Many people have often born strong witness of the power of the atonement in their lives, with adding somewhere in that declaration that, “I don’t know how it works, I only know that it does.”
Recently, I had an impression and inspirational understanding of how it does work. I will start off by saying that the Lord did experience everything with us, so this means He’s with you right now. He is with everyone and the thoughts, feelings, experiences and acts you are having and doing right now, every moment.
When in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ experienced our life as He going through it. Or in other words, as if He was us. Of course, when He went through it (our life), He expended and sent forth every good and righteousness expression and spiritual act of gifts and input into it unto the fullness.
This means that we can come unto Him, tap into what He experienced in our lives, and utilize what he gave us, turning it into what He would have it be, our rescue and resurrection, and anything and everything righteous and true, which He can give us. In our experiences, He takes from us ill, and gives and adds to us His will. This is because He became as us in His atonement, making us as one with Him, as we choose to repent and live righteously.
As I think of this, I am led to deeply desire to make every acting effort to make use of His powerful love and enlightened enablement, through which He extendes to each of us through His atonement, the power to change and be awesome.
As we think of our lives and the use of the atonement of our Savior in it, we need to remember this, that we have every power and gift extended and granted unto us, through His expression of great and loving sacrifice, of both mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, and in every other way, being wrought out through His atonement, that we need to, and must take merit and use of all of it, for this is its purpose.
It is in this, that we can come to know our Savior, that He is with us. You can even say that as He went through His atonement, He came to know us, and now that we are living our lives searching for Him and using His atonement, we are coming to know Him.
He has already come through our lives, with the remedies, cure and victories for our every need, both in time and in eternity. Some things will be overcome in the next life, but all things for sure, for the faithful followers of Christ, who passionately use His loving atoning sacrificing gifts, and endure. The atonement is not just for mortal bounds, but for our eternal progression as well.
What is the secret of or to life? To learn how to, and readily and actively use the atonement in our lives to the fullest.
This is the only true success and measure of a man, in his personal, family and all other aspects of his life. To be a man as He, a godly man. So how do we learn to use the atonement? This will be explained more in, The Great Atonement, Our Part: Part B.
The atonement makes it possible for us to mentally seek a higher plain in us, to grow in spiritual maturity, and change our natures, and the desires of our hearts and minds.
From lust to love, indecency to decency, degradation to nobility. It comes about by our using our God given agency, to yield ourselves, body and spirit, heart and mind, to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and use our agency to make correct choices. Bringing our souls more in line with the truth and love, guided by the Holy Spirit, thus becoming more righteous and pleasing unto God.
It is truthfully the atonement that allows and gives us our agency, for without it, we could not choose good, for there would be no influence of good in us to act with. Every time something nice is done, it is performed through the atonement, whether the person realizes it or not.
Following the Spirit and making good choices over time and every time, changes our natures to become more sanctified and pure. This is what it means to use our Lord’s atonement.
To use the power He has given us, by being with us every step of the way, He has provided the only way. This is the great cause and call then to all, to be the living recipients of the Son of God and His fruits.
Look for more in Part Two