By: Tim Sader
For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
Last week we learned about Jesus making us new creatures since He makes all things new. We can trust that the Lord is telling the truth so if all things are made new He is making us new also. Outside we might still look the same when we receive Christ but He is still working on us and upgrading us to be a better model. We are made new within our world He perfects us until we are the new creation He helped us become. The old man is in the past what matters now is new creation. That old self was full of evil and corruption but who we are in Christ is who we were created to be. In Him we are righteous and holy we should lay down our evil deeds leaving the old man in the past. Growing up into our new creation means we have been restored to what we were originally meant to be. Our relationship with God has been reconciled if we no longer hold ourselves in bondage to sin. The new creation is who we are in Christ and in Him we have been given reconciliation with our Father in heaven. Without resolution there is no bonding so to have a relationship with God we must experience reconciliation.
After being made new in Christ we are reconciled with our Creator so we can be in harmony with Him. When bringing a gift to the altar we are instructed that if anyone has anything against us we are to be reconciled first with them. Then we can bring our offering to God (Matthew 5:23-24). God has something against us all because we are each guilty of sinning against Him. We must first go to Him and ask to be forgiven because His son has become our reconciliation for sin. Then we can offer our hearts to Him since our sins are no longer being held against us. If we’ve been justified and made new from His sacrifice we are also saved from the wrath of God. Christ saved us while we were still enemies of God so how much more after reconciliation will we be saved by His life in us. We can boast only in reconciliation because through Christ only we receive it (Romans 5:9-11). In Christ is all the fullness of God and peace. Through His shed blood all things in heaven and earth receive reconciliation. Because of the evil which once controlled or minds we were strangers to God. Now we come to Him without blemish or accusation because through Christ dying for us we have been made holy in His sight. By continuing to be steadfast in our faith we continue in our ministry of reconciliation to the Lord (Colossians 1:19-23). God who reconciled Himself to us through Christ made us to be ministers of reconciliation. We are to tell the world God is reconciling Himself to us all through Christ making us no longer guilty of sinning against Him (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). In receiving reconciliation we are made not guilty and God has nothing against us so we can offer our hearts to Him.
I will be working on expanding the reach of Tuesdays Torch and transitioning it into other forms to shine my light so others can see it and be saved. I pray the words of this Tuesdays Torch and every Torch will sink into your hearts and minds as you go about your busy week. Please feel free to forward The Torch to others so it can reach more people with its message of encouragement. If you are involved in churches or ministries that could benefit from the sharing Tuesdays Torch please let me know so together we can be torch bearers to carry this flame into dark places. I pray the Lord will continue touching each of your lives. All of what Christ did He did so we would believe in who He is. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what he did (John 14:11). Every Tuesdays Torch we talk a little more about what He did and testify to what he is still doing. The best thing God has ever done was sending us His only son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer my prayer is that you will meet the Lord so He transform your life. If it’s on your heart to make Jesus Christ your Savior send a message to: email@example.com and we will help you do that. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch by email or find it on Facebook by searching Tuesdays Torch or by clicking here also please share and like our page. Thanks and God Bless all of you!
Blessed are you who enter in God’s name—from God’s house we bless you! God is God, he has bathed us in light. Psalm 118:26-27