MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall
not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all
that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
THE PURPOSE OF GOD
[part 3 of 5]
The Reason for Man Is the Father-Heart of God
*____We have seen that the earth is the reason
for the stellar universe, and that man is the reason for the earth. Our problem is not yet solved, however. What is the reason for man? Until we know why God desired to create man, we do not know the reason for creation.
____Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The word "God" in the Hebrew is "Elohim." This word is plural, revealing the Trinity at work in creation. John 1:1-3 and Colossians 1:16 reveal that Christ had
a major part in the great acts of creation. Psalm 104:30 and Genesis 1:2 show the Holy Spirit's work in creation.
____The Trinity lies hidden throughout the Old Testament. Many Jews who have accepted
Jesus Christ as their Savior have testified that one of the factors causing them to realize that Jesus was their Messiah, was that they glimpsed, hidden in the Old Covenant, the Trinity.
however, did not know who composed the Trinity. Not until Jesus Christ, the Living Word, was manifested in flesh, did man know that the Trinity consisted of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In His ministry of teaching, Jesus Christ revealed the Father-God.
____On several occasions in the life of Jesus Christ, the Trinity is manifested to man's senses. One time is at the baptism of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 3:13-17.
Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit appeared in the form of a dove, descending upon Christ, while the Father spoke in a voice from heaven, "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.”
28:19 reveals the Trinity as being the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
____From this we can understand that in the beginning the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit created the heavens and the earth.
You see, He was in the beginning a Father-God. In eternity He had a Father-nature. We can understand a father's love and desire for children. Our civilization is built around this fact, for the home is the basic unit of society.
____Ephesians 3:14-15 reveals that the human father is just a type of the Father-God. The human father's love exists because in eternity God was essentially a Father-God.
is natural that the Father-heart of God should long for sons and daughters. This yearning passion took form, and God planned to create a man who would walk with Him as His child. Ephesians 1:4, 5 (Rotherham), "According as He made choice of us in Him before
the founding of the world, that we might be holy and blameless in His presence. In love marking us out beforehand unto Sonship through Jesus Christ for Himself.”
____Before He created a world,
in His dream plan, man was marked out for Sonship. He was to hold the place of a son in the Father-God's love. He was to be the answer to the Father's hunger for children.
____Other scriptures that
reveal that man was the reason for creation are: Romans 16:25 and I Corinthians 2:7. These scriptures reveal that man was chosen for the place of a son first, then God created this universe to be a home for him. In our Bible Schools we have listed the attributes
of God: His Omnipotence, His Omniscience; but we have over-looked the fact that He is first a Father-God.