WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF OUR LIVES HERE UPON THE EARTH ?
Why are we here? Where are we going?
ALL intelligence, all life, all things seen or unseen, all that is known or unknown, all that may exists in any dimension, universe, form or place, originated from and is sustained by GOD. God created man from the elements, breathed into him The Breath Of Life and man became a Living Soul.
We are not here by chance or accident dear reader it was planned from the beginning.
"In the beginning God" Genesis 1:1
"Before I formed you in the belly I knew you and before you came forth out of the womb, I sanctified you." Jeremiah 1:5
"O Lord you have searched me and know me. You compassed (understand fully and completely) my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways...Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it...Where shall I go from thy spirit or presence?...For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother's womb...for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well...My substance was not hid from you when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought...Your eyes did see my substance, yet being not perfected (physically or spiritually) and in the book (DNA Code) all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned when as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139: 1-17 It is written " I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God and they shall be my people."....Jeremiah 31:33
And it is written: "I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts and will be their God, and They shall be my people...." Hebrews 8:10
"Our Creator gave each a book with ink and pen, in which our life to write. Then at the appointed time He will read what we have written upon its pages. Word by word, line by line, chapter by chapter we chart our destiny for the ages. Our life on earth etched within our souls recorded in The Book of Life, copied from each life's pages" Daniel R.L.
"....The Soul that rises with us, our Life’s Star, hath had elsewhere its setting and comes from afar; not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home..."
William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.
WHY ARE WE HERE? There is no need to travel the world seeking enlightenment atop mountains, in caves, in temples, in churches lit by dim candle light, or men dressed in priestly garments. The meaning of life is written within men's hearts by our Creator and is witnessed throughout the heavens if we would but open our eyes.
We begin our life on Earth given the gift of life, our physical body, and our individual consciousness. We are nurtured within an earthly family, and in turn have our own family with it's responsibilities. We interact with others, experience life and death, sickness and health, happiness and sorrow, truth and lies, pain and pleasure, the just and unjust, and all the trials of earthly life.
To grow in knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. We are here to experience those things common to mankind and to be good stewards of the earth. We are given the ability to choose the spiritual not the temporal, good not evil, morality not immorality, wisdom not ignorance, peace not war, kindness not cruelty, and love not hate. We are accountable for our choices which effect ourselves, others, and define our eternal destiny. Dear Reader we must govern ourselves from within (through God's Spirit) or others will do it from without.
It is Gods purpose that we become aware of our individual consciousness, our relationship with Him, our interrelationships and responsibilities with others. All of which is the reason for our existence and source of eternal happiness. It is through experiencing mortal life and death we obtain the ability to truly comprehend the gift of eternal life. It is Gods desire and plan that we learn how to sustain ourselves, grow in knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
But we find ourselves unable to live the basic spiritual principles we have thus far been given. Are we to expect greater enlightenment? Yes. However might it be more correct to ask? If we receive further enlightenment would we not do more harm to ourselves and others physically and spiritually?
Let us each strive to live the truths we now have knowing Gods Holy Spirit will reveal to us what we are ready to receive.
WHERE ARE WE GOING? Like little children we are pilgrims on a spiritual journey. GOD has always been involved in the lives of individuals, families, communities, towns, nations and the world. This will continue throughout eternity. God has written upon our minds and hearts a consciousness of right and wrong with a spiritual desire toward Him which only He can fulfill. God loves us. He has given us the ability to choose to be His adopted Sons and Daughters destined to inherit the coming new glorified Earth and His many other creations, throughout eternity.
We are on a spiritual journey in a fallen world., a journey called destiny. The path we are on has two rails to guide us. One is truth the others is love. Remain on the path guided by the rails and continue until you come to a very steep hill. Do not look back. Steadfastly continue up the hill no matter how difficult or dark the journey.
Know this Pilgrim; it may be that about the time you grow tired and are about to give up the quest you will apprehend dimly at first, a light shining from the other side of the hill down through the darkness, giving you strength to complete your journey. And you shall know for yourself God is love, light, and truth. Those who truly seek Him shall find Him and know Him for themselves.
Yes you can Pilgrim! Here is His promise to you: John 14:23-26
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
These things have I spoken unto you being yet present with you. But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
Study and Ponder these words carefully Pilgrim for they mean exactly what is written. Amen.
If you will have it dear reader and pastors, the greatest need in mans churches is for priest, ministers, pastors, and so called spiritual leaders, is to return to God's pattern for His Church.