“Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Me” (Isaiah 48.16).
Now the Lord God and His Spirit have sent Jesus Christ our Savior to preach redemption, to convince us to receive it, and to bring all glory to God.
God is in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing trespasses to them. We carry on the ministry of reconciliation as ambassadors of Christ not denominations or aberrant doctrines. Our message is simple: “Be reconciled to God. For [God the Father] made [God the Son] who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5.20-21).
Receive this reconciliation. We all need it. We are captives to sin …in exile as aliens under the power of the evil one. Houses and lands and jobs won’t bring you happiness. All of that will cease, but the work of the triune God is eternally beneficial for me.
To God be the glory! Great things He has done! He will not give His glory to another. No other deserves it. We give glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. May God hasten the day when “every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, [say]: ‘Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever” (Revelation 5.13)!