1. satisfaction, reparation, or expiation given for an injury or wrong
a. the reconciliation of man with God through the life, sufferings, and sacrificial death of Christ
b. the sufferings and death of Christ
2. Christian Science the state in which the attributes of God are exemplified in man
When I think about “Overcoming“, the first thought that comes to my mind is the actions which have enabled me to overcome. All the mistakes, disappointments, trials, weaknesses, and hardships of life exist because of sin. Were it not for the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross, the ability to overcome would elude me. God delivering up His Son as a sacrifice for my sins didn’t level the playing field, it annihilated it. He who gave all, owns all. Victory over sin and death was rightfully won by Him. Because of His love and mercy I can say “If God be for us, who can be against us.” This is the banner I march under as I face the adversity and opposition of each day. If sin has been conquered, if the flesh has been put to death, overcoming isn’t just a goal or a hope, it is my reality and my destiny. Praise be to God for His unspeakable gift of atonement and for the healing, peace, life, and power if has brought to my life. Because He has made atonement for me, I can overcome through Him.
This is a great attitude to have, and a wonderful way to cope. Good luck to you in the rest of the A-to-Z!
Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z
Thanks for taking the time to stop by Shannon!
I love this. Atonement is something I studied recently with our Bible class. 🙂
When you hear accusing that is not God. The Devil is the acecsur and grabs something that you are already in the flesh about. <- Powerful.. A trespass carried is a burden, one that is forgiven is a bonding experience.