As we look to the original purpose that God had for man, we will see a beautiful picture of harmony and tranquility, of people in fellowship with God. And because all of their thoughts were toward God, their every need and desire was supplied.
God’s original plan for man is revealed in the Garden of Eden where every need was supplied. And His plan to meet our every need has never changed. What a marvelous plan. The first chapters of Genesis reveal that God wanted mankind to live in a glorious relationship with Him to the extent that man would have no real concern about his needs, because they were all supplied.
The heart of God longed for companionship. When He made man, He made him in His own image and likeness because He wanted someone on His own level with whom to commune. Although angels and other beings existed, they were not of the quality for true fellowship with God.
Children are born into a family because of the love and union of the parents. Most parents then desire to pour themselves into that child and create for him a life that is full and beautiful. Every resource the parents have available is used to accomplish that goal.
In the same way, our Heavenly Father desired His own offspring. He gave His children the right to receive all He had, and therefore, they can obtain the powerful and beautiful results that His fullness brings. Notice what John 1:16 says, “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.”
God’s desire and dream has always been to fellowship with someone on the same level of life. Man was in that position until he turned away from God and obeyed a rebel spirit — Satan. At that point, man’s pure fellowship with God was destroyed. God began immediately to implement a plan to restore mankind to a fellowship that fulfilled His dream.
The redemption Jesus brought restored man to a position of intimate communion with God. Many people do not recognize just how far-reaching and complete this redemption is. But, through simple faith in the sacrifice of Jesus, man was put back into the kind of relationship with God that Adam had in the Garden.
If this is not true, then the work of Satan in the Garden of Eden would have been greater than the work Jesus accomplished on the cross. But we know that, through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, the price for sin and separation from God was paid.
Now there is no need or reason for you to be outside a deep, personal relationship with the Lord. The door has been thrown wide open. The invitation is to all. The purpose is the same as it was in the beginning — God’s dream of companionship. This life of harmony and tranquility can be yours. Will you walk through the open door? Will you accept His invitation? If you do, then you are in for the adventure of your life. Your every need will be supplied by His limitless resources.