Reconciliation to God
Our sinful nature separates us from God; Everyone of us needs desperately to be reconciled to God to have true spiritual abundant Life, with His Love, joy, peace and forgiveness.
Jesus Christ reconciles back to God any sinner ( We all have sinned ) who so desires by the work of the Holy Spirit.
Those who believe in Jesus Christ, and repent from their sins are reconciled back to God, and completely justified before God, so as God no longer holds any of our sins against us, because of the perfect sacrifice Jesus Christ paid for our sins at the cross. Therefore, there is no longer any condemnation for those in Jesus Christ, we are at peace with God, and abide in His Love.
No one can be justified or reconciled back to God on their own merit or works, it is by faith in Jesus Christ, and accepting His Grace and Forgiveness, that we reconciled and saved by God.
So If anyone repents from their sin, believes in Jesus Christ, God will reconcile that person back to Himself, so that they can have good fellowship with Him and so that they can receive Eternal Life with Him and all the spiritual promises of God.
2 CORIN 5:18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
5:19 namely, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
Question: "What is Christian reconciliation? Why do we need to be reconciled with God?"
Answer: Imagine two friends who have a fight or argument. The good relationship they once enjoyed is strained to the point of breaking. They cease speaking to each other; communication is deemed too awkward. The friends gradually become strangers. Such estrangement can only be reversed by reconciliation. To be reconciled is to be restored to friendship or harmony. When old friends resolve their differences and restore their relationship, reconciliation has occurred. Second Corinthians 5:18-19 declares, “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
The Bible says that Christ reconciled us to God (Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18;Colossians 1:20-21). The fact that we needed reconciliation means that our relationship with God was broken. Since God is holy, we were the ones to blame. Our sin alienated us from Him. Romans 5:10 says that we were enemies of God: “For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!”
When Christ died on the cross, He satisfied God’s judgment and made it possible for God’s enemies, us, to find peace with Him. Our “reconciliation” to God, then, involves the exercise of His grace and the forgiveness of our sin. The result of Jesus’ sacrifice is that our relationship has changed from enmity to friendship. “I no longer call you servants … Instead, I have called you friends” (John 15:15). Christian reconciliation is a glorious truth! We were God’s enemies, but are now His friends. We were in a state of condemnation because of our sins, but we are now forgiven. We were at war with God, but now have the peace that transcends all understanding (Philippians 4:7).