Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Nov 12, 2017

The Gracious Speech

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The Gracious Speech
(Ps37:37; Col4:2-6)

God is the God of peace (1Co14:33).
He makes peace in His high heaven (Job25:2) and
Gives peace to those who make peace (Ps37:37).

Faith is knowing as grace His call to live in peace (1Co7:15), and
The life of this faith is putting effort to live in and make peace (Mt5:9; Rm14:19).

Humans communicate and make relationships by language.
While their worth is evaluated by their usage of language,
Their success or failure is is also influenced by language.
How much more important would it be for the mouth of the man who knows God’s grace
To speak gracious speech?

The beginning of trouble was the separator, the devil.
As an archangel in heaven, he said in his heart he wanted to be like God but was instead
Cast down to Hades to be contained until the great day of judgment (Is14:12-15; Jude1:6).
He then deceived Adam the ancestor of mankind to sin and made them his slaves (2Pe2:19),
Causing discord between God and man, among men, and between man and all things.

Nevertheless, God called Adam and clothed him in garments of skin (Ge3:21),
Showing that by grace He would in the future send a sign of peace to all men.

God made as His people the Israelites who had been slaves in Egypt (Ex3:10) and
It was a prelude to the restoration of the relationship between God and mankind.
He gave them the Law with its commands and regulations,
To reveal that they had become hostile enemies of God because of sin (Eph2:14; Col1:21).

Although the high priest entered the Most Holy Place through the veil once every year and
Sprinkled the blood of sacrifice on the front of the mercy seat above the ark (Ex25:22; Lev16:14)
To reconcile sinners to God
It was only a shadow of the eternal peace to come in the future (He10:1).

Yeshua came and said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days” (Jn2:19), because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body,
He would become the only Mediator between God and men (1Ti2:5) for
He is the incarnate Word from the beginning (Jn1:1, 14), the prophesied Prince of peace (Is9:6) who
Came as the Son of Man, the Truth who does not condemn (Jn8:11).

As He died like a silent lamb, the veil in the Temple of Jerusalem tore (Lk23:45) and
He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
1) Gave His life to the Father as atoning sacrifice, a peace offering (Is53:7; 1Jn4:10);
2) Judged the separator, the devil (Ge3:4-6; 1Jn3:8); and
3) Swallowed the sin of mankind and died (He7:27; Mt27:50), tearing down the wall of hostility
and with His blood reconciled all things to God (Col1:20; He10:20).

He resurrected and sat on the heavenly throne as the Prince of peace (He7:2).
For ages He reigns in and with peace.

The Holy Spirit whom He sent comes to
Those who confess to be condemned 100 percent by the Law and
Thus received His grace 100 percent (Jas2:10-11).
He gives them a ministry of reconciliation (2Co5:18).

The Christian speaks what he ought to speak (Col4:6):
Delivering the good news of peace to strangers (Ac10:36; Rm5:1),
While making peace with brothers through his gracious speech (Mt5:9; He12:14).
He does not condemn, gossip or judge them (Pr11:13, 20:19; Rm14:4; 1Ti5:13; Jas3:5-12) but
Rather covers their mistakes for
He longs to make peace with all things on earth and
Finally enjoy eternal peace in heaven.

O Lord,
This small tongue!
Let me keep a tight rein on it (Jas1:26) and
Let me become a peacemaker! Amen.
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