Go into All the World
"My Father's House"


Introduction

Purpose and goal of this article is to show you that everything that God has ever done or will ever do has one goal and one purpose in mind. Only ONE!
We hope we can help YOU to understand that THIS is 'The Mystery' that Paul says was revealed to him in Ephesians 3:3 "My Father's House", this is what God wants.


First what I am not writing about: This is not another book about 'heaven' or 'mansions' in heaven, that some teach about. It is not about the unity of the Church. Nor is this a book about YOU and me!  You and I are in it but it is not about us.

If you look over any large Christian library you will find that 95% to 96% of the books are about us, the believer! How to Obtain A Blessing, How to Pray, How to Live by Faith, How to know Christ, How to Witness, The Love of God (God’s love for US), Healing, Salvation, Deliverance, etc. All Man-Centered. Not that this is a bad thing because God DOES love us. And we do need a lot of help.


However, I will keep this one focused on God – so that it is God-Centered. What does GOD want out of all of this? Exactly where is He going and WHAT is He DOING? What is the meaning and purpose of all of this, which He has been doing for the last 6,000 years?

Some have accused God of changing His plan, “The first one didn’t work!” “It didn’t work in the Old Testament, with the Jews so He started over in the New Testament with the Church!”

Rather, what I hope to reveal to you, the reader, is the unity of what God has been doing since the beginning of time, nay, even before creation began. The ‘one thing’ that was in His heart. Somewhere before He began to create He formulated this one idea into His eternal plan. Everything that He has done thus far is with ONE goal and ONE purpose in mind. IF we can see this ONE Goal
(catch the vision), then we can understand what the Bible is really all about. Also we will be encouraged and energized to put our hand to the plow, to reach out together, to take hold of that thing for which God has taken hold of us.

Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…
The Hebrew word translated ‘vision’ in the KJV can also be translated ‘revelation’ (NIV and NKJ) or ‘prophecy’ (RSV) or even ‘prophet’ (Strong’s #2377). The Hebrew word translated ‘perish’ (Strong’s #6544) may also be translated ‘unrestrained’ or ‘out of control’ or ‘naked’ or ‘lost’.

Alternative translation, “Where there is no REVEALED, vision of the goal, the people will wander about aimlessly (like the Jews did in the Wilderness for 40 years) and they will get lost, and lose their way.”

The Church today THINKS that the ONLY goal is to 'get our sins forgiven' and then 'go to heaven'. Oh some might add 'and get others saved' too.

THIS may shock you but NEITHER of these, 1. Having our sins forgiven or 2. Going to heaven - is GOD'S GOAL for us!  Forgiven is only the door to SOMETHING GREATER... Do you want to know what that is, and to have a real purpose for living, in this life today?

Going to heaven has nothing to do with living, that is all about dying. Jesus said, "I came that you might have life and have 'IT' more abundantly."

Here is another verse that is similar to Prov. 29:18, Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” Destroyed (Strong’s #1820) can also be translated ‘perish’ or ‘they fail’. And knowledge (Strong’s #1847) means knowledge that comes from ‘seeing’ having a vision, not from hearing or reading about something but something that you actually see because your eyes have been opened and it has been 'revealed' to you.

Ultimately what it all really means is that, “where there is no ‘revealed’ view or knowledge of ‘GOD'S GOAL’ the people wander around, like blind men. Not knowing where to go or what they are doing!

What are most Christians doing today? WAITING! Waiting to die and go to heaven, and THAT IS NOT EVEN THE GOAL!



How shall a man reach his goal if he cannot even see it?

In the Beginning…


“In the beginning GOD…” Genesis 1:1. The Bible, God’s book is really about Him so let’s go looking for Him like the Shulammite maiden did in the Song of Songs.

One thing that is unique about Christianity is that we believe in the Trinity that is God is three distinct Beings Father, Son and Holy Spirit but at the same time They are One.


In Judaism they have a saying that is called The Shema`, it comes from Deut. 6:4, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one...” The first word that we have in this verse ‘Hear’ is the Hebrew word shema`, from which they get their title “The Shema`.”

The Shema` is one reason the Jews have had a problem believing the Gospel, “More that one God, absurd!” So what is correct? Can we in fact have such unity as Three yet They are One?


The first example in the Bible is in Genesis 2:24, “…a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they {two} shall become one flesh…” Now here is a difficult thought, “one flesh?” Not one in spirit but one flesh!

The word that is used for one in Deuteronomy 6:4, and in Genesis 2:24 is the same word. It is the Hebrew word ‘echod`’ and it’s Strong’s concordance number is 0259, which actually means, ‘to unify’ or ‘a plural that is one’.  Imagine they had in their Hebrew language all along, a "One that is PLURAL."


This is one place that they, the Jews, misinterpreted the word ‘one’, they viewed it as a singular one rather than a plural one!

Next read Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness …” God said, "Let US make man in OUR image and in OUR likeness."  Here again we have two words “Us” and ‘Our”, which are both words that indicate more than one, someone who is plural.


From the beginning of the book of Genesis to the end of Revelations God’s plan and God’s goal has never changed. He has only had ONE plan and ONE GOAL. It has never changed.  He will reach His goal.  He knows where He is going!  Do you?

Isaiah 5:13, “Therefore My people go into captivity [or are naked] for their lack of knowledge…” We may think that we are rich and have need of nothing but how does God view us? Even the world sees us as naked?  Like the king who had no clothes but was deceived into 'believing' that he was wearing a new royal robe!


If God does not ‘reveal’ to us the goal, where we are headed and the means to get there then we can waste a lot of time and energy!  Which, we are in fact doing.  All with good intentions, of course but never the less much wasted and duplicated work.

Some will say, “Well the goal is to be saved…” and/or “The goal is to go to heaven…” and “The goal is to have fellowship with God, for eternity…” or “The goal is to become like Jesus…” All of these are correct, AND are a part of what God is doing but they are incomplete.


Even though, these things are true, they are only a part of the whole. They are more the means to the goal, and NOT the goal itself.  What is God’s goal?  Where are we heading?

Wouldn’t you like to know  "THE ULTIMATE GOAL"?


Last Updated  June 28, 2012