What Are We Made For?
I have heard it taught on numerous occasions that the only thing we are made for is love. I would present this clarification: the only thing we are made FROM is love because our God IS love and He created us in His image, so let’s establish that when we love others it is not to be by our own moral compass nor should our love be thoughtless. There is much more to love than the 1960s hippie version of flower power of the new age version of accepting and tolerating everyone’s self-created realities with no basis in God’s truth. The true definition of real, divine, incorruptible love can only be found in the greatest single love letter ever written by the best, most gentle, kindest Lover in all of existence! And, no, it wasn’t written by Shakespeare nor is the lover I speak of named Casanova…it’s the Bible written by Papa God!
Let us start where all love stories are conceived; the beginning.
Genesis 1:26 (KJV)
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.
"Make man" in Hebrew is Asah, which translates to “accomplish.”
As God's accomplished finished product- MAN, CREATION, we were called to subdue and take authority over the earth and reign over the earth. That is God's original design for mankind. From the very beginning we were meant for action, authority, and power!
Colossians 1:16 (NKJV)
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities(rulers) or powers(authorities). All things were created through Him and for Him.
We were made for relationship! That is the first and most important reason we were made. Everything else that follows is simply icing on the cake. Although, if there’s no cake and you’re a baker, then who will purchase cake from you? No one! You’ll end up only serving icing and then wonder why you have to file for bankruptcy when you r business fails. God mad us to be in the relationship business; not the singing business, not the lay-on-you-face-until-you-can-feel-His-presence business, not the miracles business, not the missions business, not the church plant business, and-this will humble you if you’re not already-not the preaching business. All of those “icings” are good icings, but only when smeared on the cake of relationship baked in the oven of love.
Here is what God’s word says on why we were made:
Ephesians 3:9-10 (NKJV)
9 and to make all see what is the fellowship[stewardship or dispensation] of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold[many-sided] wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places
First, I want to bring your attention to the beginning of this scripture. The word for “see” here in the Greek is photizo.
a) I light up, illumine
b) I bring to light, make evident, reveal
Do you light it up? Do you reveal to all what has been revealed to you? When you speak, is darkness dispelled and destroyed by the glorious light put within you and pouring out of you?
Next, I want to focus on this phrase “to the intent…” Did you catch that? To the intent of what? It is God’s intention that His church, you and I, every member, would reveal His manifold wisdom that resides within Him, and, therefore, within us if we abide in Him, to every ruler and power in heavenly realms! This is our duty. This is our COMMAND from our King. Honestly assess yourself and ask if this is what you have been doing and currently do. If it is not, then do. That is the simplicity of the kingdom of God. If you have not done, then do.
1 Peter 1:12
Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
Are you baffling angels, holy and fallen alike, with what God is showing you? This verse plainly says that God’s wisdom-His divine perspective-is to be revealed through you to angels and demons who don't even know! You are to be the divine light of God's wisdom shining for all things to see in the visible and invisible.
Tell me if you’ve heard this next phrase spoken before. “The only thing you are made for is relationship and resting in his presence and you don't need to do anything.” Someone please direct me to the scripture that tells us to only sit in God’s presence, doing nothing, because it’s all on Him…God is a DOER and He created US in HIS IMAGE, so we are MADE to be DOERS!!! Don’t mishear me. I am not telling you to only do and don’t sit in God’s presence for hours at a time if that is something you do. I am saying that the DOING should be birthed by the conception of RELATING, but only relating and not doing is NOT God. That is the devil. Only the devil would want you to do NOTHING! This world is cursed and anyone not believing on Jesus will burn in hell. Use your God-given mind to think about who would want you to do nothing?
Titus 2:14 (KJV)
Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
He doesn’t just want us to do good works out of our overflow, but He wants us to be zealous in our doing of good works. Another way to say this is we are to have a passionate intensity to DO good.
Now that we’ve covered doing good, let’s tackle feeling good. Have you ever heard that we are created to be drunk in His presence all day? Not only is that off base because of the many scriptures that insist we be sober-minded, but if you’re drunk, even if in the Spirit, how to you expect to share the goodness of God when incoherent?
Revelation 4:11 (KJV)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
We are created for GOD'S PLEASURE! However, when we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice unto Him and know our identity in Him, He says He will make His abode in us. The one who created pleasure and created us for His pleasure is saying that as we become more like Him and less like the old nature then it should be obvious that we will have and feel and know ethereal pleasure unlike that of this world! Pleasure, satisfaction, and every other good feeling are not manmade. Those are God-made concepts and practices that are best experienced when we choose to be one with Him. Earthly pleasures that distract and detract from our purpose are just counterfeits that cannot and will not fulfill you. Why align yourself with temporary, off-brand, carnal pleasures when the Designer of eternal pleasure is freely giving away His Name brand heavenly product of pleasure?! THAT is God's design.
Perverted man is content to stand in a church building, listening to live music, in order “feel” the ecstasy of spiritual drunkenness. God not only deeply desires that you be just like Jesus Christ, but He commands it for the good of those that are perishing. This obedience brings you deeper into the proper, heavenly identity God intended for you all along. When you live through, by, and for Him doing what He does, going around doing good and healing all who are oppressed of the devil, then God manifests through you and you receive and reap a pleasure that exceeds and endures all earthly understanding! If we are JUST hearers in the church and are not doers the other 6 days of the week, yet claim we are high on the Holy Ghost, I very much doubt it. We are high on demons(deceiving and lying spirits) and self-worship of feeling good!
Ephesians 2:10 (AMP)
For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].
The word “created” here is the Greek word ktizo.
Ktizo: I create, form, shape, make, always of God
properly, create, which applies only to God who alone can make what was "not there before" - WOW!- So we are made to do things that we CAN ONLY DO through GOD!
Confirming Scripture- Zechariah 4:6-Not by strength or by might but by my Spirit! So what are you being told friends...what is feeding you? God's word on this or error? Because to talk about being created for only love and relationship and nothing else...Does not honor what God paid for, for us to have, use, and live by resurrection power to be co-laborers with Christ and bring Heaven to earth and put everything under our feet....and to say we are just made to work and no relationship is just as if not MORE wrong... it is out of a revelation of His love for us and what He paid for that we rest and drip the miracles signs and wonders that lead people to repentance and populate Heaven.
Last but NOT LEAST! Isaiah 43:7- [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Created- Bara- choose, - form, fashion by cutting, shape out, pare a reed for writing, a stick for an arrow.
CHOOSE AND CREATED are interchangeable in this verse. Friends, GOD GETS TO CHOOSE what you are Created for- NOT YOU!
Glory- Kabowd- short definition- GLORIOUS! , 1) abundance, riches 2) honour, splendour, glory, of external condition and circumstances 3). Wealth, Splendor, and GLORY!
The only way we will get there is (not by shouting glory and doing nothing)- it will be by understanding that this walk is 3 fold-
Salvation every working- sanctification yielded to Gods Spirit to change and grow and trim- and Glorification- walking as Jesus walked and doing what He does best FREE FROM EVERYTHING!
Everyone claims to walk in His presence- but I don't see many looking like Jesus... why? These first 2 steps are not fully understood at all, and step 2 of sanctification is not honored for fear of legalism... Holy Spirit said loud and clear-
Out of the Fear of being legalistic much of my church has entered into a state of rebellion- Holy Spirit