Atonement of Jesus: 10 Benefits and the Power for Your Life

Atonement of Jesus Christ was the final New Testament plan of the Almighty LORD to put an end to the separation between HIM and everyone because the Old Testament sacrifices were not sustainable.

Have you ever thought of permanent freedom from sin? Did you find it difficult to believe that GOD can relate to you like a Father to His child? Today’s message about atonement of Jesus Christ will broaden your spiritual understanding about the power in the Blood of Jesus Christ.

What is Atonement of Jesus Christ?

To “atone for” means to make amendments. So, Jesus Christ played a vital role in changing our cursed status to blessings. The shedding of Jesus Christ’s blood on the cross and His death atones for our spiritual death and gives us eternal relationship with the LORD.

Atonement was GOD’s plan after the spiritual death of Adam in the Garden of Eden.

“…but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die…” (Genesis 2:17)

The LORD gave the commandment of Atonement to Moses:

“The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, shall be carried outside the camp. And they shall burn in the fire their skins, their flesh, and their offal.” …

“This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you…” (Leviticus 16: 27-30)

At one point the LORD reached the conclusion that the sinless human sacrifice would put an end to the grievous power of sin bonded on everyone and that is the atonement of Jesus Christ.  

How Was the Atonement of Jesus Done?

Hmm, it was not an easy task of sacrifice for Jesus Christ. Shedding His blood to deliver us from the stronghold of sin is a tough decision. His death and resurrection give us the freedom from the shackles of sin.

The atonement of Jesus Christ involved the following process:

1. When no one in heaven could volunteer He made the choice to come.

“Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, “You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.” (John 7:28)

2. He lived a sinless life among sinners and taught us the holy path to follow.

“And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)

3. Jesus felt great pity for Himself and for us too.

“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose, I came to this hour.” (John 12:27)

4. He went through unexplainable emotional pain when lifting the burden of sin.

“And being in agony He prayed more earnestly. And His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:44)

5. Jesus Christ was arrested like a criminal so He can lift the sin placed on Him at the Mount of Olives to the cross.

“Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.” (John 18:12)

6. He was put to public shame when His robe was pulled off and nearly naked. Jesus admitted our eternal shame at that moment.

“Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.””

7. Christ was mocked and flogged. The significance is to save us from eternal mockery and punishment into eternal fire.

“Then they struck Him on the head with a reed and spat on Him…And when they had mocked Him… led Him out to crucify Him.” (Mark 15:19-20)

8. Jesus Christ was laid and nailed to the cross carrying the burden of sin with Him.

9. At that moment His body on the cross was raised up like a sacrifice on the high altar and His blood that dripped to the earth was the greatest sacrifice done forever.

10. The LORD forsook Him at that moment so Jesus could lift the burden of sin as a wholesome sacrifice.

“And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”” (Mark 15:34)

11. Blood from His body that dropped to the earth is a significant part of the sacrifice that pleases God to cleanse our sins permanently.

12. Jesus Christ died on the Cross like a sacrificial lamb so that the power of sin could be dead in us. Atonement of Jesus is immeasurable!

13. He resurrects on the third day after defeating the forces of sin and death!

“He will swallow up death forever, And the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces; The rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; For the LORD has spoken.” (Isaiah 25:8)

The atonement of Jesus Christ will work for you if you believe in Him and obey His teachings. And you will enjoy a holy and powerful life of victory on earth and in Heaven.

7 Bible Verses About the Atonement of Jesus Christ

1. “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” (Hebrew 9:12)

2. “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness–by whose stripes you were healed.” (1Peter 2:24)

3. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

4. “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.” (1Peter 3:18)

5. “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)

6. “…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)

7. “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18)

10 Benefits of the Atonement of Jesus Christ

1. Reconciliation with God: Through Jesus’ atonement, we are reconciled to God. The barrier of sin that separates us from God is removed, and you can have a restored relationship with the LORD.

2. Forgiveness of Sins: Atonement of Jesus provides forgiveness for sins. You can receive forgiveness and be cleansed from your transgressions.

3. Justification: Christians are justified before God through the atonement of Jesus Christ, and you are declared righteous in God’s sight, not because of your merits, but because of the work of Christ on the cross.

4. Redemption: Jesus’ atonement buys you back from slavery to sin and its consequences. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, you are set free from the power of sin and its eternal consequences.

5. Adoption into God’s Family: You join the children of God and have all the rights and privileges of being part of God’s household.

6. Access to God’s Presence: The atonement of Jesus grants you access to God’s presence. The veil that separated the Holy of Holies in the temple was torn in two when Jesus died, symbolizing that through His sacrifice, you now have direct access to God.

7. Empowerment by the Holy Spirit: Through Jesus’ atonement, you receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives in you, empowering you to live a life that is pleasing to God and enabling you to bear spiritual fruits.

8. Victory over the Enemy: The atonement of Jesus Christ brings victory over your enemies. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus defeated sin, death, and the devil. So, you can now walk in the victory that Jesus Christ has already won.

9. Transformation: Through Jesus’ atonement, you will experience transformation. The power of the Holy Spirit works within you to conform you to the image of Christ, producing godly character and enabling you to live a life that is pleasing to God.

10. Eternal Life: Through faith in Jesus Christ, you have the assurance of spending eternity with God in heaven, where there will be no more pain, suffering, or death.

The atonement of Jesus was a bloody sacrifice and a powerful influence of resurrection meant to deliver you and I from the bondage of sin and to reconcile us to the Almighty LORD forever.

I admonish you to believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ and your obedience to His commandments will make you enjoy forever and save you from eternal condemnation to lake of fire.

Jesus Christ says: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes on Him who sent Me has everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24)

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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