So often when I watch television programs, movies, read books, articles and enjoy other forms of media and I hear people mention Jesus, about 99 percent of the references refer to a Bible passage. Even across religious divides, one cannot dispute the fact that the Holy Bible is the #1 best-selling and most preferred book of all time.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with referring to any portion of scripture when sharing words about Jesus, but even He doesn’t want the extent of our relationship with Him to end at what's written about Him. Jesus wants to be so much more personable with us than just thinking of what we remember about Him from Sunday School, Bible Study and other church services.
If someone were to ask you about Jesus, what would your response be? Will your dominant thought be derived from what you read or heard, or will the first words from your lips speak of a joyful time you shared with him earlier that day?
The #1 method of understanding anyone is first to learn their purpose. What does the Bible say was a purpose for Jesus coming to Earth? The Bible states, "He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)
Most people know Jesus as being the One Who came to Earth to be born of a virgin, work miracles, die and rise from the dead. All of these events most undoubtedly occurred, but the purpose of Jesus is far more profound than those supernatural happenings. We’re aware that there is good and evil in the world today, and that they have been in the world for thousands of years. Jesus’ purpose for coming into the world was to destroy evil works the devil had done.
Every lesson He taught, every Miracle He performed, and the life Jesus lived in general, were all focused on destroying as much of Satan's kingdom that He possibly could, during His short ministry of only three years on the earth.
The purpose of Jesus has never changed. Even now as I type this message, He’s praying for us. (Romans 8:34) He still focuses on His purpose: the destruction of evil. Whatever is going wrong in your life, that a demon is responsible for, be encouraged to know that Jesus has you on His mind. Talk to Him. Then, wait. Let Him talk back to you because so often we treat prayer like a speech instead of the conversation it was created to be.
Get to know Jesus in a much more in-depth and intimate way, giving Him more than just a few minutes here and there. Be serious about building a close and personal relationship with Him. Get to know Jesus. Get to know Who Jesus is today.