“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” – Romans 5:1
LIGHT FOR NOW: God had to step out of God and come to man in order to bring man back to Himself.
By Adam’s disobedience, man became alienated from God. He became an enemy to God. Having peace with God became a major problem of man. Man became carnal having separated from God “Because the carnal man is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Romans 8:7). So it was difficult for God to get a man of faith per time and without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Although Chapter 11 of the Book of Hebrews gives an idea of some persons who had a dimension of peace with God by their personal faith in God; God had to step out of God and come to man in order to bring man back to Himself. Man did not have what it takes to go to God; Salvation is all about God coming to man. Today, we have been united collectively with God because we are of the same body called the Body of Christ. The enmity between God and man was collective in Adam, because in Adam, all sinned and came short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
Ephesians 2:11-12 says, “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; that at that time ye were without God in this terrible world, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world”. This shows the helplessness and hopelessness of man. Man was in such a terrible state. But verses 13 to 16 of that scripture show the dimensional shift brought about by Christ. They read, “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, who hath made us one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself twain one new man, so making peace”. Therefore, you have no reason not to enjoy the peace of God. Christ has reconciled us back to God. He has made us one and united with God. No more condemnation; no more charges. Praise the Lord!!!
INSTRUCTION: Enjoy the peace made available to you in Christ Jesus.
PRAYER: Father, thank you for reconciling me back to you through Christ Jesus, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: You have been justified.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 19; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 19