Word 4U Today

SLEDGEHAMMER JESUS

SLEDGEHAMMER JESUS

You’re a professional brick layer. We all are. Don’t believe it?

We spend our days adding bricks to the wall that separates us from God.

Most Christians call that wall sin.

Call it what you will, it’s built to separate us from any sort of relationship with God the Father.

And sin would’ve gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for that meddling Jesus.

He came, He gave Himself up, and He tore down all the walls we ever built (and ever will build) between us and the love of God.

That’s what 1 Timothy 2:5 means – that Jesus is the one that stands alongside humankind and God the Father at the same time. He communicates across the gap between us and God, and makes things right – He even prays on our behalf (see John 17 for details).

When Jesus said, “No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6 NIV), that’s exactly what He meant.

No one can kneel, stand, sing, whisper, cry, or do anything before God if they don’t go to and through Jesus first. He died for our right to be in good terms with God.

And that’s where Jesus is of absolute vital importance in Christianity. If it wasn’t for The Master Plan of His sacrifice, we’d have no place before God. We’d have no heaven to look forward to. We’d have, well, nothing but hell to keep us company.

WHAT NOW?

Grab a scrap of paper. Write down the first letter of that particular sin that you feel is really hard to shake off at the moment. Grab your Bible. In John 8:12, you read that Jesus did not condemn but forgave a woman of her sin. Now see Jesus not condemning but forgiving you of your sin, and then thank Him for the forgiveness. Now slam your Bible down on top of the paper (extra points for a loud noise), and believe that God is sledgehammering that sin away.

Verse of the Day:

 ‘There is one…mediator between God and men…Jesus.’ 1 Timothy 2:5 KJV

Joy Ferdiz

March 17th, 2014

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