Friday, 11 August 2017

Today Reminder (Atonement) – 11 August 2017

A reminder for today
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. (3 John 1:4)

It is Friday and I have to say not a day to soon. This week has been a busy one and today my little one is sick, so I will have to go home soon. Jesus said that we will have trouble in this world, because we are His followers. He made it clear that He was persecuted and hated and we should expect the same. So, we are all facing some kind of challenge each day whether it is physical or financial the enemy is always on the search for a way to hurt us and break us. Therefore, why do we live so joyful and happy despite the challenges and hardships we face each day?

This answer is one atheists does not get, because they do not see or rather refuse to see the truth. It is based purely on the atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ. So, let us summarize the atonement:
Sin, which is also considered lawlessness, violates the law established by God (1 John 3:4). The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). Satan represents sin and death (cg., Daniel 8:25; 1 Corinthians 26; Ephesians 2:1-2). We all sin (Romans 3:23). When we sin, we’re held captive to satan (2 Timothy 2:26) and death (Romans 6:23). Sin cannot break the cycle of sin and lawlessness; only one without sin (Jesus) can break the cycle (1 John 3:4); and only one who established the law (The Lord) can shatter lawlessness (Isaiah 33:22) and forgive legal indebtedness (Colossians 2:13-15). Jesus’ death on the cross freed us freed us from captivity and death, which result from our sins (1 Peter 2:2; John 3:5; 1 John 1:7). Because of Jesus’ resurrection, we have eternal life (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:22). Jesus’ resurrection was a triumph over the powers and authorities of darkness (Colossians 2:13-15).

You are a free person and neither satan nor death has a hold on you anymore. This life is a temporary moment after which we will spend eternity with our Lord in a perfect pain less and sin less world. I can’t wait. Here is some food for thought:

Imagine a person who comes in here tonight and argues ‘no air exists’ but continues to breathe air while argues. Now intellectually, atheists continue to breathe – they continue to use reason and draw scientific conclusions [which assumes an orderly universe]. To make moral judgements [which assumes absolute values] – but the atheistic view of things would in theory make such “breathing” impossible. They are breathing God’s air all the time they are arguing against Him. – Greg L. Bahnsen.

Lord, we thank you for what you did for us on that cross. Thank you for life and grace and all the wonderful things you do in our lives. Let us continue to rejoice while we breathe your air. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.