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February 20th, 2018 - Col 1:22-23

                   Daily Devotional <> February 20, 2018 <> Tuesday

              Christ reconciled them to Himself <> Colossians 1:22-23

                          Point of Contact <> Bro Ben Van Winkle

 

   Christ reconciled them to Himself by His death on the cross. He simply reconciled them to Himself by dying on the cross in a real human body. Hebrews 2:14-16} Inasmuch as the children have partaken of flesh & blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, ** And release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. ** For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid the the seed of Abraham.

   The results of this reconciliation is expressed in the words; to present you holy, & blameless, & above reproach in His sight. What marvelous Grace, that ungodly sinners can be delivered from their past evil lives, & gain such blessings along the way. The efficacy of Christ's reconciliation in regards to His people will be seen in the coming day, when we are presented to the Father without sin, or blemish or stain, or any charge against us, & we will acknowledge Christ as worthy (Revelation 5)

   Paul inserts one of those “if” passages which have been misunderstood by many children of God. On the surface , this verse seems to teach that our continued salvation depends on our continuing in the faith. If this were so, how can this verse be reconciled with other portions of the Word of God, such as (John 10:28, 29) which declares that no sheep of Christ's can ever perish? (And I give them eternal life, & they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. ** My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; & no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.) Does this mean that a person can be saved & live the way he wants? Absolute not!! A person no longer desires the old life. We do not live the Christian life to become a Christian or in order to retain our Salvation. We live the Christian life because we are Christian.

   Not only is the believer in the hands of Christ; he is in the hands of the Father as well. This is a two fold guarantee of safety. God the Father is greater than all; & no one is able to snatch a believer out of the Father's hand.