May You Be Strengthened With All Power

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Colossians 1:11-14 "May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

God has all the glorious power necessary to strengthen those of us who need endurance for life's trials. Paul prays for the Colossians that they might receive this strength through a knowledge of the deliverance that has come to the children of God.

God has delivered his children from the domain of darkness (the domain of sin), and will transfer us into another domain, the kingdom of his beloved Son Jesus. This transfer has happened already in one sense, but not happened in another. The transfer of domains happens when God declares a sinner not guilty on the basis of faith in Jesus. Yet the transfer of the forgiven sinner does not take place until death or the return of Jesus. The knowledge of this future transfer is suppose to strengthen us to have joyful, thankful endurance while we face the trials of everyday life now.

I pray, like Paul, that you and I might be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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