Today's encouragement comes from Colossians 1:13 & 14, where Paul wrote these words to the church:
"He [God] has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins."
Behold the privilege of every sincere Christian churchman. He or she is no longer a citizen of the kingdom of darkness (Satan). Rather, now, we believ-ers are the princes and princesses in the kingdom of light (Christ). And we do not need to wait till we die, to get there, either. Instead, this advantage is ours now, as we has been engrafted into Jesus, in His body, the church.
These blessings are immeasurable. If we belong to Christ, our sins are for-given, and our life is atoned for.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Now there is more of God in His word than in all His works of creation and providence.” —Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "Gospel Worship"]