Our Existence, Purpose & Survival
There is no reliable source wherein we can find the account of the existence of everything else in this world , except the word of God, known as the Bible, the complete book of the Revelation of God to mankind.
Other of course, and maybe you are one of those who believe in some other book . But setting it aside, I will share what I truly believe in, and I am thankful that we are allowed here to do so.
The Bible refutes the theory of Evolution, which holds that human evolved. But the Bible clearly stated that human was created.
The Bible clearly states in the book of Genesis , the first book in the Old Testament that God created man in His own image and likeness, on the sixth day
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image , in the image of God created he him, male and female created He them.
The Bible states the purpose of God in creating man.
Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
God's purpose for man was to have dominion or sovereignty of all the living creatures He had made on earth.
In chapter one of the book of Genesis, it stated the account of Creation. The earth & every living and non living things on earth , before Adam, the first man, was created. God sees to it, that all things for man to live and to survive must be provided for him.
Our body , the human flesh, needs air, water, and foods to survive in this earth. During the time of the first family ,they lived a healthy life, in a healthy environment that God gave them. Fruits & plants & herbs , clean water and fresh air sustained them , even the animals that are with them. The longest life lived on that generation of Adam was lived by the man named Methuselah. He lived 969 yrs. while Adam lived only 930 after he begot sons and daughters.
They had to live that long for they are to replenish the earth as God commanded Adam & Eve.
As man continue to live and multiply on earth many things had changed . When Adam sinned against God , they have to suffer the consequences of their disobedience to God. Life for Adam & Eve became difficult because they were expelled from the garden of Eden to live outside of that garden. Adam had to work hard to till the ground in order to eat what he could harvest. He had to get rid of the thorns and thistles on the ground to have a good harvest.
Genesis 3:17 - And unto Adam he said, because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying , Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow thou shalt eat of it all the days of thy life;
Genesis 3:18 - Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field.
While Eve had to go sorrows and other sufferings in bringing up children.
Genesis 3:16 - Unto the woman he said, I will multiply greatly thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
And the saddest part was, they are out of fellowship with God , and they have to experience physical death.
Genesis 3:19 - In the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken for dust thou art , and unto dust shalt thou return.
The sinful nature of Adam was inherited by all mankind from generations to generations and no one is able to take it away from every human being that will be born into this earth.
Romans 5:12 - Wherefore , as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned .
This is all we humans are facing in the world we live in today. We have made a mess of the beautiful world that once was enjoyed by our first parents before they disobeyed God.
And we have to face this world wherein the evil and the good we know and with the sinful nature that we have , to survive physically , in order for us to have the chance to be reconciled first to God through Jesus Christ our Saviour whom God sent to be our Saviour. May God in His mercy and goodness and great love toward us help us to survive the lies and deceit of Satan , who lied and deceived our first parents and were cursed and punished.
Allow me to express my personal insights with regards to this . Looking back to the story of Adam & Eve in the garden of Eden facing the temptation, Satan, in the form of the serpent beguiled Eve. He used enticing words to convince Eve. He made Eve doubt God's word. He made Eve crave for that something that he made Eve to believe God is withholding them to have .He made Eve to believe his lies .
Let me give you the conversation between Eve and the serpent and the result of that conversation as recorded in the Bible.
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden , God hath said , Ye shall not eat of it , neither shall ye touch it , lest ye die.
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof , then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as God , knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes , and the tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also into her husband with her; and he did eat.
From the conversation , as recorded , the serpent triumph in deceiving Eve. Eve was convinced. When she saw the fruit , she was attracted to it. Believing the lie that she will not die but instead she will be wise, she did eat and gave to her husband with her.
Disobedience is sin , and sin a choice or a decision made. Eve's decision was impulsive. I suppose she was not hungry at that time. She didn't needed it at the moment but was only attracted to it because it was good for food and pleasant to the eyes.
Eve's decision was covetous. She desired to be wise. Satan made her to think that God is withholding it to them, which I supposed is not. If God has given Adam intelligence God has also given her some like it for her own.
This is the aspect in their life that they didn't survive. They didn't survive the test or the temptation that they encountered in life.
They had chosen the physical needs more than the spiritual needs which is in fellowship with God , if they had only obeyed the command of God, their fellowship with God would not have affected too. And since they disobeyed they lost that privilege with God and suffered the consequences of their disobedience.
Realization of who, what & why a thing or a person is the most important thing in our lives , I think , could be the secret of survival here in this world. The world condition in the ancient time could be very different but the fact remains that the human's basic needs is just the same in order to exist , continue to exist and survive in this earth.
The highest and foremost need of man to survive this earth is God alone and none else. Without him we would not exist and continue our existence on earth . For it is God who hold in His hands our time , our appointed time with Him.
In God alone , we can be assured of our lifetime existence on earth, more importantly our immortal existence in the life hereafter. This is the foremost concern of God to every human being He had created , our eternal , immortal existence by which our first parents have missed because they were deceived.
Should we let Satan continue to deceive us? Let us learn from the mistake of our first parents. Know the word of God for sure. Be attentive to it. Believe it and never doubt it. Whatever God says , He means it and God means what He says. When God says Jesus Christ alone and none else is the Saviour He means it, in fact He sent Jesus Christ in this world and took our sins in His own body and paid it's penalty by His death on the cross of Calvary.
Do you believe Satan still exists in this world today? Yes he is , and is continually doing his work of deceiving many. He is using the same means, that he used in deceiving Eve. He is making people to doubt God's word. He will make use of things in this world to attract you, and to desire to have it, without you knowing that you are going far from God and not obeying what God tells you to do.
Believe God & Never Doubt Him - It means acknowledging God's authority in all things. That no one is above Him, but He is above all and none else. That what He says is True & is Final. That God is True, but Satan and anyone is a liar.
Prioritize Him above anything & Others - It means no one or nothing should interfere between you & God. He is the number one on your list of preference in relationship, in business or work, & personal affairs or personal needs.
Obey Him without hesitation according to His command - It means doing as God commands , no more , no less. It is taking the step of faith in what God says.
Claiming & Holding on to God's Promises - It means you are fully assured that what God Has said, He is able to do and to fulfill
The above mentioned means of survival are means of doing our part. It is doing the possible thing , those things that God expect from us. And the other part is letting God do His part which is the impossible, things we think isn't possible for us to do.
May we all have the kind of faith in God , that can move us to believe Him, Prioritize Him, Obey Him , & Fully Assured by Him for our survival in this earth and in the life hereafter.
Thanks again for reading. I encourage you to read the Bible and know for yourself the things you ought to know about God's Love & everything about His complete Revelation to mankind.
Be rest assured that God is able to provide our needs and God is not withholding anything from us that is good and best for us to survive . If God is willing to give Jesus Christ to us, His only begotten Son, He will and is able to give us the best and the things we need in life to survive. God's love is unconditional, everlasting and will never fail us.
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