Apostle Samuel Osei Asante, the Koforidua Area Head of The Church of Pentecost, and Executive Member of the church, has asserted that the blood of Jesus shared on the Cross of Calvary, was Christianity’s greatest mode of reconciliation with God.
He, said this today, at the Nkurakan Zone Easter Convention, within the Koforidua Area of the church, at the Wawase R/C School Park, Wawase.
Speaking to the event’s theme: “God was In Christ, Reconciling the World to Himself,” taking scriptural reference from 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Apostle Asante said that through the death of Jesus, the unrighteous nature of man became the righteousness of God.
He emphasised that Jesus dying for us as believers was not due to our righteousness. This, he believed is because the righteousness of man is like filthy rags and full of negative behaviour.
Reading from 2 Corinthians 5: 17, he explained that in most cases, Christians only focus on only the new creation of man, emphasising on leaving the old nature behind.
Enlightening the congregation on the new creation, the Koforidua Area Head of the church, noted that it means, “taking away the old nature of man and being restored with the new nature full blessings.”
“Therefore, when you come to Christ, the old has gone, and the new has come,” he pointed out.
He added: “it encourages us that God has made new creatures, devoid of the past.”
He iterated that when man chose to accept the sacred offering of salvation, he received three things. He, then mentioned that through Christ, we have become God’s righteousness, we are no longer in human nature, and we have become the new creation of God.
Another good news worth reflecting on, that he further said was that: “God was reconciling people to Himself, and not counting their sins against them.”
He, however, stressed that to receive the reconciliation of God, one needs to accept Jesus Christ, as their Lord and personal Saviour. (Salvation)
Touching on reconciliation, he explained that it is the restoration of a broken relationship, adding: “reconciliation in the Bible talks about the restoration of man back to God through the blood of Jesus.”
The Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee Chairman admonished married individuals to make conscious efforts to reconcile with each other anytime there is misunderstanding, moreover, whenever there is reconciliation, anything lost will be restored.
Quoting from Genesis 3, he cited that the man’s depraved nature led to the destruction of the relationship between Him and God. Nevertheless, through the death of Jesus, mankind was again reconciled back to Him.
“God found a way to bring man (world) to Himself, on the cross of Calvary,” he further said.
He reemphasized that: “When we celebrate Easter, it is to help is remember when God, though we sinned against Him, did not consider that, rather He brough the Salvation plan through Jesus Christ.”
Concluding his message, he outlined that through the reconciliation in the blood of Jesus, we are at peace with God, have access to God and His grace; we boast in hope of His glory, rejoice in suffering and became the children of God, through Christ.