God has delivered us from the dominion of darkness Colossians 1:13a. Once delivered, then, do we merely accept it, delight in it, rejoice that God has been so good? Consider Colossians 1:13b-14: “he has...brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
In other words, as we heard Professor Marion Henderson say, we have been Transferred, not Discharged. From Satan’s ruthless domination to Christ’s gracious liberation!
As we enter the Doctor’s authority once inside his rooms, surrendering the myth of self-control, we cannot enter Christ’s Kingdom with the myth of self-will. Since he’s in complete charge of God’s Kingdom, we accept his total dominion of us.
Do we understand? He decides who’s a servant and on what basis. He makes the rules, imposes them on each servant and expects compliance. There’s no need for us to suggest, “Lord, I have an idea.” He isn’t interested in our idea since he’s already expressed his will. And no need to say, “Lord, couldn’t we do it this or that way?” For he has already determined how his will is to be fulfilled.
If we still want to do God’s will our way, read Ephesians 2:8-10. Notice that it is by GRACE—unmerited favor—what we needed, but didn’t deserve—that we’re saved. Then notice...God has already determined the good works he “prepared in advance for us to do.” With such finality declared, how can we hope to find some easier way to obey Jesus Christ? Fini