Reconciled in Christ

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister. Colossians 1:19-23

To dispell any belief that Jesus, was just a prophet from God, or just a man and never fully God, Paul makes clear here that God the Father was pleased with His Son, and that in Him all the fullness of deity, all the divine powers and attributes were not spread out among created beings, but completely dwelt in Christ, Himslf alone. The Greek word for “reconcile” means to “to change” or “exchange.” Its use in the N.T. usage refers to a change in the sinner’s relationship to God. Man is reconciled to God when God restores man to a right relationship with Him through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. An intensified form of the word “reconciled” is used in this verse to refer to the total and complete reconcilliation of believers and ultimately “all things” in the created universe (But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up) 2Peter 3:10. The “heavens” refers to the physical universe. Reconcile all things to Himself—This text does not teach that, as a result, all will believe; rather it teaches that all will ultimately submit to Jesus Christ as Lord (Philippians 2:9-11). But the good news is that even though once we were enemies and alienated from God, as Scripture dictates: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Romans 3:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord Romans 6:23 God has reconciled us through the blood of the cross of His Son. No longer do we ever have to face Him in fear of judgment, but rather as being accepted in His beloved Son, and in His righteousness. Believe it, Christ’s substitutionary death on the cross has paid the price in full of all who has ever believed in Him, making this reconciliation possible, thus resulting in the positional relationship to God the Father as “Holy in His sight”. As a result of the believer’s union with Christ in His death and resurrection, God considers Christians as holy as His Son, and blameless and above reproach, (no one can bring a charge against them who are in Christ Jesus) Romans 8:33.

Beloved friend, Those who have been reconciled will need to persevere in faith and obedience in the fact that they are not only declared righteous, be have a new nature, that of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, among whom all the fullness of God dwells. Praise the Lord for His gift of grace and mercy that we can be reconciled.

May the Lord bless your walk!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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