“And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.” – Colossians 1:21-22 (New King James Version)
Christ Jesus initiated and established peace between God and man through His death on the cross; He reconciled humanity back to God. Man had become alienated from the life of God through Adam’s disobedience; but the Bible says Jesus has reconciled us with Father in the body of His flesh through death, to present us holy, blameless and above reproach before the Father.
Notice that the Scripture didn’t say “He shall reconcile you in the body of His flesh through death”, but that “He has reconciled you!” that’s not a promise; it’s a statement of fact. Jesus has already reconciled you with the Father. The latter part of the opening Scripture clearly reveals to us the reason for the reconciliation: “…to present you holy, blameless and above reproach in his sight.” In other words, the death of Jesus on the cross of Calvary was the perfect sacrifices that qualified you to stand in the presence of God, without any inferiority, guilt or condemnation.
As far as God is concerned, you’re without blemish and free from all accusation; you’re holy, blameless and beyond reproach. That means God takes responsibility for your wrongs. He takes blame for all your mistakes and errors. Men may blame you, scorn you for your errors and look at you as unholy, but God says, you’re holy, flawless, perfect and impossible to fault in His sight! This is God’s testimony concerning you, and that’s the testimony that counts.
The reason you’re holy isn’t because of what you did, or didn’t do; it’s the result of what Jesus did. His death, burial and resurrection reconciled you with the Father and qualified you to domicile in His holy presence. No wonder He calls us “holy brethren” (Hebrews 3:1).
For more, please read and study: Romans 5:10; Ephesians 5:27; 2 Corinthians 5:18
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Thank you Father for the death, burial and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, through which I’ve been presented holy, blameless and above reproach in your sight! Thank you for imparting in me the nature of righteousness, thereby granting me the right to stand before you without any guilt, condemnation or inferiority, in Jesus’ Name.