It is sad to say, but so many Christians became Christians only because they wanted to qualify for God’s fire insurance. If we are true believers, then it should be apparent to us that Jesus the Christ wants to be more to us than the ONE who provides our fire insurance.
That’s right! Jesus the Christ wants to be more to us than someone who just saves us from eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire. He wants us to recognize Him not only as our Savior but also as our brother, advocate, healer, Lord, and so much more. In other words, Jesus the Christ not only wants us to have eternal life but also an abundant life right here on Earth. He wants us to live an incredibly wealthy life—a life full of God’s favor, love, and kindness, as well as a life full of the oneness and peace that are in the Lord!
That is why Jesus the Christ’s death doesn’t just reconcile and restore us back to a right relationship with God. Incontestably, by sacrificing His life, Jesus the Christ also succeeds in destroying the whole system of the Jewish Law—that system which established the wall of hostility that separated Gentiles from Hebrews. By breaking down the wall that separated us (Hebrews and Gentiles), Jesus the Christ also makes peace between us by making ALL nations/ethnicities ONE Body of believers.
Now, we who are Gentiles are no longer outsiders by birth. We no longer live in this lost world without God and without hope, because after we accepted Jesus the Christ as our Lord and Savior we became members of God’s household of faith and members of His Holy Temple for the Lord—One Body in Jesus the Christ.
Thus, our Lord’s atoning sacrifice makes it possible for us (true believers) to come to the Father through the Holy Spirit! Let us then not come into God’s presence just to thank Him for our eternal life away from the Lake of Fire. Let us also thank God for filling us with endless spiritual treasures—the fullness of His life and His power—that ONLY have been made available to us because of Jesus the Christ! AMEN.
“Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby” (Ephesians 2:15-16, KJV; cf. Romans 6:6; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Colossians 1:22).