Mar 12, 2017
“For he 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
Summing up our desperate condition, the Bible says:
We were dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1-2)
We were separated from God (Isaiah 59:2)
We were in spiritual darkness (2 Corinthians 4:4)
We were children of the Devil (John 8:44)
We were objects of God’s wrath (Romans 1:18)
We were on our way to Hell for eternity (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Psalm 9:17)
This was the sad reality before God rescued us. We were once in bondage to the spiritual powers of sin and Satan and we were powerless to set ourselves free.
But God rescued us from the dominion of darkness! By His grace and mercy He took us out of it!
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”―John 8:12. Jesus also said, “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”―John 12:46
Jesus is the light of the world so that whoever is united with him has the light of life and is able know God in a personal way!
God changed our position:
from condemned to redeemed,
from alienation to sonship,
from death to life,
from being lost to being found,
from under the dominion of darkness to the dominion of the Light!