The New Creation Needs No Deliverance
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son (Colossians 1:13).
Our opening verse is a present-truth. A verse like this makes one wonder at folks who though born again, are still seeking deliverance. The Word says God has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has transferred us into the Kingdom of His love-Son. He’s done it already. You don’t need any deliverance. Even the non-Christian has been delivered, because the death of Jesus Christ brought redemption, deliverance to all men, not just those who become Christians.
Understand who the Christian is: He’s a new creation, a brand new man; he was never set free from sin or from Satan, because he was never in servitude to sin or Satan. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says if any man is in Christ, he’s a new species of being that never existed. Everything about your life, right from the moment you received Christ, is brand new. You have a brand new life that’s not subject to the devil, sin and its consequences.
It just doesn’t add up to think God would give birth to a new creation that’s subject to Satan! James 1:18 says, “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.” We’re literally born of God; we’re His legal and vital offspring, with power and authority to cast out devils. We’re one with God; we have His very life, and are in His class of being! This is who the Christian really is! He’s been raised together with, and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, far above all principalities and powers.
If at any time, Satan or any of his demons shows up around you, cast him out. You have the power and authority in the Name of Jesus to that effect. Irrespective of the experiences that you may have had, what you might be going through now or what you think, God’s Word remains true: you’re superior to Satan; keep him where he belongs—under your feet!
Dear Father, I thank you for guiding me in continuous victory! I reign and rule over the elements of this world by walking in your Word, manifesting the power of the Spirit! I’m seated with Christ in the heavenly realms, far above all principalities and powers. Thank you for your glory in my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 John 4:4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Kings 1-2