Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son: In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the Head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence. (Col 1:12-18)
And He is the Head of the body, our Lord, Master, and King. Through the indwelling Holy Spirit and His Word we have direction and guidance that we may grow up into Him, observe to do His commands, and follow Him in obedience, to do His will and work in this lost and dying world. The physical Kingdom of Heaven is not here, for the King has not returned yet, but the Spiritual Kingdom of GOD is within and we are to live as His ambassadors, representing the Kingdom that is and is to come. We live for and through Him, the life we live now in the flesh is not our own, we are bought with the price of His precious blood shed for our sins, to pay our sin debt, and to free us from the penalty of sin and give us victory over its power until He calls us Home and away from its presence.
Until that day, we have work to do, not to earn His great Salvation, for He has paid it all, or keep us in His good graces, for we obey our Lord and Saviour out of love for Him who has redeemed us and adopted us into Himself and His family. We are His saints, children of GOD who are to minister to one another in His power and share His mercy with those around us who are hurting and in need that they may see Jesus in us, the hope of Glory. We are all one in the body of Christ, and members in particular, who are to love one another as He loved us, and disciple one another in His Word that we may all grow thereby. We are His witnesses, taking His Word and the Good News to all who will hear, that they may repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ and receive Him by faith and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.