Isa 14:26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. (KJV)

The Purpose of

G o d

   God has expressed in the Bible, His end purpose, which is to create a spiritual family.   A family made up of the creator Himself, his only begotten son Christ, the hosts of heaven, and spiritual children adopted from the earth.   When Christ was on earth as a man his main message was the Kingdom of God.   The good news of the coming of the Kingdom is called the gospel.

The Kingdom is the centerpiece around which the purpose of God pivots.

This Kingdom of God is the central most important lesson of the Bible.   Its purpose is spoken of continually throughout all the pages of the Word.

To this end, God began creation!

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

   Most people recognize the above as the opening verse of God's message to mankind in the Bible.    Few, however, ask, 'why?'    What was the reason behind this extraordinary undertaking by the Almighty?    Few realize that in His Word, God has related in detail His reason for creation.

    Look about you and see if you can find something that was not made for a reason. The monitor you are reading this from, the desk or table your computer sits upon. The floor that holds it all up, or the room you’re in.    All were made for a particular reason or purpose.    So too, the creation of the universe was brought about with a very explicit intention.    A reason not hard for mankind to understand, because the same desire was given as an attribute to mankind.    That reason is to raise a family and pass on life to our offspring.    That was the point of God instituting marriage between Adam and Eve.

Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (KJV)

    It is evident that right from the start, family is what God had intended for mankind.     We shall see, later from the Word, that man becoming part of God's family was also in the plan and purpose of the Creator.    In truth, it was the main plan for mankind even before the universe was begun.    The very first miracle that John tells us Jesus performed was at a marriage ceremony in which Christ changed water into wine.    Wine, that later took on the symbolism of a family union bonded by blood between Christians and Christ.

Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: (KJV)

"According to the eternal purpose…" What was that eternal purpose and when did it begin?    Well, the word tells us it began before the material creation was started.

2 Tim 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, (KJV)

Since this has been the plan of God even before man was created, then obviously the works of man had nothing to do with the purpose of God.  

Rom 9:11 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)  (KJV)

"... That the purpose of God according to election..."  The election of who?     The answer to that is clear.   You me and anyone else that wants to be part of this glorious family.

Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.  (NAS)

Notice:  anyone who wishes.

Rev 21:6-7 And He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.   I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.
  "He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.   (NAS)

Now the offer of eternal life as one of the sons of God is very clear from the above verses.    It is also clear that this body of Christians has also been preordained or predestined to exist.    However, who belongs to this body of Christ is up to each and every individual.    God does not accept you unless you accept him.    He has, just in the case of Adam and Eve,   given each of us a choice using our own free will to either accept Him and His authority or not.  

Rev 22:14
Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. (NAS)

The above verse makes clear what is meant by God when He, also in this chapter of Revelation, says:

Rev 22:12
"Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward {is} with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.  (NAS)

Now if one reads the above scriptures carefully it becomes clear that the it is not by our works that this divine plan was offered, but it is our works that distinguish us from those do not accept this purpose of God.     What are the works required of mankind to become part of this family of God?    Simply to follow the commands of Christ Jesus and also preach the good news of the coming of His Kingdom.    Two simple things that alter our outlook, life, and future.

Rev 22:7
"And behold, I am coming quickly.    Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book." (NAS)

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