John 3:16; Romans 5: 9-10
9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
One day as I was pondering on the issues of life, I just heard God say to me in my spirit, ‘I died for so much, yet you Christians are doing so little with it’. Wow! This got me thinking; I literally abandoned my initial thought process and started reflecting on what God has just said to me.
The more I thought about what the death of Jesus means to us, and all the provisions it affords, the more I realized we are not taking full advantage of all that there is! Speaking of all the provisions of the cross, there is healing by HIS stripes (Isaiah 53:5), ransom by HIS sacrifice (Peter 1:18-19), redemption by HIS atonement, (Isaiah 44:22), justification by HIS blood (Romans 5:9), deliverance by HIS power (Colossians 2:14-15), reconciliation by HIS suffering (2 Corinthians 5: 18), eternal life by HIS death (John 3:16) …the list is endless!
Furthermore, through HIS death, we have peace, joy, righteousness, victory, protection, power, dominion, hope of eternal life, authority over the power of darkness/the prince of this world (satan), and so much more! This short write-up cannot detail all that has been made possible and available to us through the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross. But the point is that we do not fully avail ourselves of all these provisions!
Ask your self today ‘what am I doing with so much that Christ died for?’ ‘Do I have an intimate relationship with HIM, or am I operating a superficial friendship?’ Are you experiencing the peace He died to give us, or are you bogged down with fear, depression, and turmoil? Do you exercise your authority over the kingdom of darkness, or you are threatened by their existence? In a nutshell, are you living the abundant life made possible through HIS death (John 10:10), or a life of defeat?
Folks, is it possible that we are allowing some of God’s sacrificial provisions go to waste? Could it be that we make Christ’s death of none effect in some aspects of our lives?
These questions are thought provoking! Reflect on ALL that is made possible through Christ’s death, and ask God for grace to take full advantage!
Remember, Jesus died for so much – What are you doing with HIS death?