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The Purpose For Christ's Coming - Part 2

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December 21, 2021 12:00 am

The Purpose For Christ's Coming - Part 2

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December 21, 2021 12:00 am

Gain knowledge on how the second purpose for Christ’s coming was to reveal the true nature of the Father.


Welcome to the InTouch podcast with Charles Stanley for Tuesday, December 21 Christmas is more than presence and decorations that becomes apparent when you grasp the purpose for Christ's coming here is more on the coming of Christ.

Purpose of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ was to fulfill the law The first coming of the Lord Jesus Christ was what fulfill the law of the second purpose was to reveal the father and the third purpose that testified to the truth because the fourth reasonable purpose for which he came, and that is to be found in Luke chapter 19 that most of us know what Luke 19 is about is the first part of it is the story of Jesus calling Zach. Here's down from the tree and saying him. Zach is coming down. I'm going home with you because salvation has come to your house today. Well it's interesting after Zakia's repents of his sin and pays back four times what is taken. Verse nine says and Jesus said to him today salvation has come to this house because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

Jesus at one of the reasons I came is the seek and to save that which is lost now when you look at that passage. He says the seek and the say what is he mean by seeking insight to remember that the theme of the 15th chapter of Luke is the theme of lost things that we have. We are first of all, of what a loss for a lost sheep a lost coin, and what a lost son, but I want you notice something, here's the difference. A coin is an inanimate object that is no mind of its own. I sheep has no mind like a human does. And so the shepherd goes up the sheep.

The woman goes up to her: but God has given to every man and woman of free will and the father typified here by God himself runs toward the center with open forgiving arms. Once the center has first made the choice to come back to the father. Jesus is a seeking Savior pieces I've come to seek and to save that which is lost to listen for every single one of you who is rejected the Lord Jesus Christ or in ignorance have not known the truth. I want to tell you there's somebody after you. Jesus Christ, the son of God is seeking you seeking to save you seeking deliberate use seeking to free you seeking to set you free seeking to give you a whole brand-new life is models and evidence of Jesus seeking me you don't see what is happening. My friend just the fact that you are listening. Just the fact that your listening right now God is seeking you pieces I've come to seek and to save that which is lost now. Will he mean by saving the lost will a lost person is a person who is separated from God because of their sin. The sin of unbelief. We come in during a state of innocence before long we make a choice.

The sin and every single person who's ever lived made the choice to sin against God. Man is separated from God by his sin.

Jesus that I come to seek and to save that which is lost now a better word, that is a more descriptive word, a word that probably you and I could picture a little better than just a word say if you turn to Romans chapter 5 for a moment I want you look at the word here. Listen to the word that Paul uses here, which is probably a little more picturesque and we set a lost person is one who, by the choice of their sin has been separated from God.

Verse 10 of Romans five for if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his son, much more, having been reconciled, we should be saved by his life unexplained reconciliation means. The term reconciled simply means this that God seeing the helpless condition of sinners did not wait for the center to reach up and finally grabbed God because he never would all listen all the philosophies in the world have been the explanations of man's search for truth, the highest good and light man could never have reached high enough intellectually or in his work to reach God. Reconciliation is a loving God doing what reaching down the sinful man, where man could not reach God and taking hold of sinful man who was beyond his own reach of God, God reaching down taking sinful man and bringing him back into a oneness of relationship with God the father. Only God reconciles the center to himself. I look at this verse. Second drink in chapter 5, Paul said in verse 17 therefore if any man is now in Christ, he is a new creature something drastic is happy the old things passed away behold all things, behold, new things have come.

Now all these things are from God. That is all this new life is from God, who did what, who reconciled us brought us back into relationship with him through Christ, and he listened. Not only did he do that, but he gave to all of us the ministry of what the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reaching out and bringing the world reconciled the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and is committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are now ambassadors for Christ of this message of reconciliation, as though God were through us in treating these lost people we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled unto God and listen. He's is one of the purposes for which he came was to see because out and finding us that is bringing us to an awareness of him, God the father through his son reach down and brought us back our borders into relationship with him now, having brought us into a reconciled relationship.

That means the war is over, we are forgiven, and he says in this passage look verse 21 second rent is five he made Christ him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf that we might become. Listen we might become the righteousness of God in Christ.

That is you and I are closed in the righteousness of God in the person of Jesus Christ and his will get a senior. What's this very carefully. God reach down and reconcile his back unto himself when he did that exactly what happened. Turn back to Colossians chapter 1, when he brought us back into this relationship with him. The Bible says something happened verse 15 of Colossians 1 Christ is the image of the in invisible God, the firstborn of creation. Verse 19 it was the father's good pleasure for all the fullness of the father to dwell in him. Chapter 2 verse nine for in him that is in Christ all the fullness of deity dwells in bodily form and in him you have been made complete now let me ask a question in whom are you dwelling in Christ. He says you are abiding in me and I'm abiding in you, who is indwelling Christ. Listen the fullness of the Godhead. Now understand that you and I cannot fully comprehend that but here's what I want you to see.

He says you and I are in Christ. Christ is in us. He has become our life.

This Christ has become our life is also indwelt by God the father so that all the fullness of the Godhead is indwelling. Every single believer. What does that say to you about the incomparable love of God that was expressed that I Jesus Christ was born.

He was not simply satisfied fulfilling the law repealing the father testifying to the truth but it was a great purpose of God not only to reconcile us unto himself, but then listen in all of the fullness of his glory and his power to indwell every single saint so that you and I clings with the blood of Jesus Christ. Other continuing ongoing growing what reflections of the person of Almighty God himself that his purpose is purposes not seem to forgive our sins's purposes. Listen God who is transcendent above and beyond all of creation God in all of his glory and power and honor and majesty has chosen to condescend to live within the human body of any and every single believer that is the message of Christmas that Jesus came to dwell among men, and he came to dwell within the human body of every single believer LBS request if his purpose was to seek and to save that which is lost and the Bible clearly says that he has given to you and meet the ministry of reconciliation. That means that he's given to every single one of us the responsibility of being vessels of reconciliation to lost people who need to be brought into fellowship with God. That is an option that isn't something you and I choose or choose not to do.

He says you have been given.

God has commission every single one of us with the ministry of reconciliation. Somebody says that's not my spiritual gift, forget it.

Listen, every single spiritual gift has been given in order to serve the living God, and God could not make it any clearer about say I have reconciled you to myself. You have the responsibility of becoming the vessel through whom others are reconciled to me through you. Let me ask another question. Can you tell me a greater work on earth than for God to use you as a vessel by which someone else's introduced the Christ, their sins are forgiven, their names written in the Lamb's book of life, and they are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise of the day of redemption and they become the eternal sons and daughters of the living God. Do you understand what happens when you do that God uses you listen. God uses you to do what to in fact an eternal change in somebody's life and ask another question when you die really making a real difference that you live will make any eternal difference. Can you name me anything on the face of this earth that you could ever do that would have the lasting impact that would be equal to your bringing one single person into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, thereby affecting the change of their eternal destiny with the policy. There has been given to all of us.

The service of reconciliation. That's why Jesus came with his one last reason. If you turn the John chapter 10 for a moment. In this chapter, the Lord Jesus is picturing himself as the good Shepherd. Listen to what he says.*Verse nine I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he shall be saved and shall go in and out and find pasture. The fee who is the thief Satan the thief comes only to steal and steal your life steal your talents steal your gifts till your possession.

Steal your time, steal and kill and destroy Jesus as I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly noises he came.

He says this is reason I came I came that your life may be made complete. We have been made whole by the grace of a loving father we have abundant life that is life at its best is the gift of God to every single believer and I want to ask you my friend.

Do you have life at its best. You can just keep on doing it your way and having it your way and doing your thing. Neglecting and shunning and rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ just carry out your life you I will tell you something first of all, of these days you will Don be eternally separated from God and you don't you will of Miss light is is enough to be forgiven him, since he says I come to give you not life but life abundantly.

He says men I want you to enjoy every minute of it. I want you to live it to its fullest pieces are made, your whole person. I want you to be completely nieces out made you complete in.

That's why came the more I read the Bible.

Here's a conclusion I come to the most awful incomprehensible painful of all, seems ever to be pictured by the human mind are seen by the human eye will be the judgment of God. When men who have heard the gospel women who heard the gospel stand before the Lord Jesus Christ and all of his Majesty and righteousness and holy and glory and honor with all of his attributes, blowing like a thousand stars around, and this unbelieving guidance sin sick world all for their pitiful excuses to a holy God who moved heaven and earth seeking them out in order to save them to reconcile them to give them life and to give them abundant life, and for them to have rejected him.

I will tell you my friend. The glories of heaven are beyond human comprehension. The pain of the judgment will be equal in sorrow as heaven will be enjoy my dear friend this is the way you respond to the divine outreaching hand of our heavenly father. You acknowledge that him that you've sinned against you telling Lord I've sinned against you, I rebelled against job wanted my way. I am confessing my sins. I'm repenting of my sins, father, and changing my attitude on I want you in my life. I am receiving the death of your son as full payment for my sin I am receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal savior I'm yielding my life to him here and now by faith I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. The moment you express that faith in him, your sins are forgiven given brought in the beautiful wonderful bosom of the heavenly father. You now have become a child of the living God, my friend, Jesus says I come to seek and to save that which is lost in outcome to give you the kind of life that your heart is hungering and thirsting for listen. Nobody knows the, like you need like God and he's tailored the abundant life. Listen to meet to satisfy and to complete the life of every single human being on the face of the earth and the gospel is offered to you now. You have to make a decision.

You only have two choices. You can accept Christ as your Savior and forever become a living child of God or you can reject the gospel and forever be separated from God. No hope for ever and ever and ever. When times ceases to be, you will be so to speak. In this vast unlimited existence of eternal separation from God only because you made a foolish choice about your life would you agree my friend if listen to me. If what I told you if what I've shared with you just may possibly be true. Will you not be wise enough to fall on your knees and pray, read where you are and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal savior. He came for folks like you and me he won't force you my friend I am pleading with you in the name of Jesus to surrender your life to him and begin to enjoy life at its very best. God's wonderful abundantly thinking for listening to part 211. The purpose for Christ's coming. If you like to know more about Charles Stanley for entice ministry that my intense tantalizing. This podcast is a presentation of intense ministries Atlanta, Georgia

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