What is the purpose of life? What is the purpose of man? Are we all that there is in the galaxy, the universe? These questions have been pondered and asked through the millenia of mans existence. So is there an answer to these fundamental and essential inquiries? I would like to take a moment to address and contemplate possible answers and or perspectives to these monumental questions.
Let’s first look at man, to be more specific humanity. We are much like all the other creatures we share this planet with yet we are completely different in the sense we have the unquie ability to alter and change our environment and our understanding. So man is of this planet yet something mysteriously seems to demand that we are so much more than our co-inhabitants.
The Bible tells us that we like the animals of the field, came from the dust of the ground, so chemically we are made of the same biological material, yet every system and kind is unique to its very own species, the same is true as for fruit and or green herb bearing seed, the ability to reproduce; that is to replicate its species. So what really makes man totaly uniquie MUST be found in the following passage; …Genesis 2:7″ -The LORD God… breathed into him the “breath of life” (breath or spirit: Ruach in Hebrew is the word for the Holy Spirit )and man became a “living” soul. This “soul” or conscience being is what is described as in God’s likeness, and in His image and he was ALIVE living in God’s presence. Not one of the rest of ALL the species in all of the abundance of Life on this planet was given this same quality. So if the Bible is true, in regards to our uniquness at the time of creation, then it might help us to explain some of the questions mentioned above. So it is from that perspective and platform which we shall embark to derive for some concludable answer to these same inquiries.
Two events occurred in the Book of Genesis [2:16,17] [3:1-24] that also need to be mentioned and briefly expounded upon. Firstly, lets take look at The Tree of The “Knowledge” of Good and Evil, and The Tree of Life. This is really the “genesis” or the beginning of Understanding to answering our questions. In summary God had told mankind (Adam=man/Eve=all man comes from) they could not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or they would surely die. The “serpent” subtly and manipulatively deceived them into “corruption” and death came into the world, this death is mostly applied to the death as in now being seperated from God and our “conscience being” no longer in God’s image but rather in the image of the “serpent”, the image of “a corrupted entity”. So from the very beginning of our existence we have been engaged in this turmoil of which image we desire to choose for ourselves. An image of corruption or the image of God that fashioned us. Lets define this corrupt image as sin, and define the God image as Righteous. The Tree of the “Knowledge” of good and evil vs. The Tree of Life. As soon as mankind made the choice of the “corrupt” tree God instantly placed a barrier to the Tree of Life, so that mankind could not eat of it and be forever lost in and to “corruption” sin. Almost like it was scripted, the plan was laid out for how God would provide a “WAY” for mankind to be re-established in “TRUTH” and Righteousness and eat freely from The Tree of “LIFE”. Now for the Second event in Genesis, that will hopefully leads to the answers we seek. After corrupting themsleves mankind and the earth itself was sentenced to produce hardships and burdensome labor to include child bearing in agony simply to receive that which was once provided freely from the earth. Also this, The LORD God declared this sentence upon the “Corrupt serpent” a human being (man) shall crush his head and the serpent shall bruise his heel. Now we are beginning to see a strategy and plan unfold throughout the course of human history, the plan we shall call “The Scarlet Thread of Redemption” its purpose is for God himself to provide a sacrifice in order to redeem a corrupted species and be restored not only to its original condition, but elevated beyond anything anyone other than the “serpant” fully could comprehend. Eternity in Glory with The LORD God, The Creator of All things.
To put this plan into action would require nations, kings and kingdoms and millenia as well as implementing covenants, timing, and execution of the plan, to go from The Garden, thoughout human history up til today. The Lord God laid out His redemptive plan and allowed humans their very own part to play in His divine strategy. It is For mankind, and implemened through mankind, but make certain to note that it is God’s plan. It is declared in scripture through the psalter as follows. Psalms 8:4,5 & Hebrews 2:6-7 “Who is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you care for him. You made him (mankind) a little lower (made of dust/dirt) than the angels (spiritual entities of such is the “serpent”) and crowned him with Glory and Honor”. And again in Hebrews 1:5 “To which of the angels did God ever say You are my Son;”… finally in Philippians 2:6-11 v.9 “…God has given him THE name (Ha Shem) which is above evey name…”.
So here we see the glimpse of the Grand Prize and the answers to our questions.
Who is man?
We are and were created not only in the image of our Creator- LORD God, but we were destined from the dust of the earth to inherit a place among the immortal glorious beings in an undescribale glorious kingdom. Not only as residents but as Heirs of The Way The Truth and The Life, The only begotten Son of God and Son of Man. As joint heirs we find ourselves in a place of relational authority which is higher than that of the created Angelic Host. To this end, which is why that old serpent the devil, Satan hates ALL of humanity and it bothers him not one tiny bit how he may deceive or blind or confuse the massess to their own ruin and destruction for he knows his own fate. He also knows quite well the Glory that awaits for those that would Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. We shall become that which he forefeited by his rebellion, The Instruments of Praise and Worhip to the Only True God and King.
What is our purpose?
To make known to as many as would believe “The Scarlet Thread of Redemption”. Which is none other than this; The Lord God provided Himself a sacrificial lamb, by whose blood there is complete, not only removal of the “corrupted” image – sin, but a restoration of the True image we were created for; Fellowship and relationship with Our God and His Kingdom of Righteousness, it is not earned or worked for, nor can it be purchased it is simply confirmed by the commitment of your heart and soul.
Are we alone?
Obviously we are not alone, as hosts of angelic beings are described throughout all of scripture (in Hebrew they are called the “bena ha Elohim” or sons of god in Genesis 6 and Job 1) and are on both sides of the battlefield, and make NO MISTAKE about it it is a battlefield, and the War being waged is for the “Redemption of the Souls of mankind”.
We do not see all that there is to see in Truth, only what these natural eyes can see.
Eyes have not seen nor ears heard what awaits in store for those that hear His voice and endure with patience and long suffering, until ALL is completed that has been declared from the beginning.
The Grand Prize is this. Jesus of Nazereth who for the joy and Glory that awaited him on the other side endured the Cross, we get to encounter and partake in this Glory and in this Kingdom. He made the plan. He established the Covenants, He came in the Flesh, He paid the price, He has redeemed us from corruption into glory. He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life and He gives us access to The Tree of Life.
There are dimensions or realms and spiritual entities at work all around us both for good and for evil. If we do not embrace the Truth, we will then never be able to engage in the battle. And if we never do either we will never get to experience the joy that is The Grand Prize. Only observe it as we fall into damnation with that old “serpent”.
The choice as it always comes down to, which tree do you wish to eat from and which image do you desire? Choose you this day whom you shall serve, make it a wise choice for today could impact eternity not only for yourself but for anyone you encounter.
GOD Bless each and everyone of you, and I thank you taking time to read my blogs, and above all else I hope it speaks to your soul.