Col 1: 14 In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins; Roma 3:24 Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; Acts 10:43 To this One all the prophets testify that through His name everyone who believes into Him will receive forgiveness of sins.
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. However, there is the need for us to pray concerning knowing the will of God and walking worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing. Now that we are in the kingdom of the Son of God's love, enjoying Him in the light, we must go on to know Him in full and to walk worthily of Him. The subject of Colossians is the all-inclusive Christ, the Christ who is everything to us. Day by day we may enjoy Him as our portion. (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Colossians, pp. 25-26. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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