Knowing where you stand

Good morning Forever Family! Pastor Mona here with a little nugget from Sunday’s message. Paul the apostle wanted the believers to understand their identity in Christ because the enemy knows that if we were solid in our understand of what Jesus as done, he would not be able to move us. Always remember, he is called the accuser of the brethren and as long as he has you convinced and confused about your stand in the Lord, he will keep you from your freedom.

I read this this morning and I thought this is a great reset truth for you today!

When we talk about the gospel of Jesus, we most often talk about Jesus’ crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection. As Christians, these are the truths that we believe in that grant us salvation, and are an important part of the New Testament message.

But there is more that happens behind the scenes of Jesus’ death. Paul unpacks some of those things in the letter he writes to the Colossian church.

Through his resurrection, Jesus conquered the evil supernatural powers that oppose God. Jesus proved Himself victorious over death and darkness—they cannot defeat Him or overthrow His Kingdom.

This is why Paul says that we have been rescued from the dominion of darkness. Before we were part of God’s family, we were held captive in darkness by our own way that opposed God. In fact, later in the same chapter of Colossians, Paul says:

"Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior."
Colossians 1:21 NIV

However, since Jesus conquered death and was victorious over the kingdom of darkness, we too are rescued and freed from our old ways as well. We are forgiven in Christ and given a new life in God’s kingdom–this is what Paul calls "redemption."

Death has no dominion over us, if we accept the life Jesus freely offers to us.

We are now called a new creation in Jesus, and the Spirit of God dwells within us, guiding us toward what God planned for us.

Take a moment to consider the greatness and goodness of Jesus. Thank Him for all that He has done for you, specifically for making a way to have a relationship with Him, free from your old ways.

What steps can you take today to continue to walk in the kingdom of light rather than the kingdom of darkness?

May the Lord bless you and keep you!


Line - July 21st, 2023 at 7:55am

Thank you for sharing this. We want to be free. We need Jesus every day. We need the truth at all time. More now than ever. Have a great day.

DOROTHY SAVOIE - July 21st, 2023 at 7:59am

I am happy to finaly say that God the father is my father I love Him and I am his daughter.Ilove the teaching I read and read again.I thanks God for that I understant more.I am so much happier and in Peace.Thanks for prayers.

Rosa - July 21st, 2023 at 7:59am

If we continue to follow Jesus Christ our saviour and learn. How to obey and follow Him all the word time and learn how to hear his words to us and get a personal relationship with Him we will look more and more like Jesus Thanks for the devo. Have a great day. Love you

Donna - July 25th, 2023 at 11:31pm

Thank you Pastor Mona,love you🥰





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