01Since the Lord Jesus did the work of redemption, does that mean God’s work to save mankind is finished?

Many people believe that when the Lord Jesus said “It is finished” when He was on the cross, that meant God’s work to save mankind had been completed. But is that really the case? The truth is, the Lord Jesus did the work of redemption, which only involved forgiving people of their sins. He didn’t get rid of their sinful nature or satanic dispositions. Bound by their sinfulness, people still can’t help but commit sin and resist God. We all live in a state of sinning and confessing, totally unable to escape the bonds of sin. To save mankind from sin once and for all, God needs to do another stage of work in the last days, a work that is newer and higher than that which has come before.

Bible Verses for Reference

“Truly, truly, I say to you, Whoever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant stays not in the house for ever: but the son stays ever” (John 8:34–35).

“I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come” (John 16:12–13).

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin to salvation” (Hebrews 9:28).

“Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5).

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God” (1 Peter 4:17).

“And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters” (Revelation 14:6–7).

02Only the three stages of work together are God’s complete work to save mankind

After mankind was corrupted by Satan, God issued His law to guide people in their lives and so that they knew what sin was. By late in the Age of Law, mankind was becoming more and more deeply corrupted to the point that no one could keep the law, and they were all in danger of being put to death. The Lord Jesus Himself became flesh and did the work of redeeming mankind, allowing people to be saved by their faith and to escape condemnation and damnation under the law. In spite of this redemption, people’s satanic nature remains firmly entrenched and they can’t help but keep sinning. In order to fully save mankind from sin, God still needs to perform the work of judgment in the last days, as only then will people be freed from sin and purified once and for all. This is why God’s entire management plan includes three stages of work.

Bible Verses for Reference

“And He said to me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give to him that is thirsty of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son” (Revelation 21:6–7 ).

03How does God’s plan for salvation deepen with each of the three stages?

Each of God’s three stages of work to save mankind is higher and more profound than the last. They’re very closely linked, with each stage being carried out on the foundation of the last. In the Age of Grace, the Lord Jesus’ work of redemption was carried out on the foundation of the work in the Age of Law, and it also laid the foundation for God’s work of judgment and cleansing in the last days. Without the Lord Jesus’ work of redemption, we never could have been forgiven of our sins. Without God’s work of judgment and cleansing in the last days, those who have been redeemed by God would never be able to escape their sin and attain full salvation. God’s three stages of work to save mankind are carried out to completely save people from Satan’s influence, and only these three stages together complete God’s entire management plan.

The Entire Process of God’s Salvation of Mankind: The Three Stages of Work

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