Pastor Segun Obadje

October 01: The Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:18

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.”

2 Corinthians 6:1-2

“We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
v.2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

We have all been called into the ministry of reconciliation in Christ Jesus. This is a special and a noble ministry of reconciling the world to God through the preaching of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Everyone in Christ has been called into this ministry. First, God reconciled us to Himself through His Son Jesus Christ when we heard the Gospel of peace. Second, He then committed to us the ministry of reconciliation through the word of reconciliation. It is evident that God wants to do in others what He has done in us through the Gospel of Christ. This Gospel of Jesus Christ is for the whole world; it is good for everyone. The Word tells us in John 3:16 that God so loved the world, everyone, that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. God wants everyone saved. It is the will of God that everyone be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life; no man can come to the Father except by Him. Many are in search of the truth. They have dabbled into philosophy and spiritism. Others have gone the way of religion. All the religions of the world today are products of man’s heart search for truth. Truth is not in religion, and truth is not religious, either. Truth is coming into a personal and intimate relationship with God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is evident that science cannot satisfy man, neither can it reveal the origin and purpose of man. God alone can, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ alone has the answer. Beloved, we have been saddled with such a huge responsibility to partner with God in giving the world this age long answer to the deepest and the most often asked question of man. You have the answer. Jesus Christ is the answer. The Gospel is the answer to the earth-old quest of man. Make haste and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ; be instant in season and out of season. Preach the Word. Our world is in dire need of the Gospel of Christ. God is depending on you to do your part, and He will do His part. You have the ministry of reconciliation.

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I am Christ’s ambassador, and I preach the Gospel in season and out of season. Amen.

Further Meditation: 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Matthew 28:18-20.

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