Atonement And Fellowship 1/8

Atonement is the act of atoning or to reconcile. Especially we mean the reconciliation, or calling together, of God and man by means of the birth and death of Christ Jesus. To atone also means to make at one or to give satisfaction or make reparation. To make up for deficiencies and to agree or to be in accordance.  It also means to appease and to expiate: to harmonise or reconcile. {Chambers 20th Century dictionary}.

Heart of Jesus

Heart of Jesus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As you can see the word includes the restoration or bringing back. Jesus (Jeshua) had to bring back the people into the old form like it was at the beginning in the Garden of Eden. He had to restore the friendship between God and men. To reconcile is also to bring back in union or in unity, to bring to agreement or contentment. But also to pacify and to make or to prove consistent. {Chambers 20th Century dictionary}
As such Jesus came on to the earth to bring people back into peace with the Creator and to admit or restore to the membership of Gods community, which we call today commonly, the Church.

With having “Fellowship” we look at the state of being a fellow or partner, a friendly intercourse or communion, an association or an endowment in a society, college or group. To become a fellow their should be a form of agreement to form a counterpart but also a like, an associate, companion and equal. Without the will to be on the same grounds no fellowship can be formed.

When Jesus walked around people could come up into the hills and listen to him. After Jesus had left this earth the disciples continued to gather in houses and public places. They tried to get Jesus his message across to as many people as possible. This message bringing they wanted to do in peace, showing that the followers of Christ where like loving brethren and sisters. For them it was important to show the world that all people in the world were now under the spell of Jesus his death. Everybody could receive the saving by grace.

But to be really fall under the salvation, people have to make choices which shall have an important impact on their life. To come under the Grace of Salvation they shall have to be humble to recognise their faults. We may not deceive ourselves. all those who want to follow Christ Jesus the Messiah do have to step out of the dark of this world. They can not stay on their own but should come together and unite with other followers of Christ. It is together that we do have to experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin. If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense.

“7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Yahshua the Messiah his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:7-8 KJBPNV)

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Continued on: Atonement And Fellowship 2/8

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Additional reading:

  1. Man’s plans prevailed by God’s purpose
  2. Possibility to live
  3. Not all will inherit the Kingdom
  4. A small company of Jesus’ footstep follower
  5. Congregate, to gather, to meet
  6. Congregation – Congregatie
  7. Fellowship
  8. Integrity of the fellowship
  9. Character transformed by the influence of our fellowships
  10. Bread and Wine
  11. The Ecclesia
  12. Compassion and Discipline
  13. Believing in God the rewarder
  14. Missional hermeneutics 4/5
  15. Trusting, Faith, Calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #13 Prayer #11 Name to be set apart
  16. A remaining name
  17. Do not be afraid. Good news because a Saviour has been born
  18. The redemption of man by Christ Jesus
  19. After the Sabbath after Passover, the resurrection of Jesus Christ
  20. Our relationship with God, Jesus and each other
  21. Continuing Paul’s Prayer Requests
  22. Belonging to or being judged by
  23. Self-preservation is the highest law of nature
  24. Humbleness
  25. Greatest single cause of atheism
  26. We are ourselves responsible
  27. God wants to be gracious to you
  28. Give your worries to God
  29. Prayer, important aspect in our life
  30. Ask Grace to go forward
  31. End of the Bottom Line

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Jesus is waiting for you.

Jesus is waiting for you. (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009)

  • Thoughts on the atonement. (thepilgrimsdiary.wordpress.com)
    In Orthodox theology generally it can be said that the language of “payment” and “ransom” is rather understood as a metaphorical and symbolical way of saying that Christ has done all things necessary to save and redeem mankind enslaved to the devil, sin and death, and under the wrath of God. He “paid the price,” not in some legalistic or juridical or economic meaning. He “paid the price” not to the devil whose rights over man were won by deceit and tyranny. He “paid the price” not to God the Father in the sense that God delights in His sufferings and received “satisfaction” from His creatures in Him. He “paid the price” rather, we might say, to Reality Itself. He “paid the price” to create the conditions in and through which man might receive the forgiveness of sins and eternal life by dying and rising again in Him to newness of life. (See Romans 5-8; Galatians 2-4)
    By dying on the cross and rising from the dead, Jesus Christ cleansed the world from evil and sin. He defeated the devil “in his own territory” and on “his own terms.” The “wages of sin is death.” (Romans 6:23) So the Son of God became man and took upon Himself the sins of the world and died a voluntary death. By His sinless and innocent death accomplished entirely by His free will — and not by physical, moral, or juridical necessity – He made death to die and to become itself the source and the way into life eternal.— Fr. Thomas Hopko, The Orthodox Faith – Volume 1: Doctrine
  • The Atonement: A Gift to the World (calledtoservemyking.wordpress.com)
    I have learned more about the Atonement. I know that to receive the full blessings of the Atonement, that I have to pray to apply the Atonement to my life. There are things that are out of my hands, things that I cannot control. I know that with the Savior’s help I can receive comfort and peace to my soul. As hard as I try to be perfect, I still need Jesus Christ. If we dismiss that we need Him, we dismiss the opportunities for growth.
  • Words of the Prophets: Atonement (thevogan.wordpress.com)
    The Atonement of Jesus Christ is what makes anything in the Plan of Salvation possible, it is what makes coming to earth and experiencing mortal life and using our agency and learning from our sins possible. Christ performed the ultimate act of service by providing us the Atonement.
  • God Loved us so he sent his son (sisterkareenahudson.wordpress.com)
    Our Father in Heaven loved us so much that he sent his only begotten son to pay the price for our sins. It is through Christ that we can overcome. He paid the debt that we may find peace and happiness in this life, and eternal joy in the life to come. Christ paid the price that no other could pay so that we can overcome. Are we willing to overcome?
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    Battered, bruised, and torn for us, will we access the atonement and turn to him. Through the atonement we can become at one with God. We draw nearer to him each day as we seek him. We find greater happiness and peace despite the turmoil that we endure in life. He never said that it would be easy, but he promised that it would be worth it. in the words of Dumbledore from Harry Potter “We need to make a decision between what is right and what is easy.” What will our decision be?
  • Jesus::The Restoring Healer of Culture (becominghumans.wordpress.com)
    Jesus is our penal-substitutionary atonement. Jesus is our propitiatory sacrifice and our expiation. Jesus is our example. Jesus is our ransom. Jesus is our reconciliation. Jesus is our redemption. Jesus is our triumph and victor. Jesus is also the restoring healer of culture.
  • Quotes on the Atonement (teachingsofthelivingprophetsfdrel333.wordpress.com)
    There is no greater expression of love than the heroic Atonement performed by the Son of God. Were it not for the plan of our Heavenly Father, established before the world began, in a very real sense, all mankind—past, present, and future—would have been left without the hope of eternal progression.
  • Atonement (reflectionofamightyman.wordpress.com)
    By living in unforgivness, by not forgiving ourselves we prevent the blessings of God from manifesting in our lives.
  • Atonement (waconvertstores.wordpress.com)
    Jesus Christ not only atoned for your sins but he took upon the pain and the trails you go through. If you ever think: why am I going through this trail? or why is Heavenly Father doing this to me? Just know that Jesus Christ has already been through this. And Heavenly Father wouldn’t put you through something you can’t handle. There’s this quote that I just love and it goes something like this “God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers” Don’t ever feel like you can’t conquer something. No matter what the trail is you will be able to get through it.
  • I Still Know It Was the Blood (andyetstillirise.wordpress.com)
    Before Jesus came, God set up a system in ancient Israel where the sacrifices of animals were required payment for the atonement of sins and a gesture of worship towards Him .
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    The blood of those specifically chosen animals, “paid for” if you will and covered the sins of the people of Israel so that they could have a relationship with God and not be destroyed by his wrath.  Instead of seeing their sin and destroying the people, God saw the pure blood of those sacrifices and granted the sinner pardon.  The blood of those animals served as the buffer between Israel and the judgement and wrath of God. That sacrificial system was the foreshadowing of what Jesus would ultimately do on the cross.
  • Vindication at the cross (viktoriaveigas.wordpress.com)
    Christ’s sacrificial death is a demonstration of God’s righteousness so “that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom. 3:26, NASB).

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