Week 8, Day 5

Message 8: The Judicial Aspect of God’s Complete Salvation

III. The judicial aspect of God’s complete salvation is the eternal redemption accomplished by Christ to solve man’s objective problem before God; this aspect includes five items

D. Reconciliation—Rom. 5:10–11
Romans 5:1 Therefore having been justified out of faith, we have peace toward God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:10–11 For if we, being enemies, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled, 11 And not only so, but also boasting in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
Romans 8:7–8 Because the mind set on the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, for neither can it be. 8 And those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
1. The meaning—the action of bringing two parties back into oneness.
2. Due to man’s fall, man became God’s enemy—Rom. 5:1, 10–11; 8:7–8
3. Through Christ’s death man was reconciled to God—Rom. 5:10a

4. The results of reconciliation
Luke 1:46–47 And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 And my spirit has exulted in God my Savior.
2 Cor. 5:18–20 But all things are out from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 Namely, that God in Christ was reconciling the world to Himself, not accounting their offenses to them, and has put in us the word of reconciliation. 20 On behalf of Christ then we are ambassadors, as God entreats you through us; we beseech you on behalf of Christ, Be reconciled to God.
a. Enjoying God—Rom. 5:11 and note 111; Luke 1:46–47
b. Experiencing God’s organic salvation—Rom. 5:10
c. Receiving the ministry of reconciliation—2 Cor. 5:18–20


Read over the outline points and verses above and use some of these for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.

Later, watch the following short video podcast sometime during the day.