Emanna for 11/05/2020
Being Qualified to Partake of Christ as Our Portion
Col 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you for a share of the allotted portion of the saints in the light; (13) Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, Acts 26:18 ...to turn them from darkness to light and from the authority of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.
Words of Ministry
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verse 13 is the explanation and definition of how the Father has qualified us for a share of the portion of the saints. For Christ to be the Head of the Body, and for us, His believers, to be the members of His Body, He needed to deliver us out of the authority of darkness, the kingdom of Satan, and transfer us into the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of God's Beloved. This is to qualify us to partake of Christ as our portion. If we were still under the authority of darkness, we would not be qualified to share in Christ. But the Father has delivered us out of the authority of darkness. Praise Him that we are no longer in the satanic kingdom! Being delivered from the authority of darkness was the first step to be qualified to have a share in Christ. The second step was to be transferred into the kingdom of the Son of God's love. We have undergone both a deliverance and a transfer. Because Satan is darkness and Christ, the Son of God, is light, therefore Satan's kingdom is the authority of darkness, whereas the kingdom of the Son of God is the kingdom of light. By being delivered out of Satan's kingdom and transferred into Christ's kingdom we have been qualified for a share of the portion of the saints.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Colossians, pp. 24-25. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/21/1999) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.