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“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." [1 John 4:10]
CHRIST AS A SACRIFICE OF ATONEMENTGod presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished. Romans 3:25.
Our Advocate is Jesus Christ the righteous. It is good to have a righteous Defender. When Satan brings some accusation against a believer, the Lord Jesus can point to His finished work on Calvary and say, "Charge that to My account."
The Lord Jesus is not only our Advocate, but He is also the propitiation of our sins. This means that by dying for us, He freed us from the guilt of our sins and restored us to God by providing the needed satisfaction and by removing every barrier to fellowship. God can show mercy to us because Christ has satisfied the claims of justice. It is not often that an advocate pays for his client's sins; yet that is what our Lord has done, and most remarkable of all, He paid for them by the sacrifice of Himself.
As we celebrate Christmas, let us not forget the reason why Jesus Christ came into this world as a helpless baby, born in a manger. He knew he is going to die on the cross to redeem us from eternal death. Is Jesus your personal Savior? Have you spent your Christmas not knowing that he died for your sins? Have you repented of your sins and committed your life to Him?