Ladies and gentlemen I want us to look at our reconciliation with God through the crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. A few years ago I came across a video which stated that Christians shouldn’t wear a cross because it represents the killing(death) of our Saviour and it insinuated that we(Christians) should be saddened by the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The truth of the matter is, that day is the most glorious day ever and it should be celebrated by anyone who is born again, if Jesus hadn’t died on the cross that day we would not be reconciled with God, our sins will still have power over us.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.(Romans 5:10)
When God reconciled us to Himself, it is according to His conditions, meaning that salvation is strictly according to the process and standards set by God and nobody else. This also means that the only way to live and serve him is by the standards He has set in His Word and by His grace.
This creates a problem for many because they want to justify themselves by their thoughts and ideas. This is why people will lie, smoke, gossip, and do all kinds of evil while still believing that God is happy with them. This is one of the reasons why the Bible says that every person is good in his/her eyes. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.(Proverbs 21:2).
God reconciled us with Himself out of His love and set His own T’s and C’s. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.(John 3:16).
The first condition that God has set for our reconciliation with Him, is that any sin can be forgiven no matter how “big” or “small”, For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.(John 3:17-18).
If you are willing to forsake all and receive Him into your life, He is more than ready and happy to come into your life, He will lead you into greatness and He will give you everlasting life and riches. All you need to do is give Him control over your life. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.(Luke 9:23-24).
Another condition of our reconciliation with Him is that we are one with Christ. In order not to make this teaching long, I’ll continue sharing on this topic tomorrow. But if you are reading this and you want to receive Christ in your life or you want to return to Him, say this prayer. Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the son of God and you came to die for my sins, wash me with your precious blood. Bring me back to you, from today I’m yours, I’m born again. Amen.