For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. or scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement (Rom 5:6-11).

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, grace and peace to you in the name of God our Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. I thank God for you and the opportunity He has given me to share His word with you. I only hope that God opens your eyes of understanding so that you can incorporate His word into your life. Help me Lord God as I share your word concerning the verdict resulting from your Judgement. Thank you, Lord, in Jesus name, Amen.

Have you ever had to go to court to answer charges that were made against you? Maybe you feel you were falsely accused, or maybe you feel as though you were the one that was wronged. either way going before the judge to settle all differences would be the final disposition of the matter.  Maybe you have never experienced it personally, but maybe you have asked yourself what if I had to go before the judge and you think of the different scenarios you could face in this situation. Can you imagine being adjudicated in a court of law and facing a possibility of receiving the death penalty? Imagine this you are in court and the Judge has made His decision The judgment is guilty, the verdict is death. First, you go into shock, you know that you are receiving that which you deserve. You thought you could get away with it, but now you realize that there is no way out of this predicament. You want to live you ask the Judge for mercy, just one more chance. You realize you are powerless, just like a man in quicksand the more you struggle the faster you go down, your mind is darkened, your life is degraded. Sin is your way of life, you have missed the target God has set before you. Not because you are not a good shooter but because you purposely missed it. You understand that you deserve  God’s wrath. To put it plainly we are God’s enemies. This is a very dangerous position to be in with an awesome and powerful God, who is able to do anything He wants to do, being accountable to no one but Himself.

The Judge of all the earth had mercy on us before He created the world, knowing all things completely past, present, and future.  God in His great love and mercy planned to provide the life of His son to pay the price and take the penalty handed down demanded by the law, in order to pardon us for the sins committed. God planned to exchange the righteousness of His Son for our unrighteousness. God planned to take our sin and impute them to His son, and take His Son’s righteousness and impute it upon us. This was not an impulse from God, nor was it plan B in case plan A  don’t work. It was God’s only plan. God’s Son came, shared His plan, told all who want Him the Son of God to take their place and pay the penalty what was required of them. He will be our sacrifice and we will be His people.

God wants us as His people to bear fruit. He wants us to grow as Christians (Matt 21:18-22). God wants us to be doers of the words, not just promises as the two brothers Jesus spoke about (Matt:21:28-32). If you live on the property of the landowner and He sends His Son to conduct business with you, it would be very wise of you to receive Him with respect and honor. (Matt 21:33-46). God is having a banquet and you are invited all you have to do is put on the right garments, the ones that are given to you, not your own (Matt:22:1-14). Be a good citizen in your present country and a good citizen in Heaven (Matt 22:15-22). God wants us to be ready for Him when He returns. God wants us to be ready and to stay ready. God wants us not to slack, we don’t know if there is a delay or not, nor should we stop doing what God wants us to do (Matt 24:36-5:13). God wants us to use what He has given us to help others come to Jesus. God does not want us to receive the knowledge He given us and waste it or to keep it for the sake of having it (Matt 25:14-30).

My friends remember Paul’s words, while we were still without power, unable to do anything to save ourselves from the retribution to come as payment for our sins, Christ died for us. While we are still sinners, deserving of death, and fire and hell, Christ died for us. Christ took our place, Christ paid the penalty demanded by the Holiness and the righteousness of God. God must punish sin, His righteousness demands it, His holiness demands it, His very Nature as God demands it. God love the creatures that He created so much that He gave the life of His son as payment for our sins so that we will live and be restored to a right relationship with Himself. While we were still His enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son. God the Judge of the entire universe the highest court that exists, reverses His own just verdict and sentences His own Son, not to just serve time for us, but also to be executed in our place. We have been justified, declared to be not guilty by the Judge of the universe. Not based on our innocence, but based on Christ paying the price for us. We are saved from the wrath of God and the doom that the unsaved will endure later. We are reconciled to God, We are changed from enmity with God to friendship with God. The Action is on God’s part but needs an acceptance on our part. Brothers and Sisters, I hope this message encourages you and builds you up in the Lord. My friends if this message help you understand God’s great love for you, choose Jesus today. Thank you, Lord Amen.  If this message help you in any way Blog my post

God Bless You

Rev. Reginald Stevens

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