Friday, November 20, 2015

The Price of Peace – Part 2 – The Priceless Payment

Colossians 1:20-22 “And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.”
Michael continues that when we practice the presence of God, when we meditate on his Word day and night, we will walk in fellowship with God, his son Jesus Christ, and one another in the household of faith. In John 16:33 Jesus said, “I have told you these things that even though you will have tribulation in this world, take heart, for I have overcome the world.” According to Hebrews 12:1-2, “let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross and is set down upon the right hand of God.”

Because of the payment he made on our behalf Jesus said in John 14:27, “My peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.  Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” In Romans 8:1-4 Paul exhorts us:  “there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit.  For what the (Old Testament) law could not do in that it was weak in the flesh, God sending his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin condemned sin in the flesh that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit.”

Because of the priceless payment of the innocent blood of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, we have been reconciled to God. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ – Romans 5:1.

May God richly bless you.

Your brother in Christ,

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