God's amazing generosity to
God is, was and always will be
- God has always
existed, without a beginning. The empowerment for His existence does
not get consumed and is not dependant on an external source, unlike
that of humanity. Therefore, TIME is immaterial for Him.
- God created TIME as a means of a historical record
for all created things so that all living beings, both in Heaven and,
in particular, Human Beings created in His image will be able to
appreciate and comprehend that He is outside of TIME, when they look back in TIME in the future after countless
trillions of years of their existence.
- Time only reveals changes to everything that
has been created within Time. That is why God cannot
be understood within the Time dimension.
- I Am Who I Am because:
- He does not change.
- He has never changed.
- He does not want to change.
But if He did want to, all things are possible to Him.
- He cannot be tempted in any way to
- And no-one can make Him change.
create humans in God image?
Able to live for eternity,
just like God Himself
To be in God image means sharing in His eternal
existence. To be able to share in enjoyment and the challenges in a
very personal way all the dreams, the ideas and all the created things
without time limits.
Able to create things out of nothing.
There are no reference in Scripture that indicate that the Heavenly
beings, Angels & Satanic beings have this unique ability.
- Only God can create things out of nothing. He also
created man with the ability to create things out of nothing in the
Physical Universe, where Human Beings uniquely shares the God-like
quality. Human Beings, through their imaginations can conceptualise
new objects (physical things) and expressions (relationships, music,
dance, drama, art, etc.) and then proceed to use the various material
elements and compounds available in the Physical Universe to bring
these into physical existence.
Why God created the Physical Universe?
- For human beings, truly to be in God's image, they must
also have the God-like quality of ruling over a vast sphere that seems
to know no bounds. So, God created the Physical Universe.
- Human beings have also been given God-like powers to
rule over the physical universe like God rules over all created things
- Human beings, uniquely, having these God-like abilities
to comprehend these responsibilities and enjoyment are therefore able
to genuinely fellowship with God in a deep and very meaningful way
that only those with these God-like qualities can comprehend. This is
beyond the capabilities of ALL other beings that were ever created
before human beings, including those in Heaven or Hell.
A truly free will to do good and evil
- Human beings, uniquely, God-like qualities means we
must also have the free will that God enjoys. God acts according to
His Character and that character is Holiness, Righteousness, Love,
etc. There is no evil, but God has complete knowledge evil without the
need to experience evil. To be able to genuinely fellowship with God,
human beings as the appointed "gods" in this physical universe, were
given the same free will to exercise in the physical universe. If Adam
& Eve had voluntarily acted out of their God-likeness character,
they would not have fallen for Satan's deception because they would
have been confident, in faith (a God-like nature) that they already had all the knowledge of good and evil which was inherent
in being in the image of God. Therefore, they did not have to
try and acquire them or experience them outside of God's expressed
Why there is unlikely to be any other living organism
like humanity in the physical universe?
- To the extent that Let God be true and everyman a liar,
and given that God created human beings in His image, to be like God
in the physical universe, it is therefore, highly unlikely that there
will be any other intelligent life forms that equal man anywhere in
the physical universe. I will go further to say, that any environment
that is even remotely close to that on earth. The
earth is in the image of Heaven where God's Throne is, so it is not possible for there to be an alternative location that
can match earth.
Ability to solve problems through creative imagination
in combination with physical endeavours Angelic & satanic beings
Scriptures do not at any time show Angelic beings suggesting creative
solutions to problems. They are always sent by God to solve a problem with
the solution provided by God.
- Only human beings have the uniquely God-like ability to
solve problems through creative solutions from their imaginations (out
of nothing) plus physical effort
humans are different/greater than Angelic & Heavenly beings
including Satanic beings
- Angels (& Demons/Satan) are not creative and
therefore cannot produce original imaginative ideas, but man can
- Angels (& Demons/Satan) cannot create something out
of nothing, but man can
- Angels (& Demons/Satan) do not have authority on
earth to subdue it only man has
all innovative/creative ideas both for good and evil come from
- Human being's unique God-like qualities of creative
innovations is available for both good and evil. That is, any new
innovative and/or creative concepts, creations, etc. come from the
internal giftedness of human beings who are in God's image.
How satanic forces us humanities lusts, emotions, and motivations to
direct their creativity for evil.
- Satan has no imagination or creative ideas, The
Scriptures show that every new invention of evil was a product of
human beings wanting to accomplish an evil task (e.g. murder, pillage,
etc.), create an evil product (e.g. idols). The desire to do these
evils was the engine for directing their creative effort. Satanic
forces can the use human beings emotional (lusts) urges to initiate
these creative activities to produce objects or activities that yield
the most impact and satisfy their lusts. (in Letter of James)
Satanic forces cannot hear a human's thoughts (unless the person is demon
- Only the spirit of the person and The Holy Spirit Who
indwells a Christian knows the person's thoughts. This means that one
can communicate with God through silent prayer without satanic forces
knowing what is being prayed for. Silent conversations with The Holy
Spirit throughout the day remain totally private. It also means that
the less a person speaks their every thought, the less satanic forces
will know what they are thinking and/or planning giving a person many
opportunities to make surprise actions totally unanticipated by
satanic forces so greater advantages for the Kingdom of God.
was the purpose of God meeting Adam & Eve in the cool of the
- God, the creator of all creation, wanted to be able to
meet regularly with a Being in His own image and likeness, who was
also the sole ruler of all the Physical Universe specifically created
for that Being. Human
Beings will have the depth of understanding about benefits,
responsibilities and tasks involved in the control of the Universe,
just like God has over all of creation, both physical and spiritual.
- Its like the meeting of two minds, to review the day's
activities and the Lord querying what was accomplished for the day and
what were Human Beings plans for the following day? It was an
opportunity to celebrate achievements and deal with obstacles to any
tasks or; procedures for bringing into reality any new
creative/innovative ideas that the Human Being had dreamed up. Would
God's help be required, or can Human Beings do it alone because they
already had the abilities; perhaps only an encouragement and advice to
achieve the best outcome among many options.
- This is a partnership where God takes a rest, while
Human Beings, created in His image, could now continue to manage what
was the starting base creation components and resources as a means to
proceed to create endless combination of new things and expressions
out of nothing. The rest of creation, that was not in the image and
likeness of God, would then marvel at this extraordinary uniquely,
God-like creation that are Human Beings. They would better understand
the unsurpassable and unfathomable knowledge, wisdom and power of God.
How this shows faith at work?
- To enable human beings to be truly free and God-like in
the management of creation, it meant God gave them complete
delegation, based on trust and covenant. This meant that during the
day, in the Garden of Eden, God's recognisable Presence was completely
absent. Adam & Eve were truly alone and could do anything they
wanted without having a sense of a Supervisor watching and directing
their activities. With
this kind of freedom, it was therefore very meaningful for God to then
visit them everything to find out what they had done during the day.
Their sharing was meaningful because from their perspective they had
made some independent decisions and done everything freely.
To have this kind of freedom from God's Presence, meant that
Adam & Eve had to have faith that God was always around, despite
having visual, auditory or emotional sense of His abiding Presence. They
had to intentionally decide to remember to acknowledge
that God was everywhere.
plan for human beings
- If Adam & Eve had not sinned, the number of human
beings in today would have been more numerous without there being
death. With Adam & Eve still alive today and all the earlier
humans still around, our knowledge of the world and the physical
universe would have been amazingly extensive. Human travel into space
would have been achieved millennia ago, using technologies that we
have yet to invent at present. With God's help and uncorrupted human
creativity only for good purposes, humans would have been living on
other planets, conquering their inhospitable environments using
inventions that would enable the use of their local resources to
transform them into habitable earth like planets with God's blessing
- It also shows how much God wanted to and can engage on
a one-to-one level simultaneously in real-time with countless billions
of beings including those in Heaven and earth and those yet to be
- It may also explain why God is in no hurry for Jesus
Christ to return. It would me the end of human being's capacity to
procreate and increase the population size. In Heaven, all saints are
like the Angels, so the number of humans will be frozen. Given, that
the original plan was for human beings to multiply and fill the earth,
which had incredible resources, most of it being landmass, compared to
the current where it is mostly water. Sin has substantially reduced
the number of humans so that even after thousands of years, human
beings have not yet filled the earth.
Moreover, destructive nature of selfish humanity has reduced
the earth's capacity to handle many more people. But God, can have His
original plan defeated by satanic forces, especially after the all
overcoming redemptive power of the death and resurrection of the Lord
Jesus Christ it could be a while before God says, the numbers have
been reached and Satan's attempted sabotage have been thwarted.
can do anything - Why the Lord Jesus said He proceeded forth from God
and is one with The Father and The Holy Spirit but was NOT created.
- It is like taking a bucket and dipping it into the
ocean. The water in the bucket is the same as in the ocean, but it
takes the shape of the bucket. God is self-existent and cannot be
created. But, as God who can do anything, He has created through a
process of taking a portion of Himself (proceeding forth) and
separating this portion into a new Divine Being, The Lord Jesus, in
all aspects like Himself. He is therefore one with the Father and the
Holy Spirit. Whoever, see The Lord Jesus, therefore sees the Father
and the Holy Spirit. This new Being has been assigned the task of
being the Messiah, the Christ, of God's creation.
man having sinned and no hope of any other way of redemption, why The
Lord Jesus is the only way left for salvation.
- If human beings, created to be only second to God,
Himself, and made in his image and likeness were to be come His
enemies, just like Satan, then who could save them? The Angels who had
remained faithful, could not be asked to pay for humanity's sins.
Moreover, Angels are lower than humans and therefore could not
suitable substitutes for humans. Animals, also were even more inferior
and they would never understand and experience the depth of humanities
sins and how God felt about it, making the totally unsuitable for
- The only Person capable of comprehending had to be
someone from the God-Head. Being part of God, Jesus understood fully
sin and the incalculable level of pain of being eternally separated
from God's Life fulfilling and satisfying existence any living being
with God's likeness would suffer. God, in fact, paid a much higher
premium, through Jesus Christ (Who is part of the God-Head) to redeem
- Having created man to be an eternal being like Himself,
a permanent separation as a result of sin, requires that the person
substituting must experience that separation. In the Old Testament, it
was spotless sheep or perfect Bulls that were offered, but they were
only representation and were much inferior and inadequate to truly
take sins away permanently. With God, Himself, as the only true
candidate to redeem mankind from God's judgement, it was obvious that,
Jesus who proceeded out of God, being God Himself but in human flesh,
was the only realistic substitute.
- Only God, Who is able to do anything, was able to
experience the full Wrath, through Jesus Christ, of His Own Judgement
for all sin on behalf of mankind. He separated Himself, from a part of
Himself, Jesus Christ, even as sin was place on Jesus Christ on the
cross. We humans will never be able to understand how traumatic and
painful it was for both God, the Father and the Holy Spirit, on the
one-side who for the first time ever, were two Persons without sin. On
the other side, Jesus Christ, for the first time ever, was truly
alone, forsaken, rejected by the Father and the Holy Spirit, when
humanity's sin was placed on Him. This is an unfathomable Generosity,
driven by an incomprehensible Love, and an unsurmountable commitment
to God's Character of always, without exception, Holiness and
Righteousness whatever the cost. The reward for this incredible
suffering by the Lord Jesus Christ, to ensure God's Justice and
Righteousness are never compromised, makes sense when we read of how
He has been exalted above all, and the incredible joy that both The
Father and The Holy Spirit must have had when they were reunited again
after The Lord Jesus' resurrection, for eternity.
is true worship? - not flattery, but just an honest, truthfully
informed acknowledgement of Who God is and what He is doing.
- God does not have an ego problem, nor does He have a
self-image problem requiring constant regular flattery.
- God is only asking that we genuinely recognise that
everything that exists have their origin in Him. That is the real, and
only truth. The more we discover about the wonders that exist as we
live our daily lives, it is rightfully God who should be
credited/acknowledge/attributed. That is what true worship is from the
human spirit and in truth. These can be expressed in a myriad of ways
from for example: songs, poetry, music, literature, artistic
expression, physical body expression, to physical objects that point
to Him alone as the true source. The
fact that Heavenly beings who are able to see God, are forever
worshipping Him and singing His praises, should fill us with awe, at
the things that they must be discovering and experiencing in that
environment definitely looking forward to experiencing that personally
will God create a new Heaven and a new earth?
- A reboot of the original plan, but this time there will
be no Satan to tempt mankind.
- Those who had made their eternal decision to obey God
and receive Christ's redemption will now be able to experience in full
what Adam & Eve and their descendants were originally given and
meant to enjoy. This will
confirm that God can never be stopped by any event from achieving His
original plan for those who He created in His own image to have
regular fellowship with. Despite Satan's attempts to frustrate God,
God will in the end achieve His original goals.
will the Saints do throughout eternity?
- The Lord Jesus Christ refers to the faithful stewards
ruling cities, probably during His thousand-year reign on the earth
before the final judgement that will end this present Physical
- The old Physical Universe will be replaced by a new
Heaven and a new Earth that is, a new Physical Universe. Humanity will
again have the opportunity to explore and develop creative ideas into
a myriad of outputs that will continue to give God great pleasure as
He shares with all creation both in Heaven and in the Physical
Universe the limitlessness of His abilities and the immeasurable
generosity of His heart towards His creations.