Lighthouse Abuja Devotional 
Friday September 2 2016

Colossians 3:1-3 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God . Set your mind on things above and not on earthly things.”

Yesterday we noted that we are ambassadors to the earth from our Kingdom Heaven. Our assignment here is to establish the culture of Heaven upon the earth. We must stay on track because it is very easy for us to forget that we are not part of this kingdom where we currently reside.

Remember that no soldier entangles himself with the affairs of the world but he rather tries to please his commanding officer (2nd Timothy 2:4)
1st John 4:4 “You dear children are of God and have overcome them because the one who He is in you is greater than the one who is in the world”

Psalm 82: 6 “Ye are gods, you are all sons of the most high”

Our identity is well defined and our mandate is clear. We are children of the most High God, put on earth to show forth the glory of our King upon the earth and reconcile the sons of men unto Him. We are not of the world, we cannot live like the world. We carry the great one inside of us and we have already been declared victorious.

The kingdom we come from has a culture we must show upon the earth. We must live out that culture so that men can see who truly our King is in the way we act.

Our King has called us the light of the world, the ones who have been strategically placed upon the earth to illuminate the dark world. He wants us to let our lights shine so that men will see our good works and glorify Him our Father in heaven (Matthew 5: 14-16) 
Are the works you show in your daily conduct bringing glory to our King or are you slowly beginning to live like the world you were sent to illuminate.
For instance, do you get to work late and sign the attendance register putting a false time because every other person is doing it? Do you throw out trash from your car? Are you the one causing trouble in your neighborhood? How are you letting your light to shine?

Our King also calls us the salt of the earth. The ones who are meant to add flavor to our world. (Matthew 5: 13)Sadly a lot of citizens of Gods Kingdom are losing their saltines, copying the dictates of the kingdom they are put in to flavor.

Our mandate is clear, our assignment is precise and no Kingdom will waste its resources on citizens who have decided to live out their own assignment instead of the assignment of the Kingdom that sent them. Live out your Kingdom mandate and you can be sure that everything you need will be given to you.

Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all other things shall be added to you”

Today is a gift don’t let it go to waste.

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