Jesus came to reveal God and reconcile our relationship with God our Father. Sin causes us to fear and be shamed towards our heavenly Father. From the day that Adam and Eve sinned men and women have been hiding from God. Our father asked “who told you, that you were naked?” Even today some 6,000 years since the first couple walk out of the garden mankind hides in fear and shame.
Jesus through His life, ministry, death and resurrection is evidence that we do not have to hide from the presence of God. When we analyze this evidence of Jesus we can understand that everything we believe that separates from God has been removed. In other words we have been made children and citizens of God’s Kingdom and that Kingdom is inside of us.
Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
2 Corinthians 4:1-2 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
Romans 10:10-12 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him.
Jesus was sent by God and we are sent by Him to help people understand that God has removed their shame. Feeling separated from God is something that should no longer be in the hearts of any human. The primary effect of any evidence presented by children of God should be establishing the fact that our shame has been removed. Revealing our Father’s Presence and the fact that His love is constantly reaching out us should be our primary focus of the evidence we present.
We children of the Kingdom of God have been given understanding and now have the responsibility to help others to see and grasp this truth. Forgiveness is available to every person and the tool of repentance can be used by people that believe God will forgive them. There will always be those reject spiritual truth and believe the deception of the material world. Also there are those in our own religious community that choose to use fear and concentrate on sin as the focus of a relationship with God our Father.
Being a child of God and becoming a disciple of Christ is a very real status for all of mankind. If you are open God is willing to reveal insight into His thoughts towards you. Regardless of your current belief of His love for you God remains faithful and steadfast. We who call Christians have the privileged and authority to help any person we meet to become Disciples of Christ and children of God. Spiritual evidence from God’s super-natural realm such as healing the sick, cleansing the leper and raising the dead is what we present. For us that believe that Gods love trumps all we honor Him with our presentation of evidence.
We have been created as the only part of creation that can span both the spiritual and the natural realm. We are gate-ways and door -ways between the two. So I encourage you to open up and reveal to others the truth of the Kingdom within.
Psalm 24: 1-2, 7 The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
2 For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.