This is so important because it will determine how you should live. It will influence everything you do: objectives, purposes, obedience to His Laws, Stewardship ads everything else in your life!
Why were You Created
Why did God make you?
He is complete in Himself and does not need you or anything He has created!
You cannot really add anything to God or take away anything from Him. \
In a sense we are completely redundant where God is concerned.
Before the beginning there was only God – who always existed and has no beginning or end.
There was nothing but God!
No vacuum of Space
No Physical Matter
No such things as light or darkness
No such thing as time
No such thing as eternity
God decided to make a beginning and spoke.
Everything in the universe is a result of God speaking.
He spoke and the energy of His words resonated through whatever was there and energy came into existence as waves.
Everything is a form of energy/vibration, including what we perceive as matter and light which is a result of the wave vibration started by God when He spoke.
Physical matter, in any form” Liquid, solid, gas, plasma, is just an aggregation of these wave forms expressed as atoms. They appear to form something solid when in reality everything is really space with wave energy in it in some form.
He then made angels to serve Him.
Some Jews believe He looked at the angels and said that He had servants but no friends.
So, He created mankind to relate to Him as a friend on an intimate, personal basis and to show His Love for them as their spiritual Father and Creator.
Like any good parent He did what was best for mankind and placed them in a perfect Garden that had all their needs and He would walk in the afternoon and fellowship with them (Adam and Eve) and develop the face to face friendship He had with them (which will be restored in heaven).
Mankind was supposed to live forever with God in this perfect environment but did not do what God said so got evicted them and from His Kingdom into a world they would now die in.
They suffered he punishment of all who rebel against a King.
Satan, whom God considered a servant, saw Adam and Eve were treated differently to Him. There is a difference between the way you treat a servant and a friend. So, Satan conspired to have them doubt God’s Love and Authority.
He made them doubt God’s Authority so they did what they wanted to do and not what God had commanded them to do.
They doubted God’s Love by stopping them eating what must have appeared a beautiful fruit to eat and so their lust was aroused over the fruit and they ate it.
These two elements are always in a sin and cause incorrect stewardship of a person or thing so that there are three things done when you sin:
Idolatry by making yourself a God by ignoring His requirement of you
Doubting His Love and calling Him a liar by implying His Love is not perfect towards you
Incorrect stewardship of something He has asked you to look after for Him.
If Adam and Eve had not sinned, they would be married for eternity.
The Bible begins and ends with man in this perfect environment and The Bible is designed to help us know about God and restore us so that we can be in this face-to-face fellowship relationship with Him again.
It tells us:
Who God is
What He has done
What He is doing
What He is going to do and
What He requires of us
It all is designed so we will know Him better and also His Love for us and develop the personal relationship with Him so that we will go to be with Him when we die.
He has sent The Holy Spirit whose purpose is to help us understand God’s Love for us and to guide us to live as we should so that we end up in heaven once again in an intimate, personal relationship with God.
This is why fellowship correctly done is so important as it reflects the relationship we personally have with each member of The Trinity.
This is why Jesus said that salvation is personal, intimate relationship with The Father and Jesus (Jn 17:3) guided by The Holy Spirit and is also why Jesus has told people only 20% of Christians will go up in the rapture because most Christians know about God but do not live in this fellowship relationship with God.
The Father is the ruler of heaven and Jesus is the ruler of all creation so you need to be in a prelateship with them both to enter heaven.
The other lie of Satan is that you invite Jesus into your heart to become a Christian then continues to live as you did before, believing you will go to heaven when you are not working at holiness, obedience (Lordship) and the intimate relationship God desires you to have with Him.
It is a relationship with The Father as His adopted spiritual child which means Jesus is our spiritual step brother because of our adoption into His family by The Father.
Jesus is also Lord of all so we have the relationship with The Father as His spiritual Child and as a citizen of The Kingdom of God and with Jesus as our Lord.
We do not serve Jesus out of fear but out of love for our step brother and our desire to help Him in His work on earth.
The Christian life really is a reflection of our degree of intimate, personal relationship with God.
Faith helps us to realise who God is and our relationship with Him.
We realise He is Lord of all so we practice Lordship.
To stay in this attitude, we practice Holiness and as a result are a good steward of all He gives to do or look after for Him.
In fact, the practice of Lordship and Holiness as well as our knowledge of The Bible is the best defence we have against Satan as he cannot take our focus off Jesus onto what he desires us to do or think and knowledge of the truths of God and His Bible allows us to fight Satan’s lies and half-truths (Jn 8:32) he uses to try and cause us to sin..
We study God’s requirements, found in His Bible to learn about Him and His character so we can express it to those around Him and be like Him (This approach is commended by God in Acts 17:11).
Who does not like to be like their hero! And Jesus should be our hero!
We study also to see what work He has asked us to do for Him as well as how and when we are to do it.
Where you end up after death will be determined by your desire to Know God and how He is revealed in The Bible so that you alone will be responsible for your fate after death.
The king you are serving when you die is the one whose kingdom you go to after death which is why it is always a good practice to be always right with God no matter what the cost.
The Father is waiting to receive you in heaven and Jesus is on earth helping to protect you and limit what Satan can do to you so you can do all The Father requires of you so that you can be with The Father in heaven.
So, remember, God made you so He could show His Love toward you and for no other reason except He wanted to be friends with you in an intimate personal relationship. This realization should Affect how we approach God and everything He asks us to do for Him!
This is why you need to pursue:
Be a good steward of all God gives you to look after and do for Him
Develop the personal relationship you have with God
Seek to develop His Character in you
Learn to be able to hear The Holy Spirit clearly so He can guide and teach you how to live the Christian life
Study The Bible to know its truths and learn how to apply it. Meditating on the Bible will help you in this.
Jesus said we are no longer servants but is friends if we do what He commands us! This is because we are in the intimate, love relationship God created for us to be in.
Joh 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Joh 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
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