We serve the God of plan and purpose, who has a clear purpose for everything in life Ecc. 3:1. The scriptures make us to understand that God sent Jesus to the earth, whose birth is what globally is being celebrated today Jn. 8:42; 17:3. The question is, why did God send Jesus, what was His purpose for sending Christ to the earth? Remember, until purpose is well understood, abuse of opportunity and privilege cannot be avoided Pro. 29:18.
Why Did God send Jesus?
Salvation means preservation and deliverance from ruins or loss; specifically in God’s kingdom, it means deliverance from sin and its consequences. After the fall of man, he became captive of sin and the effect it death, destruction and ruins in life Rms. 6:23. This is the state of every man in the world; it was the coming of Christ that delivered man from sin and all its consequences Mat. 1:21; Jn. 3:16.
At the fall of man, he was disconnected from God, which is the secret to the life of success on the earth Jn. 15:5; Exo. 33:14-15; Gen. 3:23-24. God sent Christ to reconnect man back to God, thereby enable man to enjoy God’s presence in his life continually again Isa. 7:14; Mat. 28:20.
The works of the devil include sickness, disease, and all forms of oppression and evil Mat. 13:27-28. This has been the experience of man since his fall at Eden. God sent Jesus to the earth to destroy the works of the devil and change the narrative of man on the earth 1Jn. 3:8; Acts 10:38; Isa. 53:1-4.
Man was created originally by God a supernatural being like Himself, with the capacity to operate the supernatural as he lives in the physical Gen. 1:26-28. This is what empowers man to have charge and dominion on the earth, which he lost at his fall. God sent Christ to restore man back to the supernatural thereby putting man in charge on the earth again Jn. 3:8; Mk. 16:15-17.
From scriptures, it is only woes that are found in the world almost from the beginning Rev. 12:12. God sent Christ to the earth to introduce joy unspeakable full of glory to the earth, thereby revert the woes to joy Lk. 2:10; 1Pet. 1:18.
What the world has to offer is troubles and tribulation since the fall of man Jn. 16:33. God sent Christ to the earth to bring peace that nothing on the earth can tamper with Lk. 2:13-14; Php. 4:7.
Man was originally created as the peak of God’s creation, to exist and operate in the same realm with God Gen. 1:26-27. This means man was to experiencing the best of life ever, which he lost at his fall. God sent Christ to being man back to that experience of the best of life, called eternal or abundant life Jn. 10:10; Gal. 3:13-14.
How can one Experience the Benefits of His coming?
All the benefits of Christ coming is meant for every man, but only those who receives Him as their Lord and personal saviour will experience the them Jn. 1:12; Acts 4:12; 1Jn. 1:11-12. To receive Christ as personal saviour means to turn to Him for deliverance from the power of sin, and as Lord is to submit to total control of one’s life to Him.
It is only what one believes that one can become or experience in reality Isa. 53:1-4. In essence, we need to have faith that the provisions of Christ coming are real, and expect to see them become the reality in one’s life Rev. 5:12; Lk. 1:45.
All provisions of the kingdom can only be experience by those who will choose to obey the demands of the kingdom for them Jms. 2:18. For instance, one must be a giver to prosper financially and materially Lk. 6:38.
In conclusion, God sent Christ to take man out of the life of misery, suffering and failure he was subject to since his fall Gen. 3:17-19. Christ brought man into the life of envy he was created for originally, but it is each one’s responsibility to step into it Deu. 30:19.
To anyone reading this that will love to give his/her life to Christ, pray this prayer out loud with me from your heart: “Lord Jesus, I surrender my life to you today. Forgive me my sins; wash me with your blood. I believe you died for me, on the third day you rose again that I may be justified. Right now, I believe that my sins are forgiven; I’m justified by your blood; I’m born-again; I’m saved; I’m a child of God; I’m free from the power of sin to serve the living God. Thank you Jesus for receiving me; thank you Jesus for restoring me; thank you Jesus for saving me.”
Father in the name of Jesus, I make the choice for the abundant life that Christ came to offer humanity, and I receive the grace for every demand for it now Deu. 30:19.