(Formerly in Israel, if a man went to inquire of God, he would say, “Come, let us go to the seer,” because the prophet of today used to be called a Seer.” I Samuel 9: 9)
One time I asked the Seer, “What is life all about? What’s really going on? Why are we here?”
And then the Seer answered in a sweeping monologue.
First of all, there is a Creator, a Supreme Being with a plan and purpose. Modern man will just have to get over it and accept that there is Someone higher in the food chain. Just look around. Things that are alive come from living things. If anything ever lived, it owes its existence to something else that was living–of its own kind. Every living thing reproduces itself. Since every living thing gets its life from another living being, then an Initial living being, a Supreme Being, had to have given life to all the living.
It is only logical. Two pieces of granite cannot reproduce. Only the living things of creation are reproducing, and their pro-creating drive has been ignited by the Creator, the Life Giver.
But the kicker, though, is that the Creator has put in motion all this reproduction as a type or metaphor of what He is doing with Himself. The Creator’s plan and purpose is written into the quintessential action of every living thing–procreation. His plan and purpose is written into nature, and it is just waiting there to be deciphered.
So what does the secret writing of both nature and the scriptures reveal as to what God is saying? Answer: Hey, creation, I’m reproducing Myself, too! You didn’t think I was going to let you have all the fun of raising a family, did you? I have a family, too.
And this is how I am going to do it. My essence is Love. And I desire to magnify and reproduce Love. So, in order to reproduce the real Spirit of Love, which is Me, I will create a special being that can contain Me.
I’ll create this special creature, the human being, male and female. And I will place within them both a desire to procreate. I will make them capable of loving with a heart that longs for love. And their lives will be like a play, lived out on the stage of this earth.
But this play will seem like a tragedy in the first few acts, for the human beings will have tragic flaws. As my crowning creation, humans will be extremely complex characters. In their inner being, they will want to do good, but their innate selfishness will thwart their intents to do that good and right thing.
Some humans will eventually come to their wit’s end. They will do craven acts of unkindness, driven by the first nature I have given them. Their foolish and selfish heart will drive them to cheat on their spouses, steal from their fellow humans, and tell falsehoods to further their own selfish desires. And other sins they will do.
But some will feel horrible about their actions. Their consciences will torture them. They will long to do good, despite succumbing to the temptations of the old nature. It is from these who feel the need to repent that I will choose to reproduce Myself in. They will know that they have done wrong and will search for a place of repentance and redemption as desperately as a lost man in the desert seeks water.
And they will find forgiveness of all their past evil deeds and thoughts. Then I will give them of My Spirit, which is their new seed beginning in the garden of their hearts. And through this new spirit within, they will blossom in love. And this love will be shed abroad, by them forgiving their fellow human beings–especially those who are still using them for their own selfish desires.
They will learn to bless those who hurt them and persecute them. They will love their enemies and do good to all unenlightened human beings. They will forgive everyone in their old Adamic past, and they will reach out and love any and all. And they will love Me who gave them a new chance–an opportunity to become one of My children, one of My princes or princesses.
And they will walk on this earth, shining forth this spiritual light of My own reproductive perfectness. For I will multiply Love, which is my nature, through their realization of the great deliverance I have brought them through. They will be fountains of forgiveness, shedding forth the refreshing water of life to all so called.
And in due time, I will change these redeemed ones into my immortal offspring. For they will be those human beings who have believed My word. In the face of all the gainsayers, they will have persevered despite the doubts of those who persisted in pernicious ways.
And then I said, “So this is what the Bible is all about.”
“Exactly. It is not about sanctimonious ceremonies in “castles midst the poverty” once or twice a week. It is about Life, an abundant Life, a life that will last forever. It is all about God sharing Himself with His creation. And this Life is the play foreseen and written by God and revealed to a few. It is a real play produced and directed by God. He wrote it eons ago, and we as the principal players in this drama should submit to the Director. The sooner we do, the sooner we will be a part of the Greatest Hit of the Ages.” Kenneth Wayne Hancock
*Romans 8: 28-30; Ephesians 3: 11-19