Delivery Status • Sin
Katrina Young | Nursery & Pre-K Director
“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” (Colossians 1:13-14).
In my B.C. days (before Christ), there were many areas of my life that I thought I would never overcome. I was, without a doubt, a slave to the darkness and incapable of victory. I will admit, some of those areas that seemed to control me still have influence and try to come roaring back. Battling fear, anxiety, and even depression would be impossible without my Savior.
The verse that I can hold onto is 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” Being born again is about being rescued from the old ways and choosing to live a life that God intended, walking away from the life that once enslaved me, and embracing the freedom His death and resurrection gave me.
So why do we continue to struggle after surrendering our lives to Him? The enemy is so good at reminding us of where we were and wanting us to stay in that mindset of guilt and condemnation. Romans 8:1-2 tells us, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 6:4 tells us that since we have been buried and resurrected with Christ, we are now able to walk in that newness of life, unlike the unbeliever who is still a slave to sin. We can do this because Jesus has set us free from the slavery of sin and we are no longer under its penalty of death and separation from God.
John 8:36 adds, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”