What Does Colossians 1:13 Mean?

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

Colossians 1:13(NASB)

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Man is a sinner, and only a Saviour is the answer to man's sin problem. Fallen man seeks answers in many different places, but God has purposed that there is one Deliverer Who can release us from the domain of darkness. There is only one Saviour that can rescue us from the terrible, eternal consequences of our fallen state, the 'God-Man' Christ Jesus.

Because of the fall, man was eternally separated from God, and it was only by means of His gracious act of divine intervention (by means of the death, burial, and Resurrection of the eternal Son of God) that man can be delivered from the domain of darkness over which Satan, the god of this world, exercises his satanic rule.

But by grace through faith in the death, burial, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, God delivered us from the domain of darkness: "And transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son."

The kingdom of Satan is one of darkness and disease, doom and destruction, desolation and death. But by a simple act of faith in Christ's finished work at Calvary, we have been lifted out of this shocking state of eternal slavery and transferred into Christ's glorious kingdom of everlasting light and life; the kingdom of God's only beloved Son.

Christ defeated Satan at the Cross, and although He is the rightful Ruler of the world and God's anointed King of the whole earth, Christ is currently absent from His people during this present age, waiting for that day when He will fully and finally put down all enemies under His feet, destroying every principality and power, and terminating Satan's destructive rule of terror.

In that day, Christ will finally deliver up the kingdom of God to the Father which will usher in the eternal kingdom, and which will continue throughout eternity.

Praise His holy name.

My Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for delivering me up from the domain of darkness and transferring me into the kingdom of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that He died so that I might live. All praise to His precious name, AMEN.

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