Where Are You in God’s Creation?
We have heard or have read that all men and women have a reason why they were born. Many say that we were born to have a relationship with God. That is true, but in what way are we to have a relationship with the great God of the universe?
Well, the story is beyond our imagination and hidden until God discloses His purpose to men and they in turn are able to handle the part in which they are to play. It’s like going into the middle of a movie and trying to figure out what went on before you entered the movie. We all need to watch the movie God has produced for us from its beginning, otherwise we would never understand why we were born.
Jeremiah 4:22, “For My people is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish children and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil but to do good they have no knowledge.”
This statement is written to all men as well as women, saint and sinner alike. There are many who teach that this statement is addressed to those outside of the church organizations, the unconverted, but how can we be sure? They also like to compare these statements in the Book of Jeremiah to Noah’s flood. Jeremiah states that in his continuing verses that there was no man, and no birds and that the cities were broken down. In the story of Noah we find Noah and his family, a raven, and a dove, and no mention of any city.
Jeremiah is telling us that when we open the scriptures to Genesis 1:2 that the earth was not created the way it is described in Genesis 1:1. The earth became tohu and bohu, meaning waste and empty because of the angels who sinned, 2nd Peter 2:4.
Most believe that all angels are good and sinless but scripture reveals that that is not the case. There was an initial cause of why a perfect earth had to be re-created as we find in the verses of Genesis Chapter 1.
The Companion Bible explaines all this in appendixes 146, showing that there was an overthrow, a casting down and called a katobole causing the Apostle Peter to write:
2nd Peter 3:5, “For this they willing are ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water perished.”
There was a time when the Son’s of God rejoiced at the creation of the earth, “When the morning stars sang together and all the Sons of God shouted for joy.” Job 38:7. Verse 4 of this same chapter says that God laid the foundation of this earth and Isaiah 45:18 tells us that God created the earth to be inhabited, not tohu and bohu.
God asked these questions to Job but He could ask the same questions to us. Would we be like Job and not be able to answer God’s questions? Most churches don’t teach these verses. So the question where are you in God’s creation is a legitimate question. After all, arn’t we all going to be judged at the White Throne Judgement Seat of God?
God Blocked the Memory of His Children
Ezekiel 18:4, “Behold all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine: the soul that sinneth it shall die.”
God owns all souls by right of creation. even Satan is a created Son of God. These are God’s created souls which occupied that age that was. These are the Sons of God who shouted for joy as we read in the Book of Job, before the katobole, the destruction of the age which perished as stated by the Apostle Peter in 2nd Peter 3:6.
The Book of Revelation, 12:4 says that Satan’s tail drew one-third of God’s children and they became his army fighting in ignorance against God, Ephesians 6:12. God’s heart desire is to win these souls who sinned back to Him. God as a loving Father doesn’t want any of His children to perish.
God is using this 2nd earth age, the age of the flesh and judgement, as defined by the Apostle Peter in his 2nd Epistle chapter 3 verse 7, to win his souls back to him. True love can’t be forced, it has to grow from and within ourselves, as His children. The way that God has chosen to do this is by removing the memory from his souls, His children, from what had happened in the age that was which perished and bring them into this 2nd earth age, so we read in the book of Malachi of the two fathers.
The Two Fathers
(The Great Controversy)
Malachi 4:5, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse”.
Notice that the word father is plural. The controversy is between God and Satan. Whose father will you be joined with? Because Elijah was taken to heaven many years before this writing, we know that the spirit of Elijah had already come in the appearance of John the Baptist, Matthew 3:1. He prepared the way before Jesus Christ but was rejected and beheaded. The religious leaders didn’t accept or believe Christ so He was crucified on a cross. Satan, the god of this world, 2nd Corinthians 4:4 was busy destroying the work and purpose that was to benefit God’s children.
Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16, ye shall know them by their fruits.”
What do they teach? We are told to prove all things, 1st Thessalonians 5:21. When we are babes in Christ there is no way that we could prove all things. Sometimes we followed someones teaching and mistakes did occur. Don’t let that discourage you because if that were to happen, we are expected to continue in his Word.
John 8:31, Then Jesus said to those Jews which believed on him, “If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; 32, And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”
In The Image of God
Genesis 1:26 says that we were made in the image of God. Physically and outward we are made in God’s image. God rested on the Seventh Day and on the eighth day continued His work. He placed Adam before the Tree of Life for the purpose of Adam taking from this Tree as food. If that had happened then God’s image would have been created within him as well as outward. In other words, Adam would have looked like God in apprenence and would have had the mind of God. He would have been God’s representative, His Ambassador on the earth. Of course that never happened. Satan had won the father image by default. That is why he is called the god of this world, 2nd Corinthians 4:4.
The Called Race
Although Satan is called the god of this world, God’s purpose still stands. According to scripture, there are two lines concerning man. The created race as we read in Genesis 1:26 and those who were called out from the created race like Abraham who was not only a created individual but during his lifetime was a called person.
John 6:44, “No man can come to Me, except the Father Which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
This drawing by the Father is the “calling”. Within the created race God is drawing a people unto Himself who are a called race. These are the two lines of men. Each person can examine himself or herself and detrmine which father they are drawn to.