Jesus, Our Atoning Cover

God is holy. Consider our own thoughts and ways.

Isaiah, “saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim were standing above Him, each having six wings: with two each covered his face, and with two each covered his feet, and with two each flew. And one called out to another and said,

‘Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of armies.
The whole earth is full of His glory.’

And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said,

‘Woe to me, for I am ruined!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips.
For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of armies.'”
(Isaiah 6:1-5 NASB)

Jesus, Lord of armies. We too will see Him when He leaves His Father’s throne.

“Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So, it is to be. Amen.” (Revelation 1:7 NASB) An angel took a burning coal from the altar and touched it to Isaiah’s lips and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your guilt is taken away and atonement is made for your sin.” (Isaiah 6:7 NASB) Christ’s blood made atonement for sin. To repent and believe in Jesus is to have our guilt taken away. No more “Woe to me, I am ruined.” How’s that for good news?

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight, He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He set forth in Him, regarding His plan of the fullness of the times, to bring all things together in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth.” (Ephesians 1:7-10 NASB) More good news.

The redeemed are guided by God’s Spirit of truth.

“In Your faithfulness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.” (Exodus 15:13 NASB) “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” (John 16:13 NASB) Continue in faith, the gospel of God’s kingdom is full of good news.

The photo is of a man beating himself in Jerusalem for his sins during Sukkot, God’s feast of tabernacles. Sadly, he was without faith in Christ Jesus. Only the blood of Christ can make atonement for sin.