Purpose: Sent to Redeem and Upgrade: But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Purpose: Sent to Redeem and Upgrade
But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
He came to offer Himself for our sins so that He might deliver us from the evil of this age. This He did in accordance with the will of God. So, God means well for us, and is not interested in afflicting us with evil.
we are further acquainted with another purpose of Jesus Christ in the passage above. The Bible says He became poor so that we might become rich. In other words, He came to swap our poverty and miseries with His own glory and riches.
A missionary on furlough told this story while visiting his home church in Michigan. “While serving at a small field hospital in Africa, every two weeks I travelled by bicycle through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies.
House for Sale
Many rooms with a master suite
Open floor plan for peace
Large eat-in grace
Fenced in mercy with room for expansion
Son room with a marvellous view of salvation
Pool of milk and honey in the back
Pearly gates in front
One of the major agenda of Jesus was to offer His life in replacement for the lives of humankind. After the fall in the Garden of Eden, death became the end of all humans by default, as it would be unbearable to live forever as originally planned by God in such fallen state. With sin also came disengagement from God, labour, misery, pain, hurts and all manners of woes. So, death was introduced to cut short the miseries associated with living in the flesh.
…through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood… because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.
Before His coming, the people of God were under the regime of the various precepts that God had communicated to Moses at different times on the way to the Promised Land – the dos and don’ts of day-to-day living. It is in strict adherence to these rules that righteousness is determined (Leviticus 18:5).