The Call of the Hezekiah Company Digest 7

Entries 32-36


THE CALL of the HEZEKIAH COMPANY 
Entry 32 

THE MERCY AND COMPASSION OF GOD

2Chr 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover to the LORD God of Israel.

THE MERCY AND COMPASSION OF GOD
Intention of God / Power behind the message being sent.
Blessing in the results of our obedient and grateful heartfelt response to the call of God.

 

The wrath of God abides on the disobedient. The wrath of God abode on Israel and Judah at the time Hezekiah came to reign. No one can escape the wrath of God aside from the gracious work of God in the heart of those He calls. The wrath of God abides upon this Nation and all the disobedient in it. Even as Hezekiah sent letters of invitation to a backslid and disobedient people upon whom the wrath of God abode so God has sent His Son Jesus Christ to a world of lost and rebellious people upon whom the wrath of God abides. And now, at this time, we who are called are, as ambassadors of Jesus Christ, sent to bring invitation to a rebellious and stubborn people, a backslid people upon whom the wrath of God abides.  God’s mercy overflows and reaches out to you even now. For you who know the Lord, it is your commission to hold forth the Words of Life and the redemption found in Jesus Christ to a rebellious and lost people upon whom the wrath of God abides, even at a time when the wrath of God is coming upon this Nation, the United States of America and the Church therein. It is not too late for you. As you look around and see the mess you are in, the mess this Nation is in, it is not too late for you. God’s mercy is held out still. Turn to Jesus Christ your only hope and let Him do His perfect work in you.

Eph 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

See the heart and intention of God in the following testimony regarding how God lavished His love upon Israel. This same heart and intention of God is focused on you. 

Deut 32:1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Deut 32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain on the tender herb, and as the showers on the grass:

Deut 32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe you greatness to our God.

Deut 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Deut 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Deut 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?

Deut 32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.

Deut 32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.

Deut 32:9 For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Deut 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Deut 32:11 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings:

Deut 32:12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

Deut 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

Deut 32:14 Butter of cows, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and you did drink the pure blood of the grape.

If God were to give us what we deserve, we would have lake front property. There is a place with ever expanding lots of lake front property. Right now the lease is for about 1000 years. After that we would go swimming in the lake of fire for ever and ever.

Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev 20:15 And whoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoices, shall descend into it.

Like Israel in the Passage above from Deuteronomy, we too fit this indictment,

Deut 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Deut 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?”

1Pet 4:17 For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God?

Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ has good news for those of us who respond to Jesus Christ and obey the Gospel.

Listen to the Words of the Apostle Paul, these words are for you, and you can be a recipient of these great promises by the power of the Spirit of the living God, by the power of Jesus Christ.

Eph 2:1 And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Eph 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercyfor his great love wherewith he loved us,

Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Eph 2:6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:

Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Devotional Reading

I pray the Lord feed you by His Spirit as you read the following passages. 

Set your ears upon Him as you read.

For a deeper understanding of the heart of God, for the intention of God behind this Hezekiah event, even the power behind this first vs , see Jeremiah 31 posted below in the Devotional Reading.

Jer 31:1 At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

Jer 31:2 Thus saith the LORD, The people [which were] left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; [even] Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

Jer 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Jer 31:4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

Jer 31:5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat [them] as common things.

Jer 31:6 For there shall be a day, [that] the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

Jer 31:7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.

Jer 31:8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, [and] with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.

Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim [is] my firstborn.

Jer 31:10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare [it] in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd [doth] his flock.

Jer 31:11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of [him that was] stronger than he.

Jer 31:12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.

Jer 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Jer 31:14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.

Jer 31:15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, [and] bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they [were] not.

Jer 31:16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

Jer 31:17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.

Jer 31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself [thus]; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed [to the yoke]: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou [art] the LORD my God.

Jer 31:19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon [my] thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

Jer 31:20 [Is] Ephraim my dear son? [is he] a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.

Jer 31:21 Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, [even] the way [which] thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

Jer 31:22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.

Jer 31:23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, [and] mountain of holiness.

Jer 31:24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they [that] go forth with flocks.

Jer 31:25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

Jer 31:26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.

Jer 31:27 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.

Jer 31:28 And it shall come to pass, [that] like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.

Jer 31:29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.

Jer 31:30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day [that] I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

Jer 31:33 But this [shall be] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, [and] the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts [is] his name:

Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, [then] the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Jer 31:37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.

Jer 31:38 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.

Jer 31:39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.

Jer 31:40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, [shall be] holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.


THE CALL of the HEZEKIAH COMPANY 
Entry 33 

Sanctification
(Return To The Old Paths)

2Chr 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover to the LORD God of Israel.

God sent a message and a messenger redeemer with an invitation to come and have everlasting fellowship with the LORD

We have been looking at the  2 Chronicles Hezekiah account. It is in essence the gospel, it is in itself a message of returning to the old paths; which today means return to the pure and true  gospel of Jesus Christ; the Apostle’s doctrine.

At some point we must look at some words and concepts which we observe in this 2 Chronicles text. This is that point. These are essential to the events recorded here and to the message being spoken out of them. They are fundamental to the purpose of returning to the old paths. Today we will look at Sanctification. Consecration, Propitiation and Atonement will be visited in another post.

Remember in 2 Chronicles 29 vs 4 and 5, it says: And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street, And said to them, Hear me, you Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the LORD God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place.

Today’s post may seem a bit academic, but understanding these terms is essential to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We will look at the basic meanings at this time.

Sanctification
Greek
G38 ἁγιασμός hagiasmos (hag-ee-as-mos’) n.
1. (properly) purification
2. (the state) purity
3. (concretely, by Hebraism) a purifier
[from G37]
KJV: holiness, sanctification
: Root(s): G37
Roots

G37 ἁγιάζω hagiazo (hag-ee-ad’-zo) v.
1. to make holy
2. (ceremonially) purify or consecrate
3. (mentally) to venerate
[from G40]
KJV: hallow, be holy, sanctify
Root(s): G40

G40 ἅγιος hagios (hag’-ee-os) adj.
1. sacred
2. (physically) pure
3. (morally) blameless
4. (religious, ceremonially) consecrated
[from hagos “an awful thing”]
KJV: (most) holy (one, thing), saint

First Use in New Testament 

John 10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

John 10:38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

 

Hebrew
H6942 קָדַשׁ qadash (kaw-dash’) v.
1. to be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally)
[a primitive root]
KJV: appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy(-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify(-ied one, self), X wholly.
First Use In Old Testament
Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Sanctify – Definition

To make holy, or to set apart for God, Ge 2:3Ex 19:23. In the Old Testament, sanctification frequently denotes the ceremonial or ritual consecration of any person or thing to God: thus the Hebrews as a people were holy unto the Lord, through the covenant with its rites and atoning sacrifices, Ex 31:13; and the Jewish tabernacle, altar, priest, etc., were solemnly set apart for the divine service, Le 8:10-12. In the similar sense, men, “sanctified themselves” who made special preparation for the presence and worship of God, Ex 19:10, 11Nu 11:18; a day was sanctified when set apart for fasting and prayer, Joe 1:14; and the Sabbath was sanctified when regarded and treated as holy unto the Lord, De 5:12. All such sanctifications were testimonials to the holiness of God, and signified men’s need of moral sanctification, or the devotion of purified and obedient souls to his love and service.

In a doctrinal sense, sanctification is the making truly and perfectly holy what was before defiled and sinful. It is a progressive work of divine grace upon the soul justified by the love of Christ. The believer is gradually cleansed from the corruption of his nature, and is at length presented “unspotted before the throne of God with exceeding joy.” The Holy Spirit performs this work in connection with the providence and word of God, John 14:2617:172Th 2:131Pe 1:2 and the highest motives urge every Christian not to resist him, and seek to be holy even as God is holy. The ultimate sanctification of every believer in Christ is a covenant mercy purchased on the cross. He, who saves us from the penalty of sin, also saves us from its power; and in promising to bring a believer into heaven, engages also to prepare for heaven.

 

See the Author and Finisher of our faith in the pattern of sanctification as revealed in the below scriptures, first Jesus, then us, then Jesus.

Jesus

John 10:36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctifiedand sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?

John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

John 10:38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Us
John 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

John 17:17Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

John 17:18As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

John 17:19 And for their sakes I sanctify myselfthat they also might be sanctified through the truth.

John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

John 17:21That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in usthat the world may believe that you have sent me.

Jesus
1Cor 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.

1Cor 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1Cor 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1Cor 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1Cor 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1Cor 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness;

1Cor 1:24 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1Cor 1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

1Cor 1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

1Cor 1:27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1Cor 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yes, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are:

1Cor 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

1Cor 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1Cor 1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

Devotional Reading

I pray the Lord feed you by His Spirit as you read the following passages. 

Set your ears upon Him as you read.

The Mercy Of GOD

PSALM 136:1-26

1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.
2 O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever.
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endures for ever.
4 To him who alone does great wonders: for his mercy endures for ever.
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever.
6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endures for ever.
7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endures for ever:
8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endures for ever:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endures for ever.
10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever:
11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endures for ever:
12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endures for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endures for ever:
14 And made Israel to pass through the middle of it: for his mercy endures for ever:
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endures for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endures for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endures for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endures for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endures for ever:
20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endures for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endures for ever:
22 Even an heritage to Israel his servant: for his mercy endures for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endures for ever:
24 And has redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endures for ever.
25 Who gives food to all flesh: for his mercy endures for ever.
26 O give thanks to the God of heaven: for his mercy endures for ever.

 


THE CALL of the HEZEKIAH COMPANY 
Entry 34

Return To The Old Paths
Our Consecration is in Christ, By Christ and for Christ     

2Chr 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover to the LORD God of Israel. God sent a message and a messenger redeemer with an invitation to come and have everlasting fellowship with the LORD

We have been looking at the  2 Chronicles Hezekiah account. It is in essence the gospel, it is in itself a message of returning to the old paths; which today means return to the pure and true  gospel of Jesus Christ; the Apostle’s doctrine.
At some point we must look at some words and concepts which we observe in this 2 Chronicles text. We are at that point. These are essential to the events recorded in the 2 Chronicles account of the Hezekiah revival and to the message being spoken out of this account to us today. They are fundamental to the purpose of returning to the old paths. Yesterday we looked at Sanctification. Today we will look at Consecration. Propitiation and Atonement will be visited in another post.

Consecration
Greek
G5048 τελειόω teleioo (tel-ei-oh’-o) v.
1. to complete
2. (literally) to accomplish
3. (figuratively) to make perfect (in character)
[from G5046]
KJV: consecrate, finish, fulfil, make) perfect

First Mention in New Testament
Heb 7:28 For the law makes men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, makes the Son, who is consecrated for ever more.  
(Notice it is Jesus in first mention in New testament.)

Our Consecration is in Christ, By Christ and for Christ

Hebrew

1) qadash, 2) Male & Yad

1) 
H6942 קָדַשׁ qadash (kaw-dash’) v.
1. to be (causatively, make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally)
[a primitive root]
KJV: appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy(-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify(-ied one, self), X wholly.
First time used is same as “Sanctify”.

Exodus 28 sets contextual definition.

Exod 28:1 And take you to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.

Exod 28:2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.

Exod 28:3 And you shall speak to all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate, (sanctify) him, that he may minister to me in the priest’s office.

2) 
H4390 מָלֵא מָלָא male’ (maw-lay’) (or malae (Esth. 7) v.
1. to fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively)
[a primitive root]
KJV: accomplish, confirm, + consecrate, be at an end, be expired, be fenced, fill, fulfil, (be, become, X draw, give in, go) full(-ly, -ly set, tale), (over-)flow, fulness, furnish, gather (selves, together), presume, replenish, satisfy, set, space, take a (hand-)full, + have wholly.

H3027 יָד yad (yawd) n-f.
1. a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one)
2. used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote (as follows)
[a primitive word]
KJV: (+ be) able, X about, + armholes, at, axletree, because of, beside, border, X bounty, + broad, (broken-)handed, X by, charge, coast, + consecrate, + creditor, custody, debt, dominion, X enough, + fellowship, force, X from, hand(-staves, -y work), X he, himself, X in, labour, + large, ledge, (left-)handed, means, X mine, ministry, near, X of, X order, ordinance, X our, parts, pain, power, X presumptuously, service, side, sore, state, stay, draw with strength, stroke, + swear, terror, X thee, X by them, X themselves, X thine own, X thou, through, X throwing, + thumb, times, X to, X under, X us, X wait on, (way-)side, where, + wide, X with (him, me, you), work, + yield, X yourselves.
The second time the word “Consecration” appears is actually the first use of the word Consecration from the Hebrew “Male” and “Yad”.

Exod 28:41 And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and his sons with him; and shall anoint them, and consecrate, them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest’s office.

From two words, Male and Yad
Fill the open hand with power. Power to serve as called to by God, with His authority.

Emphasis on the purpose of Sanctification and Consecration is seen here:
Exod 28:36 And you shall make a plate of pure gold, and grave on it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.

Morrish Bible Dictionary

Consecration.

This principally refers to the consecration of Aaron and his sons to the priestly office, which is given in detail in Ex. 29, and Lev. 8. They were washed, clothed, and anointed with oil. One bullock was offered for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering; another ram was offered, and this ram is called ‘the ram of consecration:’ its blood was put upon the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the great toe of the right foot. Aaron and his sons were sprinkled with blood and anointed with oil. Parts of the ram were placed in the hands of Aaron and his sons, these were waved before the Lord, and then burnt on the altar upon the burnt offering. The breast of the ram was also waved before the Lord and was for Moses. Aaron and his sons ate of the flesh and other consecrations at the door of the Tabernacle.

The words mostly used for ‘to consecrate’ are mala yad, which signify ‘to fill the hand’ (as often rendered in the margin), doubtless alluding to their taking portions of the ram into their hands and waving them before Jehovah. Their hands being filled with offerings was suited to their character as priests to God. All was typical of believers being cleansed by water, sprinkled with blood, and anointed with oil: entirely consecrated to God, and constituted a priestly company for worship in the holiest.

KJV
2Chr 29:31 Then Hezekiah answered and said, Now ye have consecrated yourselves unto the LORDcome near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of the LORD. And the congregation brought in sacrifices and thank offerings; and as many as were of a free heart burnt offerings.

YLT
2Chr 29:31 And Hezekiah answereth and saith, `Now ye have filled your hand to Jehovahcome nigh, and bring in sacrifices and thank-offerings to the house of Jehovah;’ and the assembly bring in sacrifices and thank-offerings,and every willing-hearted one–burnt-offerings.

Empowered to serve, Power for service, qualified to serve with authority.
(The message is clear. Power comes not without consecration to God. Consecration comes not without the shed blood of Christ our sacrificial Lamb.)

Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Our consecration is for the purpose of pointing to, revealing, bringing the presence of The Consecrated One, Jesus Christ.

What does Consecration look like? 

Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God:

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was on them all.

1Pet 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light;

1Pet 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Rev 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. To him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Rev 1:6 And has made us kings and priests to God and his Father, (Consecration); to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 1:7 Behold, he comes with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, (Sanctification) and tongue, and people, and nation;

Rev 5:10 And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth, (Consecration).

Rev 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

Rev 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.

Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be to him that sits on the throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever.

Rev 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.

Notice “Has made” (Rev 1:6) and “have made” (Rev 5:10). 
It has been done and it has been done by someone.

 

1Pet 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, [as] silver and gold, from your vain conversation [received] by tradition from your fathers;

1Pet 1:19 But with the preciousblood of Christ, as of lamb without blemish and without spot:

1Pet 1:20Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Eph 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:

Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children [sons] by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Again, Exodus 28

Exod 28:2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.

Exod 28:41 And you shall put them on Aaron your brother, and his sons with him; and shall anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister to me in the priest’s office.

What does it look like now?

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.
What is the result and purpose?
Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was on them all.

What will it look like later?
Rev 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Rev 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Rev 5:10 And have made us to our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Rev 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

Rev 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.

Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be to him that sits on the throne, and to the Lamb for ever and ever.

Rev 5:14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives for ever and ever.


THE CALL of the HEZEKIAH COMPANY
Entry 35

Return To The Old Paths
Propitiation 

2Chr 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover to the LORD God of Israel.God sent a message and a messenger redeemer with an invitation to come and have everlasting fellowship with the LORD

We have been looking at the  2 Chronicles Hezekiah account. It is in essence the gospel, it is in itself a message of returning to the old paths; which today means return to the pure and true  gospel of Jesus Christ; the Apostle’s doctrine.

At some point we must look at some words and concepts which we observe in this 2 Chronicles text. We are at that point. These are essential to the events recorded in the 2 Chronicles account of the Hezekiah revival and to the message being spoken out of this account to us today. They are fundamental to the purpose of returning to the old paths. We have looked at Sanctification and Consecration. Today we look at Propitiation.

PROPITIATION

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

The offering which appeases the wrath of one against whom an offence has been committed. Christ is “the propitiation for our sins,” Ro 3:25, inasmuch as his sacrifice alone removes the obstacles which prevented the mercy of God from saving sinners, and appeases the just wrath of the law, 1Jo 2:24:10. The same Greek word is used in the Septuagint to denote an “atonement,” Nu 5:8; a “sin-offering,” Eze 44:27; and the covering of the Ark of the Covenant, Le 16:14,Heb 9:5. See MERCY SEAT.

Wikipedia

The Greek word hilasterion is the Greek rendering of the Hebrew kapporeth which refers to the Mercy Seat of the Ark. Hilasterion can be translated as either “propitiation” or “expiation” which then imply different functions of the Mercy Seat. The English dictionary definition of “propitiation” literally means to make favorable and specifically includes the idea of dealing with God’s wrath against sinners. Expiation literally means to make pious and implies either the removal or cleansing of sin.

The idea of propitiation includes that of expiation as its means, but the word “expiation” has no reference to quenching God’s righteous anger. The difference is that linguistically the object of expiation is sin, not God (that is, sin is removed, not God). Linguistically, one propitiates a person (makes them favorable), and one expiates a problem (removes it). Christ’s death was therefore both an expiation and a propitiation. By expiating (removing the problem of) sin God was made propitious (favorable) to us.

Romans 3:25 [hilasterion], 1John 2:24:10 [hilasmos]
Hilasterion
Rom 3:25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
G2435 ἱλαστήριον hilasterion (hil-as-tay’-ree-on) n.
1. an expiatory (place or thing)
2. (concretely) an atoning victim
3. (specially) the lid of the Ark (in the Temple)
[neuter of a derivative of G2433]
KJV: mercyseatpropitiation
Root(s): G2433
Roots

G2433 ἱλάσκομαι hilaskomai (hil-as’-kom-ai) v.
1. to conciliate
2. (transitively) to atone for (sin)
3. (intransitively) be propitious
[middle voice from perhaps the alternate form of G138]
KJV: be merciful, make reconciliation for
Root(s): G138

G138 αἱρέομαι haireomai (hai-reh’-om-ai) (Some of the forms are borrowed from a cognate hellomai hel’-lom-ai; which is otherwise obsolete) v.
1. to take for oneself, i.e. to prefer
KJV: choose

Hilasmos

1John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our’s only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

G2434 ἱλασμός hilasmos (hil-as-mos’) n.
1. atonement
2. (concretely) an expiator
[(not given)]
KJV: propitiation
MERCY-SEAT
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

1Ch 28:11, the cover of the Ark of the Covenant, which see. The Hebrew word means a cover, but contains an allusion to the covering or forgiving of sins, Ps 32:1. In the New Testament it is designated by a Greek word meaning “the propitiatory,” or “expiatory,” Heb 9:4, 5. It was approached only by the high priest, and not without the blood of atonement, to show that the divine mercy can be granted only through the blood of Christ, Ro 3:25.

 

Matt 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Heb 9:1 Then verily the first [covenant] had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

Heb 9:2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein [was] the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

Heb 9:3 And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Heb 9:4 Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein [was] the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

Heb 9:5 And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.

Heb 9:6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service [of God].

Heb 9:7 But into the second [went] the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and [for] the errors of the people:

Heb 9:8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

Heb 9:9 Which [was] a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Heb 9:10 [Which stood] only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed [on them] until the time of reformation.

Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us].

Heb 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

Heb 9:14 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?

Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Heb 9:16 For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

Heb 9:17 For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

Heb 9:18 Whereupon neither the first [testament] was dedicated without blood.

Heb 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,

Heb 9:20 Saying, This [is] the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.

Heb 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.

Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Heb 9:23 [It was] therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

Heb 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Heb 9:28 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.


The lid of “Mercy Seat” of the ark was where the blood of the sin offering was sprinkled. God said, “There will I meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy seat….” (Exodus 25:22)


THE CALL of the HEZEKIAH COMPANY
Entry 36  

Return To The Old Paths
Atonement

2Chr 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover to the LORD God of Israel.God sent a message and a messenger redeemer with an invitation to come and have everlasting fellowship with the LORD

We have been looking at the  2 Chronicles Hezekiah account. It is in essence the gospel, it is in itself a message of returning to the old paths; which today means return to the pure and true gospel of Jesus Christ; the Apostle’s doctrine.

At some point we must look at some words and concepts which we observe in this 2 Chronicles text. We are at that point. These are essential to the events recorded in the 2 Chronicles account of the Hezekiah revival and to the message being spoken out of this account to us today. They are fundamental to the purpose of returning to the old paths. We have looked at Sanctification and Consecration and we have looked at Propitiation. Finally we will cover Atonement before we resume our tour through 2 Chronicles 29-32.

ATONEMENT
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

The satisfaction offered to divine justice for the sins of mankind by the death of Jesus Christ; by virtue of which all true penitents believing in Christ are reconciled to God, are freed from the penalty of their sins, and entitled to eternal life. The atonement by Jesus Christ is the great distinguishing peculiarity of the gospel, and is presented in a great variety of terms and illustrations in both the Old Testament and the New. See REDEMPTION, SACRIFICES.

The English word atonement originally denoted the reconciliation of parties previously at variance. It is used in the Old Testament to translate a Hebrew word which means a covering; implying that by a Divine propitiation the sinner is covered from the just anger of God. This is actually effected by the death of Christ; while the ceremonial offerings of the Jewish church only secured from impending temporal judgments, and typified the blood of Jesus Christ which “cleanseth us from all sin.”

Hebrew
H3722 כָּפַר kaphar (kaw-far’) v.
1. to cover (specifically with bitumen)
2. (figuratively) to expiate or condone, to placate or cancel
[a primitive root]
KJV: appease, make (an atonement, cleanse, disannul, forgive, be merciful, pacify, pardon, purge (away), put off, (make) reconcile(-liation).
Greek
G2643 καταλλαγή katallage (kat-al-lag-ay’) n.
1. an exchange
2. (figuratively) an adjustment, reconciliation
3. (specially) restoration to the divine favor
[from G2644]
KJV: atonement, reconciliation(-ing)
Root(s): G2644
Roots

G2644 καταλλάσσω katallasso (kat-al-las’-so) v.
1. to change mutually
2. (figuratively) to reconcile
[from G2596 and G236]
KJV: reconcile

G2596 κατά kata (kat-ah’) prep.
1. (prepositionally) down (in place or time)
{in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined); In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity}
[a primary particle]
KJV: about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from … to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), … by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with.

G236 ἀλλάσσω allasso (al-las’-so) v.
1. to change, transform, make different
[from G243]
KJV: change

G243 ἄλλος allos (al’-los) adj.
1. “else,” i.e. different
{in many applications}
[a primary word]
KJV: more, one (another), (an-, some an-)other(-s, -wise)

Atonement
Definition from Dictionary
atonement [əˈtəʊnmənt]

1. satisfaction, reparation, or expiation given for an injury or wrong
2. (Christian Religious Writings / Theology) (often capital) Christian theol
a.  the reconciliation of man with God through the life, sufferings, and sacrificial death of Christ
b.  the sufferings and death of Christ

The word Atonement is used once in the New testament. Although the idea, the concept, the fact of is shown over and again, but first, let’s take a look at the first occurrence of it.

First mention, almost always will set the meaning or definition of a term or concept throughout the rest of scripture, “almost always”. We do want to let the bible define the bible. Let’s go to Genesis Chapter 3.

First occurrence of the “act” of atonement: Genesis Chapter Three, the word does not appear here, but the act of atonement certainly does and it is God Himself who performs it.

Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Yes, has God said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Gen 3:2 And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.

Gen 3:4 And the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die:

Gen 3:5 For God does know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also to her husband with her; and he did eat.

Gen 3:7And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you?

Gen 3:10 And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

Gen 3:11 And he said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you that you should not eat?

Gen 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Gen 3:13 And the LORD God said to the woman, What is this that you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Gen 3:14 And the LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; on your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life:

Gen 3:15And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.
Gen 3:16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.

Gen 3:17 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life;

Gen 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field;

Gen 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and to dust shall you return.

Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Gen 3:21To Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Fallen and corrupt, sin infected man can not cover nor Atone for, his own sin; it is God who provides the sacrifice, it is God who covers our sin.

Gen 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind [him] a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

Gen 22:14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said [to] this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

JEHOVAH Will See To It
H3070 יְהוֹוָה יִראֶה Yhovah yireh (yeh-ho-vaw’ yir-eh’) n/l.
1. Jehovah will see (to it)
2. Jehovah-Jireh, a symbolical name for Mount Moriah
[from H3068 and H7200]
KJV: Jehovah- jireh.

Now let’s look at the appearing of the word “atonement” in the New Testament. The word appears one time in Romans Chapter 5. And again, let the context speak to you.

Rom 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Rom 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

Rom 5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

 

Now let’s sow this up with words from Charles Finney.
Definition and Evidence from Finney

[…] II. Define the term Atonement.

The English word atonement is synonymous with the Hebrew word cofer. This is a noun from the verb caufar, to cover. The cofer or cover, was the name of the lid or cover of the ark of the covenant, and constituted what was called the mercy-seat. The Greek word rendered atonement is katallage. This means reconciliation to favour, or more strictly, the means or conditions of reconciliation to favour; from katallasso, to “change, or exchange.” The term properly means substitution. An examination of these original words, in the connection in which they stand, will show that the atonement is the governmental substitution of the sufferings of Christ for the punishment of sinners. It is a covering of their sins by his sufferings. 

[…]

IV. The fact of atonement. 

This is purely a doctrine of revelation, and in the establishment of this truth appeal must be made to the scriptures alone.

1. The whole Jewish scriptures, and especially the whole ceremonial dispensation of the Jews, attest, most unequivocally, the necessity of an atonement.

2. The New Testament is just as unequivocal in its testimony to the same point. The apostle Paul expressly asserts, that “without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.”

I shall here take it as established, that Christ was properly “God manifest in the flesh,” and proceed to cite a few out of the great multitude of passages, that attest the fact of his death, and also its vicarious nature; that is, that it was for us, and as a satisfaction to public justice for our sins, that his blood was shed. I will first quote a few passages to show that the atonement and redemption through it, was a matter of understanding and covenant between the Father and the Son. 

“I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant. Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.”— Psa 89:3-4.

“Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied; by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”-– Isa 53:10-12.

“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me: and he that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”— Joh 6:37-39.

“I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”-– Joh 17:6, Joh 17:9, Joh 17:11

I will next quote some passages to show, that, if sinners were to be saved at all, it must be through an atonement. 

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.”— Act 4:12

“Be it known unto you therefore men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.” Act 13:38-39

“Now we know, that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore, by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Rom 3:19-20

“Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.”— Gal 2:16, Gal 2:21.

“For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but the man that doeth them shall live in them. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Is the law, then, against the promises of God? God forbid, for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”— Gal 3:10-12, Gal 3:18-21, Gal 3:24

“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.” Heb 9:22-23.

I will now cite some passages that establish the fact of the vicarious death of Christ, and redemption through his blood.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.”— Isa 53:5-6.

“Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.”— Mat 20:28

“For this is my blood of the new testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”— Mat 26:28.

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”-– Joh 3:14-15.

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”-– Joh 6:51

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”-– Act 20:28.

“Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. To declare, I say, at this time, his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Therefore, as by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”— Rom 3:24-26Rom 5:9-11, Rom 5:18-19

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: for I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures.”— 1Co 5:71Co 15:3

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”— Gal 2:20;Gal 3:13-14.

“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.”— Eph 2:13Eph 5:2

“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh; 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? And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; for then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 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.”-– Heb 9:12-14, Heb 9:22-28

“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: but this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”— Heb 10:10-14.

“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which he has consecrate for us through the vail, that is to say, his flesh,” — Heb 10:19-20.

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”— 1Pe 1:18-19.

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we being dead to sins should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.”— 1Pe 2:24

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”— 1Pe 3:18

“But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”— 1Jo 1:7

“And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.”-– 1Jo 3:5.

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”-– 1Jo 4:9-10

These, as every reader of the Bible must know, are only some of the passages that teach the doctrine of atonement and redemption by the death of Christ. It is truly wonderful in how many ways this doctrine is taught, assumed, and implied in the Bible. Indeed, it is emphatically the great theme of the Bible. It is expressed or implied upon nearly every page of Divine inspiration.


A CALL TO THE OLD PATHS

Some reading this are called and are being prepared by God to be among those of the “Hezekiah” company to restore proper worship and to preach a proper gospel after the judgement which God is now bringing forth upon America and the nations. You have been born to this cause and purpose. Some of you know who you are. Some are beginning to know. Get familiar with this account of 2 Chronicles 29-32. It is speaking to you and the time is upon us. 

By the commandment of the King and with the commandment of the King you have been appointed to go forth as:

…ONE WHO IS STRENGTHENED BY JEHOVAH; CALLED OF JEHOVAH, WHO WILL RESTORE PROPER WORSHIP ,YES EVEN BIRTHED/BROUGHT FORTH FOR THIS REASON; FOR JEHOVAH HAS REMEMBERED HIS PEOPLE…….AND HIS PLANS FOR THESE LAST DAYS.

1Cor 10:11Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the world are come.

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