Have you ever went to church somewhere only to be told how bad you are? How we are all sinners. How we need to repent and fall on our knees before God if we ever want to see heaven?
Well, here is the deal, that is not the message Jesus told us to preach. That is not the message Jesus told us to take into the world. SHOCK!
The message Jesus told us to take into the world was that God loved us so much He sent His only Son to die for us so that we could be reconciled to Him through Christ and have salvation through Christs' blood.
He didn't tell anyone to bring up all your sins and remind you of your sins. He said to confess Him as Lord, and we would be saved. He said He gave us a ministry of reconciliaton not condemnation. Once we make Jesus the Lord of our life, He says He remembers our sins no more. So if He remembers them no more, what gives anyone else the right to remind you of your sins. AMEN!!
2 Cor 5 v 17-21....Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconcilitation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ. as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.....
There is a plead here from God, a yearning for you to be reconciled to Him through His Son. God loves you so much that He is telling you, My Son has already paid the price for you, Please accept this free gift and let Me call you My child, just as I call Jesus My Son. Notice He said that He gave us the ministry of reconciliation, He said do not bring their sins into account, they have already been paid in full. He wants us to tell of His love for us so that we will come to Him when we have knowledge of His love, not because we are reminded of our sins.
Romans 5 v 8-11....But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliaton......
This is the Gospel, the good news Jesus told us to take into the world. That God loved us so much that He sent Jesus to die for us once and for all, so that we could be reconciled to Him once and for always. AMEN!
God knows who we are, what we have done, we do not have to come crawling before Him, to remind Him of all the wrong we have done, He already knows. No, We have only to confess His Son as our Lord and accept that the blood of Jesus covers us, and we are now a child of God, reconciled by the blood. AMEN!
Romans 6 v 8-11......Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise, you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.......
You see, Jesus died once and for all years ago, before you ever came into this world, before you ever committed your first sin, He already paid the price. All you have to do is confess Him as your Lord and Savior and receive this free gift. Receive the love God has for you.
Watch how your life will change, how your thinking will change, how your love walk toward others will change once you make Jesus Lord of your life. Become a joint heir with Christ today. Join the family of God, His house never fills up, there is plenty of room for everyone. AMEN!
How do you learn to live the life Jesus has for you?
STAY IN THE WORD!