This blog is based on Romans 5 that is read in accordance with the Revived by His Word initiative of the General Conference of SDAs.
The rift between contending parties can sometimes get so extreme that to broker peace between these parties is a matter of life or death for the mediator. For Jesus it was death, as He came into Satan's usurped/appointed domain hoping to woo/reconcile us back to God.
In a mysterious twist of events Jesus' death did not result in His failure, but rather ensured the success of His mission. And the result of this mission?
1. Peace with God (verse 1)
2. Access to Grace (verse 2)
3. Hope of glory (verse 2)
4. Joy in suffering that produce endurance and character (verses 3 & 4)
5. God's love poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit (verse 5)
Praise God for Jesus, Who is all the mediator we need. Little wonder then that Paul would say, "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Tim. 2: 5.
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