“…giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. For He 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.”
Nancy and I were living in Wilmore, Kentucky in the 1980’s while I was attending Asbury Theological Seminary, and during that time, I had a part-time job with an office supply store in Nicholasville. One day, the couple I worked for presented Nancy and me with two tickets to Mammoth Cave. The day we arrived, we were amazed at this huge and complex set of caverns, but the highlight was the moment our tour guide switched off the lights in one of the chamber rooms on the tour, and we experienced total cave darkness. We couldn’t even see our own hands when placed directly in front of our faces! It was an eerie feeling, and I was so glad when our guide flipped the switch back to the “on” position thus dispelling immediately all the darkness from the room via the invading light!
Paul was living proof of the wondrous and marvelous transformation that takes place in the spirit of a man or woman who becomes a new creation in Christ (See II Corinthians 5:17)! The same miracle of the new birth in Christ that turned Paul from a persecutor and destroyer of Christians for the sake of his dead and performance-based religion, into a humble and bold preacher and teacher of the gospel, can deliver and transform anyone who puts his/her faith in the death and resurrection of the Son of God! When you do, (or when you did), you can be assured that you have been delivered and transferred from Satan’s kingdom to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom (you) we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Have you been qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints (Christians-those set apart unto God) in light?”
In Christ’s Resurrection Power!