Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son..."
We were at a point 'forever' separated from God by the works of our flesh, the increase of sin, and our own rebellious age.
World Population : Almost 7 Billion people living on the earth today.
If we consider the amount of people that have gone into eternity and having known Christ in correlation to how many people have lived on earth since it's creation, most people have gone into eternity without God from either ignorance or refusal to accept the words and work of Christ and submission to the will of God. His existence is evident through out all creation and His love is also evident through out all creation.
Well we know God is love, justice and the truth, how would that relate to us being one with Him?
HIS LOVE is the reason why Christ existed before the creation of the whole world. We were created in the likeness of God. He created us from Himself 2Timothy 1:9-10 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (10) But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
HIS JUSTICE has called us to be free of the charges against us which would be the many sins we've committed against Him. He is our Judge.
Galatians 2:16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.
HIS TRUTH tells us that He loves us but we are in danger of his wrath if we remain disobedient. If we work for an employer and we've been told not to do a certain thing and we continue even though we may have been warned eventually, we will suffer the consequences of our actions unless we repent and move forward without diverting.
Like what was state in the above verse, Christ was created for us BEFORE the world began. God already prepared for us a savior, Jesus the Christ.
Some parents when their child goes off on their own to live life they create a place for them to return if they want to come home. Some children go as far away as possible and others stay close because they know that they need their parents. God can be seen in this light. God gave us the choice to stay in His presence and will or depart from Him and live by our own life and standards. He created a safe haven for us in case we want to come Home. Many are called to return but very few actually do it.
1 Peter 1:18-20 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; (19) But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (20) Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
foreordained: to know beforehand, that is, foresee: - foreknow (ordain), know (before).
Reconciliation -1. The act of reconciling parties at variance; renewal of friendship after disagreement or enmity.
I love the fact that God wants us to be reconciled to him and live in oneness and unity. The enemies of God couldn't relate to those that desire to know God because their hearts and minds have been more or less infected by the works of the enemy. He has tempted many and by allowance he (satan) has taken domination over many lives yet, God is above all things and if we would just resist the works of the devil, he will flee and God will minister his warm graces to us and we will come into unity with God.
"Reconciliation and friendship with God, really form the basis of all rational and true enjoyment."
Many people live well lives apart from the living God. But at a moment in our lives we've all wondered "is their more to life than this." I don't believe a person can truly be who they are with out God working in their life. He's calling us to be in unity with Him. The works of the flesh are destroying the earth that God created for us to maintain and live in, in harmony and unity with each other and the desires of our heart have gone the opposite direction. He's calling us to be one with each other and the drive and motivation to be successful and have ultimate power is causing division and strife everywhere, amongst national and international leaders, in schools, in corporate businesses, on jobs, in households and in the church.
The reason why God is able to be reconciled with us is because He has forgiven us of our sins through Christ. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
If God held on to unforgiveness and gave up on His created people every single person created from a man and a woman would be sent to utter damnation. Thank God He isn't like we've become without Him.
Colossians 1:13-14 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, (14) in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
If God wanted you to be reconciled to Him, today, how would you react? Would you say, yes, no, maybe, I'm not ready or, I don't care? We all are going to have to make that choice and i believe over and over again through out the course of our lives until we either die without Him or accept Him while we are still breathing and have the confidence of saying that we are now one with the Father, God.
Be blessed and thanks for reading.