When I was a kid we moved a lot. My dad was climbing the corporate ladder and was transferred frequently. Being transferred meant moving from one place to another. For us it was usually a few states away. We were in one spot and moved to someplace else.
Scripture tells us, “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” (Colossians 1:13-14, author’s emphasis).
Transferred us? What does that mean?
Simple: We were there, now we’re here. We were previously in the domain of darkness, but now we’ve been transferred—moved to—the kingdom of God.
Peter said that the Lord, “called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
We didn’t just have a change of mind or heart. We live in a whole new place.