Colossians 1:13- For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves…(NIV).
The word salvation comes from the word Save. The Oxford dictionary meaning of save is – to rescue, preserve, protect, or deliver from harm, danger, discredit etc. Also it means to keep/ reserve for future use.
God’s plan for your salvation is to ensure that you are protected from every influence of the enemy I.e. Spiritually, financially, physically, emotionally, mentally and in all other areas of life. One of the reasons for this is so that you will live to please Him.
Salvation involves a process of death and resurrection, appointment by elimination. A great transfer occurred for you to be totally saved. The Lord knew that the reason the devil had power over you is because of your location- …dominion of darkness… Under this location life is sad and hard. Also certain ways of living are learnt. In order to effect total salvation the Lord changed your address to …the kingdom of the SON he loves… Halleluya!!! In this place life is joyful, certain and peaceful. True wisdom exist at this address. and 24hrs security is available. But God didn’t stop there. He went further to do something really remarkable!
2corinthians 5:17- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ(the new address), he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
God, because of the evil things you were acquainted to at the old location, made you a new creation in Christ! This creation never existed before. This creation is not subject to sin. This creation does not fail. This creation does not need any salvation or deliverance. This creation only function in one location and that is in …the kingdom of the SON he loves… Halleluyah!!! You are now in a new place, you have a new position and you possess new identity.
For further study:
Personal declaration for the day:
I am a new creation in Christ, I have a new identity and I am in a new position.
Questions for you to reflect on:
Who are you?
Where are you located?