Quasars, black holes, supernova, anti-matter, suns larger than our entire solar system, what next? So it’s true: The heavens do declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. (Ps. 19:1). And when we consider the vast variety of living breathing life forms, the firmament does show His handy-work.
With such an immense assemblage of strange and wondrous things that God has created, is it any wonder that we all should ask as David did, “What is man that Thou art mindful of him?”
So, what among all of these marvelous accomplishments would you suppose is His greatest creation, the epitome of His creative genius? To some, this may be the most shocking revelation of all, but every morning when you look into your mirror, you are looking upon God’s greatest creation; his crowning glory, made in his image, a little lower than the angels; mankind (Heb. 2:7).
It can be quite appalling when you think about the depths of depravity to which mankind is capable of sinking. But, a phenomenal change takes place when the physical man connects with the spiritual God. Perhaps, when you consider your own life and the many failures, fiascoes, and wrongdoings in your past, you find it hard even to consider that you might be an example of your creator’s greatest accomplishment. But, understand, God is not quite finished with you yet.
The Bible uses the analogy of a piece of clay in the hands of a potter creating his masterpiece, putting some finishing touches on it before placing it in the kiln. As long as you remain pliable, yielding to His touch, and have not hardened your heart, the master potter can reform you as He pleases (Jer.18:3-6). Sadly, we are told that some have allowed their attitudes to become so hardened that they no longer see a need or have a desire to change. But it will be their choice and only their choice. For God stands ready to give anyone all the help they need to have a victorious life, and a humble appeal for help will never go unanswered.
Have you ever wondered how it was that God chose you as one worthy to receive the gift of life? I remind myself periodically to thank God for granting me life. What a glorious opportunity He has given me.
An Amazing Similarity
Our bodies, how like the body of Christ they are! Just as every cell in your body was created with a specific purpose in mind, so was each one of us for the body of Christ. When all cells are working in unison, the body is in perfect health and can perform great feats. Likewise, when all God’s children exercise their God-given talents, the body of Christ, God’s church, will perform great miracles, even to turning the world upside down (Acts 17:6). Every part of your body has a direct link to your brain. Every Christian in the body of Christ has a direct link to God through Christ. No other name, no other mediator, entity, power, or person stands between you and God. No preacher, no priest, no Pope, not even the Virgin Mary. Hebrews 4:14-16 invites us to go directly to the Throne of Grace. Do not allow anyone or anything to take away your right to go directly to the throne of grace.
The Uniqueness of You
Even though the cellular structure of all life forms is similar, the integral difference is so great that the cells in my body would instantly recognize as an intruder the cells of your body. That’s why doctors can easily do skin grafts from one part of your body to another, but organ transplants are so difficult. Your body recognizes every cell you have as one of its own. It is nourished, protected, and accepted as one of the family. A mysterious substance in our DNA is thought to be responsible for this action. Just as DNA recognizes its own, so Christ recognizes His own.
And yet, with all of these wonders mentioned, the best is yet to be.
The Mystery of Mankind’s Potential
A mystery that has been hidden since the world began, a mystery that intrigued David, and a mystery that the ancients desired to know. “Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into” (1 Peter 1:12).
You need to open your mind and think outside the box of your five senses in order to grasp the magnitude of that great mystery that has been hidden since the world began.
To better understand this mystery, let’s start with something we know. We know that when the sperm of the father unites with the mother’s egg, the offspring shares the characteristics of both. The child takes on the DNA of both parents. The child is both mother and father in essence and is their son or daughter at conception. Likewise, when the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, and she conceived, her child, Jesus, took on the characteristics of both parents. One was God. One was human. One was Spirit (Matt.1:18). One was flesh (Rom. 1:3), conceived of the Holy Spirit but made of the flesh.
Therefore, Jesus was both God and man. God had manifested Himself into the flesh of man. He had become one of us. But there is that one difference; He was conceived of the Father’s seed; we are conceived of the seed of man (our fleshly parents).
This God-man, Jesus, made a request of his Father on our behalf. He prayed that just as the Father was in Him and He in the Father that you and I would be in them and they in us. Read it for yourself in John 17:20-21. Jesus’ prayer was answered, and that great mystery kept hidden from the ancients is now made manifest, even that which the angels longed to know (I Pet. 1:12).
Can you comprehend this? Think about this. When you believe, repent and follow through as described in Hebrews 6:1-2, you will be conceived of the Holy Spirit (the Father) just as Jesus was. The God that made all the wonders of creation has created a new you — you are now of the seed of God and have become an actual son/daughter of God. But do not overlook the danger of becoming stillborn; follow through as described in Hebrews 6:1-2, for it is he that overcomes who receives the prize, review Revelation chapters 2&3.
In I Corinthians 15:46, Paul further verifies this incredible metamorphism that takes place in our journey from physical to spiritual. “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.”
Paul explains: “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20). The actual substance of God is within you, not just the concept or philosophy of God, but the Father Himself, begotten anew, we are literally a new creature (II Cor. 5:17).
This is the mystery of the gospel spoken of in Ephesians 6:19 and further explained in Colossians 1:25-27, where Paul states: “I have become its, (the church’s) servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness; the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Of all the awesome wonders that our God has created, the most amazing wonder of all is the unfathomable truth that we can be one with God. I, too, as David did so long ago, ask, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained, what is man that thou art mindful of him?”
And then we read: “But as many as received him, to them gave He power (power of the Holy Spirit) to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12). Literally a god; thus, every human being born of water is a potential god, but they must be born again (at the resurrection) before they can become an actual god—no longer flesh but spirit (John 3:4-7).
Finally, we must ask, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God” (I John 3:1). We are a chosen generation (1 Pet. 2:9); although this is a blessed gift, it is an awesome responsibility.
Thus, the age-old question is answered: God is in the process of bringing many sons to the glory of eternal spiritual life with God (Heb. 2:10). That is the underlying purpose of His creation. Planed, determined, and set in motion before the earth was formed (1 Pet. 1:18-20). Past, present, and future!
“It is true that He (Christ) was chosen and foreordained (destined and foreknown for it) before the foundation of the world, but He was brought out to public view (made manifest) in these last days (at the end of the times) for the sake of you” (1 Peter 1:20-21). AMP
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” ( I John 3:2)
Welcome to the family of God!
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