Colossians 1:12-14 KJV “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
Colossians 1:12-14 NLT “always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”
As new creatures in Christ, we were transferred into the Kindgom of Gods dear son, when we got born again.
Before we were born again, our old man, was in bondage to satan, under the power of darkness. But the moment we were born again, God delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.
Our location in the realm of the spirit changed. Praise God!!!
Ephesians 2:1-6 KJV “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”
The bible says above, that the old man, that is the old you, who was dead in sin, was quickened by the Holy Spirit and raised up together with Christ, and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Glory to God!!!
So we are now in the kingdom of His dear son. Halleluyah!!!.
And we have been made partakers of the inheritance of the saints in this kindgom, the kingdom of light.
Hebrews 12:22 KJV “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”
The bible says we are now in zion, the city of the living God, its the heavenly Jerusalem. And in this kingdom, we have an innumerable company of angels; the general assembly and church of the firstborn; God the Judge of all; the spirits of just men made perfect; And Jesus the mediator of the new covenant.
Did you see that? The church of the firstborn, Jesus, is part of this kingdom. And the wonderful thing about it all is that while we live spiritually in this kingdom, with all of the wonderful people mentioned above, our physical location is in the earth. And Paul recognises this in Ephesians 3:14, while praying for the saints.
Ephesians 3:14 “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named”
So in Christ, we have some members of our family in heaven and some on earth.
Why is it important for you to know these things?
Because when you do, you will have a different mindset, and you will think and operate differently. You will realise like Paul, that you are an ambassador of Christ in the earth (2Corinthians 5:20 KJV “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ….”).
And just like ambassadors we know on earth, who live in a country, but are not subject to that country. They have diplomatic immunity and their source, supply and authority is from their own country.
So also as new creatures, the new man in Christ. God is our source and our supply is from the kingdom of God. Our authority is from the kingdom of God, in the name of Jesus and we are not subject to this world.
2 Peter 1:3-4 “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
We have escaped the corruption that is in the world and have received all things that pertain unto life and godliness. We have been made partakers of the divine nature, and have been called unto a life of glory and virtue. Halleluyah!!! What a glorious new life we have in Christ.
Though i live in this world, i am not of this world. I am an ambassador of Christ, from the Kingdom of light and my source and supply is from the kingdom and I have recieved all things that pertain unto life and godliness. I am born of God and I have overcome the world and I am not subject to the corruption in the world. I live above death, sickness and poverty. For I live a life of glory and virtue. Praise God!!!
1John5:1 “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God…”
If you are not yet born again, say this prayer below, and you shall be born again as a new creature in Christ.
“O Lord God, i believe with all my heart in Jesus Christ, son of the living God. I believe He died and You raised Him from the dead for me to be made a new creature. I believe He’s alive today as Lord and so i confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord of my life from this day. Through Him and in His name, I have eternal life; I am born again as Gods child. Thank you Lord, for saving my soul. Halleluyah!!!”
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