"Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear son: in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:13,14
IN JESUS TODAY!
We have been released from our chains, the ransom has been paid, and we have been rescued. We have been delivered from the power of darkness, saved from our doomed future, and brought into a new hope! All because Jesus has given us the opportunity to be "IN" and we have accepted. To be "IN" is to be included, ingoing, and entered into. "In whom we have redemption" means we have entered "IN" "IN HIM" we have entered. Leaving our chains behind we walked towards Jesus and entered "IN HIM" "IN HIM" is a place, not just a visitation, but a living space...
Acts 17:28 reads, "IN HIM we live and move and have our being." Notice we now live when we were once appointed to die, we move now, where before we were in chains and restricted from moving, and we now have our being, when before we lost our minds and our identities were in darkness! All because we are "IN HIM" "Therefore if any man be IN CHRIST JESUS, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things have become new." 2Corinthians 5:17. Old things have passed away because on the ground our chains they lay! SET FREE! Free from bondage, free to live, free to move, and free to be someone and to have our identity IN HIM. This took power, a struggle took place, this wasn't free, but our price has been paid and the struggle has been won. Now we are free, free to live, free to move, and free to be included into the kingdom of his dear son!
"IN HIM" is a living space, to be not "IN HIM" is to not live, not move, and to surrender our identity to darkness.
WE HAVE BEEN DELIVERED FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS!