Emanna for 11/06/2020
Being Qualified to Enjoy Christ
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, (14) In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins;
Words of Ministry
In verse 14 Paul continues, "In Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." The deliverance in verse 13 deals with Satan's authority over us by destroying his evil power, whereas the redemption in this verse deals with our sins by fulfilling God's righteous requirement. The forgiveness of sins is the redemption which we have in Christ. Christ's death has accomplished redemption unto the forgiveness of our sins. In Christ, the Son of God's love, we have redemption and forgiveness. When we believed in Christ as our Redeemer, God immediately delivered us out of the authority of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of light. Here in the light we are qualified for a share of the portion of the saints. This means we are qualified to enjoy Christ. Because this qualification is an accomplished fact, there is no need for us to pray about it. On the contrary, with Paul we should simply thank the Father for this.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Colossians, pp. 25. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/25/1999) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org