Paul declares that because of the cross, the world is now dead to me and I am dead to the world. I am no longer under the domination of whatever is happening in the world because I have been transferred into the kingdom of God. In fact, Paul calls it a ‘translation’:
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son..
We too have be supernaturally “caught away” from one place and landed in another. We have been ‘translated’ from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. We are no longer under the dominion of the darkness of this world, but rather we are now dominated by light.
The word ‘power’ in the verse above is translated from the Greek word exousia, which means ‘privilege’ or ‘authority’ (i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, mastery, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, delegated influence, jurisdiction, liberty, power). What ever controls the world no longer controls us. The spirit that is at work in the people of the world no longer holds any power over our lives.
Noah’s ark is another very clear picture of God’s people being set free from the world. Whatever calamity might come on the world, we are able to escape it through being in Christ. All those who believed God and got into the ark were saved from the terrible disaster that covered the earth. It seemed as though there was no way whatsoever to escape the flood. But God had called a man to prepare a way out. Those who accepted God’s way were delivered; those who did not were drowned in the catastrophe.
Remaining in Christ means staying free from the world. Christ gives us the power to separate ourselves form the world. As we remain focused on Him, we are set free from its enticements. It no longer chains us to either its pleasures or its pains
See you in Church! click here to find a service near you!