John 3 Verse 17: “For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him”.
Christ Jesus did not come to found a religion. He came to change the world. he did not call His followers, to live as down and outs. He called people to follow Him. In following Him, we must have A Cross experience of dying to self and living for the eternal, which is new life in Him.
He called people to follow Him and in doing so, become apart of His plans that will change the world.. Christ Jesus did not come to create a safe and enclosed community of believers, He came to turn an upside down world, the right way up.
Christ Jesus called us to be risk takers. He wants us to step out into His calling for us, and to see the bigger picture through His eyes. He calls us to a freedom that this world can not understand, through this freedom we learn to live as God intended us to live.
Instead of trying to live in an upside down world, our following of Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend should cause many of the upside down worldly things to be changed, into the way He created them to be. We are called for such a time as this, to live like we have an eternal destiny of purpose, and not just to settle for the emptiness of this world, that has no idea of Who Christ Jesus really is.
Let us start reflecting how we can follow, Our Lord and Our Friend, with greater purpose. Reflection will bring renewal, in the awesomeness of just how much God love us, that He would send His Son, to pay the price for wrong doings against Him.
John 3 verse16 to 18:
V16: “For God loved the world in this way;he gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life”.
V17: “For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him”.
V18:”Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the Name of The One and Only Son Of God”.
We are called to repentance and acceptance, of The Great love God bestowed on us through Christ Jesus.
We are called for an eternal destiny, to walk in fellowship with the God that created us. Let the new year before us, be a walk of deeper fellowship with Him and In Him, so we can be world changers too,
O F J.