The Mystery of Human Life
“And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” Gen.1:26A
The Purpose of Man's ExistenceHave you ever asked yourself why you are living in this world and what the purpose of human life is? No matter what type of person you are or what your profession is, there are a few things which you, like most people, would agree with, that is:
Money cannot satisfy man,
WHY? Because you have not yet realized God's Plan
God has a plan. This plan has everything to do with man. In the Bible, this plan is called God's economy. God's economy is just God's entire plan for man. It explains the origin and destiny of man as well as the meaning of human existence.
How can you know God's Economy?
The Four Keys
God has prepared four keys for you to unlock God's economy. These four keys are recorded in the Bible. Each of these four keys is equally important, and indispensable. Please open your heart right now to quietly and carefully read through this message; you will then grasp these four keys, understand God's economy, realize the purpose of man, and begin a satisfied human life.
The First Key: God's Creation Unlocking the Mystery of Human Life
1. Man has God's Image
Please read the following verse:
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness..." Genesis 1:26a
2. Man is a Vessel
Now read the next verse: God "should make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He had before prepared unto glory." Romans 9:23-24
We are vessels of God. God wants to be our content. As bottles are made to contain liquid, we are made to contain God. It is no wonder that knowledge, wealth, pleasure, and accomplishment can never satisfy you, for you were created to contain GOD!
3. The Parts of Man
Please continue by reading the next verse:
"May your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete." 1 Thes. 5:23
The BODY is simply the physical body, belonging to the physiological level, contacting the things of the material realm,
For problems of the body, one may see a doctor.
4. God's Economy
God wants to enter into man's spirit, to become his content and his satisfaction. This is the purpose of human existence! You are not merely created to contain knowledge in your mind, but you are created to contain God in your spirit.
The Second Key: Man's Fall Unlocking the Mystery of the Good and Evil Natures of Man
1. The Two Natures of Man
Since man was made in the image of God, he possesses a good nature that matches God's nature, with virtues such as truthfulness, goodness, loveliness, wisdom, kindness, and valor.
Nevertheless, man cannot escape his evil nature.
Please read the following verses:
3. The Fall of Man
Sin entered into man and caused him to fall. See diagram below:
(1) Sin caused man's spirit to be deadened: "And you, being dead in your offenses and sins." Eph. 2:1
The Fallen man is like:
4. Man cannot Save Himself
Throughout history, man has tried every possible way to escape sin, but he has found that:
The Third Key: Christ's Redemption Unlocking the Mystery of the Life and Death of the God-Man
1. Who is Christ
Christ is the Savior sent from God to the world to solve the problems of human life.
Therefore, He is both the complete God and the perfect man.
2. The Death of the God-Man
This God-Man was nailed to the cross to accomplish the work of redemption. He died with three statuses:
The Fourth Key: God's Dispensing Unlocking the Mystery of Faith in Christ
1. The Two Becomings of Christ
God became flesh, born as a man called Jesus. Please read the following verses:
2. Regenerating Man
In his first birth, man obtains a physical life. When man receives God's life through Christ, he experiences a second birth, which the Bible calls regeneration.
3. The Meaning of being a Christian
A Christian is one who receives God's dispensing. God first dispenses Himself into our spirit and then spreads from our spirit into our soul. Finally, He fills and saturates our spirit, soul, and body with Himself. The Bible calls this final stage glorification.
Through this, we can be conformed to the image of Christ.
This is the purpose of human life!
What Must You Do?
1. Repent - Turn Your Heart to God
Repentance is not to be remorseful. Repentance is neither to turn over a new leaf. Repentance is to have a change in mind. Previously, you had your back towards God. Whether you were doing good or evil, you were away from God. Your mind was turned away from God. Now listen to what the Lord Jesus said: "Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn near." Matt. 4:17
2. Receive - Believe
To believe is not to nod your head, nor to agree, nor merely to be appreciative. If someone gives you a watch, it is not enough for you just to nod your head in agreement and admire the watch. You need to receive it. Believing is just receiving. Read the following verses: "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, to those who believe into His name." John 1:12
3. Call - Confess
Being a Christian is an open matter. God requires that your heart believed and that your mouth confess. If your heart does not believe, you cannot be saved. If your mouth does not confess, neither can you be saved.But:
How about you calling "O, Lord Jesus!" three times.
"O, Lord Jesus!"
Now your are saved! Saved from the lake of fire!
4. Testify - Be Baptized
Baptism is a testimony before men. All believers should be baptized in order to be saved not only before God, but also before men. The Lord Jesus said:
NOW PLEASE PRAY:
"Lord Jesus! I am a sinner. I need You. Come into my spirit. Take away my sin. Fill me that I may have the life of God. I receive You right now as my Savior and life. I give myself to You. I ask this in Your name, Amen!"
Now you are clear about the mystery of human life! May the Lord bless you and cause you to continue living in God’s plan!