A "Bible Revelations" Presentation - Created 2 Jan. 2002, updated Aug. 12, 2006 -
GOD NEEDS YOU!
A Prose Poem
Throughout the ages, the Almighty has employed human beings to fulfill His Plan for humanity on Planet Earth. These people, without fail, had personal faults and weaknesses, notwithstanding the fact that they received the election of God - all because He ordained, that man should be a free moral agent - to choose Him or reject Him; to be His friend or His enemy; His partner or His opponent.
These 'favoured' of God, had one thing in common - a burning desire to give Him all they had: their hearts; their love; their patriotism, cooperation, time and effort - THEIR LIVES. In all, for them, God was their first Choice - their most important purpose in life! Mistakes they had many - but God NEEDED their loyalty ... as much as they needed His favour, in a bi-lateral contract founded on LOVE; fulfilling their cry from an aching heart:
"I NEED THEE"
This is the Cry of man to his Maker - and it is the Call of Creator to His work of divine art!
" I NEED YOU "
This Cry runs like a golden thread throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. It is as if we can hear His challenging Cry to men of Bible fame:
"ADAM - I have perfected this earth and created life upon it. I need you to replenish it. Be fruitful and multiply and take care of all living creatures on the earth, in the seas and in the skies." (Based on Gen. 1:28).
Adam disappointed Him, yet strived to please Him to the end of his days.
When the majority of men on earth grew wicked and corrupt, God approached a man whom He favoured for his upright behaviour:
"NOAH - I regret having created man! I need you to build Me a ship which will serve to save one pair of each kind of animal, bird and reptile on earth, from the Flood which I am bringing to destroy all the wicked." (Based on Gen. 6).
But wickedness of man's own making remained, even after the Flood had purified the earth.
"ABRAHAM - I need you to become father of a great nation - Israel - through which I will display to all mankind, what great Blessings are bestowed upon those who love Me and obey Me - and what curses will befall those who disobey Me." (Gen. 12:1-9; Deut. ch. 27 & 28).
After 400 years of slavery in Egypt,
God called a man whom He had trained and
"MOSES - I need you to lead My nation, lsrael, to freedom in the Promised Land ..." (Ex. 3:1-12).
And when they were on their way out of Egypt, on their way to the promised Land. . . .
"MOSES - I wish to test My People - to see whether they will honour My Covenant with them, by following My Law or not. I need you to go and tell them what I expect of them. (Ex. 16:1-8). Give them My Commandments (Ex. 20) and My Statutes (Ex.21, etc.) and build Me a Tabernacle where they can worship Me, where I can dwell amongst them" (Ex. 25:7 onwards).
Moses had failings too, (Num. 20), but he executed God's Command to his dying day (Deut. 34).
"JOSHUA - I need you to take over from Moses, My servant who is dead - lead My People and teach them to stand firm in My Law" (Joshua 1).
"ISRAEL - My nation; you are My first-born son - worship Me and obey Me. I need you in order to display My righteousness unto the other nations and to proclaim and teach them my Laws and Customs" (Based on Ex. 4:22, etc.).
What about Joseph, Gideon and Samson?
Shall we, talk about Samuel -
Yet, whether great or small -
Even when He would save us
No sooner was He risen from the
"Each Truth is a Jewel -
How could ever a man despise
"I DO NEED YOU!"
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