April 14, 2020 Blog Admin
In Devotionals

14th April 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello

that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

There’s something so remarkable about the sacrifice of Jesus. That blood didn’t account for your sins alone now in these times. When Jesus offered His blood, that blood went backwards to the time of Adam, purged the sins of Adam and everyone up to the point of the cross and moved from the cross to where you are. That’s how powerful the blood is.

And to prove to you that this dynamics is true, scripture tells us that the Lamb was slain from the foundations of the world(Revelations 13:8).
Think about it!
If God foresaw that the blood will be needed to establish the earth, then there’s every reason why His blood can go back. So the blood eternally reconciled man to God from sin- past, present and future.

Now there’s a question that this brings to mind. If God could mastermind and execute this amazing plan, this eternal sacrifice that will redeem man from the damnation he is destined to suffer, why will some people still suffer it? Why will people still go to hell?
Let’s see what scripture says.
In speaking of God’s final judgment, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 says that those who do not obey the gospel of Jesus will suffer wrath and destruction, never to be united with God forever.

Friends, the gospel is good news! Remember when we said that Jesus became our High priest that mediates good things to come?
Guess what? The good things to come is the gospel and it is here now. Oh Hallelujah!
The gospel is God saying to you, because of the death, burial and resurrection of my son, because of His blood sacrifice, your sins are forgiven and if you put your faith in this, you are saved(1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

God has reconciled everyone in the WORLD to Himself, including the rapist and terrorist.
On His part, that reconciliation has happened but on our part, not everyone has received this gift.
2 Corinthians 5:19-20 affirms this, then tells us we have been given this word of reconciliation to share to people on His behalf so that every man, woman can receive this on their own part.

Hear me, God has become friends with us. But we must receive this hand of friendship, in the person of Christ. No one will go to hell for a sin they committed, but because they didn’t believe and accept this gospel.
Dear believer, you ought to do the work of an ambassador. Tell someone about the good things that the blood of Jesus has mediated.

Now that I have received this gift of reconciliation, am I urging others to receive it too?

-I am in Christ.
-The blood of Jesus has given me eternal reconciliation.
-By the gospel, I now have the experience of the good things to come.
-The blood of Jesus has spoken better things for me.
-I have been saved from eternal wrath and damnation because I believe in the gospel.
-Because of God’s amazing gift of reconciliation, my sins are no longer charged to my account. I am guiltless forever.
-My sins are forgiven!
-Just as I have received the friendship dividend of Jesus’s sacrifice by faith, I will not misuse my privilege to share this gospel of God’s reconciliation with everyone.
-I fulfill my role as an ambassador, faithfully telling everyone the good news of what the blood of Jesus has done.
-Daily, I enjoy the advantage and dividends of the gospel.

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