Monday, July 9, 2007
He has delivered us! FOREVER.
Hi dearly beloved,
How often have we asked God to deliver us from this struggle to that persecution and whatever else we have asked Him to deliver us from? I have. I'm sure you have too. Something powerful for us all to believe and practice is what Paul preached to the people in Colosse. Colosse was where the people there were primarily gnostics and had a defective view of Christ. The gnostics believed that all matter is evil. With that defective knowledge of God, it would be impossible to be set free from evil because we are still bound in this flesh that we are in for this life here on earth. Of course, for us, believers in God supreme and almighty, a God that created the Heavens and the earth and a God when He created said that all His creation is good!
With His goodness, mercy and His Son's redemptive work for us, we are assured of ourselves being delivered from all darkness which may seem to overshadow ourselves sometimes. This is what Paul said,
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Do we think that this deliverance is forever or partial? Jesus' work was final. As He said, "It is finished!", we are delivered from the power of darkness forever. With this, we enter His kingdom. We are now heirs of Light and victorious Kings And Queens forever!
On top of being delivered from the power of darkness, we even have forgiveness of sins! Wow! A double whammy.
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
But you know, sometimes our mind plays tricks on us. Our mind brings us back to remembrance our past sins, our past addictions, our past failed relationships, our past failures. How many of us are familiar with this? We do not have to worry then because Paul reminded us the following truth. Where at times we are alienated from God through the enemies in our minds by our previous wicked works, we are now reconciled through Jesus.
21 And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish, and without charge in His sight,
With Jesus, our wicked works are now in His flesh which was put through death. Put through death on the Cross. Is not that not enough for us? For us to be delivered from all powers that once bound us, now we are set free! Forever! Now God sees us holy, without blemish, spotless and without any wrongdoing in His sight.
We praise you God Almighty, that You came for us through your Son, Jesus Christ, and delivered us forever from our iniquities. We pray Lord that we are kept in this knowing all the time.
Hallelujah & Amen.
Your beloved son,