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Bread of Life Devotionals
THE BURNING BUSH DOMINION CHURCH INC.
Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
Topic: CHRIST’S RECONCILIATION
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
📖18….”And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
📖19….To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
📖20….Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
🔥Reconciliation is God’s power in Christ Jesus to bring man to be on same page with the Trinity. It is not any of man’s works or efforts, but God’s own decision to bring man back to Himself, from every form of man’s hitherto prodigality. If it was man’s efforts, he would have gone up to God, to be reconciled with Him. But since it was God’s own decision and power, He came down in Jesus Christ (2 Cor 5:19), and fused man back into the Godhead through Jesus’ death. Although this reconciliation was done once by Christ (Atonement…At-one-ment), on the Cross, but its effect on humans is individualistic.
🔥🔥As a man accepts Jesus Christ as his Saviour at conversion, his reconciliation to God starts. Since God is in the Jesus that the converted soul has accepted according to 2 Cor 5:19, that God in Jesus, will start circumcising the believer (Deut 10:16 & 30:6) in the inside daily, until he or she grows old and dies. So, while a believer lives, the work of being reconciled to God’s page is going on in his soul. This makes a living dog better than a dead lion (Eccles 9:4), because, being joined to the living Jesus by faith, gives hope.
🔥🔥🔥So, the single reason why God hears us any time we cry to him in the faith, is the spirit of reconciliation that has joined us in Christ to Him. Since to be reconciled is to build broken relationships, to be reconciled to God is to allow the blood of Jesus to build the broken relationship between God and man in Eden (Gen 3:1-6). This is achievable only if we refuse to raise doubts about the work of reconciliation started and finished by Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary…John 19:30. If the thief on the cross by Jesus never doubted Jesus’ salvation in Luke 23:39-43, then we are rest assured that if we faint not in our faith, we shall be accepted by God in heaven.
🙏Thank you Father, for reconciling me back to yourself through Christ, from the hands of the evil one, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏O Lord, don’t cease from purifying me by the blood of reconciliation, while I yet live, in Jesus’ name.
🙏🙏🙏Heavenly father, whatever distance that existed between me and you because of worldly influences, by the finished work of Christ’s reconciliation, accept me back into your sheepfold, in Jesus’ name.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Samuel 26, 27 & 28.
1 Samuel 29, 30 & 31.
I AM A PRODUCT OF GOD’S GRACE
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