TREM Devotional 11 July 2018 Dr Mike Okonkwo – God Is Not Mad At You
Topic: God Is Not Mad At You – The Redeemed Evangelical Mission Daily Devotional (TREM) by Dr. Mike Okonkwo| Date: Wednesday 11th July, 2018.
Scripture: “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18
God is on your side. He’s not against you. He is not mad at you. He will never be mad at you again. We have an assignment and it’s the ministry of reconciliation. We are sent to begin to tell others that God is no more mad at them. In the past, He used to be but now He is no more mad at them. If God can reconcile the world that is spitting in His face, abusing, condemning and ridiculing Him, to Himself, how much more you that is in Him. How can He be mad at you? If He is busy reconciling the world, telling the world He is no more mad at them, how much more you. Think of it! Because if you can get it once and for all in your spirit that, no matter what, He has loved you with everlasting, unconditional and irrevocable love, then, the devil has lost you.
Even your sin can’t make God not to love you. It is an irrevocable love that nothing can change. He has decided to love you and nothing can change that. God was in Christ reconciling the world of sin to Himself. It is His initiative. He initiated the reconciliation. He initiated it in spite of you. He initiated it because He is good, because He loves you and because He is not imputing your sin unto you. That word “imputing” is an accounting word. It means not holding to your account your mistakes and your trespasses. Yes, you were a fornicator, an adulterer, but God is saying He has forgiven you. Will you receive His forgiveness and cleansing?
Technically, the whole world is saved, but salvation is for whosoever will receive it. What an awesome love! He has saved everybody in the world. But now it is left for you to receive the gift. Receive what has been offered.
Further reading: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 1-3; Evening- Acts 17:1-15