Fragment: Atonement

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In the Epistle to the Hebrews (chaps. 9: 10) we find full light as to the atonement and its blessed consequences. In chap. 9:12-14 we have the stupendous truth that Christ entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption. That blessed One brought up, as it were, the atoning blood (as to its efficacy and value) under the eye of the eternal God, and it was accepted there. In that acceptance and in Him His people stand; the blood applied to conscience, purging it, and giving title to the believer to enter with boldness into the holy of holies. (Chapter 10:19) What a portion is here revealed to the child of God! That by the death of Jesus he has been brought in spirit and by faith into the presence of God without spot or stain upon the soul, the conscience purified as well as sins purged away, so that he is without fear (which has torment) before God, with the sweet liberty "to serve the living God." Precious privilege, no longer to be the servant of sin or of the world, but of the living God!
G. A.