Whatever you are facing today or in this season of life, there is something that far outweighs it. Something that will deliver us from the pettiness of it all if only we have a heart to see it by the Spirit dwelling in us. Let us ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes are we see the thing that is to captivate our heart and lives and transcend all the small things in this earth and in our own lives that have taken over and led us to a position that is contrary to the mind of God for us as His people.
The Purpose Frees Us
“Making known to us the mystery (secret) of His will (of His plan, of His purpose). [And it is this:] In accordance with His good pleasure (His merciful intention) which He had previously purposed and set forth in [c]Him, [He planned] for the maturity of the times and the climax of the ages to unify all things and head them up and consummate them in Christ, [both] things in heaven and things on the earth.”
Ephesians 1:9-10 AMPC
The eternal purpose is that God shall have a universe that is FULL of CHRIST!
Mankind after His own likeness filling His earth, and everything in heaven and earth having it’s character in Christlikeness! A universe full of CHRIST!
This was His initial purpose, and it is ever and always His purpose! Everything that belongs to Him is being worked in accordance with this purpose! This is the purpose we are called according to!
But what about our life here as we know it?
This world as we know it is forever out of God’s sight with a big X over it. It has failed to be what He purposed in the beginning because sin and death came in through the soul of Adam. Our Lord came in the form of man in order to redeem what is already His, and that is why we are saved, in order to be brought back in line with God’s eternal purpose which is a universe full of CHRIST!
Our life here right now, if we are born from above, is to learn to live a heavenly life while yet in this world. We are called out of it, and have been translated out of it forever into the kingdom of LIGHT. And our time here is our lesson and education of Christ and being conformed to His image until that glorious day when He appears, and we shall be like Him!
When all is said and done, it will never have been about our little lives, our little problems, or about anything other than CHRIST!
Can you accept that?
Are you seeing how that God’s eternal purpose has nothing to do with THIS earth or TIME? It has ONE object in view: CHRIST!
The only purpose this earth is serving for God right now is the taking out of it what belongs to HIM!
And whatever is happening in our lives, if we are truly called according to His purpose, and being GOVERNED BY THIS PURPOSE, then it is all working out for the GOOD (Romans 8:29). But if we are NOT being governed by this purpose, then it will not all be working out for the good, and that is why we must be made to see by the Spirit in our hearts what His purpose truly is!!!
So often when a believer’s earthly life is shaken, and things held dear are lost, or plans don’t work in their favor, or whatever might be the issue or problem, they are totally defeated spiritually and arrested, and can’t see past this life or their present problem. This is a serious issue, and it will be abundantly solved if we can see that God’s eternal purpose is all about CHRIST and nothing else! Everything was made by Him and for Him, and in the end, all that we face while living on this earth will be used to fulfill HIS purpose in conforming us to Christ!
But let us be clear, if we are suffering or facing issues due to our own fault, and it could have been avoided—— perhaps it was not in God’s will for us, but in His permissive will, and will be used to empty us of ourselves to make more room for HIM in us! But when we share the sufferings of Christ, these are what God uses to conform us to Christ and reach His desired end of having all things conformed to His image!
Our life in Christ is not to be a set of rules and regulations, attending of different places and meetings, or any of the other things christians think are the most important things—– it is about a true walk with God in the Spirit, and a life of adjustment to Him spiritually, in order for His true purpose to be realized.
Everything related to God is now in HEAVEN and not on earth, and He is calling us to a heavenly life, a life in the Spirit, a life lived by His risen Life in us!
When we truly see His purpose, we are delivered from the smallness of our lives here, and the problems we face, because we will realize that in the end, all is for CHRIST and what happens here is not the end of all things. It is merely the beginning of something so great it shall take all eternity to truly realize it!
Let us seek the Lord for this purpose to be revealed to us in fuller degree in our hearts, that we may adjust to His will, and be governed by His purpose! 🙂