LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Kingdom of His Beloved Son

Colossians 1:12-14

12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (NASB)

The Kingdom of His Beloved Son: all Christians are subjects in it, now. Elsewhere in the Bible it is called the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven. It is a kingdom prophesied about in the Old testament; was present in and with the King as He walked this earth; and is now present with the Church, in the realm of the Holy Spirit. It is also yet future, looking forward to the time when Christ comes back to this earth.

The Father has rescued a people - yes, He chose them in eternity past - having separated them from the world and slavery to sin - the Devil's domain - through the sanctifying ministry of God the Holy Spirit, and has brought them into a kingdom ruled by His Son. These people have their sins forgiven and are now temples of the Holy Spirit. They have been regenerated by Him; in other words, He has imparted new life to them. They have experienced conversion, the core of their being having been changed. They are no longer content to live for self. There are new desires to tremble at and obey God's word.

Now, no longer a slave to sin, no longer led about by the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience, this rescued people are subjects of Christ the King, under His rule and care. They are now walking in the light as they follow Him.

Thank your Heavenly Father today for His mercy in having rescued you from the dark rule of the Devil, and bringing you into His Son's glorious Kingdom.



Blogger Susan said...

Wow, Mark.
This is *uncanny* timing!
Check out the post at my blog.
I just posted on the exact same thing!
Do simple minds think alike or what?

August 28, 2007 2:57 PM

Blogger jazzycat said...

Amen. Praise God for his grace.

August 28, 2007 5:46 PM


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