God created everything for Himself. Secondly, God created everything for men. Angels were also created in the service of God’s will. They are created to minister upon men who will serve the purpose of God. Where do we belong then? If angels are servants of God, we should then learn to serve our very purpose to God.
Proverbs 16:4 – the Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
God created everything including man
From dust to dust again
Ecclesiastes 3:20 – All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Job 10:9 – hast made me as the clay… into dust again?
Job 4:17 – mortal man be more just than God?
Man as children of God
In the Old testament, man referred to as children of God was mentioned rarely or probably just once. Although technically, those verses are only referring to the children of Israel not exactly to all men.
Deuteronomy. 4:25 -children, and children’s children
Deueronomy. 14:1 – children of the Lord your God
Judges. 6:8, I Kings 11:2, 2 Chron 31:6 – children of Israel
Psalms 12:1, Psalms 53:2 – children of men
Psalms 82:6 – children of the most high
Man in Contrast with the Angels
There was a sudden change of trend in the New testament. God gave a chance to all men. He gave a chance for everyone. He became flesh Himself. Thus, we are given a gracious privilege and right to be considered as the children of God. And now, we may be deserving to call HIM – Our Father. In faith, we are His children through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Mathew 6:9 KJV – After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Galatians 3:26 KJV – For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
verse 28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Mathew 5:45 KJV – That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
In the New Testament – He had given us the chance to be the children of God
I John 3:10 – In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Luke 20:36 – children of God, resurrection
John. 11:52 – children of God that were scattered abroad
Romans 8:21, Romans 9:26 – children of the living God
It all changed, because of a mediator. Bringing forth better promises
Hebrews 8:6 – But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Hebrews 9:15 – And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
In God’s plan, man can be higher than the angels.
Luke 20:36 -Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
I Corinthians 6:3 -Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
Revelations 19:10 – And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Man’s nature compared to the angels:
Men are a little lower than angels. We are mortal. Angels are spirit beings.
Men shouldn’t worship them, fellow servants of God
Men can be equal with the angels.
Men can be higher than the angels. Some men can judge them in the next life.
God created His angels to be His servants. Their very nature is obedience to the will of God.
Galatians 1:8 – But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
Angels give so much importance to the people of God
Luke 15:10 – Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Angels are sent forth to minister to the heir of salvation.
Hebrews 1:14 – Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Meaning from dictionary related to topic:
Minister – to attend to the needs and comforts of
We should be serious in our quest of truth and salvation. All this things are written for us to give reverence to the Words of God. We shouldn’t boast around and should never feel high and mighty. We are not worthy to any of these. God is just kind, full of mercy and grace.
Colossians 3:12 – Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
We have no reason to gratify ourselves but we all have to reason to stay humble and meek. We have to really work hard and not look onto our salvation lightly. We are just really blessed that God gave us ministers to help and to watch over us.
God created everything but not all have received promises. The creator gave promises to man. Man is the recipient of several promises. Man will receive the greatest promises of God according to the scriptures.
Though we may not be aware of unique promises of God outside the bible. Since the bible is for man’s knowledge and not for spirit beings.
Philippians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Luke 18: 30 – Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
John. 6 :27 – Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
2 Peter 3:13 – Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
When He became flesh, He became a man and not an angel.
Philippians 2:7 – But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Psalms 8:5 – For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Let us not forget, it is also because of Man.
Before the creation, God saw man beforehand. He was fascinated with the idea of creating something – that has emotions and attitudes, free will, has natural abilities (capability), to reason out (rationale) and think (comprehend) and plan (contemplate), aptitude skills, and to interact not just instinctively but physically….. almost the same like Him but in a corruptible and much more restricted form. He adores the idea of creating a special creature like Him. Genesis 1:26-27
Abraham as a man
Abraham was not equal with God, not as pure as God. But Abraham was able to pleased God beyond our imagination. God was totally astounded and blown away with what man can do. And that is the beginning of God’s promises to man. We could say that Abraham was the greatest man that ever lived next to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Man can be a friend of God and Abraham proved it. It was possible. Abraham became the friend of God. God looked at Abraham as His equal, that is one of the greatest triumph a man can attain.
God gave the best promise to Abraham. God swore by Himself. Let us try to digest the magnitude of it. God the creator of all, made a promise to a mere man. A promise that all of his descendants will be saved. Because of that promise God needed to die. For God to die, He became a man. Since the promise will only be valid when He dies.
Hebrew 6:13 – For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Hebrews 9:16 – For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Romans 11:26 – And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob
Isaiah 45:17 – But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
James. 2:23 – And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
What Abraham achieved was a milestone of God’s purpose. God created Him and thus He was God’s glory just like Jesus Christ. Abraham is the greatest glory of men while Jesus is the greatest glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:6 – the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ
John 17:5 – glorify thou me with thine own self
John 13:32 – glorified in him
Galatians 3:29 – then are ye Abraham’s seed and heir according to the promise
Romans 4:3, 16 – he believed God and counted unto him for righteousness…who is the Father of us all
We love Him, because He First loved us. I John 4:19
When did He start loving us? When did He first loved us? Did He loved us before we are born…before our parents met? or even before our grandparents were born?…Why did He loved us? Did He see something on us worth loving for…Do you think we are worth loving for? How did He first loved us? Do you even feel a hint of His wonderful love?
Who will have all men to be saved… I Timothy 2:4
There is the intention of God to save all men.
Meaning from dictionary that relates to our topic:
Will – the power to control one’s action, a deliberate or fixed desire or intention
1). He did everything, with all His power and authority to make all men to be saved.
Ephesians 3:9 – to make all men see
Ephesians 2:8 – ye are saved through faith…not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
2 Peter 3:9 – not slack concerning his promise… that all should come to repentance.
2). He had given us all the chances He could ever give…But not all will be able to comprehend and accept Him. Because man has a free will. Many man themselves resist the power and ordinances of God.
Proverbs 16:9 – man’s heart deviseth his way
Romans 13:2 – resist the power and the ordinance of God
Acts 7:51 – stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears
2 Corinthians 4:4 – the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
Ephesians 4:18 – ignorance that is in them… blindness of their heart
He saw us before hand in His divine plan. He thought about us carefully. He deliberated and decided, that He will create everything including JESUS – FOR US. Jesus died for us. God laid down His life for us.
Ephesians 1: 4 – He hath chosen us before the foundation of the world.
1). He created the earth, nature, animals and the heavens for man.
He made men the ruler of all His creations on earth.
Daniel 2:38 – given unto thine hand, made thee ruler over them all
Psalms 8:6-8 – dominion over the works of thy hand.
2) Even the angels, were created to guard, protect and help in the execution of His WILL for men
Heb. 1:14 – sent forth to minister…be heirs of salvation
Rev. 7:3 – hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees
3). Even in the creation of Jesus Christ, we are included in His purpose. He died for us. He redeemed us at the cross. He died for men not for any other animals or being.
I Peter. 3:18 – Christ once suffered for sins
Romans 5:8 – God commended His love toward us… Christ died for us
John 3:16 – He gave us His only begotten son.
I Corinthians 6:20 – ye are bought with a price
Romans 8:1 – now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Why did He made man ruler over all His creations? He has great plans and purpose for us. Men can be considered as His greatest created creatures. While Jesus is His greatest creation of all.
God’s first born of all His creations was Jesus Christ. God saw man thru Jesus Christ, man was one of the most important aspect of His creations. Christ is the savior while man is the one who needs saving. We are one of the greatest reasons of creating everything and creating His role as Jesus Christ. The first was He created everything for His pleasure. Revelations 4:11, including Jesus Christ Ephesians 1:9. His pleasures are just, honorable and righteousness. Isaiah 42:2. We might be the next greatest reason because He loved us so much, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come. Nothing mentioned shall be able to separate us from the love God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38 – For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God’s relationship to man is unique and nothing to be compared with. The love of God to man is so great. Angels, things present nor things to come – these things will not make Him to stop from doing His own will. He wants to gather and to be with His own. God faced the greatest ordeals and trouble but nothing stopped Him from doing what He wants. God created everything to do His own will and for His pleasure.
All things were created for Jesus for us to be saved. Without Jesus we will not be saved. We will never exist and if we do exist we will just be a vapor with nothing.
The creation of Jesus ( God becoming of a man) grants God the power to gather together in one all things in Christ which are scattered in the dimensions of time. Ephesians 1:10.
The origin of love was God but as you discover the life and the purpose of Jesus Christ when he was in flesh… You will witness and testify the greatest of love of God to us that we found And discovered. The love that was showed and given to us by His First creation – Jesus Christ.
May the Lord God bless you today.