“He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.” (1:13)
“He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them.” (2:15)
“Let no one disqualify you.” (2:18)
You’re not in or out based on rule following anymore. You have been transferred out of the dominion of darkness into the kingdom of Christ!
Jesus is not an alternative medicine, quick fix, emotional crutch. He is Destroyer of Death, Embarrasser of Evil, Creator of the Universe, Firstborn From The Dead, Image of the Invisible God… and guess what??? Our lives are hidden inside His life! We are identified with Him!
If this truth seeps down to our roots–we are transformed! Deeply, thoroughly, completely, revolutionary. There is suddenly nothing to fear and everything to celebrate.
Understanding this is a Spiritual battle. If you struggle with identity (as we all constantly do), PRAY! Let’s pray this for each other:
“That you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” (1:9-13)
And let’s not forget to worship our glorious Savior!