“Rescued From the Dominion of Darkness”
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
For the Almighty God has RESCUED those who have been FORGIVEN of their sins, from the DOMINION or POWER or AUTHORITY of DARKNESS, and brought us into the GLORIOUS KINGDOM of LIGHT. Through the REDEMPTIVE ACT of His ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, who is the IMAGE of God, and who EMBODIES the very nature of His Heavenly Father.
Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, and whoever follows Him will never walk in darkness, but will have the LIGHT of LIFE. (John 8:12) He said, “I have come into the world as a light, so no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” (John 12:46)
Ephesians 5:8 tells us that we were once DARKNESS, but NOW we are light in the Lord. And we should LIVE as Children of Light. Romans 13:12 says that the night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. The Apostle Paul was referring to the Return of Christ, when the consummation of time will come and those who live in darkness will be judged for their sins, and he encourages the TRUE BELIEVERS to NOT indulge in sinful activities, but to “put on the ARMOR of LIGHT,” doing the things that are RIGHTEOUS and GOOD.
We have VICTORY through the fact that “the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has NOT overcome it. (John 1:5). If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are living in the DOMINION of DARKNESS, and you are destined for an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL of its HORRORS. But God is giving you the opportunity NOW to come out of the DARKNESS and into the LIGHT. You do that by; TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURNING TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then you must ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and let Him RESCUE YOU FROM THE DOMINION OF DARKNESS, and to bring you into THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!