In this booklet the author writes: “Paul tells us distinctly that ‘our conversation [citizenship] is in heaven’ and that God ‘hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son’ (Phil. 3:20; Col. 1:13).
Why then are we left here in the flesh?
For just one purpose: To represent Christ–and the very title Christ means ‘the Anointed One,” the King.
‘Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ’ (II Cor. 5:20) …Paul rejoiced in his position in the heavenlies, in Christ, but he realized that he also held an important position on earth.
As Christ had once suffered and died in Paul’s stead, Paul now rejoiced in his commission to stand before the world in Christ’s stead, pleading with men to be reconciled to God.”