A MUCH HIGHER PURPOSE – Pastor Chris
Thursday, November 1, 2018
…our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ (1 John 1:3).
Ask many people, “Why did Jesus come?” They’ll mostly answer, “He came to save us from sin,” or “He came to destroy the works of the devil.” But Jesus came to do much more than “save” us from sin, and destroy the works of the devil; all that was a means to an end. He came for a much higher purpose.
In John 10:10 AMPC, for example, He said, “…I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” So, Jesus came to give us life, but again, that’s one of the stated purposes. 1 Corinthians 1:9 says, “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” This is so powerful, and it consummates His purpose for coming.
If He only saved us or destroyed the works of the devil or gave us life, without bringing us into fellowship or oneness with Himself and with the Father, all the foregoing would have never been enough.
He saved us from sin, and gave us His life, to make it possible for us to become one with the Father; He brought us into fellowship—the fellowship of the God- kind. This is the amazing blessing that Jesus brought to us—the big thing that He made possible—fellowship with the Father. Now, anything that belongs to the Father belongs to us; we’re heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ. Glory to God!
Precious Father, thank you for your boundless love and grace towards me that has elevated me to your class of being, making me an associate of the God- kind. My joy knows no bounds as I relish the benefits of my fellowship, oneness, and partnership with you, now and evermore, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 8:17; 1 Corinthians 6:17; 2 Corinthians 13:14
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Hebrews 1 & Jeremiah 34-35
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN 1 Peter 1:1-12 & Ezekiel 32
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