“that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their sins against them, and has entrusted to us the message of reconciliation.” 2 Cor. 5:19
God has already done something for every human being. God’s love has been revealed and the sin problem in the world is already solved.
We should not in the first place look to the future and hope for something good, but let’s look back to the cross of Christ.
“In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:10
The resurrected Jesus transforms every human heart that comes to Him. He has already made everything ready. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins. It does not matter how much sins you think you have committed. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is stronger than the greatest sin.
“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:2
All of Sweden’s sin is already paid for. The problem is that most people do not know that. Every person in Sweden is deeply and passionately loved by God, the problem is that most people do not know about it.
We read at the beginning “and has entrusted to us the message of reconciliation.” As believers, we have the ministry of reconciliation. “So we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us. We implore you in Christ’s stead: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Cor. 5:20
The sin debt is already paid. The penalty for all sin fell on Jesus as He hung on the cross. This is good news (Gospel means good news, you know, what Jesus has called us to preach). God loves Sweden, every single person. Young and old, woman and man. Those who live in the suburb or in the inner city. Born in another country or in Sweden. The problem is that most people don’t know about it. Then they cannot receive the reconciliation and forgiveness from God. And that results in, them never entering God’s loving arms but dying in their sin. Unfortunately, many believe in a perverted image of God, an image that the devil has painted.
Sweden in the balance – in the eyes of God = Reconciled.
Let’s tell this so that people can begin to believe and then receive grace and reconciliation to God through Jesus.
God bless you.
/ David Billström