Why Did Jesus Really Come?

princeofpeace13I heard a God whisper within my heart recently that drew me, yet another step, closer to Him.  He spoke to me about His true purpose in coming. 

“The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy.  I came that you might have life.”

Jesus said in another place, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…”

The gentle, yet powerful, inner whisper combined the two verses and what I heard was this:

 

“I came that you might have Me, and that you might have Me beyond your ability to measure.”

It’s easy in a consumer driven culture to define life as good, exciting things.  And that’s not all bad.  It’s natural for us to focus on the tangible expressions of “the good life.”   Other’s define it the way I used to hear from the pulpit growing up, “I came to pay for the sins of those who will believe in Me, so that they can inherit eternal life when they die.”  That is, of course, an eternal benefit.  But, it’s not how the original hearers of Jesus words heard Him.

When you or I inherit Jesus, Himself, within the context of this world’s corruption, we are graced with the naturally supernatural ability to overcome junk.  But, even more, we inherit – no strings attached – Him becoming literally one with us.

Now it’s Jesus In Me, Through Me, As Me

The primary purpose of Jesus was to reunite us with the fulness of Himself (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) right here, right now.  Not simply in the sweet by and by.

“I came that you might have Me, and that you might have Me beyond  your ability to measure.”

The by-product of that just happens to deal with the material realities of our world.  As the Spirit of God said through King David in Psalm 37, “Delight yourself in me, and I will give you the desires of your heart.  One of the primary Hebrew language meanings of “delight yourself” is be tender.  Isn’t that interesting.  Be tender hearted before and toward the Lord and He will be delighted, Himself, to give you your heart’s desires.

When I married my wife, it wasn’t simply to enjoy the concept of marriage.  It wasn’t so that I wouldn’t have to live a lonely life.  It was because I wanted to become one in vital daily relationship with her.

It’s the same in becoming one with Jesus.

True Christianity Is About Being One In Daily Fellowship With Him In A Way That Attracts Others To The Same Pleasure and Peace.

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