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God’s Blueprint-Start to finish

As with humans, especially men I think, we always start with a sketch of a plan on a scratch of paper.

Now that sketch maybe crude in it’s first design for a man, the intent is there in what he is trying to accomplish. The other thing that a man will accomplish is the final result of that little sketch on the paper.

This too, is exactly what God set himself up to do. His sketch on the paper that he had was Genesis 1-2. It was initiated in the plan to create mankind and to have it flourish and to represent His image of Him to all the world. He created the design of mankind at God’s own. He spoke of design, and it happened. It was His authority with his credentials of being the creator. It is His Will that is supreme and authoritative in this case. What was designed in Genesis 1-2 is the rock, the affirmation that the blueprint is solid, without cause. God’s word is God’s word. It was his blueprint.

God’s design was as I have said to have mankind as his image in the earth, a true word picture of an image of Him in the world. Now, re-read this last sentence. What does this look like or sound like to you as something that we do today? Church. The image of God inside a building as the word picture of the example of the garden of eden. But, let’s relook at this again, this is what it looks like, at first, but is it really?

God’s blueprint is different. It was all of mankind(everyone) in the Temple(the world), not a location. As it is today.

Now let’s fast forward to Revelation 21-22. What it paints in the word picture of what God’s finished product is His original blueprint in Genesis 1-2. I wish I could just print out here the whole 2 chapters of Revelation 21-22 but it would be better if you would read it for yourself and read it carefully.

Genesis 1-2, Revelation 21-22, these two references are what is commonly known as the ‘sinless’ chapters of the bible. It is the two example of what is ‘of God’ for He is Holy. This is the example that Mankind should be following. NO exemptions.

It is the finished product, it reality. As Jesus said. “It is finished”! It is really finished!! It is God’s blueprint put to full and complete reality. This is God’s design, all done. Blueprint is complete in it’s entirety.

This is our reality to understand God’s blueprint from the beginning. Genesis 1-2, the creation story is so key to understanding God’s ‘rest of the story’, that if we do not get the first part of the story right then we will going down the wrong road, with a totally different scenario and end result. Which we have! This is the predicament that we are in now. We have gone down the wrong road.

God’s blueprint is solid. It’s the real deal. No exceptions, It’s His. The Creator cannot be overruled or made accordingly for mankind. It is supreme, Holy, Perfect, and the Only Way.

Let us ‘see’ the blueprint of God for what it is. “The Way”, The Truth. By following the schematics of it we WILL become the result we see in Revelation 21-22!!

Hallelujah, Forever and ever!!

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Idols

They have been around ever since man has been alive.

In fact, we made ourselves one.

Man has needed to give glory to something to which it never was meant to be given. If I was to give a full list of things that we have given Idol status we would need a full day to write them down. But let’s just list a few to understand where we are going.

There is always the big three that is always mentioned in conversations: Money,Power and Sex. Now let first set the stage with some context for this, the paramaters for this is for our context, this is for the United States. The stage will be different for other places, or other area’s of the world for various reasons.

Now I think that we could if we wanted to really delve into the very deep perspective on how and why we got to these things, but we will keep it shallow for now. If we use just the three that have been mentioned, We must understand that where we are coming from using these three.

All these are coming from the perspective of humanness, where do these things to survive in our human world, without them we would be irrelevant. So we would believe. These are the things that we believe that without them there is no existence. For this is all we can see to do to survive.

Mankind is looking within it’s self to solve the paradigm of man in charge. It was when adam and eve decided to go out on their own to be the King and Queen of their own realm, that we set the stage for all these issues. Our failure to see that mankind is still considered ‘good’ in God’s eyes we are still flawed. God made us this way, for a reason. We were to realize that we needed Him, to be whole. To be relevant to be in his Kingdom, we have to be a citizen of the Kingdom itself, one of the realm, the paradigm.

The story of the Garden of Eden in the scriptures was the storyline of all the issues that we are talking about today. It seems that for the most part, what is always talked about in this storyline is the last part of the story, until recently that some people have been bringing up the first part of the story. In fact, my blog’s title “Eternal Purpose”, points to this very thing. It’s the story that never really gets talked about.

It’s the story of God’s design for us. It’s the story of God’s design for us. Let this sink in. God had/has a plan. It was/is for us. To be with God. For God to prepare a place for us. To plan the way of life for God and his creation’s. The world, the environment, the way of life, the Kingdom.

It was the paradigm.

But mankind had other idea’s.(we know where this goes)

God is in control, and now beginning to re-take shape into the one that God originally designed. God’s Kingdom is now being re-made with man and Himself being the way that He had in the Garden of Eden.

God will be worshipped, no more idols will be worshipped. Only God.

Heaven and Earth will be joined together again! It’s coming!

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Where do we go from here?

Is this a wake up call for us? Should we change? If this effects everyone in the world, should I change? Alot of new and different questions to think about in our life.

The biggest thing that I see and perceive with society, and even christians is that we all have problems with the idea of rest. We don’t know what to do with ourselves when we don’t have work, or we don’t have a schedule of things to do in our normal life. There is no indication that we cannot just rest just for the sake of rest.

Using this as a marker, we need to see why the need exists, why we feel the need to do. It has been ingrained in us for centuries, thru many reasons, sometimes being no fault of ours. There is this need to just be busy, to work, to play, to go and not to be still.

Rest is talked about in the scriptures multiple times, in fact it is mentioned almost 300 times in the NASB. The bulk of the time the ‘rest’ is mentioned in the old testament, which should tell us that emphasize was there with the Israelites from early on in their journey with God. But why? Why would or should we be concerned with the notion of ‘rest’.

Let me digress here for a moment, I have always had a few questions about groups of people or individual’s that didn’t look back at their heritage or their history to see if their were problems that they had created or were not going along with what God had deigned them to do, and why they didn’t see this. This is one of those moments, and questions I have for the Israelite’s.

If God had designed a world for us and the only thing that we were to do, was to rest with God, why would we do anything else?

God’s design for us, or for a better word to use is our ‘vocation’ in this world was to be an ‘image’ of God , which leads us to vision us as image in the God’s world. Ironically, this is exactly the picture we see later with God’s, chosen people, the Jewish people, the Israelite’s in their Temple model, that God set up for them to be ‘near’ him. Just one dot, in the whole world, as opposed to being with his people in all of the world.

And we still can’t see this in our world today!

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Image

planet-earth-1401465793UfsGenesis 1.26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our own image,after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

“Imatation is the Greatest form of flattery”!!

Do you see what God has done?

His image was duplicated and put on earth to be set as an example of Himself, of who he was, what he was, and why he was. We are his spitting image of himself to be seen as the creator,the designer, the caretaker,and the representation of all mankind.

We are the model. the representative, The Adam, of God.

We are to just BE  the image. that’s it. period.

Do you understand? This was God’s design. Nothing else is to be done,nothing to be said, nothing,nothing for us to do.

God has taken it upon himself to set things right.

Let me take this for ride that you might not see, in the scriptures, God’s desire is not only to rid the cause of the fall(sin) but also of the punishment that was given out to mankind. (This is very relevent, and most of the time not addressed in discussions of the resurrection of Jesus) something to think about. God’s desire was to  kill two birds with one stone, to use the old adage. God would send his son to represent the  sinless of man, to die for its repercussion of the act, but to the unsuspecting world he not only goes thru death but he comes out the other side to conquer it thru the resurrection of Jesus.

Now, with the crime(sin) and the punishment(death) being taken care of, it is now in short, a new creation(LIFE) without the baggage as before. It is now the true ‘image’ of God on his ‘land’ and his ‘kingdom’.

“It is Finished” John 19:30

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