“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, that man Christ Jesus” –
LIGHT FOR NOW: By the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, He is the mediator between God and men.
Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 59:2 cried out, “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you that he will not hear”. This was in the Old Testament when man was still under the bondage of sin. But thanks be to God, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ has taken care of the problem of sin. In Romans 6:14, the Bible says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you”. By the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, He has now become the mediator between God and men. The Bible records that God was in Christ reconciling the world – the world of sinners unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. God is not holding sin against us because our sins were laid on Jesus. The Bible says that He was made sin. He was not a sinner but the sins of the world were laid upon Him. Nobody today should pay the punishment for his or her sins, because Jesus Christ has already paid the penalty for sin. He was judged for our sake (Isaiah 53:5). Because of the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf, the process of reconciling man back to God began. Man had been separated from God through Adam’s disobedience, but Christ Jesus reconciled us back to God through obedience even to death on the cross.
Colossians 1:21-22 declares, “And you, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight”. You are now qualified to appear before the throne of grace boldly without any guilt, condemnation or inferiority complex. You have been justified by grace. This is the gospel. You are justified not because of what you did or did not do but because of what Jesus did. His death, burial and resurrection has reconciled us back to the Father and brought us into oneness and fellowship with Him.
INSTRUCTION: Stay with the new Priesthood.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the gift of Christ Jesus that gives me a right standing before you, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: In the new priesthood, everyone is a priest.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 3; EVENING: MARK CHAPTER 6