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Colossians 1:12-14

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:


  • The false teachers in Colosse, just like false teachers of our days would not deny the importance of Christ. They would simply dethrone him, giving him prominence but not pre-eminence (the fact of surpassing all others; superiority.

  • In their philosophy Jesus Christ was but one of many of the emanations that preceded from God and through which men could reach God

  • It was this claim that Paul is refuting in this section

  • The noun Grant a sum of money given by a government or other organization for a particular purpose. It's nonrefundable. You only need to use for the intended purpose.

  • You need to know that you have got grant total account to everything that Christ made for you.

  • Allow God to function in your life



#1 He made us

  • He made us partakers of the inheritance of saints

  • In the Old Testament God's people had inheritance of Cannan. It was an earthly Canaan

  • Cannan he's not a picture of heaven for there will be no battles or defeats in heaven

  • Cannan is a picture of the present inheritance in Christ

  • We must claim our inheritance by faith in Jesus' name

  • Day by day we must claim our blessings from the Lord

  • Scripture says He made us. In other it saying He qualified us where we did not qualify.

  • We are partakers of his inheritance and he qualified us to be partakers. We have got an inheritance.

  • This scripture refers to every promise and provision of the gospel for believers (Duet 28:1-14, Gen 12:1-3)

#2 He delivered us

  • it means he rescued us from danger

  • just as God rescued the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt under the old covenant. He also rescued us from our Egypt and different forms of oppression. Ex 6:6, Ex 14:30

#3 He translated us

  • It means he moved us from where we were to where we are supposed. He moved us from one location to another.

  • To Translate is to move from point A to point B. Your life shall never be stagnant in Jesus' name. (Jeremiah 29:11)

  • The Greek word for translate is methistano. It means to be delivered from Satan and his power and the Kingdom of sin, sickness and depravity and to be placed under the government of the Son of God's love.

  • The transfer is made possible by the power of the blood of Jesus

  • It is made possible by redemption through the blood of Christ

#4 He redeemed us

  • The meaning of redemption is deliverance or released from captivity

  • Believers have been rescued from condemnation and you have also received forgiveness of their sins

  • He bought us out of trouble

  • He purchased us out of trouble. We are purchased out of trouble.

  • By believing in and accepting this redeeming work of Jesus Christ for us, we are reconciled to God. (See Romans 5:1-2) We are no longer enslaved and estranged.

  • 1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

  • 1 Corinthians 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

  • 1 Peter 1:18-21 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

#5 He forgave us

  • The word translated forgiveness means to send away or to cancel a debt

  • Christ did not only free us and transfer us to a new Kingdom, but he cancelled every debt so that we cannot be enslaved

  • Satan cannot find anything in the files that will indict us

  • God's forgiveness of sinners is the act of His Grace towards us.

  • We did not deserve forgiveness neither did we deserve to earn it

  • Knowing that we are forgiven gives us hope

  • It gives us and makes it possible for us to fellowship with God and enjoy his grace and seek to do his will

  • Now because we have been forgiven, we can also forgive others (Col 3:13, Eph 4:32)

  • The blood reminds us of the cost of salvation. It was a costly price

  • Nothing should touch you or threaten you because you are redeemed with a special price

  • Start to claim all your benefits today. I will conclude this message next week.

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