“For God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:13-14
Because of God’s great love – because Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead and conquered the power that sin and shame and death held over us – we are rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into God’s kingdom of light!
From the moment we put our trust in Jesus as our Savior our eternal life begins as citizens of Heaven – citizens of God’s Kingdom of Light!
In Jesus – we are LOVED unfailingly, outrageously. “For I am convinced…that not anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:37-39
In Jesus – we are assured of our deep worth to our Holy and Almighty God and Creator. God created us and offers us re-creation through the death and resurrection of His One and Only Son! “For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
In Jesus – we are forgiven completely of all our sins and completely made new. “Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation” – Colossians 1:21-22
In Jesus – we are given a completely new identity and powerful purpose. “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9.
So let us not allow ourselves to keep living in the shadow lands of the dominion of darkness.
We are loved. We are rescued. We are forgiven. We are made new. We are empowered by the very Spirit of the Living God to be Christ’s Light to all those still held captive in the dominion of darkness. Let us live, truly and passionately, as ones who are citizens of the Kingdom of God’s Love and Light! Right here and now!