For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
(Colossians 1:13 AMP)
Satan is the head of the kingdom of darkness. For the most part, he has been the agent behind the systems of this world. Today, many people—including those claiming the Christian faith and other religions—are bound in the kingdom of darkness, but they don’t know it because the enemy has deceived them.
Jesus is the head of the kingdom of light. Once Jesus has translated us into His kingdom at the new birth (John 3:3), God wants us to know what the devil is doing and separate ourselves from his kingdom and its way of doing things. He wants to expose and break the strongholds that have held people in bondage to the world’s system. He wants to train us to reign in this earth and take dominion, and become witnesses of the kingdom of God.
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell inside every kingdom citizen. When the Holy Spirit came into the earth after Jesus’ ascension, He set up residence inside of every believer. Once we are born again, the Comforter lives inside us. We come into the kingdom of God, and at the same time the kingdom of God comes inside of us.
Lord, thank you for rescuing me out of the kingdom of darkness and translating me into the kingdom of God. Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to live in me. I receive His help to be separated from the devil’s deception and strongholds in my life and to reign in this earth as a citizen of the kingdom of light. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.