Delivered from Darkness

He has delivered
us from the domain
of darkness and
transferred us to
the kingdom of his
beloved Son.

-Colossians 1:13, ESV

I love thy kingdom, Lord,
the house of thine abode,
the church our blest Redeemer saved
with His own precious blood.

Sure as they truth shall last,
to Zion shall be given
the brightest glories earth can yield,
and brighter bliss of heaven.
-Timothy Dwight

The Gospel … begets those for Heaven whom (Satan) had begotten for hell. It pulls down his image and sets up God’s; it pulls the crown off his head, the sceptre from his hand, snatches subjects from his empire, straitens his territories and demolishes his forts, breaks his engines, outwits his subtlety, makes his captives his conquerors and himself, the conqueror, a captive; it pulls men “out of the kingdom of darkness, and translates them into a kingdom of light.”
-Stephen Charnock

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
-Jesus, Matthew 6:10