Monday, March 13, 2017

"Being Reconciled to God"

“Being Reconciled to God”


All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them.  And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.  We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.          2 Corinthians 5:18-21


In these verses of Scriptures, we see a two-fold process of the act of reconciliation.  First is the MINISTRY of RECONCILIATION:  This is the WITNESSING process of this ministry and it is the testimony of those who have been reconciled to God.  They MUST SHARE their RECONCILIATION experience with those who NEED to be RECONCILED to God.  They are the AMBASSADORS of Christ, and through them God uses His Holy Spirit to make the appeal for RECONCILIATION.  


The second part of this two-fold process is the MESSAGE of RECONCIIATION.  The MESSAGE is that God took His Only Begotten Son and made Him, who had NO SIN to become SIN for US, so that in Him we might become RECONCILED to God and become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God.  Christ became the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE for this lost and dying world.  A world DRENCHED in SIN and DEPRAVITY.  A world in DESPERATE NEED of being RECONCILED to a HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD.  And the ONLY WAY for that to happen was for Christ to come to this world as a man, and to be offered up as the ONLY SACRIFICE that would bring RECONCILIATION between mankind and his CREATOR GOD. 


This took place on an old rugged wooden cross, when the Holy RIGHTEOUS God who came in the form of a human being, the Lord Jesus Christ, took on the sins of ALL mankind, past, present and future, He who knew NO SIN, became SIN so that WE might be RECONCILED to God, in order for us to become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of God.  WHAT A MIRACEL of REGENERATION, RESTORATION, and RECONCILIATION to become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of the ALMIGHTY GOD.


Have you been RECONCILED to God?  You can be, by coming to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and be RECONCILED to Him and receive the HOPE of ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven.  Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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