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God’s purpose and mission is a profound teaching of the Scripture and one that causes the redeemed heart to resound in ever increasing praise. Before the foundation of the world, God purposed to take on flesh in the person of Jesus Christ and redeem His own by atoning through His own sacrificial death for their sins.

Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV)
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

   God’s mission is the salvation of all who will believe on Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. God’s mission is a marvelous mystery. It cannot be fully grasped though it can be understood. As a great theologian once said, “The Gospel is simple enough for a child to believe but deep enough for a scholar to mine their entire life.” The wonderous work of God in which He stooped to save those trapped in sin (Romans 5:8) is that God brings to life the human soul that is dead and bound in a life of sin by His mercy in Christ. Through faith, that only God can be credited with giving (for we do not contribute any work or unction for our salvation), God gives us the very faith in which we surrender to Him from our worldly and selfish living. God mercifully does not give the sinner what he deserves when he receives Christ through God-given faith, but he also is given grace. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Grace goes a step further, it is someone taking your place in the punishment you deserve. That is what Christ did. He was born and died for one purpose: to redeem His flock (John 10).

Forever, Christ’s flock will live in His literal, eternal Kingdom which will be established visibly when He returns. Christ came the first time as a humble servant, establishing His Kingdom in the hearts of His people but will return a second time with a host to literally establish His eternal kingdom visibly. Then He shall reign from Jerusalem with strength and power. His kingdom will have no end. His praise will rise forever. God will dwell with redeemed man. What a glorious purpose of God! His mission knows no defeat! Praise be to the merciful, gracious, all-powerful and one-true God!

Source: The Bible

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