Acts 3: 23
“Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from among his people.”
Peter continuing to present his case for Jesus in the context of Moses uses a command heard on the day of atonement: “Anyone who does not deny himself on (this) day must be cut off from his people” Leviticus 23:29
The Atonement weaves its way through the Advent as one strand. No advent no atonement and vice versa.
He came to reconcile man to God.
This baby born in humble surroundings is the King of glory.
This baby born to die, born for a powerful resurrection descended from an ascended position for you and me.
And the law within the atonement is simply this: listen to him/deny yourself and you will live; don’t and you will die.
Approach Christmas this year with a renewed sense of bowing before Him and listening to His voice. This Life will then be your life.