The Living Word:
Yet now He has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it.
The Word In Motion:
He is risen just like he said. Everything is under his authority! Death is defeated!
He conquered death so we can live with Him for eternity.
I am looking forward to the day when I come to the threshold of the throne room, Jesus is standing there before me dressed in all his glory, his scars revealed, his eyes filled with passion and grace as he sees me. He extends his hand to lead me to be present to His father. The nervousness yet the excitement to see them both face to face. Oh, my goodness!
Then… hearing the worship and joining in with the angels in celebration. The stillness, the rumbling, the thunder, the voices, the holiness. Then standing before His Majesty… the love in His eyes. No rejection just acceptance. O’ the wonder and joy on that day.
This is what Christ did for us… His life for our future, His glory for our peace, His blood for our sin, His resurrection for our presentation. We can come boldly before the throne of grace. We are accepted not rejected. We are forgiven not condemned.
No matter the difficulties, sorrow, pain, this is our present and future... the gift of living in His living presence. God with us! God for us! God in us! His plan all along was for us to be present in His presence. His son’s life for our sin all because He loves us. Wow, what a gift!
Yes! Christ is risen indeed! He is alive and we are forgiven. Heaven's gates are open. Satan is defeated! He is the Conqueror! Our Deliverer! Our Redemption! Our Savior!
It is done just as he said.
He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence— Colossians 1:22