Image via WikipediaLoves all men.God through Christ loves all men, and desires all men to join him in heaven; “to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth” (Ephesians 1:10). But he does demand obedience: (2 Chronicles 6:14). “You keep your covenant with your people and show them your love when they live in wholehearted obedience to you, Christ, the chosen one of God” (Luke 9;35), “God’s beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17), was chosen to be our perfect model and guide us to be God’s obedient Son or Daughter (Mark 10: 45), (Matthew 16:25).
God gave us the freedom to choose to be his Child when he created us as humans. How could we choose Him, if we did not have an alternative. No one forces us to choose the Family of God or the Family of Earth. But we must choose; or the Glory we would give to either family, would not be ours but our Creators. He wants our Glory, given from our whole committed heart, mind, and soul. you voluntarily give up your freedom, and select the enslaving power of Earth and the Glory of Man if you choose Earth’s family. If you choose God’s family, you choose freedom from the enslavement of earth’s standards, freedom of God’s Love and True Human fellowship as it was meant and created; and therefore the realization of our true purpose on Earth.
What does it mean for you to be part of this “Universal priesthood of all believers?” How do you feel about this role?
In order to fully understand our true purpose on earth, we must understand that we are created “in the image of God” (Genesis 1:26). One of the forms that this takes is; that humans are rational creations, with the ability to reason and to act in accordance with what is reasonable. But in addition to the earth based forms (e.g. rational ability) we have a spiritual form (a soul). This soul is what truly is of heaven, and “in the image of God.” One of the links we have between these forms, is our ability to make moral judgments; how our earthly qualities and abilities can be used to reach and satisfy spiritual goals and needs.
Since we are immature Children of God we must look at the first born, the model Jesus Christ, for a perfect picture of What a human and a Child of God (Son or Daughter) is and should be (Romans 5:15), 1 Corinthians 15:45). He is the man who is our model for all of us to be truly perfect “Sons and/or Daughters of God.” He is the “image of the invisible God” (Collossians 1;15), “the likeness of God” (2 Corinthians 4;4), “in the form of God” (Philippians 2:5). Christ showed us how we can blend our spiritual and earthly forms into the perfect man here on earth, and yet reach our ultimate goal, to be joined with our “Father in Heaven.”