Thursday, September 18, 2008


All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 2Corinthians 5:18-19 NIV

An evangelist is one who recognizes how great it is to be reconciled to God and to be in fellowship with Him. He understands that God provided the way for this relationship to exist by making His own Son pay the debt we each owed. He also understands the awesome and privileged responsibility we have of getting this message out to the entire world!

Reconciliation restores the fellowship we were created to have with the living, loving God of the universe! Fellowship with God is…
companionship - mutual association on equal and friendly terms
partnership - joint interest
company - a state of being together
communion - intimate familiarity

God doesn’t need us—He wants to share Himself and His eternity with us! Beloved, we need to get this; God WANTS to share all of who He is with us! He so wants this that even the “cost” to acquire this relationship would not deter Him form creating man. Revelation 13:8 makes clear that even before He began creating, the cost was understood—His only Son would have to die! All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. (NIV) Would you or I have gone through with a plan that would cost this much? NO.

Reconciliation brings deliverance and FREEDOM! Let me ask a question, “Why do some believe and not others?”. I think part of the reason the world doesn’t see God as the answer life, is because His own people often walk around as bound up as they are, all-the-while claiming “God is good”. If we would walk as the delivered and free people we are in Christ, you can bet that the world would be as attracted to us (ultimately, the Christ in us) and we would be able to freely proclaim that our hope is found nowhere but in Jesus Christ!


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