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13 Who [hos] hath delivered [rhoumai] us [hemas] from [ek] the power [exousia] of darkness [skotos], and [kai] hath translated [methistemi] us into [eis] the kingdom [basileia] of his [autos] dear [agape] Son [huios]: KJV-Interlinear
13 For He delivered us from the
domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, NASB
Not only did God give
us life from out of nothing, for God created life out of nothing, just as He
created this universe out of nothing.Recall the study of the different terms used for the word create, from
God formed our physical
bodies out of the dust (biological life), but He created human life out of
And in so doing, He designed
the plan for giving to us an inheritance of the universe.From dust to glory as it were.Where else can you find a blessing of such
And in due course, man
rejected God, who is light, and found himself in darkness, or an existence
The power of darkness is
essentially the absence of power altogether, or a life without power. God is
the only power in existence.All forms
of power are essentially the application of Gods essence.God invented this universe, and all of the
ingredients and principles that rule it.Many of which we have discovered, but most of which we have yet to
The word for
translated, methistemi, means to be removed from
one place and placed in another.Typically
this means that a person is moved from one country and brought into the place
of another country.When such a change
occurs, that person is no longer governed by the laws of the former country,
but by the laws of his new country.
Darkness is the old country.Darkness illustrates sin, pain, suffering, death
and so forth.
Light is the new
country, and light illustrates life, no more sorrow, no more pain, no more
suffering, no more death, etc.
The kingdom of Christ
is a kingdom of the spirit, and not of this world.And into His kingdom we were translated,
instantly, upon believing in Him.
Before salvation, there
is no hope, no power, nothing.After
salvation, then we have not only hope, but the promise of a phenomenal future
even after this world comes to its end.
When you are a citizen
of a given country, then you have the benefits which pertain to that
country.But in salvation, we are not
only citizens, but heirs to the entire new universe and heaven combined, that
are to come.
Now, any citizen must
obey the laws of the land.Violate
those laws and there is a certain loss of benefit or privilege.It is no different with the spiritual
life.God has rules, and those rules pertain
to spiritual growth, responsibility, participation in some fashion, and
therefore the benefits go to those who abide by the rules.That should only make sense.You cannot delegate your responsibility to
someone else, to fulfill for you.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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