“Peace Through the Blood” 2/22/2018 Written by Wally Fry for “Truth in Palmyra”

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 Written by Wally Fry  for “Truth in Palmyra”  @   https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com

 Original post @  https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/peace-through-the-blood/

 

Peace Through the Blood

colossians 1.20

If one really digs into this passage, very quickly a tough word picture emerges. What does it mean, “having made peace through the blood?” Many might look at that and think it refers to some peaceful, easy feeling a person might get who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ. That in itself is true; we ought to have such a feeling. That is not the case here, though; this is teaching that God has literally made peace with us though the shed blood of Jesus. Why is this making of peace needed?

It is needed because in our natural sinful states we are not only separated from God; we are, in fact, in a state of being enemies with God! Repeatedly God has declared himself to be literally at war with sinful man and his rebellion. That may sound tough, friends, but it is true.

Here is another sobering thought. Even though God will ultimately reconcile all Creation to Himself by Jesus , that does not mean all will be saved by Jesus atoning work on the Cross. Some will still reject the peace offer God has made and continue to reject and live at enmity with Him for eternity. Friend, where do you stand? God is extending the palm branch of peace, and wants us to accept; He does not want to be our enemy. Have you made peace with Him?

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P.S. (from bruce)   If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

 

 

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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