The story of Adam and his offspring is the Bible’s story. For Adam was a special creation; God made him in His own image (Gen. 5:2).
And He made him a living soul, the one entity in all of creation with the ability and destiny to house God, the Eternal Spirit. Adam was designed to be God’s dwelling place.
The Hebrew God Yahweh infused into Adam and his offspring a proclivity, a destiny, a longing to ultimately be used by their Father as His living temple for Him to dwell in. Adam’s destiny was to be a place where his Father would reside. For Adam was “the son of God” (Luke 3: 38).
Adam came out of the loins of God’s mind. Out of His infinite wisdom, He fashioned a human family that had the inclination to seek after their Invisible Maker, the Holy Spirit who had created them for that very purpose.
They are so wired that to strive to accomplish any other purpose in life other than being God’s tabernacle, leaves them unfulfilled. “All is vanity and vexation of the spirit,” warned Solomon in Ecclesiastes. The greatest and richest man of his time, he was the king of Israel and he wrote, “all the works done under the sun,” all the riches a man can accumulate, all the women, all the lands, houses, orchards, gardens, and the laughter of drunken guests at the banquets held there–all the servants, all the gold and silver, “all the delights of the sons of men” like wine, women, and song–all this was his portion of all his labor for himself, and all was in the end meaningless, an emptiness and futility in the heart and soul.
All of man’s strivings and work for himself–if it is not for the advancement of God’s purpose–will be vain and of no profit in the end. This is why the accumulation of material things does not bring happiness. We are not supposed to be seeking them. We are to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness first.
A Restoration Is Needed
The children of Adam, then, must be restored to their original purpose, which is the destiny of becoming the temple of God.
But that is a tough sell as long as Adam’s descendants are “doing well.” As long as they are “fat and sassy” and believe they “have need of nothing,” they fall asleep after filling their bellies.
But God’s purpose in reproducing Himself in them will not be denied. It will come to pass. He will make sure of that by calling and choosing out some of His people. How will He accomplish this? Read the scriptures and see how He intervenes in the lives of His patriarchs and prophets of old.
First, God will make an impact on them. Then He will put a burning passion in them to know the meaning of true Life. He will sow into their hearts a gnawing hunger to fill the void left after years of pursuing the mirage of meaningless materialism. Some of them will “hunger and thirst after righteousness” and truth and justice, and they will be filled with His Spirit.
For “righteousness” is that state of being right with God, or being right in His eyes. For that is the only thing in the end that really matters. In the latter days, many will imagine that they are right with Him and will be shocked when He casts them away and says to them, “I never knew you” (Matthew 7: 21-23). Only those who do the will of the Father will enter His kingdom.
Being Right With God
And being “right with God” means to do and to be what He wants us to do and be in this earth.
And that brings us back full circle in fulfilling our destiny as one of the children of Adam, which is to serve God as a temple, a place where He resides and walks the earth, showing Himself as the loving God to those without. Surrendering to His Spirit in this manner is “doing the will of the Father.”
But therein lies the problem. Men and women like their lives and like serving themselves and their own wants. But as Solomon said, their accumulations for self will be in vain, for everything will fall into the hands of those who please God–the children of faith, the children of God. For they shall inherit all things–the earth and every thing in it.
In the end “God shall wipe away all tears…and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying…He that overcomes shall inherit all things, and I shall be his God, and he shall be my son.” They shall rule and reign with Christ (Rev. 21: 4-7).
And so we cry out into the jaded airwaves, Be reconciled to God. Realize His purpose. Dig deep and prove every thing out through study and prayer. Build your spiritual house upon the Rock. Strive to fulfill your original calling and purpose in being on the planet. Anything else is futile and meaningless in the end. Kenneth Wayne Hancock