Atonement For Your Souls…
When God looks at us, God sees Jesus Christ. Those that are saved by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Only Son of God, we are set free because of the atonement made by Jesus Christ on our behalf. Our sins are not hidden from God, but they are covered, cleansed, by the blood of Jesus Christ.
We can see that God put all this in place long before Jesus was born, long before He lived and long before Jesus was crucified and resurrected.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. ~ Leviticus 17:11 KJB
This verse makes clear the sacrifice of Jesus Christ even though it was several hundred years before hand. If it is not pointing to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ then please explain in simple terms what it is trying to teach us.
When we get on our knees to pray, with our face to the ground, everything changes. When we are humble enough to look away from God’s face in order to see God’s voice we are showing reverence for His authority over our life. We are sacrificing ourselves to glorify Him. We are giving up our life to take on the Whole Armor of God. We are putting ourselves in a place of humility in order to make God the ruler of our life, to follow His will, not ours. To be His child, not ourself. To serve God, in the name of Jesus Christ, and no other god.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.