Gods plan for us concerning Jesus

Posted by Elaine December 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM AEDT

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BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelations 1:7-8

What does this have to do with you and me?

Click here to read Colossians 1:15-20

Before we know Jesus Christ, our life is full of godlessness and wickedness—we have self-seeking ways and stubborn, unrepentant hearts – See

Romans 1:18
Romans 2:5
Romans 2:8

Like our strife-filled world, we clamor for peace and try to find it, but our efforts fail.

When we come to faith in the Savior all of that changes. We are rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into Christ’s kingdom -

God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much. Colossians 1:13

Every one of our sins—past, present, and future—was forgiven. Divine justice is satisfied by Christ’s sacrifice and God’s wrath upon us is removed.

We become a new creation, washed clean by Jesus’ blood. 2 Corinthians 5:17

When sin’s power over us has been broken, we can live in accord with God. He sent His Holy Spirit to be our personal guide in this new life, helping each of us experience Christ’s peace Romans 8:6

We also can look forward to an eternity spent in heaven, where righteousness, tranquility, and joy abound – Read Romans 14:17 here

The story of the prodigal son’s return is a picture of our reconciliation with the Lord Luke 15:11-24

The son had chosen to leave his father, living instead to please himself. Repentant, he eventually returned home; his father joyfully greeted him and forgave him, and there was harmony between them.

God has done all this for us.

Our unity with the heavenly Father came at a great price—the sacrifice of His only Son. Christ gave His life for us so that we could be reconciled to God Colossians 1:20

Based on the devotion entitled ‘Jesus the Source of Peace’ by Dr. Charles Stanley –
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