|The Blessed Promise|
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him. (Psalms 37:39,40)
Salvation is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-10). All that is needed for this present life and the life to come has been promised and realised ini Jesus Christ our Lord. When we choose the righteousness of God as our very own the Lord imputes His righteousness to us and we are counted righteous because of the merits of Jesus Christ.
In the sanctuary of ancient Israel they were required to bring a lamb as an offering for sin. When this was accomplished then the priest took the blood of the innocent lamb into the sanctuary where it woukd remain until the day of final atonement for sin.
On this day the High Priest would make an atonement for all those who by faith and penitence chose to have their sins tranfered to the sanctuary. Then the sins of the finally penitent were place on the scape goat where they were forever removed in symbol from the people of God.
Thus in type of the great and final day we see how Gowill finally and totally set things right in our universe. The righteous are saved because they seek refuge in the Lord Jesus Christ who is their atonement. (Romans 3:25,26)