Oh, praise God! Just the first four words are enough to make us jump for joy! “He has delivered us”. Other versions of the New Testament translate the word delivered as ‘rescued’ or ‘made free’. In John 8:36 we have the words of Jesus, “If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed”.
Nothing can be added to what Christ has done. The powers of darkness were broken at Calvary. Full forgiveness and acceptance by God the Father became available to whoever would turn to him through Christ. That is what Paul highlights here. All who believe in Jesus are set free. We are “conveyed (transferred) into the kingdom of the Son of his love, in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins”.
When I was a child, even into my teens, I had a fear of the dark. It was only when I was ‘Born Again’ into the Kingdom of God that the fear left me. Praise God, we have his word “Fear not, I am with you”. My fear at that time was a natural fear, but there are ‘spiritual’ fears too that can creep upon us. “Am I good enough?” “Am I close enough to God? “Is my faith in Christ enough, or is there more?” etc. Doubts like these were filling the minds of the Colossians, so Paul assures them of their complete and powerful deliverance.
For many, the world today is not only fearful but confusing. However, as children of God we feed on His Word, believing that as we make our requests known to Him with thanksgiving in our hearts, His peace will ‘guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus’. Be encouraged. Whatever your doubts or fears of past, present, or future, you are delivered. Praise Him and “stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free”.
He loves you with an everlasting love. Your past is dealt with, and your present and future are secure in Him. As the old hymn says: “My chains fell off, my heart was free, I rose, went forth, and followed thee”. AMEN! Stand up now and shout “Thank you Lord, I’m free, free, free indeed!”
Be blessed, as you enjoy your freedom,