Thursday, 5 April 2012

Today Reminder - 05 April 2012 (Reconciled)

My prayer for you for today is that they enemy will find no place to accuse you and that you will know that you have been reconciled to God, in Jesus name.

Colossians 1:19-20
For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through Him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ's blood on the cross.

Reconciled. I love this comparison “reconciled”, God reconciled everything to himself. In the payroll world we know that to reconcile is to balance the input with the actual events. We balance figures on our systems to the values we paid and only when all is reconciled and balanced we submit to the receiver of revenue. When I look at the word reconciled, to me it means God took you and balanced you to Him so that you can be and look like Him. Awesome isn’t it? Jesus came and made all this possible, but you have to look at the next section from verse 21: This includes you who were once far away from God. You were His enemies, separated from Him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now He has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in His physical body. As a result, He has brought you into His own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before Him without a single fault.
 
Now what is so amazing is just this, because you are reconciled to God you stand in His presence, holy and blameless. So my dear friend, the poor devil is fighting a losing battle against you. You are already holy and blameless before God through Jesus Christ who took all the accusations and sin and destroyed them on the cross. You are free to live completely for Him and in no way can you be discouraged because you are reconciled/reunited to God. 

But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. Stand firm and be strong and live your life knowing who you are in Jesus, and be holy as He who dwells in you is holy.

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus

Cheers