How many of you here been offended? Most of the time, its really hard to reconcile with your enemies because of the hurt that they made unto you. But, I tell you this today, in our life, we have offended God.
Yes people, we have offended God. By what? Because of our sins. Yes, because of our sins. Sometimes, we are unconscious by it, but because of sin, we’ve stirred God’s wrath. And we cannot go away unpunished. And the punishment for our sins is death – Eternal separation from God; in other words, its HELL.
Knowing this, we think that we can be right with God by our means. What means? Laws, traditions, religion, etc. But God said, IT’S NOT ENOUGH. We cannot be right with God by our means.
But here’s the Good News: It’s really awkward when your enemy that offended you proposed a reconciliation with you, isn’t it? You know what, God did the same thing, too. By what means? By sending His One and Only Son Jesus here on Earth and paying all our sins by dying in the most excruciating, most painful, most barbaric way to die: By dying on the cross two thousand years ago. It means, no more sins, no more compromise, no more traditions, no more laws, because God’s giving us the gift that we don’t deserve: RECONCILIATION WITH HIM.
Accept Christ and believe what He has done for us on the cross, you will be saved, you will be reconciled with God. And the rest, like restoration of your relationship with your family, tuition fees, studies, financial breakthroughs, and others, all of them are BONUS PACKAGE from God. It’s a “Package deal” from God, accept and believe what Christ has done on the cross, and you will receive salvation and the rest of blessings.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 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 people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
– 2 Corinthians 5:17-19