Page Four: “God Made Peace Through The Cross” 10/28/2012
The world, the universe, the amazing design of the world, clearly shows you there is a Designer. But what does the shed blood of Christ on Calvary’s cross say to your soul?
This is the extent to which God went in order to bring your soul back from the brink of everlasting loss. God so loved and He sent Someone to achieve peace between you and Him. God so loved that He shaped the cross not into a peace symbol, but into a peace event.
The person who repents of his sin and receives the LORD Jesus as his LORD and Savior is the One Who enters into a peace relationship with God.
It was for peace that Christ died. It was the only way peace between God and man could occur. It was a horrible event that day when Pilate tried to free him from the angry mob and the day that Jesus was nailed to a Roman cross. Yet, out from that critical event came peace.
If you are without peace; it’s because you haven’t yet believed on the Prince of Peace. Those of you who have believed, have you truly found peace with God?
Paul wrote this to the Romans:
Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
The Cross and the blood Christ shed on that Cross is the only means of peace with God. Have you found that peace?
First, it pleased the Father that all the fulness should dwell in Jesus.
Second, it was pleasing to the Father to reconcile all things in earth or in Heaven to Himself by achieving peace though the blood of the Cross.
The third, you who were once alienated and enemies are now reconciled.
Here’s the key word when it comes to the Cross of Christ. It’s the term “reconciled.” Think, for just a moment, what this implies.
When two people are at odds with each other; when they are at war with each other; when they are apart, they need a mediator to do what? To reconcile them.
That’s exactly what happened on Calvary 2,000 years ago. God effected reconciliation. He achieved what could be achieved no other way. He took the first step towards sinful man. He paid our price in full. So, you see, He is the Reconciler. We are the ones in need of reconciliation.
So, it’s a powerful question, isn’t it? Have you been reconciled to God by faith in the blood of His Son?
Folks, that’s the glory of God in a very inglorious event. Jesus is your Reconciler. Have you come to Him in simple repentance and true faith? If not, why not?
Will you submit your life completely to Him today?
When someone admits they are a sinner before God and comes to Him in repentance and true faith, he is saved and then begins to bear the fruit of good works.
John 3:16 says this. “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Fortunately for us God extended His mercy to us at Calvary. Your sins became His sins. He took your sins on His body and paid the penalty for those sins on the tree we know as the Cross of Calvary. Why? Because mercy is what draws each heart and moves us into the condition of blessedness with God.
What will you do about your sins today?
• “I Repent” = I change my mind about God, Christ, my sin, and God’s free gift of salvation.
• “I Believe” = I simply trust the Lord Jesus Christ alone as the One Who paid the entire penalty for my sins. And in believing, I make Him Lord over my entire life.
“LORD, thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you that Your forgiving me is fully and completely. Thank you for the work of Jesus Your Son who paid the entire debt so that I can enjoy the full debt cancelled.”