The Mystery of Human Life

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  The Mystery of Human Life Have you ever wondered why you are living in this world and what thepurpose of your life is? There are six keys that unlock this mystery. 1. God's Plan God desires to express Himself through man (Rom. 8:29). For this purpose,He created man in His own image (Gen. 1:26). Just as a glove is made in theimage of a hand to contain a hand, so also man is made in the image of Godto contain God. By receiving God as his content, man can express God (2 Cor. 4:7). 2. Man To fulfill His plan, God made man as a vessel (Rom. 9:21-24). This vessel has three parts: body,soul, and spirit (I Thes. 5:23). The body contacts and receives the things of the physical realm.The soul. the mental faculty, contacts and receives the things of the psychological realm. And thehuman spirit, the innermost part of man, was made to contact and receive God Himself (John4:24). Man was created notmerely to contain food in his stomach, or to contain knowledge in hismind, but to contain God in his spirit (Eph. 5:18). 3. Man's Fal lBut before man could receive God as life into his spirit, sin entered into him (Rom. 5:12). Sindeadened his spirit (Eph. 2:1), made him an enemy of God in his mind (Col. 1:21), andtransmuted his body into sinful flesh (Gen. 6:3; Rom. 6:12). Thus, sin damaged all three parts of man, alienating him from God. In this condition, man could not receive God. 4. Christ's Redemption for God's Dispensing Nevertheless, man's fall did not deter God from fulfilling His srcinal plan. In order to accomplishHis plan, God firstbecame a man called Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14). Then Christ died on the crossto redeem man (Eph. 1:7), thus taking away his sin (John 1:29) and bringing him back to God(Eph. 2:13). Finally, in resurrection, He became the life-giving Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45b) so that Hecould dispense His unsearchably rich life into man's spirit (John 20:22; 3:6). 5. Man's Regeneration Since Christ has become the life giving Spirit, man can now receive God's life into his spirit. TheBible calls this regeneration (1 Pet. 1:3; John 3:3). To receive this life, man needs to repent toGod and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21; 16:31).  To be regenerated, simply come to the Lord with an open and honestheart and say to Him:  Lord Jesus, I am a sinner  I need You.Thank You for dying for me. Lord Jesus, forgive me.Cleanse me from all my sins. I believe You rose from the dead. I receive You right now as my Savior and life.Come into me! Fill me with Your life! Lord Jesus, I give myself to You for Your purpose. 6. God's Full Salvation After regeneration, a believer needs to be baptized (Mark 16:16). Then God begins the lifelongprocess of gradually spreading Himself as life from the believer's spirit into his soul (Eph. 3:17).This process, called transformation (Rom. 12:2),requires human cooperation (Phil. 2:12). Thebeliever cooperates by allowing the Lord to spread into his soul until all his desires, thoughts, anddecisions become one with those of Christ. Finally, at Christ's return, God will fully saturate thebeliever's body with His life. This is called glorification (Phil. 3:21). Thus, instead of being emptyand damaged in each part, this man is filled and saturated with the life of God. This is God's fullsalvation! Such a man now expresses God, fulfilling God's plan!
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