By: A Student of the Bible
God said atonement means nothing without paying a price for your sin.
How sorry are you? What are you willing to give to prove you are worthy of God’s forgiveness? Would you sacrifice yourself, give your own life? God has a plan; the people on the earth are to fulfill God’s plan of salvation, this is why He put us here in the flesh. What good are you to God if you die and go back to Heaven? God needs you here. So what should the price of your atonement be?
With the old covenant God always required a blood sacrifice of your very best for repentance and forgiveness. God could have chosen something simple and common like offering a daisy as the proof of repentance but He chose blood sacrifice for a reason. Blood sacrifice was the precursor to the new covenant. However “gifts and sacrifices could not make him that did the service perfect as pertaining to the conscience.” God never wanted gifts or dead bloody animals, God wanted Love, He wanted His people to follow Him and turn to Him like children turn to their father, because He is our Father.
Other than God Himself; Christ, perfect and without sin is the most precious thing in existence. There is no better offering for atonement.
14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
Christ was the ultimate sacrifice. God’s greatest gift to man was his Son. Christ has put away sin by the sacrifice of himself, one perfect sacrifice, one time, to atone for all sins for all time. Christ became your mediator of a better covenant, Christ is the new covenant. Now, because of Christ’s sacrifice all you have to do for atonement is believe in Christ and repent. Christ already paid the price for you. Whatsoever Christ asks of His Father it shall be given Him. Ask God for forgiveness in Christ’s name and Christ will mediate for you and God will forgive your sins.
This is how it works, this is the new covenant, the reason Christ was crucified on the cross for your sins.