by Tammy Phillips
God has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ! This means God has called us back to union with Him though Christ. He wants to be friends with us. God has restored us to favor with the Himself, our Father through His Only Son! It was all Him. Amazing sacrifice of love
He is not mad us. He is not disappointed with us. He gave an amazing sacrifice of love to restore favored relationship between the Creator and His beloved creation, us! When He sees us, He sees Jesus. God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself. When we were enemies of God, when we did not choose Him, He chose us! Have you favored an enemy lately? We were the offender and He did not take the offense. He gave instead. We were reconciled and brought back to favor with God through the death of His Son. He loved us that much. It is hard to fathom. However, it is His word and it is true. He does not even count our sins against us in Christ!!! (see 2 Corinthians 5:18-20) He remembers them no more!
When we repent and trust in the atoning death of Christ, we receive the gift of restoration to the favor of God. We then are charged with passing on the good word. God committed to us the word of reconciliation and the ministry of reconciliation. We are ambassadors for Christ. It is As though God Himself is pleading through us and begging on Christ’s behalf…
“Be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:18-20 NKJV)
We must not let anything stand between God and us. It took Jesus’ death and atoning blood to bring us back together. However, there is more! MUCH MORE…having been reconciled…
WE SHALL BE SAVED BY HIS LIFE. We shall be safe and sound; whole, healed, and complete!
AND not only [that], but…
WE ALSO REJOICE, BOAST AND GLORY IN GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST through whom we have now RECEIVED the reconciliation! Our glory is to God. He is the Giver of all things! It is all Him! Reconciliation! Restoration to favor! Salvation! Relationship with God! Friendship with our Creator! Rejoicing!
I enCOURAGE you to really meditate on how amazing it is to “be reconciled” to God. Then as an Ambassador to Almighty God, pass the word on…RECONCILIATION!