“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16, KJV
Let’s talk about the mission of God.
God delivered his son Jesus for the redemption of our sins and for the saving of our souls. As told in Matthew 5:5-11, Jesus is recorded teaching his disciples what they will go through here on earth and how their place and position in heaven is secured. Jesus is recorded saying,
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:5-8, ESV
In Luke chapter 2, the birth of Jesus by the virgin Mary is recorded. In verses 25-32, a man named Simeon is mentioned to have witnessed Jesus. In these verses, it is quoted how Simeon was a righteous and devout man, and how the Holy Spirit revealed to him the birth of Jesus. When Jesus’s parents brought Jesus into the temple to offer sacrifices for his birth (as was custom in the Law of the Lord in that time), Simeon came also to witness what the Spirit had revealed to him. He is recorded saying,
“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” Luke 2:29-32, ESV
What the Holy Spirit – through Simeon – was saying was that Jesus was brought and created for the redemption of mankind. Jesus came for the Jews and the Gentiles. When Simeon says, “a light for revelation to the Gentiles,” he is saying that Jesus came to be a light and the way for those outside of the Jewish law and custom. When Simeon said, “for glory to your people Israel,” he was explaining how Jesus came from a Jew to the Jews.
Jesus was, and is the son of God, but God had a mission for him to come in the form of man – from a man – to set all men free.
Jesus’s mission on earth was to save souls and literally set people free. Free from bondage, free from strongholds and depression, and free from addictive behaviors – free from sin.
Jesus came for the redemption of all, and that is why we call him our Savior.
Jesus is the light of the whole world, and he is the only way to freedom.
Will you follow him and trust his guidance?
Let him lead you in the right direction towards freedom and redemption. Allow him to cleanse away all unrighteousness and make a clean heart within you.
God bless you.