Elihu, one of Job’s close friends assures him in his time of great trouble that God had made him and by his very creation reveals that the Spirit of the Lord was in him ” The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4) This is a very important truth to all of us, why? The truth is that each of us have been created by the Lord.
Oh, how true it is that all of us have been formed by the power of the Almighty, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.” (Gen. 2:7) Our origin is outside ourself.
What ever we are able to do for our life, we certainly cannot make ourself, are any creature. The apostle Paul made this statement “for in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28) When we come back to the question of our origin, the most self-creditable person must acknowledge that he are she could not have created there own being.
Truly, our origin comes from the God of heaven. We derived our life originally from the first cause of the whole series of living creatures. Whether we was created instantly out of the dust of the earth, or, as evolutionists teach, mediately, through other creatures, yet we are in common with all things that live. We derive our being from the great Parent of nature, God. Evolution does not destroy creation, it only describes the process, and throws back the time of the beginning of creation.
The Spirit of God at first over shadowed the face of the water, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the water,” (Gen. 2:2) When man appeared God breathed into him the spirit of life. The Holy Spirit is the Lord and giver of all Life. In our spiritual nature we are especially related to the Spirit of God, we are a spark from the Eternal Son.
Our existence is maintained by the Spirit of God. We live only because God lives in each of us. By nature our life is an inspiration from heaven. We must keep in mind, at any given moment, if God were to withdraw, we would surely perish, thus, not only from our original creation, but also this very present life should be regard as inspired by God.
The inspiration of creation is a source of knowledge. The Lord is known by his works. All creation reveals God, but man, God’s highest creation surely experiences the Divine. To us there can be no higher truth of God than that which is made through a perfect man.
Therefore the incarnation of Jesus Christ is our most complete vision of the Eternal Father of creation, John’s statement of Jesus declares “He that hath seen me hath seem the Father, and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” (St.John 14:9) in other words, Jesus and the Father are one and the same, not two gods but one eternal God. Yet each of us are in a measure revealer’s of the hand that made us, ” and God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Gen.1:36)
The spiritual nature of man is a type of God. Yet nature reveals the Father of heaven, the sun, stars, trees, flowers, birds, beasts and fish give lessons of the Divine, but they do so through material structures.
We reveal God in the constitution of our spiritual nature. We are not merely the edifice that sets forth the ideas of the Architect, we are the children of God, made in the image of our heaven Father “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (I.Cor.3:16)
The indwelling of the Spirit of God is a permanent revelation of God. God not only makes himself known by what he does, he is daily revealing himself by his present life in our midst.
Our own souls are witnessing to God by our vitality. The indwelling of God within us is a continuous proof that he lives, that he works, that he loves and cares for his creation. God is our creator “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” (I.Tim.6:16)