[The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, - Amplified Bible
A story seemingly familiar with many of the cultures which were subjected to slavery, is that, after the slavery problem is solved, the once-enslaved communities find themselves in some identity crises for the first few years. These communities weren’t notified of their rights, their new identity and their privileges. All they had was just freedom. Yet this freedom was sour for the first few years because of the identity crises, which they possessed.
In Christ, here’s the different story: when we were rescued and delivered from the control of darkness (present in sin, misery and Satan), we were drawn to something new. We were drawn to the father Himself, being transferred to the kingdom of His Son. We identify with Christ. We are the righteousness of God in Christ (2Corinthians 5:21). We are in this new kingdom. Here’s the assurance of our eternal life. Here’s the assurance of His care for us and His place for us. We have a new hope, new place and for this life new identity.