The purpose of God, through Jesus Christ, is to be 'with you'. (Matthew 1:23) The purpose of God, in Jesus Christ, is to be 'in you'. (Colossians 1:27) Jesus came - God in the flesh - to bring God back into 'relationship' with you.
There is a powerful 'communication' of Jesus to a church, which we find in Revelation chapter 2. Jesus speaks to this church and commends them for their 'works', for their fortitude, their faithfulness even in persecution. But Jesus says this: 'I have this against you: You have lost your first love.' (Rev 2:4) Jesus goes on to say that unless they return to this 'love' - the very heart of his purpose on earth - then he would 'remove their lampstand'. (vs.5) Jesus is not about 'good works' or even fight and fortitude. He is primarily interested in a love relationship with you, with me, with anyone who will repent and believe. (John 5:24)
Have you ever gone through the 'door' of Jesus Christ - in repentance and faith? (John 10:9) To actually cross the threshold and step into a personal relationship with Christ, is why he lived, died and rose again. Rules already existed, religion and 'good works' were already in every corner of the world. But when Jesus was born, he was given the name - and the purpose - of 'Emanuel', which means, 'God with us.' (Matthew 1:23)
Turn your heart and mind to Jesus today. Turn away from the sin in your life (repentance), and say out loud, 'Jesus I believe in you!' (faith)
'Anyone who hears my voice and believes... has eternal life and will not be condemned. He has crossed over from death to life!' John 5:24
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)