God has a very high interest in teaching us all what He has prepared for humanity. The Word of God tells us that HE is the author and finisher of all things. Fil. 1:5-6 “because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”So HE has a right to tell us what we should do.
By creating us in His own image and likeness, he gives the rules as THE CREATOR. HE gave us freedom of choice in all things; in spite of the fact that HE tells us the best in all, we are allowed to choose as we wish. You and I have the right to choose whether or not we live according to what He has planned.
But, there is a however in all this. Whoever does not obey HIS laws suffers the consequences. We will be studying in detail all aspects of relationship between God and mankind. We will study everything related to this issue to serve and worship a God who seeks an intimate connection with the being he created in HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS. Gn. 1:26-27 “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”Gen. 2:7 “Then the LORD God formed a man[a]from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being”.
We will study how God gave humans free will to follow the advice and the laws of its creator and the result of disobedience, but the regeneration has provided. Dt. 11:26-27 "Behold, I set before you blessing and curse: the blessing if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today;" See also Deut. 30:1-5 “1When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations, 2and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3 then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes[a]and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. 4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back. 5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors.” Proverbs 3:33 “The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.”Ps. 109:17 “He loved to pronounce a curse— may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing— may it be far from him.” ; Zc.8 :13-14 (NIV) “Just as you, Judah and Israel, have been a curse[a] among the nations, so I will save you, and you will be a blessing.[b] Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong. This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Just as I had determined to bring disaster on you and showed no pity when your ancestors angered me,” says the LORD Almighty,"
a. Zechariah 8:13 That is, your name has been used in cursing (see Jer. 29:22); or, you have been regarded as under a curse.
b. Zechariah 8:13 Or and your name will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or and you will be seen as blessed).
The person which now is God's child exchanges masters according to the Word of God, when he receives Jesus as Lord and Savior of his life (John 1:12) When we walked in the past in our own ways, we walked in error, that is in sins and crimes. Thus, is because we do not know how do rule our life according to everlasting times. We might know what we want for today and now; but not in spite of eternity. Read very carefully: Eph. 2:1-2 “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient”.
The word of God tells us that God instructs us. David was a man upon whom the Holy Spirit of God came and he was under the anointing and he spoke of God: Ps. 25:12 "A man who fears the Lord, he will instruct in the way he should choose." Sl.32: 8 "I will instruct thee and teach thee the path that should follow, and, in my view will give you advice.”According to the servant of God's when he was used by the Holy Spirit, God will instruct HIS child and how to decide which path, type and quality of life we choose. Based on the above verses, we understand what the Bible refers to when he speaks of the fear of the Lord.
The Bible teaches us that there is one true God, Eternal Spirit, Creator of Heaven and Earth, who rules over all things visible and invisible. The Scriptures speak of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, according to the New Testament. God is loving, holy, merciful, just, powerful, wise, slow to anger, dutiful and faithful to his covenant with mankind, which he created in his image and likeness.
The Scriptures also tell us about a God the Redeemer, Refuge, a very present help, Protector, King, Deliverer, Counsellor, Prince of Peace, and law abiding.
When God, formed the "HUMAN", HE put something very special and important in him: a desire to fellowship with GOD, Our Creator, and nothing besides GOD himself is able to satisfy this longing inside of us. At sunset God went to meet the man he had created, as you can see, it was important the fellowship to GOD the creator to be with this wonderful being HE had created; man.
In the first chapters of Genesis it says: God created man and gave him the breath of life and he became alive, a living soul. Before the formation of the world, God had prepared this supernatural plan for humans, but it was very natural for him. God made us in his image and likeness giving us the ability to choose, gave us a free will. We have the right to live for the purpose for which He created us, or we can choose to follow life as we believe that we will meet. You and I have the right to choose, but we need to know, that we are responsible for our choice and not the creator, if we choose to follow after our understanding.
But God has established some fundamentals that govern the spiritual life of human beings, which must be observed, to receive the promised blessings, and whoever does not obey will suffer its consequences.
Everything comes from ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, His Word tells us in Colossians. 1:16:"For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. Everything was created by him and for him."
God Bless ya as you read it.
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