Your Destiny: Jesus Christ
Your destiny is Jesus Christ.
Every person’s destiny is Jesus Christ, both on earth and for eternity.
God created mankind to be His children, forever. He wants every person to be His child and live forever with Him.
The way a person has a relationship with God is through Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior.
A person can choose this destiny.
Or, they can refuse it.
It is every individual’s choice.
God wants everyone to choose Jesus Christ. The tragedy is that most people will not.
God Wants to Save Everyone
Up until about age five or six, every person born on earth is actually in God’s family through Jesus Christ. All children, up until the age of accountability (five to seven years), are in God’s family.
When humans reach the age of accountability, they choose whom or what they serve. In a person’s lifetime, they choose either God through Jesus Christ or some other way.
About 108 billion people have lived so far on earth. Every person on earth and who has ever lived is in one of two groups: followers of Jesus Christ, or those who do not follow Jesus Christ.
Every child who dies before the age of accountability goes directly to heaven to live with God and Jesus Christ, forever. Amen.
God is a loving, merciful, gracious, giving, perfect God.
The truth, the mystery, the miracle, is that we humans are made in God’s image and have a complete free will. We choose whom or what we serve and give our heart to. Our heart is the “real us.” It is also called our “innermost being,” We have three parts: spirit, soul (mind, will, emotions), and body, just like God is three-in-one: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Those who humble themselves before God, repent, give Him their heart and life through Jesus Christ (or the Savior, the Lord, if they never actually hear the name “Jesus Christ), genuinely and sincerely seek Him and serve Him, and have a real relationship with Jesus Christ. . . receive eternal life and will live forever with God in heaven. Amen.
Those who do not. . . Those who live their life some other way, who give their heart to and serve anything other than God through Jesus Christ. . . those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. . . miss eternal life and will spend eternity in hell, the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
God wants to save every person. It is not His desire that any are lost and end up in hell.
The Purpose of Human Existence
The purpose of human existence – the reason we are here on earth – is to know God Almighty and walk with Him, forever.
How do we have a relationship with Him? Only through Jesus Christ.
Why is it Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ is both the Son of God and God. Amen.
God wants to reveal this glorious truth to every person.
God came to earth as a man and justified Himself to the world.
This truth is one of the most glorious revelations known to mankind.
Jehovah God Almighty, the Creator of the universe, the Creator of mankind and every human being, the Sustainer of the universe. . . and infinitely more. . . came down to earth as one of us. Amen.
God Set up the Perfect Way to Know Him
Jesus is how we actually have a relationship with God the Father Almighty, the one true God. He is how we get to God.
It only makes sense.
God is too big, too powerful, too glorious – and more – for us to approach Him directly.
No man can look upon Him and live.
He set up the perfect process: we go to Jesus Christ, who Himself is God, and we can have the fullness and completeness of a relationship with God Almighty. Amen.
Jesus became what we are, so we could become what He is: a son of God, a child of God . . . and infinitely, eternally more.
Through Jesus, we can receive all that God wants to give us.
Through Jesus, we can have all that God wants us to have.
Through Jesus, we can do all that God wants us to do.
Through Jesus, we can receive:
eternal life, which is knowing Him and Jesus Christ whom He has sent:
the divine nature;
the zoe life, which is the God-kind of, supernatural life;
and eternally more.
Through Jesus, we can live forever. Amen.
He is everything and all that we need, both on earth and for eternity.
He is what we were intended to do on earth.
An Eternal Process
A relationship with God is a lifelong – indeed, eternal – process. This truth is simple common sense. We do not get to know Him in one day, or year, or decade, or millennial.
This relationship lasts forever. Amen!
Four Phases of a Relationship with God
There are actually four phases of a relationship with God. Jesus summarizes these four phases in the Book of John, Chapters 3, 4 and 7.
- Born again (John 3:3)
- Born of water and the Spirit (John 3:5-8)
- The Baptism of the Holy Spirit – fountain of water, springing up to eternal life (John 4:13-14)
- The anointing – rivers of living water flowing from someone’s spirit person (John 7:37-38)
Phase One – Born again
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
Phase Two – Born of water and the Spirit
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit” (John 3:5-8).
Phase Three – The Baptism of the Holy Spirit – fountain of water, springing up to eternal life
“’But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life’” (John 4:13-14).
Phase Four – The anointing – rivers of living water flowing from someone’s spirit person
“On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’” (John 7:37-38)
We humans are finite.
In many ways, we are frail and helpless beings.
We had nothing to do with even being here on the earth.
In the first six to ten years of our life – maybe longer – other people – and God – took care of us. Without them, we would have died. We would not have survived.
In fact, as we all know, tragically, many humans do not survive those years. More than one billion people on earth live in poverty, without basic needs such as water, food, electricity, medical care and more, which the developed world takes for granted.
As adults, we cannot any of the four vital necessities we need to survive.
Four Vital Necessities Humans Need
All of us need four things to survive: the sun, air, water, and food.
Without even just one of these four, we would die.
No sun? The entire human race would die instantly.
No air? A person dies in three minutes.
No water? A person dies in three days.
No food? A person dies in about 30 days.
Yet, we cannot create or provide any of these four essential things for ourselves – or for anyone else.
It may sound like common sense, and it is.
A power, a being other than ourselves, creates and provides 100% of ALL four of these vital necessities for us – and for all mankind.
We are indeed helpless.
Many people cannot explain how we are here – and they certainly do not know our purpose for being here.
The being who provides those four vital necessities is incredible, to say the least.
Yet, some people – indeed, many people, even most people – do not live their life in light of this general truth.
These general truths and facts – and many, many others like it – should cause us, drive us, move us, inspire us . . . to go to, to seek, to find . . . God.
All the various issues that we as humans face should cause us to go to God.
All Human Situations Should Cause Us to Go to God
We as humans deal with a lot.
We would all agree: life is generally hard, in many ways. For some, life is extremely, even impossibly difficult. For others, such as those in the developed world, life is in some ways easier though still has difficulty.
Just some of what we deal with are: good and evil; good times and bad times; easy times and hard times; happiness and sadness; joy and suffering; success and failure; triumph and tragedy; pleasure and pain; answers and questions; explanations and mysteries; and much more.
The good should cause us to go to God, in thankfulness and gratefulness. For all good things come from Him (James 1:17).
The evil should cause us to go to God, because we need Him to deal with the evil! (and bad times, hard times, sadness, suffering, failure, tragedy, pain and so forth).
In fact, for us humans, usually it is the problems, challenges and difficulty which cause us to go to God, as we realize things are not working out relying on anything else (which is usually self).
The wonder, beauty and good things should cause us to go to God, in grateful humility for His goodness. For all good things come from Him. Amen.
The mysteries and things we cannot explain should cause us to go to God. We cannot figure them out; we have to rely on God!
Regarding seeking God: when we feel God is near, we will naturally want to seek Him more and more.
When it seems He is not near, we should seek Him even more. In fact, God does hide and withdraw Himself from us, for many reasons. One of the main reasons is to cause us to seek Him; and in that seeking, there is death to our old nature, which is how we truly find Him.
Some other reasons He hides Himself from us: humble us; try us; test us, to find out and know what is in our heart (Deuteronomy 8:2).
Essentially, everything we deal with should reveal our need for God.
There is a higher power, and humans are helpless both in the natural and the spiritual without this power. How so?
The higher power is way beyond what we can comprehend or explain with our finite minds. We can try to explain the power’s existence or non-existence, but we cannot “solve” the mystery through our analyzations, debate, and discussions. Our efforts are futile.
As high as the heavens are above the earth are as high as this power’s ways and thoughts are above our ways and thoughts.
The most natural and normal response and reaction to this higher power is that we humble ourselves before him and live in awe and reverence of him. When we realize the he is everything and we are nothing, we naturally realize we should give him our life and seek and serve him with all that we have. He has given and provided us everything we have and are; it is only normal to give our heart and life back to him.
Jesus: “‘I came to save all men. I desire that all who are lost will repent and call upon My name. It is not My will that any should perish, but have everlasting life. Sad to say, most will not repent of their sins before they die, and they will go to hell. But the way to heaven is the same for all people. You must be born again to enter the kingdom of God. You must come to the Father in My name and repent of your sins. You must sincerely give your heart to God and serve Him’” (94).
Your Destiny: Jesus Christ
The great and awesome God Almighty is gracious, giving, longsuffering, patient, merciful, mighty, awesome – and infinitely more.
He wants to share Himself and His glory with us.
He wants to spend eternity with us.
He wants to fellowship with us, both on earth and in heaven.
He wants every person to know and have a relationship with Him through His Son Jesus.
Your destiny is Jesus Christ.