Saturday, 7 April 2012

GOD’S ETERNAL PURPOSE REVEALED




In the very beginning of all things, God Almighty created the heavens and the earth. He then made man in His own image and endowed him with glory and splendour. God gave man dominion to rule over all His creation. He however commanded man not to eat from a particular tree in the middle of the garden. Hmm, but through the deceit of the devil; God’s enemy, man disobeyed God by eating from the forbidden tree. Man then lose the glory, splendour and his authority over God’s entire creation.
How pitiful! Yes, so man had fallen flat to sin. From that day, sin, fear and death begin to rule over men. Sin increased so much that God regretted ever creating man. For this reason God by flood destroyed the whole world and wiped off every creature, except for Noah, his family and certain selected creatures. Well, but destroying the world by flood did not wipe sin off. Sin continued to reign as a king and men are his subjects (slaves). It is in these times that God showed mercy to Abraham.
So God chose Abraham and gave him a promise. The promise is that through Abraham’s seed, the whole world will be blessed. God raised the nation Israel from Abraham with a mighty hand. This nation went into slavery in Egypt where they were tortured; but God brought them out with mighty signs and wonders. He gave them the law and they were ruled by judges, prophets and kings, but people continue to be wicked and sinful. Everyone was weak, feeble and at the mercy of the wicked devil.
Yes, it is in all these that God revealed His eternal plan concerning mankind. This time, He sent His only Son, whom He loved to come and suffer the punishment for all the sins that men have committed. So Jesus was born in the form of man and He went about doing good, healing the sick and setting the captives free. He committed no sin, but the rulers of tne day arrested and maltreated Him. They beat Him severely, He cried so loud but no one came to save Him. So they continued till they killed Him on the cross and buried Him.

So they killed the Son of God. But He rose on the third day with power and glory. He met His disciples and promised to send them the Holy Spirit. He also promised that He will come again to take all believers to Heaven. He commanded them to preach about Him to everyone in the world. After these, He ascended to Heaven where He is sitted at right hand of God.

It is true that the promises of God are yes and amen. On the day of Pentecost, The Lord Jesus Christ poured the Holy Spirit upon the believers in Jerusalem. He produces power and authority in believers to overcome demonic powers, sin and its consequences. The Spirit of God is still in us doing great and wonderful things in the world today. He is preparing us so that we will be like Jesus when He comes. Yes, so we patiently wait for the glorious appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is coming to take us from this sinful world into His glorious dwelling. Are you prepared to meet Him?

You have heard it all for yourself. So the Bible reveals the divine purpose of God concerning mankind. The conclusion of the matter is that, Jesus came to save us from all our sins. He came to heal all our diseases. He came to fill us with His Spirit. He is coming again to take us to Himself in Heaven. This is our hope as Christians and anyone who has this hope in him keeps himself pure.

Pray this short prayer and Jesus would come to live in your Heart through His Spirit: Lord Jesus, I understand that you died and resurrected for my sins. At this moment i have accepted You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Forgive all my sins and come into my heart now and forever more. Amen

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