If you are a Blood-bought child of God, it would please you to learn that God had — before the formation of the Earth — chosen to display His glory through you on Earth! Would you know why? It is because, you are His redeemed through the atoning sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross on Golgotha’s hill! That word 'atoning', is huge. It had been derived from the Law. The Law had comprised of the first five books of the Bible commonly called the Pentateuch cannon! These are the collection of books God had dictated to Moses the Prophet. Moses was the Law-giver. Jesus Christ is the Grace-giver! 'Atoning' is a derivative of the word 'atonement'. It means: "To make at-one-ment with God, of a soul!" In other words, an angry God's wrath had been forever pacified and acquiesced by the sacrifice of the Just One, Jesus Christ Who had suffered “the just for the unjust” that He, through His death, might re-unite a sinful world of mankind to God! Apostle Peter expressed the doctrine of atonement most succinctly:
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit" | 1 Peter 3:18.
You and I have been atoned for, by the ever-living, once-and-for-all, valid sacrifice of the Lamb of God! We were redeemed — bought back, re-purchased, with an unquantifiable price of Christ's sacrificial death! I know this is true because I too am a living witness of Christ’s sacrificial redemptive power. I am all the Great I AM is because He made me alive by His very own life! He breathed life into — and upon me. He called me out, equipped, and fortified me with His very Zoe-life, the very life of Father-God's Spirit designed to tabernacle within mankind! For the lone reason that I am redeemed from eternal condemnation, I am forever indebted to extolling His graciousness unto me: "For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth."
| Isaiah 38:18-19
"The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence." | Psalms 115:17 Would you then, rejoice and praise God for His atoning sacrifice for you upon the cross? His atonement made you shine!