PREPARE FOR BATTLE 2 – THE SON
Read v16 first and let it sink in for a moment. Do we believe that?
This is BIG. “All things have been created through him and for him.” Even the darkness that now covers America will ultimately serve Jesus. He will be glorified as the Church is purified in COVID FIRE and embraces His call to holiness and to the mission He gave us.
And read v13 several times. As God’s children we are NOT captives of that darkness! And Isaiah 43:2; “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (niv) Hallelujah, God rules over ALL and we are His!!
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
14 in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins.
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
16 For in him all things were created:
things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;
all things have been created through him and for him.
17 He is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church;
he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead,
so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether things on earth or things in heaven,
by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
21 Once you were alienated from God
and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.
22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death
to present you holy in his sight,
without blemish and free from accusation—
23 if you continue in your faith,
established and firm,
and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel.
Col. 1:3-23 niv
This is a new Day for us and Deut. 30:19-20 has never been truer. Even in this dark hour the LIFE of the Kingdom of God (v13) is offered to all who choose Him,.
Ken Stoltzfus, Kidron, OH USA - FACEBOOK: Ken Stoltzfus - Kidron
Jan. 7, 2021