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A Word of Encouragement

May 23, 2022

 

Partridges - Dec 2016

Grace, Hope & Peace, Friend;

Having clearly laid out that, when we believe God, God declares us righteous, (Romans 4) Paul wrote;

 

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Romans 5:1

Because of His unchanging love, God reconciled humanity - His enemies - to Himself through Jesus! (2 Corinthians 5:18)

Reconcile - To reestablish a close relationship between

So Paul concludes,

 

For if while 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.

 

Romans 5:10

That is not a question! God reconciled sinners - ALL sinners - to Himself when Jesus died for our rebellion. (1 John 2:2) We WERE reconciled to God through the death of His Son! Because of that fact, much more - the obvious conclusion is - We shall be saved by His life.

Jesus said, Everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16) And He declared, I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

 

God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their wrongdoings against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

 

2 Corinthians 5:19

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. (Mark 16:15) God has reestablished a close relationship with YOU"; Believe Him and He declares you righteous! And The righteous one will live by faith. (Romans 1:17)

That is the message of the Gospel.

Elohei haRitztzuy - God of Reconciliation - Thank You that You loved me enough to reestablish a relationship with me. Increase my faith in You.

 

I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your mercy and Your truth;

 

Psalm 138:2ab

Reconciled to God,

-=john & nancy=-