Atonement 2


3- Atonement means the act of being reconciled, the action of reparation, or repairing what was broken. Atonement means to fix, make amends, and do something to make up for the injury or loss that was committed. Atonement is the way Justice is carried out. The Atonement gives Eternal Life.  The Atonement does three things.

4. God requires a specific Atonement. God requires a very specific shedding of blood for the remission of sins. 

For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life. Lev 17:11         The priest is to make atonement before the LORD for the one who erred by sinning unintentionally, and when atonement has been made for him, he will be forgiven. Num 15:28 The LORD said to Moses: "Tell your brother Aaron not to come whenever he chooses into the Most Holy Place behind the curtain in front of the atonement cover on the ark, or else he will die, because I appear in the cloud over the atonement cover. Lev 16:2         Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.'" Ezek 16:63         for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished-- he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus. Rom 3:23-26         For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Heb 2:17 When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Psalm 65:3        Read all of Exodus Chapter 12, the Passover Lamb.

Additional reading: All of Exodus Chapter 12, the Passover Lamb. Plus full chapters of Exodus 25-39, Lev chapters 1,4-10,12,14-17,19,23,25; Num 5-8,15,16,25,28,29,31,35; Deut 21,32, 1 Chron 6,28; Neh 10; Ezek 43,45; Heb 9:5    To read the Bible on line click> .

~ God provided the very first atonement for the first sinners. Adam and Eve knew they had sinned, done evil, and immediately covered their naked bodies with leaves. However, God knew He could see their sin all the same. So the Lord God made a suitable covering for each of them.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." … The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. Genesis 3:7-10,21

~ The Lord God also gave them specific instructions and a word of hope to live by.

A. The first instructions of sacrifice were carried out by Abel.

In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering He did not look with favor. Gen 4:3-5

B. The hope was given of the promised Messiah who would crush the originator of sin and thereby set the sinners permanently free.

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." Gen 3:15

Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned-- for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who was a pattern of the one to come. But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom 5:12-21

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