The following 3 verses have been called “The Bible in miniature”. These words have brought many to eternal life. ” And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whoever believes may in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.” John chapter 3, verses 14, 15, 16.
What is the Father’s purpose? Well, simply put, the Father’s purpose is to bless men and women. Indeed, the Father has formed a purpose to have men and women in infinite blessing before Him. It is His purpose and pleasure that whoever believes on His Son “should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Everything under the sun is of a perishable order. Think about it. Death is stamped upon everything in the world, and on each and every man and woman. This may be sad but true. The pleasure of the Father is to bring you, the reader of these lines, into the knowledge and joy of that which lies outside of the power of death.
In a nutshell, the purpose of the Father is a gift of love. “The gift of eternal life is freely given to all those who believe in His Son.” Cool stuff.
John 3:3 “In reply Jesus declared, I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
- 2 Corinthians 4:6 - For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
- 2 Peter 1:4 - by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
- John 3:3 - "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God."
- Matthew 7:7-11 - "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
- Psalm 139:1-6 - O , you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O , you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
- Ephesians 1:3-6 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
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