WHO AM I AND WHY AM I HERE

 

  Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the

            womb make him? and did not one

            fashion us in the womb? (KJV)

 

  There are many questions we sometimes ask ourselves in order to know our purpose and the means to accomplish our purpose in life.

 

  I will attempt to answer some of those

  questions from God's Word this morning.

 

  I. Who am I?

 

     A. You are a special creature.

 

  Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me,

           and the breath of the Almighty

           hath given me life. (KJV)

 

  Psalms 100:3

              

  Psalms 119:73

               

               

  Ps 139:14‑17 14 I will praise thee; for I

               am fearfully and wonderfully

               made: marvellous are thy

               works; and that my soul

               knoweth right well.

               15 My substance was not hid

               from thee, when I was made in

               secret, and curiously wrought

               in the lowest parts of the

               earth.

               16 Thine eyes did see my

               substance, yet being

               unperfect; and in thy book all

               my members were written, which

               in continuance were fashioned,

               when as yet there was none of

               them.

               17 How precious also are thy

               thoughts unto me, O God! how

               great is the sum of them!

              

 

     You have a spirit separating you from

     animals.

 

  Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and

           the inspiration of the Almighty

           giveth them understanding. (KJV)

 

  Prov 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle

             of the LORD, searching all the

             inward parts of the belly.

            

  Eccles 12:7 Then shall the dust return to

              the earth as it was: and the

              spirit shall return unto God

              who gave it. (KJV)

 

  Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired

              thee in the night; yea, with my

              spirit within me will I seek

              thee early: for when thy

              judgments are in the earth, the

              inhabitants of the world will

              learn righteousness. (KJV)

 

    B.You were conceived in the mind of God.

 

  Perfect

 

  Matt 25:34 Then shall the King say unto

             them on his right hand, Come, ye

             blessed of my Father, inherit

             the kingdom prepared for you

             from the foundation of the

             world: (KJV)

 

  Eph 1:4

         According as he hath chosen us in

          him before the foundation of the

          world, that we should be holy and

          without blame before him in love:

          

  Gen 1:26

      26 And God said, Let us make man

           in our image, after our likeness:

           and let them have dominion over

           the fish of the sea, and over the

           fowl of the air, and over the

           cattle, and over all the earth,

           and over every creeping thing that

           creepeth upon the earth.

           27 So God created man in his own

           image, in the image of God created

           he him; male and female created he

           them. (KJV)

 

     C: You Were Created with a purpose.

 

  John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I

             have chosen you, and ordained

             you, that ye should go and bring

             forth fruit, and that your fruit

             should remain: that whatsoever

             ye shall ask of the Father in my

             name, he may give it you. (KJV)

 

  Acts 22:14 And he said, The God of our

             fathers hath chosen thee, that

             thou shouldest know his will,

             and see that Just One, and

             shouldest hear the voice of his

             mouth. (KJV)

 

  1 Cor 12:19‑27 members of the church of

  Christ

 

 The purpose we were made for in particular is to glorify God

 

  Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called

              by my name: for I have created

              him for my glory, I have formed

              him; yea, I have made him.

             

  II. Why am I here?

 

     A. To be a recipient of God's compassion

 

  Romans 2:4

             Or despisest thou the riches of

             his goodness and forbearance and

             longsuffering; not knowing that

             the goodness of God leadeth thee

             to repentance?

 

  Romans 9:22

        22 What if God, willing to shew

              his wrath, and to make his

              power known, endured with much

              longsuffering the vessels of

              wrath fitted to destruction:

              23 And that he might make known

              the riches of his glory on the

              vessels of mercy, which he had

              afore prepared unto glory,

             

  Psalms 146:8

             The LORD openeth the eyes of

               the blind: the LORD raiseth

               them that are bowed down: the

               LORD loveth the righteous:

Jer 31:3

          The LORD hath appeared of old unto

           me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee

           with an everlasting love:

           therefore with lovingkindness have

           I drawn thee. (KJV)

 

  John 3:16

            For God so loved the world, that

            he gave his only begotten Son,

            that whosoever believeth in him

            should not perish, but have

            everlasting life. (KJV)

 

  Rom 8:37‑39

            37 Nay, in all these things we

              are more than conquerors

              through him that loved us.

              38 For I am persuaded, that

              neither death, nor life, nor

              angels, nor principalities, nor

              powers, nor things present, nor

              things to come,

              39 Nor height, nor depth, nor

              any other creature, shall be

              able to separate us from the

              love of God, which is in Christ

              Jesus our Lord. (KJV)

 

     B. To Live righteous in a sinful

        world  ‑ to be a light in a dark

        place

 

  Matt 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine

             forth as the sun in the kingdom

             of their Father. Who hath ears

             to hear, let him hear. (KJV)

 

  Phil 2:15 That ye may be blameless and

            harmless, the sons of God,

            without rebuke, in the midst of a

            crooked and perverse nation,

            among whom ye shine as lights in

            the world; (KJV)

 

  Exodus 33:16

               For wherein shall it be known

               here that I and thy people

               have found grace in thy sight?

               is it not in that thou goest

               with us? so shall we be

               separated, I and thy people,

               from all the people that are

               upon the face of the earth.

              

 

  2 Cor 5:17 Therefore if any man be in

             Christ, he is a new creature:

             old things are passed away;

             behold, all things are become

             new. (KJV)

 

  2 Cor 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin

             for us, who knew no sin; that we

             might be made the righteousness

             of God in him. (KJV)

 

  Gal 5:22 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is

           love, joy, peace, longsuffering,

           gentleness, goodness, faith,

           23 Meekness, temperance: against

           such there is no law.

           24 And they that are Christ's have

           crucified the flesh with the

           affections and lusts.

           25 If we live in the Spirit, let

           us also walk in the Spirit.

           26 Let us not be desirous of vain

           glory, provoking one another,

           envying one another. (KJV)

 

  Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship,

           created in Christ Jesus unto good

           works, which God hath before

           ordained that we should walk in

           them. (KJV)

 

  Eph 5:8

         For ye were sometimes darkness, but

          now are ye light in the Lord: walk

          as children of light: (KJV)

 

  Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever

           things are true, whatsoever things

           are honest, whatsoever things are

           just, whatsoever things are pure,

           whatsoever things are lovely,

           whatsoever things are of good

           report; if there be any virtue,

           and if there be any praise, think

           on these things. (KJV)

 

  Col 1:9  9 For this cause we also, since

          the day we heard it, do not cease

          to pray for you, and to desire that

          ye might be filled with the

          knowledge of his will in all wisdom

          and spiritual understanding;

          10 That ye might walk worthy of the

          Lord unto all pleasing, being

          fruitful in every good work, and

          increasing in the knowledge of God;

          11 Strengthened with all might,

          according to his glorious power,

          unto all patience and longsuffering

          with joyfulness;

          12 Giving thanks unto the Father,

          which hath made us meet to be

          partakers of the inheritance of the

          saints in light:

          13 Who hath delivered us from the

          power of darkness, and hath

          translated us into the kingdom of

          his dear Son: (KJV)

 

 

     C. To personally  witness to God's love

        in the giving of His Son.

 

  Isaiah 43:10

               Ye are my witnesses, saith the

               LORD, and my servant whom I

               have chosen: that ye may know

               and believe me, and understand

               that I am he: before me there

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