Updated: Sep 8
Friday, 28th April, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"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" (Colossians 1:12-13 KJV)
Being born again, you’ve been translated from the domain of darkness into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son. But it’s important for you to understand the process. It wasn’t after you became a Christian that you were transferred from the place of darkness into the place of light. No! You were born from death: from darkness into light.
Remember, Jesus is called the first begotten of the dead (Revelation 1:5), because He died spiritually when our sins were laid on Him. He was cut off from God. Spiritual death isn’t just the cessation of life; it’s total separation from God (Ephesians 2:12).
Before you were a Christian, you were dead spiritually. You had to be born again! And when you were born again, you were born right into the Kingdom. You were born from the domain of darkness, into the Kingdom of God. So, your day one as a Christian was in the Kingdom of light—the Kingdom of God's dear Son.
This is why you never have to pray that God would “deliver” you from darkness; you don’t need deliverance from Satan, because you’re not in his jurisdiction. You’re not in the darkness; you’re in the light. What you need is to know the truth, for the Bible says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
For the one who seems to be experiencing anything of darkness despite being born again, the solution is simple: Receive God’s Word—His light—into you and walk accordingly; it’ll eject every satanic presence. You dwell in the Kingdom, seated with Christ, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named (Ephesians 1:19-21; Ephesians 2:6). Blessed be God!
"I’ve been translated from the domain of darkness into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named. I’m permanently severed from sin, sickness, disease, depression, poverty, frustrations and everything associated with Satan and darkness. I walk in God’s eternal glory and reign in life through Jesus Christ. Glory to God!"
1 Peter 2:9; Colossians 1:12-13 AMPC
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 22:66-71; Luke 23:1-25; 2 Samuel 1-3
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 6:1-13; Numbers 1