Why Jesus Came to Earth

Have you thought about the reasons why Jesus came to Earth? If someone asked you, what would you say?

Most would likely recite John 3:16-17…

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

This is absolutely one of the reasons Jesus came to Earth, but there is more to the story. 

After all, Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Do you believe this? Do you receive it? 

If you are reading this today, the Spirit is speaking to you. He wants you to know there is abundant life, heavenly blessings, and victory waiting for you to claim. He wants you to know Jesus came to…

  • Fulfill the Law
  • Reveal the Father’s heart
  • Ignite the Holy Spirit’s fire within you

…and more.

Discover More About Why Jesus Came to Earth

Though there are a number of reasons why Jesus came to Earth, here are five… 

Jesus Came to Earth to Fulfill the Law

Jesus came to fulfill the Law—not abolish it—so that you can have access to the Father. By His very nature, He perfectly fulfilled the Law and became the sacrifice for sin. 

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and Earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”

—Matthew 5:17-18

“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: ‘Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you had no pleasure. Then I said, “Behold, I have come—in the volume of the book it is written of Me—to do Your will, O God.”’”

—Hebrews 10:5-7

Jesus Came to Earth to Reveal the Father’s Heart

Jesus came to show the Father’s heart. Through the generations, humanity moved further and further away from seeing the heart of God. Still today, many struggle to experience His love. But this is one of the reasons Jesus came, to cut off the lies the enemy has used to deceive generations about who the Father is and how He longs to be in loving fellowship with us. 

“All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”

—Matthew 11:27

“Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, “Show us the Father”?’”

—John 14:9

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Jesus Came to Earth to Ignite the Fire of the Holy Spirit

We need to be aware that the enemy hates it when someone is on fire with the Holy Spirit. So then, he tries to put it out. He sends spirits to sow discord, judgment, and slander. But Jesus came so that you would be on fire for the Lord! He wants you to know Him and be baptized in the Holy Spirit so that you are equipped for your Kingdom call and truly stand in your identity. 

“I came to send fire on the Earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!”

—Luke 12:49-50

“But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”

—John 16:5-11

Jesus Came to Earth to Separate Believers and to Prepare His Army

The passages below may be difficult for some to read, but they are words that our Savior spoke, and therefore, noteworthy. We don’t like to think of the Lord’s coming bringing separation. However, it is clear that some will follow our Savior, and others will not. Therefore, there is a separation. It is our choice to follow Him or not. And those who follow, and walk hand-in-hand with Him, are being prepared. 

Are you one who is being prepared? Allow Him to grow you in love and strength. He will use you to lift up and encourage the weak. He will use you to exhibit and manifest His power and glory. Be the vessel that His love and might flow through in this season. 

“Do you suppose that I came to give peace on Earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

—Luke 12:51-53

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’”

—Matthew 10:34-36

Crown of thorns with Jesus names and attributes in the background.

Jesus Came to Earth to Restore the Nations to Himself

The Word says that Jesus came first to the Jew and then to the Gentile. This is such good news! He came to proclaim the truth to every nation—everyone—so that restoration to the Father could be released upon the entire Earth. In Genesis 22:18, we are reminded that all the nations would be blessed through the offspring of Abraham, the father of many nations. We are reminded in Ephesians 2:15 that we are One New Man—one new creation—in Jesus. 

  • “Indeed He says, ‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles, that You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.’”—Isaiah 49:6
  • “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”—Romans 1:16
  • “For He Himself is our peace… having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace…”—Ephesians 2:14-15

Now What? 

How have these verses given you new insight into Jesus’ mission on Earth? The Lord is not done yet. He is still at work in your life and the life of His people, preparing His bride to be ready to arise and answer the call. Ask His Spirit to set His flame within you! Ask, and you shall receive!