REJOICE BECAUSE OF HIS RECONCILIATION
Reconciliation removes all enmity and all impediment to unity and peace!
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What does this word RECONCILIATION mean?
How can it help me?
This word means simply that those who were enemies have now become friends.
As defined by W. E. Vines it means to remove all enmity and all impediment to unity and peace.
We have been reconciled to God by His removing of all hindrances to unity and He accepts us even when we seem so unacceptable. He never turns His back on us and never rejects us no matter what we have done or who we have been.
Even when we fall into sin, all we have to do is repent and He immediately extends His forgiveness to us.
1. DANIEL 9:24, “To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy.”
Three important things in the first part of this verse of prophecy that promises to accomplish for all guilty of sin at the coming of Christ, the Messiah, the Prince.
a. Make an end of sins
b. Make reconciliation for iniquity
c. Bring in everlasting righteousness
2. ROMANS 5:11, “And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.” By whom have I been reconciled?
3. II CORINTHIANS 5:18, “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,”
What does it mean to me to know that God has reconciled me to Himself through Jesus Christ?
What does it mean to me to know that God has given me the ministry of reconciliation?
4. II CORINTHIANS 5:19, “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 reconciliation.”
What does reconciliation mean to me?
Can you begin to see now that your self-worth or value no longer needs to be based on the opinions of others?
God accepts you just as you are, and His opinion is the only one that will count for all eternity!
You were “bought with a price”, the highest price that could have possibly been paid.
Jesus gave His life just for you – you are extremely valuable to Him.
You cannot change a horribly distorted view of yourself by your own effort.
When you see yourself as Jesus sees you, then and only then will you be able to overcome your self-worth problems.
If you have been deeply wounded, please allow God to work on the roots that run deep on the inside, so that this effort will not become a futile exercise in unreality.