April 23, 2020 Blog Admin
In Devotionals

23rd April 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello

Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death.

A few days ago, we said that the blood of Jesus has brought us eternal reconciliation. But do you know that this reconciliation didn’t happen when you responded to that altar call or when you received Christ?
No, you only came into your reconciliation when you received Him.

Let’s see how. Take a look at 2 Corinthians 5:18.
The reconciled there is in the past tense. Meaning it happened long before you came on the scene.
Verse 19 says- God WAS in Christ(another use of the past tense here)reconciling the world to Himself, no longer counting our sins against us.

And He didn’t stop there, He gave us this wonderful message of His reconciliation to share to others.
If you’re wondering what your ministry is, especially when you see that some others are established in one ministry or the other(children’s ministry, women ministry, worship ministry etc.)know that your first ministry is the ministry of reconciliation.

Listen, the power of the gospel is in the message itself(Romans 1:16).
The enthusiasm for the message is in the message itself because good news will naturally spur you to talk. And good news is what the gospel is. Praise God!
If you’ve used a pain medication that worked wonders for you, you would be excited to tell others.
So you see, the enthusiasm for the gospel lies in the gospel!

Now, speaking of the blood that brought this reconciliation, here’s something interesting.
Did you know that medically speaking, the blood of a baby doesn’t come from the mother & can only come from the father? So if there is no fertilization of the egg by the father, then the baby cannot have blood.
The question would be- where did Jesus’s blood come from since Mary was pregnant before marrying Joseph?

In the beginning, when God formed Adam from the dust and breathe into him, he became a living being(Genesis 2:7).I believe it was the breath of God that formed the blood of Adam because in Leviticus 17:11, the Bible says- The life of every flesh is in the blood.
But when sin came, the bloodline of mankind was corrupted. So for Jesus to effectively fulfill the redemption plan, He needed to come from a bloodline that was different from Adam’s fallen nature. A sinful Jesus could not have saved us so God in His wisdom, gave Jesus the same body when He came but supernaturally ensured that Mary’s conception in following what happened with the first Adam, was by the breathe of the Holy Spirit(Luke 1:35). This is why the blood of Jesus is precious. It’s not human but Jesus partook in human nature with that precious blood.

Listen saints, this blood of Jesus is divine, incorruptible, undefiled. It’s the saving blood! And it is why we have redemption when we place our faith in His sacrifice.

Reflect on the precious blood of Jesus that has granted you eternal redemption.

-I am a new man in Christ.
-Because Jesus took on the nature of humanity alongside divinity, when He died and rose, His precious blood completely restored humanity’s fallen nature.
Therefore, I have this blood running in my veins.
-I am a now a partaker of the divine nature in flesh and blood.
-I am a carrier of the life of God.
-Jesus’s blood as the tool for redemption has saved me completely and for all eternity.
-I have received eternal reconciliation and so I am passionate about spreading this message of reconciliation. I am enthusiastic about sharing the good news.
-I walk in the experience of all the good things that the blood of Jesus has mediated for me.

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