Thursday, June 29, 2017

Everything Everywhere

"My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world." - 1 John 2:1-2 ESV

The whole world is everything everywhere. All time. All thoughts. Every culture. Every family dynamic. Everything.

That alone is mind boggling.

John's reasoning for telling us this is so that we 'may not sin' because every action taken without this knowledge is flawed in some way. It isn't a command to keep pure. It is a declaration that pure individual faith actions are now possible because of this knowledge.

Secondly, If we do sin we have an advocate with a divine person who is now our father. Jesus is the propitiation for sin, all sin, that has turned God's anger aside.

That dark part of your soul that you hide has been dealt with by God. That injustice that shapes your world that no one seems to care about or do anything about has a solution in Christ.

"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience - among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved -" - Ephesians 2:1-5 ESV

People are dead in sin. Sin killed them but Jesus makes people alive again in this truth.

By grace we are saved if we believe in this grand all-encompassing truth.

"Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him." - Luke 20:38 ESV

He isn't the God of the spiritually dead but the hope is that the dead can be made alive if this truth is presented and received.

Keeping silent isn't an option. This is to big and wonderful.


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