MORNINGTIME 3570by Benjamin Munsell on September 3, 2020
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath RECONCILED us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of RECONCILIATION; To wit, that God was in Christ, RECONCILING the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of RECONCILIATION. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, BE YE RECONCILED TO GOD. 2 Corinthians 5:17-20. Thayer's Definition, "Reconciled; to change, exchange, as coins for others of equivalent value, to reconcile (those who are at variance), RETURN TO FAVOUR WITH, be reconciled to one, to receive one into favour". The Lord God Almighty sent Jesus Christ into the world to pay for man's sins, that man could be Reconciled back to the Lord. (Thank you, Adam and Eve, for "unreconciling" man from God). The Bible is FULL of the Mercy and Grace of the Lord in His Desire and Efforts to bring every man, woman and child back into a Relationship and Fellowship with Him, with Christ, and with the Holy Spirit, before their life ends here in planet Earth. The Lord will do and use anything and everything He can to make this happen. BUT HE WILL NOT ABUSE YOUR RIGHT TO REJECT HIM AND HIS ETERNAL BLESSINGS, IF YOU SO DESIRE. It is your right to absolutely Reject Christ and His Blood Bought Payment for your Salvation, for your Reconciliation, back to the Lord. BE FOREWARNED, when you stand before Christ on Judgment Day to answer why you Rejected Him, YOU'LL HAVE NO EXCUSE TO OFFER FOR YOUR REJECTION. Right here, right now, the Lord will use EVERYTHING at His disposal to show His Love for you, and this includes "good" things, and "bad" things. Please understand, EVERYTHING from the Lord is Good to bring you TO Christ, to Grow you IN Christ, and all for THE PRAISE AND GLORY OF CHRIST. So be reconciled TO Christ, and, Be Blessed.