|Acts 17:24-28 |
24 God, who made the world and all things in it, since he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
25 Neither is he worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, since he gives to all people life and breath and all things.
26 He has made from one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the allotted times and the boundaries of their habitation;
27 So that they should seek the Lord, and perhaps might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from every one of us. [Paul has just told us the single purpose of this life: to reach out and find God. From the Word of the Lord within: "The earth exists for the saints;" the earth exists to produce saints, who are sons of God with his Spirit in control of their thoughts, words, and deeds, thus to bring pleasure, honor, and glory to God. God is not found in sect meetings; God is not found in the Bible, which only testifies of Him. George Fox wrote: "The Father is in you all, Christ is in you, and the Kingdom of Heaven is in you; there, in your hearts, is where you will find them all. Know him there searching your hearts, and find him there trying your minds and hearts; incline your ears, and give ear to him there, who will render to everyone of you according to your words and works whether they are good or evil."]
28 For in him we live and move, and have our being;1 as certain of your own poets have said, 'For we are his offspring.'
1 God .. is not far from each one of us, for in him we live and move and have our being. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all, Eph 4:6, — but we are not aware of this, because we are in a lower physical dimension. And the Kingdom of God is within and around us. Luke 17:20-21. It is a parallel dimension, sharing the same physical space. We are told to seek this kingdom of God as our first priority in life, which is in us an around us and does not come with sign or observation.
Paul has just told us the single purpose of this life: to reach out and find God. This is the sole reason you are here on earth. If you fail to find God, you will have nothing to show for this life — it will all be burnt away. This is the Lord's garden. He is growing sons of God, for duties that include judging the angels. The sons developed from the earth are "first fruits." The first fruits are those to find total union with God while on earth in this life; men and women to become Sons of God. We find him when the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus appears in our hearts; and when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. As he appears his holy pure light burns away anything unholy, leaving only holiness, leaving only love. Therefore, since the purpose of this life is to find God, and that results in love; then the purpose of this life is to create love. Love creates love. Love loves love.
From the Word of the Lord within: "the earth exists for the saints;" the earth exists to produce saints, who are sons of God with his Spirit in control of their thoughts, words, and deeds. This life is to order the next life; this life is nothing but the birth canal to the next life.
And therefore do not be curious how the ungodly shall be punished, and when; but inquire how the righteous shall be saved, whose the world is, and for whom the world is created. 4 Esdras 9:13
Because for their [the righteous] sakes I made the world; 4 Esdras 7:11