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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 20, 2015

The ark was to be pitched within and without with pitch: a black tarry substance. That is what kept the water out. Not a drip of water entered the ark because of this pitch. The word pitch is the same Hebrew word translated atonement. It is the atonement of Christ that keeps the wrath of God from drowning us. But it is also the atonement that keeps us in the ark. We will not leave Christ because of the glorious achievements of His atonement. All of our sins – past, present, and future, are put away forever. That causes us to willingly surrender ourselves to Him who loved us and gave Himself for us. The atonement keeps the wrath of God out, and keeps us in Christ.

Todd Nibert

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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 19, 2015

The apostle Paul wrote in I Thessalonians 5:9, “God hath not appointed us to wrath”, destruction and ruin, though there are some persons who are “vessels of wrath fitted for destruction” who are “reserved for the day of evil.” But we, who are equally children of wrath by nature, as deserving of the wrath of God in ourselves as the most sinful, yet we are not appointed to wrath, which is an instance of the wonderful and distinguishing grace of God to us in our Lord Jesus. “He hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.” Salvation is alone by Christ; He alone wrought it out. Salvation is in Him and in no other! He was appointed to the work of the salvation of His people. He was called, set, and came to do...

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By: Lantana Grace Church | June 17, 2015

Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be “before the Lord.” Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered for sin “before the Lord”. When the Passover lamb was slain in Egypt, where was the blood placed? It was on the outside of the door “before the Lord”. He said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” The suffering and death of Christ on behalf of His people was “BEFORE the Lord”. UNTO the Lord, to declare the Lord’s righteousness, to satisfy the Lord’s justice, to fulfill the Lord’s purpose, to glorify the Lord’s character, to enable the Lord to be both just and justifier! The atonement does not change the NATURE and character of God, but rather the atonement HONORS and MAGNIFIES the char...

Category: Atonement 

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