The gospel opens up the mystery of the human life, answering such questions as, Why are we in this world? How can I know God’s purpose? Can I be saved? and many other questions.
Have you ever wondered why you are living in this world and what the purpose of your life is? There are six keys to unlock this mystery. (read + download, The Mystery of the Human Life, gospel tract via lsm).
What is the Mystery of the Human Life?
- 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 the image of a hand to contain a hand, so also man is made in the image of God to contain God. By receiving God as his content, man can express God (2 Cor. 4:7).
To fulfill His plan, God made man as a vessel (Rom. 9:21-24). This vessel has three parts: body, soul, and spirit (1 Thes. 5:23). The body con- tacts and receives the things of the physical realm. The soul, the mental faculty, contacts and receives the things of the psychological realm. And the human spirit, the innermost part of man, was made to contact and receive God Himself (John 4:24). Man was created not merely to contain food in his stomach, or to contain knowledge in his mind, but to contain God in his spirit (Eph. 5:18).
- Man’s Fall
But before man could receive God as life into his spirit, sin entered into him (Rom. 5:12). Sin deadened his spirit (Eph. 2:1), made him an enemy of God in his mind (Col. 1:21), and transmuted 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.
- Christ’s Redemption for God’s Dispensing
Nevertheless, man’s fall did not deter God from fulfilling His original plan. In order to accomplish His plan, God first became a man called Jesus Christ (John 1:1, 14). Then Christ died on the cross to redeem man (Eph. 1:7), thus taking away his sin and bringing him back to God (John 1:29; Eph. 2:13). Finally, in resurrection, He became the life-giving Spirit so that He could dispense His unsearchably rich life into man’s spirit (1 Cor. 15:45b; John 20:22; 3:6).
- Man’s Regeneration
Since Christ has become the life-giving Spirit, man can now receive God’s life into his spirit. The Bible calls this regeneration (1 Pet. 1:3; John 3:3). To receive this life, man needs to repent to God and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21; 16:31).
To be regenerated, simply come to the Lord with an open and honest heart 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.
- God’s Full Salvation
After regeneration, a believer needs to be baptized (Mark 16:16). Then God begins the lifelong process 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). The believer cooperates by allowing the Lord to spread into his soul until all his desires, thoughts, and decisions become one with those of Christ. Finally, at Christ’s return, God will fully saturate the believer’s body with His life. This is called glorification (Phil. 3:21). Thus, instead of being empty and damaged in each part, this man is filled and saturated with the life of God. This is God’s full salvation! Such a man expresses God and fulfills God’s plan!
Read this gospel tract in English, Arabic, Aramaic, Spanish, French, Hebrew, or Russian via the WordsofTruthandLife website. Enjoy some video presentations of the Mystery of the Human Life, according to the Bible – and based on our experience.
The Mystery of the Human Life – Free Gospel tract online
Here are some other websites and links where you can find portions or entire text for this gospel tract, which has helped us all a lot in knowing God’s plan:
- Gospel tract via, Church in Ottawa, Canada.
- The gospel tract via Church in Chicago website.
- The English version of the Mystery of Human Life, online at words of truth and life.
- Official pdf for this gospel booklet via Living Stream Ministry.
- Slideshow introducing the mystery of the human life.
The Mystery of the Human Life – Video intro
The Mystery of Human Life – Have you ever wondered why you are living in this world?
The Mystery of Human Life – money, education, pleasure, and success cannot satisfy man. Here are four keys to unlock God’s economy
Money cannot satisfy man, Neither can education satisfy man, Nor can pleasure satisfy man, Nor can success satisfy man. WHY? The mystery of the human life!
The Mystery and Meaning of Life, Part 1 of 3
Have you ever wondered what the purpose of your existence is? Or where you can find lasting satisfaction? The key to unlock these mysteries is in the way God made us. This video above is the first part of the “Mystery and Meaning of Life” series and its contents are taken from Chapter 1 of “Basic Elements of the Christian Life,” vol. 1, entitled “The Mystery of Human Life.”
The Mystery and Meaning of Life, Part 2 of 3
How can man receive God and contain God? Romans 9 says that we are “vessels of mercy,” and a vessel is meant to contain something. As vessels of mercy, we are meant to receive and have God in us as our content. But how? Of our three parts—spirit and soul and body—only our spirit can contact and receive God, who is Spirit (John 4:24).
The Mystery and Meaning of Life, Part 3 of 3
How do you become a Christian? How can you receive God for the first time? Repent. Believe. Confess. Pray, even in a simple way. The Bible tells us that first we need to repent, or, have a change in our heart. Then, we believe into Christ and receive Him. Finally, we confess with our mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. These three things will result in a simple prayer, which might sound something like this:
“Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for me. I believe that You have risen from the dead and become the life-giving Spirit so that you can come into me. I open my heart to You so that I can receive You. I believe into You. I want You to save me. I receive You as my Lord, and I receive You as my Savior. Lord Jesus, I love You.”
The video below explains why we feel unhappy with life. The reason is that we are made not only with a body and a soul, but we also have a third part: our spirit. There is only one thing that can satisfy our deepest longing and explain the true meaning of life: receiving God into our spirit. This video is based on a gospel tract entitled “The Third Part” by Bibles for America. The video was previously entitled “The God-shaped Vacuum.”
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