The Atonement & The Reconcilement
Rom_5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
2Co_5:20 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.
Sin Separates Mankind from GOD. When Adam Sinned he became Carnal , Corrupted and Defiled which is the Antithesis of Spiritual and Holy. These two Oppositional States are at Variance. Consequently Mankind became Spiritually Dead in Sin and Separated from GOD. Man was Exiled from the Garden of Eden and from the Presence of GOD. He was no longer in Unity or in >> Oneness with GOD, << or At-One with GOD.
JESUS CHRIST is the Progenitor of Spiritual Mankind as Adam is the Progenitor of Natural/Carnal Mankind. The Carnal/Natural led Man and the Spirit/Spiritually led Man are the >> Two (2) Divisions of Mankind << on Earth – the Carnal and the Spiritual.
The Carnal Man can not discern the Spiritual things of GOD because his Mind is blinded by the devil, the god of the World of Darkness and he is deceived by the >> Carnal Deception 1 – 6 << which are Lies, Illusions and Delusions the devil uses to beguile and control the Carnal Mind of Man.
2Co_4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
The >> Ordained Works Performed by CHRIST JESUS << was for the Atonement and the Reconciliation of Mankind to GOD. In Theology, it is the Expiation of Sin made by the Perfect Obedience and Personal Sufferings of JESUS CHRIST as the Recompense to the Divine Law of GOD. The >> Perfect Obedience of JESUS CHRIST << and HIS Perfect Sacrifice was a Facet of the Efficacious Blood Atonement (At-one-ment) required to bring Mankind back into the >> Relationship << of Oneness with GOD the FATHER. It was for the Remission of Sin.
It was the only >> WAY to Effect << Reconciliation between Man to GOD. It was Effected through the Instrumentality of the COVENANTS which are recorded throughout the Bible. The Bible, which is the Inspired and Written Word of GOD, is Presented and Delineated Line upon Line and Precept upon Precept for the Instruction, Edification and Admonishment of Mankind.
The Mysteries of GOD
Each step of Mankind’s Progress was known by GOD before the Foundation of the WORLD. The Mysteries of GOD are Revealed to Mankind in Dispensations according to GOD’S Timetable.
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
JESUS CHRIST was sent to Earth By The FATHER to:
- Fulfill the Commandments of GOD in Love and Obedience which Bridged the Chasm between Mankind & GOD
- Fulfill the Prophecies and Promises of GOD from the Old Testament
- Demonstrate the Power and Provisions of GOD the FATHER through Miracles & Ministry
- Be the Lamb of GOD for a Propitiation and Expiation for the Sin of Mankind
- Prepare Mankind for Spiritual Regeneration through the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT
- Make a Way for Mankind to Approach the FATHER for Grace and Mercy
- Manifest GOD the FATHER to Mankind
- Teach the World about the Truth of GOD and the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven
- Regain Mankind’s First Estate and Restore the Paradisaical Relationship with the FATHER
- Effect the Blood Atonement as the Substitution for Mankind to Redeem him from the Wrath of GOD
- Effect the Redemption of Mankind to Redeem him from Eternal Death.
- Suffer for Sin in the place of Mankind
- Effect the Adoption of the Sons of GOD for the Elect
- Conquer Death and the Grave
- Destroy the Works of the devil
- Destroy the devil
- Destroy Death
- Effect the Resurrection for Mankind through Salvation
- Effect Justification for Mankind through Faith
- Obtain the Keys of Death and Hell
- Shed the Holy Ghost/Spirit
- Make Believers and Over-comers Kings and Priest to GOD
- Provide Absolution for Sin and Guilt
Joh 10:17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Joh 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
The above list is just the tip of the iceberg. See the Blog article – >> The Eternal Works of JESUS CHRIST << for a Compendium of HIS Eternal Works, Titles, and Appellations with applicable Scriptures.
In HIS Acceptable Time the Mystery of GOD, HIS Divine Plan and the Grand Design, is going to be Finished as GOD has declared to HIS Prophets.
1Co_2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Eph_3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Rev_10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
It is through Faith in JESUS CHRIST that Believers/Over-comers may Enter into Life Eternal. HE is the Firstborn of the Dead through HIS Resurrection. HE is the First-fruits of the Race of “Spiritual Mankind” Born of the Spirit of GOD. HIS Ascension in HIS Glorified Body, as Witnessed by HIS Disciples and Apostles at HIS Ascension, is the Emblematic Future for all of HIS People, HIS Spiritual Church.
Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Act 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
Act_1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.