God Made You and Me From Him
When God wanted something, He spoke to what He wanted it to come out of or to come from. When He was making things in Genesis Chapter 1, during the six days of creation, He made things to be sustained by and to returned to from which it was made. God made some things and He created some things.
According to the theological definition of the word create, we, as humans, really don’t create. We only make something out of something that was already there.
Create – to form something out of nothing. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. To make something is to form something out of something else. He created light.
God created and He also made things from something else. Example: Genesis 1:11 – Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth; and it was so.
God is speaking to the earth, and when He spoke to the earth, the earth listened. “Earth, bring forth,”and then He named what was to come forth. God wants plants to come from dirt, to be sustained by dirt, and to return to dirt.
Genesis 1:20 – Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens. (Verse 24) Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind:; and it was so.
Here is why this is important and we need to understand: When God wanted something, He spoke to what He wanted it to come from or be made out of. This is important because of “Verse 26.” When God wanted man, He spoke to Himself!
Genesis 1:26 – Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” We came from God! We are sustained by God, and we go back to God. Don’t misunderstand, only our “body” is from the dirt, it is sustained by dirt and will go back to the dirt. We eat fruits, vegetables, and everything that God called forth from the earth. However my spirit came from God, is sustained by God, and goes back to God.
What would happen if the plant said to the dirt, “I’m pulling out! I’m going to make it on my own.” It will die!
This is exactly what happened when man said to God, “I’m pulling out and will make it on my own!” And God said, “The day you do, you will die!” Our bodies didn’t die, right away; Adam’s body didn’t die right away, but his spirit did. His spirit affected his body, and he began to die physically. Our spirit is dead before we come to Christ. Ephesians 2:1 – And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.
John 10:10 – “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Most people only focus on the second part of this verse, life abundantly, but Jesus came that we might have “Life!” As long as a person is still in their trespasses and sins, they are spiritually dead.
God Made Us Like Him
So, does that mean He made a replica of Himself? When God made Adam (before sin came into the world), Adam looked like God, walks like God, thinks like God, and talks like God – in His image. Because God made Adam with a free will, now Adam has a desire of his own. Genesis 2:20 – So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
Adam realized all the animals had like kind; all the creatures had like kind etc, but there was no one “like Adam’s kind.” Why would the Bible say “it was not found,” if Adam hadn’t been looking or didn’t have that desire for a companion? So, watch what God does.
Genesis 2:21 – And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept, and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. (Verse 22) Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from the man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. (Woman in the Hebrew means “out of man.”)
How did God know that the only thing that would satisfy Adam’s desire in his heart was a bride? He knew because He’d had the same desire – a bride. Back to: “What is God’s greatest desire?” It’s you and me!! Think about it this way: God’s going to give His Son something, but what do you give someone who has everything already? A companion, a bride! Someone to share His life with. God wants to share His life with us. He wants to get to know us and spend every day with us. He created us with a will because only a person with a will can “Love.” He created us with a choice so that we can choose to love God.
God Made Us To Love Him
We are the bride of Christ – Adam and Eve, husband and wife – the believer, the bride and Christ. Satan’s greatest desire was and still is to be worshiped, but God’s greatest desire is to be loved by His children. His desire is to love and be loved. And if you ask most people what they want most out of life, it’s to be loved. We express our love for Him through worship.
God is a giver because that’s His nature. So God cannot receive without giving. If it comes in, it goes out. If we “touch” God, He touches us back. This is why it is so important to get in His presence. Remember the woman in Scripture that had the issue with blood? She touched the hem of His garment and immediately she was healed. She wasn’t healed until she “reached out’ and touched Him.
Do you want to know why some people say, “I didn’t get anything out of that service today.” You know why? Because they didn’t put anything into it. They put absolutely no effort into it or even tried to draw close to God. If you give, touch God, He will and always does, give back. Our God never shows up “empty-handed!” If we will touch God in worship, He’ll touch us in worship! If we’ll touch God in prayer, He’ll touch us in prayer.
God came to this earth and died, rose again, so that we could live. Do you honestly think after all He has done for us that He would simply ignore us when we reach out to Him in worship or prayer? Not going to happen! He’s there!
Worship is simply expressing our love to the One we’re married to – the LORD Jesus! Our lives will go to a whole new level when we express our love to Him.
Throughout the entire Bible this is the “Heart Cry of God.” Here are just a few of these verses:
Exodus 6:7 – ‘I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the LORD your God who brings you out from under burdens of the Egyptians.’
Leviticus 26:12 – “I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.”
Jeremiah 7:23 – “But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.”
Jeremiah 24:7 – ‘Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the LORD, and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.
Ezekiel 36:28 – “Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.”
Hosea 2:23 – “Then I will say to those who were not My people (Gentiles), ‘You are My people!’ and they shall say, ‘You are My God!’ “
2 Corinthians 6:16 – “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Hebrews 8:10 – “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Revelation 21:1 – Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. (Verse 2) Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. (Verse 3) And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.”
There are so many more verses in the Bible that tell us exactly what God’s greatest desire is. It’s for Him to be our God and you and me to be His people. This theme goes all through Scripture.
God wants us to “marry” Him and live happily ever after. He has worked out all the details through His Grace – His Son Jesus Christ. If we say “Yes” to Him, all of our sins are washed away, removed from us as far as the east is from the west; a new heart within us and a new spirit; He writes His law on our hearts and minds; and He gives us the ability to walk with Him and to be His bride. Wow!!
I hope everyone who reads this gets a revelation of just how great our God is. Love Him and He will love you back!!