The Meaning of Life

Pastor J. R. Wilhite

Before you start, take a few minutes open your mind and for the sake of argument read with a totally open mind.

I, need to ask one question, all who have children or want children, why? Why do you want children or have children?

We have children because we want something of our own flesh; we want to have a family. Because alone without a spouse and children it gets lonely. And there is nothing more full filling than having a family.

God created the angels as servants, but He wanted more, He wanted His own family, so He created mankind.

This is a question we all wonder about the older we get.

There is an answer but before I give you the answer you must understand a few truths.

  1. Is there a God, or is this all there is?
  2. Is God as He appears based on what we see from people who believe in God?
  3. What is the purpose of God even wanting us or giving any time to us?

I must state that if you do not believe in a Supreme Being as God then you must have a very empty life. I say this because if this is all there is then what is it all worth. A few things that in 100 years will not even be here any longer. Things that do not last but cost us many hours of our life dedicated to making enough money to pay for them.

Think about what you have and what it really is worth. I have met people who are rich that would give it all up for their sick child to be healed. And then others who spend their entire life for things that really do not matter. Money, cars, furniture, trips, homes, etc, are they worth your entire life spent paying for them. And in a lot of cases never truly enjoyed, because of the time spent paying for them.

I have seen people working 2 jobs to pay for their sports car, and when they get it paid off it is not worth much at all.

Why should we spend 20,40, 60 years working for things that will not last?

Can you see the lie in all of this?

Evolution is the biggest joke yet, I have met archeologist who spent 20 years or more trying to prove evolution and disprove God. And at the end they have all come to believe in God and realize they wasted their life.

There are more holes in evolution than Swiss cheese.

To help you understand a little better some of the truth you may not have heard yet.

God created Adam mature, He could have created Adam at any age, but decided to create him mature. And the same is true for the earth and the universe.

In creating the earth and the universe mature it gives the appearance they are much older.

He did this because since He created Adam mature, He needed the earth and the universe to be mature as well. It would have been hard for Adam to exist when the earth was first being formed or for much of its first 200 million years.

You may have heard of the idea that Satan was cast down in Genesis 1 or before. That is based on Genesis 1:28 and the word replenish. Unfortunately it started with a man that was well respected and basically considered to be right, so if he said it, it must be true.

Before the computer people reading and researching the Bible would have to have a couple of Bibles, the Strong's Concordance and Dictionary to do so.

And due to how long this would take on each and every word, some were not totally researched, as they should be. If they had been a few wrong teachings today would be different.

  1. Replenish in Genesis 1:28 in the original language of the Old Testament (Hebrew) meant to fill. Not to re-fill as so many believe.
  2. Most teach we are tested of God based on Job 1:8. Basically it says that God asked Satan "Have you considered my servant Job." So it would appear to be that God did point out Job to Satan. So Satan would test him, and if God did this to one whom meant so much to Him, how much more would we be tested. But the truth is in Hebrew it says, "God said to Satan, What do you have in your heart against my servant Job?" And as you can see God did not point Job out to Satan. But in turn asked Satan what he was doing or going to do to Job. Satan found a way in to mess with Job. And God not being a liar had to allow him to do so. But God did limit what Satan could do. And at the end of Job we learn Job could have spent on days instead of 9 months if he had not listened to everyone else. We do the same today; we listen to everyone except who we should.

I could cover much more, but I think you get the point. Unfortunately as Jesus even predicted in Matthew 7 there are many false leaders. Some do not even realize they are they think they are correct.

Where do I get off saying this? For one thing Jesus said it would happen and for another all you have to do is look and you will see what I mean.

In the days Jesus walked the earth, people went to listen to a man of God once a week. They gave of their tithes and resources, how much different is it today?

Paul even saw in the first century church a division.

1 Corinthians 1

11. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.

12. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

13. Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

In verse 12 replace Paul, Apollos, and Cephas with Methodist, Catholic or what ever church you attend.

If you think this is not true, understand the word denomination means to "divide". And if it was starting in the first century how much worse would it be 2,000 years later.

So far it may seem that I am bashing people, but I am not, I am showing some simple truths that are over looked or just ignored today.

The meaning of life is very simple, and I will answer it right after these next few verses.

Are we to listen to and follow man?

1 John 2

27. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Understand that Christ is not the last name or title of Jesus. Christ is from a Greek word "Christos" which means to anoint or be anointed.

Luke 4

18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

As Jesus said he was anointed with the Spirit of the Lord.

The best way to understand anoint is to imagine a bowl of water and a dry sponge imersed in the water. And when you lift the sponge out of the water it is dripping with water. It has water on it, in it, and through it. Well if we are of Christ we are anointed with the Spirit of God, or dripping the Spirit of God, in, on and through us.

But notice John said that we are NOT TO BE TAUGHT OF MAN, but of the ANOINTING.

Jesus even stated it as well.

John 14

26. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

He said He would send the Spirit to teach all. Not man, but the Spirit of God.

Why are we not taught this? For two reasons and both are pretty weak.

  1. Lack of Knowledge of those in leadership.
  2. Fear those in leadership would loose their jobs, prestige, etc.

The fear of loss by those in leadership is the same as it was 2,000 year ago and they crucified the Lord.

Lack of Knowledge is told to us that due to the lack we would be destroyed.

Hosea 4

6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

In Revelation 1:6 we are told we are priests, so yes the above verse relates to us all.

God created the angels as servants, but He wanted more, He wanted His own family, so He created mankind.

And the meaning of life is 3 stages, first we are in the womb, and their it is decided if we are male or female. The womb is a universe all of it's own. And a child in the womb is growing just as it does when it leaves the womb. A child does not start talking or walking or even able to relate to certain things until 6 months, a year, or longer. But because it does none of this at first does not mean it is not alive or growing as some want to say about in the womb.

Next we spend 60, 80, or more years here growing and deciding where we will spend the real life eternity. With God in the new earth or in Hell in the lake of fire.

So the meaning of life is growth, growth to where we will spend eternity.
Out of the 3 parts of life only one is forever. The other two are limited in many ways, and if you sit back and think about it you will realize I am right.

Remember God is nothing like what you see here through others, the best of us are not even close to what God is. All God wants is to be part of your life. He wants to bless you and love you, as any good father would want. And if any of you are parents or have been parents think about your children, and you will understand God as our Father and the relationship He want for us.

Also many have said it is ok to talk to God as long as you do not hear from Him. And this is a lie straight from Hell.

He wants a relationship that allows us to listen to and hear from God daily.

I have over 380 studies in but the one I would read first explains in more detail what you have read here. It is called Life Starts Here.


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