We praise God for blessing us with His presence and revelation so that we can know Him more and make Him known! Yesterday's meeting was glorious as the Holy Spirit led us into the throne room of grace, mercy, glory and power! Hallelujah!
The Lord is continuing to speak to us about spiritual love that comes from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith (1 Tim. 1:5) and yesterday He showed us the following:
The purpose of Christ's death on the cross was to:
- Reconcile man to God (2 Cor. 5:11-21) so that man can have peace with God (Rom. 5:1; Is. 53:4,5) and be cleansed of a guilty conscience (Heb. 9:8-15).
- Reconcile man to other believers so that we can live at peace with one another and with a clear conscience (Eph. 2:11-18; Acts 24:16).
- The cross symbolises the vertical reconciliation of man to God and the horizontal reconciliation of man to man.
- Christ's death on the cross therefore enables the believer to live at peace with God and with others and to have a clear conscience with God and with man.
This Sunday we will be having a New Life Celebration at the EFG in Eschersheim (please check last week's blog) and we are looking forward to Richard Maybery's visit next week!
Quote of the week:
"His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit." Eph. 2:15-18