The Divine OriginalHandbook 2: Article 28 - Teaching

(the revelation continued)

How God is reviving His work. How He is making Himself known.

God is restoring things to His original purpose and plan.

God had a purpose, an eternal plan, when He created the heavens and the earth and when He created man in His image. It is vital that we know that purpose! But how can we know? We ask!

"...ask that we may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding..."

Colossians 1:9

We are not just to wonder, hazard a guess, leave it to the theologians, WE are to be filled with the knowledge of His will!

Why is this knowing so important? The verse continues:

"...so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God..."

We are not asking here for the knowledge of His will for us in our everyday individual lives -- that personal seeking and finding to which we give trusting, absolute obedience. Nor are we seeking here the instructions that come from our Lord and Savior to us as His Body, although these instructions will, if faithfully carried out by us, ultimately fulfill and bring to climax God's eternal plan, His will. We are asking Him to share with us what He was originally seeking when He decided to create the heavens and the earth and man.

"I want to show brothers and sister that, during the last days it is God's intention to recover things to His original design. He is going the way of recovery. He is going to bring His children to this course..."

Watchman Nee

What was His original purpose and design?

  1. That God would rule on earth through man -- that the creature man would rule the creature Satan.
  2. That the creature man would bear the heavenly image of His Son.
  3. That man and his descendants would be a chosen race, a holy nation, a kingdom of priests, a people for God's own possession, He will be their God, and they will be His people.
  4. That not one from the book of the Lord will be missing; none shall lack its mate.
  5. That the people of God will be willing in the day of His power.

"So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."

Isaiah 55:11

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