A. Propitiation means “to satisfy.” It is a reference to the mercy seat in the temple. The mercy seat was the lid on top of the Ark of the Covenant in the Holy of Holies. Once a year blood was presented, and God’s wrath turned to mercy–thus it is called the “mercy” seat. Propitiation means “mercy seat, to win over, to soothe, to conciliate, to bring into harmony.”
B. Propitiation is through faith in the Blood of Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:24-25 “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”
1 John 4:10 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
C. Christ’s propitiatory work on the cross was sufficient! Jesus’ blood is enough to cover the sins of all mankind, if mankind chooses to be saved.
1 John 2:1-2 “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our’s only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” We need only repent and receive His free gift!
Rest your faith in the fact that God is completely satisfied with Christ’s sacrifice for us and take hold of Him NOW!