16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Getting to know the purpose of salvation is very important. Everything God does is done with a purpose. By connecting to His purpose, you will enjoy the glory of God in a higher dimension.
John 3:16 is one of the most popular verses in the bible. It carries the most important message that defines God’s purpose for saving the world. From that verse, it is evident that the purpose of salvation is to receive the life of God. Having everlasting life is the reason we preach the gospel. It is also the overriding reason Jesus died on the cross.
When it comes to evangelism, the church has associated the need for salvation with helping people avoid hell. It was and is still being preached today – so the first thing that comes into mind when the subject of salvation comes up is that one does not land in hell and ultimately the lake of fire.
In as much as that is true, however, that is not the reason for salvation. Because the one who has the life of God automatically escapes hell and the lake of fire. Many are even living in hell on earth. Yes, it is hell to be sick, it is hell to go through what some are going through in their lives. But it takes the life of God to bring you His glory.
The ultimate purpose of salvation is to receive God’s life, which gives you the ability to escape all that the enemy has in store for you.
The Purpose Of Salvation Is To Receive The Life That Guarantees Freedom
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2
What makes the gospel good news is the fact that we receive freedom from the power of sin and death. In other words, the life of God in a believer guarantees freedom from darkness.
We all want freedom, and the only way a person can be set free from the power of sin and death is to receive God’s life. Sicknesses and disease, physical death, poverty, and various kinds of suffering have plagued the human race since the fall of Adam. So much that it is seen as normal to be sick, poor, or even die.
However, we ought to understand that the purpose of God creating man was for him not to go through what many are going through today. There was a need for a savior who will come and rescue the human race from the many conditions that plagued them.
When the life of God is received after one is saved, the goal of that is to set him free from the life of sin and death.
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
Sin is living below God’s standard. In other words, anything that is contrary to the life of God and His glory is sin. And that includes but is not limited to sickness and diseases, poverty, sexual immorality, and the like. Therefore, the purpose of salvation is to bring life which in turn delivers freedom from the life of sin and death,
To be born again is to be free from the life that is common in the world. You need to believe it to walk in them.
34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:34-36
So the end game is for us to be free. Freedom from sin and death. Free from the life that is responsible for tears and sorrow. In Christ, God has achieved this purpose and made us one with Him again. Stay blessed
Read Further: 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 5:1-2, 13
Prayer For Today
My precious God and Father, I thank you today in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for setting me free through the power of your life at work in me. I am grateful for helping me escape a life that never brought me joy but sorrow. From today, I live your way and in your will. Amen