For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
So, in Christ we see God our Father and Creator. And light is spoken once again into the darkness; a darkness that crept over the face of earth as mankind turned their backs on God to go their own way. So as we turn back through Christ, light enters our world once more. And now we speak in spiritual terms. This light transcends all other light. It illuminates the soul and we grow as spiritual beings in Christ. In this we become transformed into overcomers of all that the darkness tries to throw at us.
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