Delivered from Darkness – Myles Munroe

Are You on “Someday Island”? by myles munroe
January 27
Satan became the god of this world when he successfully tempted Adam and Eve to reject God’s ways. Yet Christ delivered us from Satan’s dominion. Even though we live in a fallen world, we do not belong to it, but to God’s kingdom: “He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves” (Colossians 1:13). “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9). Satan no longer has authority over us; rather, we have authority over him in the name of Jesus.
Christ also delivered us from the power of sin. “Sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14). When we repent of our sins and believe in Jesus as our Savior, we are “in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17) and are “the righteousness of God” in Him (v. 21). Since He is sinless, we, too, are free from sin. “Where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 5:20–21). Because of redemption, sin no longer reigns in our lives—grace does.
Our right to “approach the throne of grace with confidence” (Hebrews 4:16) through Christ brings us the delight of a restored relationship with God. This enables us to pray in agreement with the Father and to ask Him to meet our needs and the needs of others.
Father, thank You that we can approach Your throne of grace with confidence. Please enable me to walk in the boldness You have given me.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood.”
Reading: Exodus 16–18; Matthew 18:1–20
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional