Hi awesome,awesomeness, personified, lovely friends. Hope you guys are maximizing the easter break. I am doing extremely awesome here and I trust you guys are too.
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Some few days ago, I heard a preacher say at a service of songs that “the wages of sin is deat, he also said that some set of people say they live under ‘Grace’ and will not be punished for their past sins. This he said is a false believe and that no sinner shall go unpunished, born again or not, we all will be punished for our sins.
In as much as those statements are true and have their roots in the bible, they were (as used in the contest above) used to pass a wrong message.
Let me make things clear, the bible verse that stated that “the wages of sin is death…” did not stop there, it went further to state that “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – Romance 6:23
What does this mean? It means that the verse was broken into two and the preacher picked just the part he agreed with but in actual sense, what the bible is saying is that, the wages of sin is death which is eternal condemnation BUT the GIFT of God is eternal life which he (God) has given us through (his son) Jesus Christ.
Now, let’s talk about the gift.
The gift of God which he has given us is eternal life but we can only access the gift through his son, Jesus Christ. He made the way so simple, life changing but it cost Him a lot even his very life. What manner of love is this?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” – John 3:16-17
Easter is that period of the year when we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ. In Christ death, his love is expressed and revealed in it radiant height of how much he wants we as Christians and true followers of HIM dead to sin and alive to God. Death to sin? How? It means Sin is no longer our master with it attendant sufferings. We are translated from the kingdom of darkness where the devil and his demon reign to the KINGDOM OF LIGHT.
Isaiah 53:4-6 says;
“But he endured the suffering that should have been ours,
the pain that we should have borne.
All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God.
But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did.
We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received.
All of us were like sheep that were lost, each of us going his own way. But the Lord made the punishment fall on him, the punishment all of us deserved.”
This means that Christ has died for us, he died in our place, he has served the punishment we deserved as sinners and by identifying with Christ’s death and resurrection, we are dead to sin and alive to God.
Alive with God how? Our dead, sinful laden and corrupted spirit has been washed, re-ignited and empowered to live the way Christ lived – a life that pleases GOD.
Through Christ, we no longer deserve any punishment as a result of our past sins (this is hard to believe but true), we are now qualified to receive the gift of God which is everlasting life. We can now boldly come before God and have communion with him as a father without any sense of guilt – how awesome the experience!
This is the Good News; 2 Corinthians 5:21 – “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Christ died in our stead; he took all the pains and hardship we all should have been rightfully meted to us as a sinner. He took the overdrawn sin account, paid the debt and walk you out a free man however The day you become born again ( when you consciously accept him as your savior, redeemer and lord) is the day all your sins are PAID IN FULL with the blood of Christ.
I wish you all a blissful Easter.
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