The Lord is Never Offended

The Lord is Never Offended

The Lord wants all to know that He is never offended when one turns to Him. In fact, He
is more likely to become offended when one turns away from Him, because of the blood
He shed and the sacrifice He made by dying on the cross for our sins. He knows that to
deny Him, makes one more vulnerable to sin, and Father God doesn’t like sin. The
Book of Joel provides insight which is still applicable today. The Lord speaking through
the prophet said, “Turn to Me now, while there is still time. Give Me your hearts. Come
with fasting, weeping, and mourning (Joel 2:12- NLT). Jesus gave His life for our
redemption; to give us access to the grace of God, and to empower believers to live
victoriously during their life time. He came so that we could have life and have it to the
fullest (John 10:10-AMP). Therefore, believers should see themselves as ambassadors
for Christ; as though God were pleading through us; we implore on Christ’s behalf, be
reconciled to God (2nd Corinthians 5:20).

The word reconcile means that a settlement with God has been instituted in heaven for
all humanity through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:5 says that we were predestined (by
God) for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will. To
be predestined means God decided beforehand that He was going to call us into
fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord (1st Corinthians 1:9). When we turn to
Christ, we are justified (Romans 3:24) and through God’ mercy, our sins and lawless
deeds are no longer remembered (Hebrews 8:12). In other words, the verdict in Christ is
not guilty (Romans 8:1).

If you turn to the Lord, He will never be offended.The Lord left His throne so that we
could know the heart of God the Father (Jeremiah 31:20); so that we would know He
cares for us (1st Peter 5:7); so that sin would not have dominion over us (Romans 6:14),
and so that we could receive the Holy Spirit (John 14:16. 17). Never think that because
of your past the Lord will be offended if you turn to Him. The Lord Himself said “Blessed
is he who is not offended because of Me (Matthew 11:6). Jesus is the key to having
right standing with God (2nd Corinthians 5:21).


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