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).
Observe that the opening verse is in the past tense, meaning that it’s not a promise; it’s happened already. We’ve been qualified to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. The Father qualified us. Hallelujah!
The 13th verse says, “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” Again, the use of the word “hath” indicates that this deliverance is a completed action. He has already delivered us from the power of darkness.
The term “power” used here is “Exousia” (Greek), and it translates to control or authority, highlighting that God has already transferred us out of the control and authority of darkness. He’s liberated us from the dominion, jurisdiction, influence and power of darkness. It’s important to reflect on this truth.
You need not fear demons or be influenced by their actions. You have absolute dominion over them. Perhaps, you’ve found yourself grappling with nightmares and distressing attacks from the devil or sinister entities; assert your authority in Christ. Tell the devil off!
Remember the words of Jesus, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils…” (Mark 16:17). Use the Name of Jesus against Satan and his cohorts of darkness. Stand firm on your identity in Christ, your position and authority in Him, and experience the transcendent life and liberty of the Spirit.
I’m seated with Christ, far above all principality and power, where I reign over Satan and the powers of darkness. I live in the Word, not swayed by the lies, manipulations and tricks of the adversary. I walk on in victory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Luke 10:19; Matthew 10:8; 1 John 4:4; James 4:7
1-year bible reading plan
Matthew 14:13-36; Genesis 49-50
2-year bible reading plan
Acts 10:44-48; Acts 11:1-3; Job 13-14