What God Wants

“His Own Purpose…”

2Ti 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,

God’s Purpose is for:

1.  Man’s Redemption

2.  Earth’s Restoration

3.  Heaven’s Completion

Let’s talk about the WHY of Redemption.  Why did God save you?  What purpose does He have in mind for your life?  What is the reason for your redemption?  We need to understand that no one is saved by accident.

Eph. 1:4   According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Eph. 1:5   Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 

Most people who are saved have no real idea WHY they ARE SAVED.  Salvation, to them, is equated with Religion or Church Membership or Doctrinal Creed or Denominational affiliation.  Most have been taught that Salvation is a convenient escape from Hell and that it good only after they die.  Some have been taught that SALVALTION is based on how they act, what they do or how good they are.  It is obvious that we need to know MORE about SALVATION.

There is reason and rationale behind your redemption.  You were and are saved for a plan and purpose… there is a plan in the Heart of God for you.  God saved you   so that you might demonstrate His Heart on earth.  

God knew you before the foundations of the earth were formed.

Ephesians 1:4  According as he hath chosen (to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one’s self)  us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

He knew you and loved you and planned on you before Creation.   He had you in His Heart.  He looked forward with great anticipation to the time that you would be brought into the dimension of Time and Space.  God orchestrated the genetic structure of all your ancestors…. all the way back to Adam…. just to produce in YOU the characteristics, talents, and abilities HE needs for this hour in human history.  God planned you with more care and creative genius than He planned anything else in all the Universe.  You are important to God.  You are in His Heart.  God has a reason for your life.  God has  purpose for your being here.

 Look at where you were:

 Eph. 2:2   Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Eph. 2:3   Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Colossians 2:13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

Look at where you are:

Eph. 2:1   And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins:

Eph. 2:4   But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

Eph. 2:5   Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Eph. 2:6   And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Eph. 2:7   That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Why did God save you?

God Saved you Bring you into His Family.

             God chose you, called you, and birthed you into His Family.  He made the earth for you, and He made Man for Himself.  God desires Fellowship and Communion and Friendship with you.  Agape (God-Love) craves fellowship.  We are love objects of our Father God.  He is our Father, and we are His children.  He longs to fellowship with you and to enter an INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP with you.   God want you to KNOW HIM.  (Epiginosko) He saved you to establish FELLOWSHIP with you.  “…who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ…”  (II Cor 5:18)

You are saved so that you may experience and enjoy all the benefits of Heaven before you get there.  God wants you with Him but before you get there, His Heart is that you might live in Heaven’s atmosphere while you are still on earth. 

 God saved you to make you like Him. 

God did not send Jesus to teach us…. He sent Jesus to Reproduce us.  God’s Heart is that you and I become LIKE HIM. 

            God wants you to be like Him.  He wants you to look like Him, talk like Him, think like Him and act like Him and He wants you to do it Right now where you are.  His greatest pleasure comes from the fact that you resemble Him.  You are recreated in His Image.  You are predestinated to be conformed to the Image of His Son (Rom 8:29).  He wants you to operate here on earth just as He operates in heaven.  God wants His Kingdom to come and His will to be done ON EARTH.  The way that His Kingdom comes, and His Will is done ON EARTH is when you act like Him.  When you live like Him.  When you think like Him.  When you talk like Him.  It is doing what God does the way God does it that changes the world.  When we realize we can be like God our whole perspective on life changes.  Why would God want us to be like Him if it were not in the realm of POSSIBILITY?  If we can be like God, we can do the IMPOSSIBLE.  If we can  be like God, no power in hell will ever defeat us.  If we can be like God, no sickness can overtake us.  If we can be like God all our needs will be met and all our dreams will be realized.  God saved you to be LIKE HIM.  His Nature has been imputed into you and your Recreated Human Spirit is now alive with the Life of God and you are MORE than a conqueror.

“What is man that thou art mindful of him?   and the son of man that thou visitest him?  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels (Elohim), and hast crowned him with glory and with honor…”   Psa 8:4-5

            Now, what is God like?  What does God do?  What does He think?  What does He say?  How are His emotions?   What is His Heart?

            First, God is LOVE so God Loves.  God is Love.  All God does comes out of God’s Love.  God is Good and God is good all the time. God is Love and God loves all the time.  God forgives.  God does not hold grudges.  God is not resentful.  God does not wish harm or evil on anyone.  God loves with a special kind of love.  It is not sensual.   (eros)  It is more than brotherly.  (philios)  It is supernatural.  It is Agape.  It is love that is unconditional.  It is love that loves regardless.  It requires nothing in return.   God wants us to love like He loves.  He says love your enemies.  Pray for them that despitefully use you.  Do good to those who hate you.  Be kind to those who are mean to you.  Be like Jesus.  “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do…”  God is a Faith God, but God’s faith works by Love.  “Faith worketh by love…” 

             Love answers the “why” of creation.  Love is the reason for creation.  Love is the RATIONALE for creation.  All things have their beginnings in LOVE.  LOVE is the DIVINE FORCE that brought all things into existence.  All the CREATIVE MIRACLES of GOD have their birth in LOVE.  Love is the reason for our very being.  LOVE CREATES.  LOVE ACTIVATES.  LOVE MOTIVATES. All action has to be MOTIVATED.  All of GOD’S ACTIONS are motivated by LOVE.  God loved and HE CREATED.  (1) the Heavens for earth  (2) the earth for Man  (3) man for Himself.   Man (you and I) are the objects GOD’S LOVE.  

The KINGDOM of GOD is in you and that KINGDOM is adequate to supply all your needs.  Just as EDEN was adequate to supply all the needs of Adam and Eve so it the KINGDOM sufficient to supply all your needs in this life.  KINGDOM PRINCIPLES and KINGDOM LAWS operate by LOVE.  LOVE is the ROYAL LAW of the KINGDOM of GOD.  God put Himself inside of you when you got Born Again.  God put His Kingdom inside of you when you got Born Again.  God’s Kingdom works by love.  God produced you through LOVE and He reproduces Himself in you through LOVE.  When you operate in LOVE you reveal the Heart of God and release God to work miracles.  You are identified to the world by LOVE… “By this shall men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another…”  John 13:35.

LOVE is the method of operation for the NT Church.  The Church was born by love and initially operated through love.  No DIVISIONS… FACTIONS… PREJUDICE… COMPETIVENESS… JEALOUSY… The membership was “together” and in “one accord” and “had all things common”… ONLY LOVE CAN PRODUCE THIS!!  Love is UNITY and SHARING and GIVING.   AGAPE is the cohesive force that binds the BODY of CHRIST together.  Each “joint” (member) supplies this binding agent that unifies and bonds the Body together.  This is LOVE.  Agape Love.  The GOD-KIND of Love. 

And Love Never Fails….

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