TO THE BIBLE 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”
The Lord Jesus told us to preach the Gospel, which is the good news of what His death, burial and resurrection accomplished for mankind. It’s the Word of reconciliation, and not condemnation. It’s not enough that you’re preaching a message about Jesus Christ; it’s got to be “Good News”; otherwise, it’s not the Gospel. The Gospel to the sinner is that eternal life from God is available to him now, and that he doesn’t have to continue in sin, guilt, and condemnation anymore. This means your Gospel message should excite the heart of the sinner, and show him that God loves him in spite of the wrong things he’s done, and that Jesus already bore the penalty for his sins.
Remember John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (NIV). God has ordered, instructed, declared, and enacted a law that anyone who believes in Jesus should not perish, but have everlasting life; it’s a sovereign declaration of Almighty God. Therefore, your message to the people of the world should be, “Hey, if you’d believe in Jesus Christ, you’d receive eternal life, and at once, you’d be separated from perishing! The darkness would be gone, and you would become a new creation—the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!”
You must personally acknowledge that the Gospel has been committed to your trust. You’re the one running with the message of Christ’s salvation, so fulfil your ministry (1 Timothy 1:11).
1 Corinthians 4:1; Ephesians 3:8-9
Dear Father, I thank you for the message of reconciliation that has been committed to my trust. Through me, many in my world and in the regions beyond are coming to the knowledge of God and are delivered from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of your dear Son, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.