HE CAME TO DO MUCH MORE – Pastor Chris
Friday, September 28, 2018
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will (Ephesians 1:11).
There’s a way some people think about Jesus and the Gospel that’s inconsistent with the real purpose for which He came into this world. For some, He came to save us from sin, but He came to do much more than saving us from sin. Delivering humanity from sin, the devil, wickedness and the corrupting influences in the world, was a means to an end. The primary reason Jesus came was to make us sons of God, and bring us into fellowship with the Father.
1 John 3:2 says, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God….” 1 John 1:3 says, “…and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” This is the glory of Christianity; the consummation of all that Jesus came to do! He made fellowship with God possible. He made it possible for sinful man to become God’s living tabernacle.
It would have been wonderful for us just to be God’s servants or His favoured creatures, but He chose to bring us into oneness with Himself, into His class. Now we have become partakers of the divine nature. This is beyond religion. You’re not an ordinary person; you’re an heir of the Monarch of the universe (Romans 8:17), and a joint-heir with Christ. You’re a member of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones (Ephesians 5:30).
You’re in an inseparable union with Him. You can’t go anywhere or do anything without Him. He said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches…” (John 15:5). We have the same life, nature, and character with Him. Now we can think like Him, because we have the same mind with Him (1 Corinthians 2:16). We can express and manifest His glory and His righteousness, because we’re the epitome of His righteousness, and the effulgence of His glory.
This is Christianity! This is what Jesus came for; He brought life and immortality to light. He came to give us the same life the Father has! Hallelujah.
Righteous Father, what an awesome blessing it is to know that you’ve brought me into an inseparable union with you. I’m of the same stock with Jesus, and a partaker of His very life; a member of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: John 6:47; John 10:10 AMPC; John 1:10-13
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Ephesians 4:17-5:1-2 & Isaiah 25-26
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Timothy 3:1-17 & Jeremiah 46
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