Healing Hands Ministries, Inc

Ministering Gods Word, Marriage, and Mentoring for  Families, Engaged or Married Couples

ARE YOU A MINISTER OF RECONCILIATION?

 

 

 

But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and gave unto us the ministry of reconciliation; (2 Cor. 5:18 ASV)

 

 

I LOOKED UP THE WORD RECONCILIATION AND IT MEANS THE ENDING OF CONFLICT OR RENEWING OF A FRIENDLY RLATIONSHIP BETWEEN DISPUTING PEOPLE OR GROUPS.  I WONDER, HOW MANY OF US HAVE BEEN RECONCILLED TO OUR EARTHLY FATHER’S? IF YOUR FATHER IS NOT DECEASED, THEN WE SHOULD BE MAKING EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO RECONCILE WITH HIM. LOOK AT YOUR NEIGHBOR AND ASK THEM, NEIGHBOR ARE YOU RECONCILLED TO YOUR EARTHLY FATHER? IF THEY ANSWER NO AND THEIR FATHER IS NOT DECEASED, ASK THEM WHY.

 

WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THE STORY OF THE PRODIGAL SON IN (LUKE 15), WHERE THE SON LEAVES HOME AND WASTE ALL OF HIS GOODS. HIS CHOICE WAS TO LEAVE HIS FATHER. HOWEVER, AFTER HAVING LOST ALL AND IN NEED OF FOOD, HE CAME TO HIMSELF AND RECONCILLED TO HIS FATHER AND WAS RECEIVED WITH OPEN ARMS. PERHAPS SOME OF YOU MAY FEEL THAT YOUR FATHER DESERTED YOU AND THERE IS NO NEED TO FIND HIM.  HOWEVER, IF WE ARE MINISTERS OF RECONCILLATION I HAVE TO DIFFER WITH YOU.  I DO REALIZE THAT THERE CAN BE PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH RECONCILIATION. GOD NEVER SAID THAT IT WOULD BE EASY, HE ONLY PROMISED TO BE WITH US. WE MUST FIRST SHOW OURSELVES FRIENDLY. WE ARE RECONCILLED TO GOD THROUGH THE CROSS OF JESUS. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW WHAT BENEFITS THAT GOD MAY HAVE WAITING FOR YOU WHEN YOU SEEK TO FIND THE FATHER THAT HE GAVE YOU. 

 

THINK ABOUT THE PARABLE IN LUKE, HIS FATHER HAD ALREADY GIVEN HIM HIS PORTION OF GOODS, YET WHEN HE RETURNED HOME, HE RAN OUT TO MEET HIM. HE KILLED THE FATTED CALF; PUT A ROBE ON HIM AND A RING ON HIS FINGER. IF ALL OF THIS WAS GIVEN HIM, HOW MUCH MORE REWARD DOES THE FATHER HAVE FOR US.  DISPEL FROM YOUR MINDS WHAT HAS BEEN PLANTED FOR YEARS.  PERHAPS YOUR MOM OR OTHER SIBLING HAS TOLD YOU SOME HORROR STORIES CONCERNING YOUR FATHER, IGNORE THEM. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW HIM UNTIL YOU MEET HM FOR YOURSELF.  AFTER YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR FATHER AGAIN, BE SURE THAT HE KNOWS WHO HIS FATHER IS. TAKE THE TIME TO INTRODUCE HIM TO THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS.

 

WE ARE TOLD To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2  Cor. 5:19) GOD DOES NOT HOLD OUR TRESPASSES AND SINS AGAINST US AND WE CAN NOT HOLD THEM AGAINST OTHERS. MOVE FORWARD AS MINISTERS OF RECONCILLATION AND PUT FORTH THE EFFORT OF BE REUNITED WITH YOUR FATHER ON THIS DAY.