To save mankind God had to become human…
able to die for us, and this paid in full the cost,
How important are you to your God? This is
the living God, to prevent you from being lost…
lost forever if by choice we’d reject or even deny
His Son, Jesus, of your ‘free will’ God did impart,
and in choosing not to believe God’s love is
real (for you) then we turn our backs, chagrin,
hell was created for the demons (ex-angels)
and we would join them in our rejection by sin,
this is no small error, Jesus died to spare you
from what (surely) is an eternal event, not mortal,
the choice we make here is one to affect our
future… should we step beyond this portal
toward certain damnation, this life is not with
the importance most would assume it or take,
God became sin and this punishment is for us
but without Him or His love… nothing to fake.
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying , Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Can you imagine… the Son of God being denied His own existence by His own Father? This did happen and the reason is equally unfathomable by mankind (when we would take the time to ponder on the reason). To understand Jesus took upon His self all the sins of mankind and became that which God will not look at- sin itself. Why did Jesus do this… to spare us from having to be seen for what we are (without Him)- found to be in ‘a sinful state’ and unworthy to be looked at as having any worth at all. If you know Jesus as your Savior, and believe in Him… and confess Him as your God– you are seen for the righteousness God has gifted you by His grace. To be given that which we could never earn (to have our sin debt paid) by a God who would take on human form to die a human death (a blood debt [also from Greek… Opheilema, and click ‘the little speaker to hear it pronounced] required to be fulfilled) by a sinless willing sacrifice for us all. For those who knew Him not He died… that we might be redeemed [man’s redemption] to the living God- the God of love itself. This was what Jesus accomplished but you’d take no part in it if you don’t believe and follow Him. Accept His gift of eternal life and ask for His forgiveness or face your eternity without Him- not just away from Him but forever and without hope… all based on a choice you refused to make in your time of mercy and grace.
The atonement (at-one-ment), or reconciliation, is the removal of the bar to peace and acceptance with a holy God, which His righteousness interposed against our sin. The first step towards restoring peace between us and God was on God’s side ( John 3:16 ). The change therefore now to be effected must be on the part of offending man, God the offended One being already reconciled. It is man, not God, who now needs to be reconciled, and to lay aside his enmity against God ( Romans 5:10Romans 5:11). (“We have received the atonement” [Greek, reconciliation], cannot mean “We have received the laying aside of our own enmity”). Compare Romans 3:24Romans 3:25.
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Do not be shaken in your faith… the faith God has given you and your heart, mind and soul- be strong to the end. Let us realize even our faith has come to us by God Himself.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Hebrews 12:24 to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. 25 See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? 26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 27 The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”
See one more writing on this here, one I called,”Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?”©