Colossians 1:13,14 “For He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His dear Son, Who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”
Imagine you were kidnapped and taken captive by an evil ruler, and he held you prisoner in a dark dungeon. Some time later, a leader of another territory that you were taken from comes by, pays the ransom to rescue you, and brings you to live in his palace as one of his own, and where now, you live like royalty. That’s a picture of what Christ did for us.
We’re no longer under the rulership of the devil. We were rescued and brought to the place where the King rules not as a dictator, but with love and compassion, where your dignity as a person is restored, and where peace reigns. That’s your place of residency now. That is your reality as a citizen of God’s kingdom. Now, you are free!