Restoration to Divine Favor
Make Disciples (teach all nations) was the Commission that Jesus gave to his Disciples many years ago in Matthew 28:18.
That Commission is alive today and it is the same Commission that he expects his disciples to fulfill.
Our Father expects his sons and daughters to be trained or discipled in his
Will, Word, Ways, and Work.
Our Father also desires us to walk in maturity in his Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven and
be built upon the Foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone, Matthew 6:10; Ephesians 2:20.
The Work of Making Disciples is not an easy task.
The enemy has sown so many corruptible seeds in the hearts of the believers that many cannot see that they are not walking in the Divine Favor of the Father and therefore they struggle and continue to fall and remain in condemnation which is exactly where Satan wants all believers to remain, condemned!
II Corinthians 5:18, And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Ministry of Reconciliation
The greek word for Ministry in this verse is Diakonia and it means attendance (as a servant), figuratively (eleemosynary – given to support the poor) aid, (official) service or serving others.
Jesus taught us that he that is greatest among you shall be your servant (diakonos – to run errands, a waiter.) Matthew 23:11.
This Ministry of Reconciliation is of God our Father which has reconciled or exchanged or constituted (make up, form, or compose) us to himself by Jesus Christ.
He has given to us the Ministry (diakonia or service) of Reconciliation.
The Greek word reconciliation is katallage and it means exchange (figuratively adjustment) that is
Restoration To (The Divine) Favor of God.
Word of Reconciliation
Not only have we been given the Ministry of Reconciliation but we have also been given the Word of Reconciliation.
In II Corinthians 5:19 it reads,
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
This Word (Logos) of Reconciliation (Restoration to Divine Favor) was what God in Christ was doing in reconciling us or Restoring to Divine Favor.
Why or how?
Because the exchange or payment for our sins or trespasses was paid for by Jesus Christ.
Consequently, we have been set forth unto the Word of Reconciliation (Restoration to Divine Favor).
II Corinthians 5:20-21
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;
that we might be made the
Righteousness of God in him.
What a precious and beautiful work the Father has accomplished through our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are made Righteous to and for our Father by our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:16-17
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
We must see ourselves as the Father sees us in Christ Jesus as new creatures and
that we would know no man after the flesh but
after the Lord Jesus Christ.
I John 3:1-3
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure.