Colossians 1- Reconciled

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet wnow hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; Colossians 1:21-23

One of my favorites hymns is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” especially the line that says “Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled“. It’s important for Christians to understand that we were not just unsaved, we were enemies of God. As Paul said “were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind” We were total separated from God because of our sinful nature

So what hope did humanity have? We were stuck in our sinful condition, we were enemies of our Creator, we were depraved and wretched. THis is why the coming of Christ is the good news, the gospel. Christ is our only hope for salvation, Christ is the only way we can be reconciled back to our Heavenly Father. Christ is the only way we can become Born Again through the Holy Spirit. Nobody comes to the Father God except through Christ (John 14:6)

As Paul also said “ God demonstrated his own love towards us, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8) Think about that, even though we were enemies of God, even though we were dead in our sins, Christ died for You! The death of Christ paid the penalty of your sins so you can be reconciled back to God our Father

To present you holy and unblameable in his (Gods) sight! Wow , think about that! You know how wretched and miserable you were, but Christ presents you as holy and blameless before The Father! Can you even begin to grasp how much God loves you? Can you even grasp this great gift of grace? We are not worthy of being saved, but Christ saved us anyway, because we were called by our Heavenly Father

So what’s next, after we become Born Again? As Paul says “Continue in the faith , grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel” Now that you are made “Alive in Christ”, now begins your walk with Christ. It’s not going to be an easy walk, but we continue or remain in Christ. We won’t fall away because the Holy Spirit is living inside of you, the Law of God is written on your heart, you are a new Creation in Christ, Amen!

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