Ladies, gentlemen, young people, please fasten your seat belts as we make our final ascent to our destination. As you disembark please take a few moments for your eyesight to adjust to the brightness, which is due to the total lack of darkness in your new host country.
To assist you in settling comfortably into your new surroundings we have compiled some vital information you will need to negotiate the unfamiliar terrain successfully. We recommend you read carefully, making whatever changes are necessary to your belief system.
Welcome to the Kingdom!
Things You Should Know About Your New Place of Residence
Monarch: The Lamb, King of Kings, Lord of Lords
Ministry of the Environment: Spirit of God
Geographical Location: At hand
Size: Same as a mustard seed
Entry Visa: Repentance
Cost of Visa: Already paid
Passport: Blood of the Lamb
System of Law: Love
Nationality: Royal Priesthood
Government: All who do not wish to govern
History: In the beginning was the Word
Time Zone: Eternity
People groups: Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Health Service: What’s that?
Social Service: Justice and Mercy
Climate: Joy unspeakable and full of glory
Culture: Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control
Military Policy: Love your enemies
Food: Living Word
Dress Code: Humility
Main Industry: Worship of the Living God
Honorory Citizens: The foolish, weak, base and despised
Exports: Mercy, Grace, Righteousness
Imports: All who are thirsty
Attractions: Wooden Cross, Empty Tomb
Where are you living?
All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. Heb. 11:13-14
For our citizenship is in Heaven Phl. 3:20
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