Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son (Colossians 1:13, KJV).
We are already delivered from the power of darkness as believers. This is such an important truth to take hold of. The apostle John put it this way: “We know that we have passed from death unto life” (1 John 3:14, KJV). He uses the word “death,” instead of darkness.
Satan’s kingdom or sphere of influence is typically described by these two words “darkness” or “death.” These are spheres or realms of life where Satan is lord. Whoever lives in those realms will be under the control and power of Satan because he is the lord of death and darkness (Hebrews 2:14).
Darkness includes sin, fear, confusion, sufferings, diseases, etc. that are reigning on the earth today. Man was sold into that realm at the fall. Think of the world in Genesis 1 and 2. Whatever was not present in that world came through the fall and is part of sin and death. Satan rules humanity through the power of death and darkness.
The scripture tells us that the day you received Christ, you passed from darkness to light, from death to life. You stepped out of Satan’s realm of control. You are outside of his territory. The only thing he can do is to deceive you to get around his territory so he can bite like a snake. Be confident about what the Lord has already done for you.
What is the meaning of “deliver” as used in our scripture above? Declare “I am delivered from the power of darkness; therefore, Satan has no right to oppress me anymore.”
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When you know the truth, the truth will set you free. When we do not know the truth, we will certainly believe a lie and stay in bondage. Let this truth be firmly established in your life.
Thank the Lord for His wonderful deliverance, setting you free from the power of darkness into the kingdom of His Son.