Saturday, November 15, 2014

November 16, 2014

".....and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 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 1:12-14

There are only two kingdoms.

There is the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the Evil One. It is the kingdom of light verses the kingdom of darkness. It is the kingdom of joy as opposed to the kingdom of doom. It is the kingdom of freedom and a kingdom of bondage.

You are in one of those kingdoms.

Everyone is!

Since we are all born with a fallen sinful nature we are all born into the kingdom of darkness.

But we don't realize we are in a dark kingdom because, well........our hearts and minds are darkened.

So, in our spiritual darkness we foolishly attempt to build our own kingdom which only plunges us into deeper darkness.

What can rescue us from our darkness?

Only one thing delivers from darkness and that is light.

God sent Jesus into a dark world to become the Light of the world. 

The light of His truth exposed our darkness.

The light of His truth convicted us of our sinfulness.

The light of His truth illuminated the way out of darkness.

The light of His truth called us to salvation.

His salvation freed us from the bondage of sin and into the light of His Kingdom!

His Kingdom is a Kingdom of joy! Our Scripture text enumerates the reasons for that joy:
  • 1) We are rescued from kingdom of darkness
  • 2) We are brought into His Kingdom
  • 3) We are redeemed
  • 4) We are forgiven
  • 5) We are given an inheritance
Which kingdom are you in?

Are you living in darkness or in light?