God’s Greatest Desire

What is God’s greatest desire?

God made us from Him.

When God wanted something, He spoke to what He wanted it to come out of or to come from. So when God wanted something He spoke to whatever He was making to be sustained by and to return to. God created some things and He made some things.

According to the theological definition of create, we really don’t create, as humans, that is. We only make. The theological definition of create is: To form something out of nothing. In other words, God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. To make something is to make something else. That is all we do.

If we make a vase out of clay, we did not speak it into existence, we made it out of something else. So God created some things and He made some things. He made some things from something and that’s very important for us to understand.

Genesis 1:11 – Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit trees that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. God did not say, “Let there be trees!” He was making them, forming them from dirt. He was speaking to the earth, and when He spoke to the earth, the earth listened. He told the earth to “bring forth.” God wanted plants to come from dirt, be sustained by dirt, and to return to the 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.”

Genesis 1:24 – Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind:… Sustained by the dirt that produces the food and goes back to the dirt when they die. 

This is all-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;”… We came from “God!” We are sustained by God and return back to God.

Don’t misunderstand: God made our bodies from the dirt, is sustained by dirt and goes back to dirt, but our spirit came from God, is sustained by God and goes back to God.

What would happen if a plant said to the dirt, “I’m pulling out and I’m going to go make it on my own!”” It would die. Man said to God, “I’m pulling out!” God said, “The day you do you’ll die!” Adam’s body didn’t die immediately because his body came from dirt, but his spirit died and his spirit affected his body. Same with us. Adam began to physically die as well. Look at this Scripture: Ephesians 2:1 – And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,… 

John 10:10 – … “I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.”

Don’t just focus on the second part of that verse. Jesus came that we might have “Life!” We are dead without Him! God made us from Him.

God made us like Him.

God made a replica of Himself. God made Adam in His image after His likeness. No sin in the world at that point. Adam walks like God, talks like God and thinks like God, never had an impure thought. And then 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 was looking for a helper or the Bible wouldn’t have mentioned it. Adam was looking for a companion. Why would the Bible say “There was not found,: if he wasn’t looking?

The Hebrew word used for “formed” man is “squeezed.” The Hebrew word used for “formed” woman is “fashioned.” The word “woman” in Hebrew means “Out of man.” So God made a woman out of man.

But how did God know that the only thing that would satisfy Adam’s heart’s desire was a bride? God knew because He’s had the same desire! Make sense? God’s greatest desire is “You!”

God made us to love Him.

The church, the believers, are the Bride of Christ! Adam and Eve, a marriage, and Christ and the church, His Bride. God’s greatest desire is not to be worshipped, it’s to be loved. To love and be loved, but worship is a pathway to express our love to God.

God is a giver, that’s His nature. So God cannot receive without giving. If it comes in, it’s going to go back out. If we touch God, He touches us back. This is why it’s so important to make a connection to God.

When a person goes to a service at the house of God and says that they didn’t get anything out of it, it’s because they made no effort to give anything. If we’ll touch God in worship, He’ll touch us in worship. Worship is simply expressing our love to the One we are married to.

God has a “heart-cry” throughout the whole Bible and here are just a few Scriptures:

Exodus 6:7 – “I will take you as My people, and I will be your God.”

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.’ “

Jeremiah 11:4 – “So shall you be My people, and I will be your God.”

Jerimiah 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.”

Jeremiah 31:33 – “I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” 

Ezekiel 14:11 – “that the house of Israel may no longer stray from Me, nor be profaned anymore with all their transgressions, but that they may be My people and I may be their God, says the LORD God.”

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, ‘You are My people!’ And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’ ” (God was talking about the Gentiles.)

2 Corinthians 6:16 – “I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”

All through the Bible, the theme is the same: God wants us to be His people and Him our God. His greatest desire is YOU! He’s worked out all of the details through His grace so that we simply say, “Yes!”

And all of our sins are washed away, as far as the east is from the west. He puts a new heart within us and a new spirit, and writes His law on our minds and hearts and gives us the ability to walk with Him to be His bride!

 

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