, only he knows the way to God's gated community in heaven where the saved shall live forevermore. Those who follow him will definitely get to inherit their home in glory.

Prayer- Father, thank you for reminding us that though we are homeless on earth, we have a home in glory.

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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