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What is the Purpose of the Universe?
As my regular readers know, I take a big picture approach to the news. Today, I’d like to take an even bigger picture approach. Instead of seeing the back-story behind current events, I’d like to address the purpose behind the entire universe. (It doesn’t get much bigger than that.) I propose that there is a purpose behind everything that has happened in the world throughout history. All things are leading to God’s ultimate goal for the entire universe.
That purpose, as I see it, is the production and preparation of an eternal companion for the Son – a companion called the Bride of Christ-a “wife” for the Lamb of God. Today, she is called “the Church,” but one day, she will be the Bride. Since she is to share the throne of the universe with her divine partner and Lord, she must be trained, educated, and prepared for her role. She must learn the art of spiritual warfare, of overcoming evil forces, in preparation for the tasks that await her.
I am convinced that everything that happens to us from the moment we are saved is part of our training for our future roles. (Nothing happens by accident.) Everything that has happened in the world falls into this category, despite how random and chaotic it seems.
As we contemplate the unsettling world events each week, we need to be reminded that there is only one force that is able to stand against Satan’s current rule here on earth – the Church. That’s us! Despite her apparent weaknesses, she is the mightiest power for good on earth. Did you ever wonder why God allows Satan to do what he does? Why didn’t God just put him away forever? I am convinced that Satan is still here because God has chosen to use him to give the Church training in overcoming.
The Church-believers throughout the entire world-is the central object and goal of everything God has ever allowed to happen. Every part of the entire universe is cooperating with God in His purpose to select and train His Church as an eternal companion. The entire universe is ordered for this purpose, for all things belong to the Church and are for her benefit.
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him (James 2:5)
All things are yours… all things belong to you. And you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God (1 Corinthians 3:21-23).
Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom (Luke 12:32).
To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne (Revelation 3:21).
We are joint heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).
Consider what is involved to produce an automobile-ideas, designers, lots of money, many failures as well as successes, decision makers, factory workers, sales people, clerks…and on and on. Until the first car is produced, little, if any, of this work makes much sense. But once the first car comes off the assembly line, the purpose of all this becomes clear: the existence of a car.
The Church is like the car. Now that we see her and understand her purpose, all that came before her throughout all of history makes sense. We are at the very center of God’s purpose for all of history. We need to remind ourselves of this startling fact every time we watch or read the news.
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