Healing in the atonement Dele Oke Atonement? What do we mean by this? 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (NASB) 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
What do we mean by this?
18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
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.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
is the benefits Christ gained for believers in his life, death and resurrection.
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
The atonement did not bring about grace. The atonement flowed from grace.
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1 Corinthians 1:4-7 (NASB)
4 I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,
5 that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge,
6 even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you,
7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ephesians 4:11-12 (NASB)
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
2 Corinthians 5:5 (NASB)
5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
Ephesians 1:13-14 (NASB)
14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows, (Matt 8:17)
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (1 Pet. 2:24)
16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.“ (Isa 53:4)
24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (Isa 53:5)