All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18-19 KJV)
Jesus Christ came to reinstate, reconcile and restore Man to God. It is a blessed and glorious endowment to understand and assimilate this truth and appropriate its fortune. Jesus Christ came to abolish the enmity between God and Man; thereby removing the barrier and hostility that had limited and restricted God’s interaction and relation with Man. We thank God through our Lord Jesus
According to the Scriptures, “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Eph. 2:14-22 KJV)
By the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, He abolished in his flesh the enmity; charting the way for us into fellowship with God; For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. It is a glorious and eternal blessing that the Lord Jesus obtained for us when He submitted Himself to the cruel death on the cross that we may inherit eternal life having satisfied the wrath and punishment against sins we committed. Truly, there is no greater love.
Having reconciled us onto God, He also conferred on us the inheritance of God’s children thereby granting us access to the boundless riches of God’s grace and blessing, having obtained the Spirit of adoption by Him. According to the Bible, “…but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;” (Romans 8:15-17 KJV)
The bountiful and glorious blessings of God’s riches through Christ to Man is doubtless matchless and incomparable. We must strive to gain and grow in the knowledge of this blessing to appropriate its riches and apply them to our lives having being so freely provided. It is upon its matchless benchmark that the Bible says about a man healed and to everyone who would be likewise be saved; “Be it known unto you all…that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:10-12 KJV). Beloved, our salvation is in the victory purchased for us by Christ Jesus – Happy Resurrection Sunday