What Is God’s Purpose?

What Is God’s Purpose?

Posted on 01. Sep, 2009 by in Empowering, Kingdom Authority

Based on our book: Apostolic Authority, Every Believer’s Privilege

A lot is being said and written about purpose. This thought is prevalent in the business and motivational world. Companies are encouraged to find out what their purpose is beyond just producing a product or providing a service for profit. It is believed that in finding their purpose, they will become more successful. This success comes because of two reasons: first, by knowing their purpose they can focus solely on the actions that produce the desired results. Secondly, this focus of purpose provides a deeper motivation to achieve.

This idea of finding a purpose is also essential to effective ministry in the Kingdom of God today. However, the purpose we seek should not begin with the question “What is my purpose?” It should begin with the question, “What is God’s purpose?” Once we understand this, it provides us the perspective and framework to grasp our purpose.

So I pose the question –“What is God’s Purpose?” Tough question to think about. Me figure out His purpose? No! I need to go to the Word and see what He says about His purpose. Once I have done this, then I need to see if my purpose is in alignment with His.

In my review of the scriptures, it is apparent that God’s purpose was to have His glory fill the earth. We are told that His glory fills the earth (Isa 6:3), the knowledge of the glory of the LORD will fill the earth (Hab 2:14) and all the earth will be filled with His glory (Num 14:21). There are numerous other scriptures that declare that there will be one king over this earth and all nations will come and worship Him. (Ps 86:9, Zech 14:8, Rev 11:15). So…God’s purpose was to fill the earth with His glory!

If the earth was and is to be filled with His glory, what was God’s plan to accomplish this? Glad you asked. I have a thought. Lets go to the creation of mankind. God created a perfect world and a place called the garden of Eden for mankind to live.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image , after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Gen 1:26

God created Adam (mankind) in His own image and gave Adam dominion or authority over this perfect creation. Adam was to act as God’s representative to creation. Genesis 1:28 tells us that “God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” Mankind was to bear fruit in increased numbers and fill, fulfill or overflow the earth with the image of God.

Psalms 8:4-8 (for the sake of space I will not print here) many times is attributed to a prophetic statement of Jesus Christ. However, in light of Adam’s creation and Jesus being the last Adam, I believe you can see where this applies to both – the first and the last Adam. The word used for angels in this passage is elohiym or God. Adam was made a little lower than God, crowned with glory and honor. Adam was made to have dominion over the works of God’s hands. All this was because Adam (mankind) was intended to fill the earth with the glory and dominion of God! Wow! Mankind was created to reveal the glory and image of God! What a privilege we have, to be God’s representative.

Food For Thought
Have I determined what my purpose is in Christ, and more importantly; is it filling the earth (my world) with His image and glory?

Until next time-
Martin Schmaltz, D.C.

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5 Responses to “What Is God’s Purpose?”

  1. Sarah

    02. Sep, 2009

    I think that God’s purpose was indeed to fill the earth with his glory. It is literally all over the scriptures in the Bible. However, every person’s purpose in life is different. But it is very possible that it was set up that way so that His glory can reach al the different parts of the world. Every person is different and therefore reaching people of different viewpoints and cultures

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  3. pst peter juma

    09. Sep, 2009

    l was one of the victim who was fearful until l came out of the
    comfort zone and today l experience the purpose of God in my
    life,God bless you for such a wonderful word
    juma

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  4. davidcalves

    11. Sep, 2009

    The glory God will display in his chosen people even the creation groans for. His sons are being prepared to reign. We are growing in character as we participate in his divine nature. We are the body of Christ, our lives being exchanged for his. Paul said, “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless, I live, yet not I but Christ lives in me” God’s glory is being revealed and will yet be revealed as we are transformed from glory to glory.

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  5. Monty

    21. Oct, 2009

    Genesis 1 says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”

    Formless (ASV: waste) & void sounds far from a perfect world to me.

    Either God created a perfect world which as despoiled between Genesis 1:1 & Genesis 1:2? or God did like many commercial builders: he left much of the building unfinished.

    Because somehow it got to be in a “without form and void” state. And “east of Eden” didn’t sound like a garden; it sounds quite “unfinished.”

    In Genesis 1:26-28 God gave man purpose: “God blessed them: and said to them ‘be fruitful & multiply! Replenish the earth & subdue it; and have dominion” over sea, land and sky. So man is God’s navy, army, air force, and marines, to “replenish & subdue.”

    What would man have to “replenish & subdue” if God had put him in a perfect world?

    There was a Snake in the garden, and an Enemy in the earth…… There were problems to solve, obstacles to overcome, pests to exterminate, lies to refuse, jerks to exclude, and powers to subdue. BEFORE THE FALL.

    Yeah?

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