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Colossians 1 verses 13 to 14

13 He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,
14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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Key words and phrases:

  • He – the Father
  • Us – all Christians
  • Power of darkness – controlled by sin and Satan
  • Transferred – moved 
  • Kingdom of His Son – Jesus is King of His kingdom
  • We – all Christians
  • Redemption – bought back
  • Forgiveness of sins – debt erased

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Listening Prayer

Do you remember the Day?

Bob, do you remember being under the power of darkness?  Remember – no light, no fellowship with me, no purpose of life.  You just served your sin because you didn’t know there was anything else. You were blinded from seeing Me. Don’t forget how you were headed for destruction. 

But remember the day when I first gave you birth?  That beautiful-sunshiny-clear day when I allowed you to see the glory of my creation. Remember the blue sky, puffy white clouds and textures of the grasses and evergreens.  It was no different than any other nice day, but remember, it was different. That day I gave you faith to believe in Me. 

And remember later when I taught you about my Son through the Bible and church? Remember the night you struggled to decide? I was about to leave and give you a break from the conviction  that evening. But you didn’t want Me to leave, and you called out to receive My Son. 

Remember the next morning how you felt alive and free?  Driving with your hand out the window so free from your sin, so free from the power of darkness, so new in the light of His kingdom. 

Now it’s almost 29 years later. The kingdom of darkness tries to have you back, but don’t worry because you have been transferred, delivered, redeemed, and forgiven. You are a citizen of my Son’s Kingdom.  Your sins are blotted out.   You are my child, and my Son will not allow anyone of my children to be plucked out of His hands. He will never leave thee nor forsake thee. 

Pray for those who are blinded. Pray that they may see me. 

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  • Prayer listening method – a method where you write what you think God would say to you after meditating and studying a Bible passage.  It is a Bible application tool. 
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