The Hope of the Gospel!!!!
"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” - 1 John 3:8b NKJV
Jesus’ purpose was released through the salvation event. He destroyed the works of the devil. This word “destroy” carries the idea of “loosening, to break up, destroy or dissolve.” Literally, the cross and empty tomb mark the end of satan’s right to rule over humanity. God had overturned the fall of man and opened the way for restoration and wholeness to mankind. This is the Good News! This is the Gospel!! Once without hope, we can now experience the fullness of God’s purpose for our lives because Jesus accomplished His purpose! In the darkness of our trials and in the pressures of this age we must remember that victory belongs to us and we carry the purpose of Christ in our hearts, the message of hope to the world. Let’s allow these truths to transform our inner life and overflow through our lives.
The only way to God is the way from God-the cross! -Herbert Lockyear