Hebrews 3: 29 Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin. Hebrews 3: 29
There was always a sacrifice. The sins of the people were so heinous that the Lord required a sacrifice to cover their sins. God is holy. He cannot look upon sin. In Old Testament times, the spilled blood of an animal satisfied the requirement…and then, God forgave His people of their sin. God gave us the ultimate Sacrifice, His Son, Jesus Christ, for our sins, over 2000 years ago. As a result, He can look upon our faces and we can be called the Sons and Daughters of God. We can become one with God, which means, there is reconciliation between God and man: this is the atonement.
Our reality is golden: it is grace-filled. We live in the grace of God.
Ephesians 2:19 “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God.” Thank you, Lord. You, alone are worthy of our praise.
© September, 2014 Carol Castagna