God Adores You

Have you ever wondered why God loves you?

I want to take us on a journey that will help us understand why God loves us so much.

1 John 3:1-2​1 SEE WHAT [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.

2 Beloved, we are [even here and] now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [as God’s children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is.

Because of the love of God, we are now called the “children of God”. When the Word calls us something it empowers us in what it calls us. If we are called as “sons of God” then it gives us the power of attorney to be and act on behalf and for God as SONS.

In the book of John, we read what happens when we believe in Jesus.

John 1:12-13

12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—

13 Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born of God!]

Created to Love 

God created us to love Him. He desires that we love him completely. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done, especially after that Adam fell. 

The first Adam was created just like God, and he was perfect in every way. Adam enjoyed an extraordinary relationship with God, he could love and worship God unhindered until his fall. 

When God created Adam, he did not just speak him into existence, in fact he went further and did something special…he created him by his own hands.

Genesis 2:7

7 Then the Lord God formed man from thedust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being.

Let’s look at a couple of other scriptures as well.

Genesis 1: 26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. 

27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. 

28 And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. 

I want is to look at the word “blessed”. In the English language we just read the word “blessed”, but in the Hebrew it is more than just a word, it is a word filled with action. Here’s what the word means..

h1288. בָּרַךְ ḇâraḵ; 

a primitive root; to kneel; by implication to bless God (as an act of adoration), and (vice-versa) man (as a benefit); 

kneel (down), 

praise

blessing

praised

kneel down 

congratulate 

bless oneself
Man is God’s divine design of Himself. The divine design is only manifested and made visible when Christ is Lord of our lives. When God created Adam, he created him to reign and rule. God created Adam to have dominion. Adam was different from the other creation, he shared something only God had – DOMINION! 

So after creating Adam, God goes about showing him how to be like Himself…how to be like God.

God created Adam in His own image and likeness. Adam must have had some kind of covering that did not allow him to see he was naked until he fell and lost dominion.

Psalms 5:11-12

11 But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.

12 For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

Doesn’t these two verses speak about a covering that the righteous have? Adam was righteous when God created him, he had a covering of sorts upon him. He was royalty!

What Adam lost in the garden was something so precious, that it was only Jesus who could restore it.

Perfect Love
Genesis 3:8-10

8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

9 But the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, Where are you?

10 He said, I heard the sound of You [walking] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Fear is not love, fear is the enemy of love. When Adam sinned, that LOVE RELATIONSHIP between him and God was lost. Where he was not afraid of God in the past, he was now afraid and hid himself. 

As from then Adam’s perception of the Father changed. Instead of seeing the Father as loving and kind, which he was, he saw the Father as a strict and demanding person.

Adam lost his covering, and when covering is lost, people begin to blame others.

1 John 4:18

18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) loveturns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fearbrings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].

John 3:16-17

16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.

17 For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

John 1:12

12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—

1 Peter 1:23

23 You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortalorigin (seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

Romans 8:19-23

19 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].

20 For the creation (nature) was subjected tofrailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope

21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.

22 We know that the whole creation [of irrational creatures] has been moaning together in the pains of labor until now.

23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves too, who have and enjoy the firstfruits of the [Holy] Spirit [a foretaste of the blissful things to come] groan inwardly as we wait for the redemption of our bodies [from sensuality and the grave, which will reveal] our adoption (our manifestation as God’s sons).

We are born into the kingdom of God through Jesus. The anointing of the Christ is upon the church, the body of Christ. Just like God created Adam to reign, but unfortunately he couldn’t fulfill his calling, in the same way, through Christ we are created to reign and rule.

1 John 4:17-18

17 In this [union and communion with Him] love is brought to completion and attains perfection with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him], because as He is, so are we in this world.

18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) loveturns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fearbrings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].

God wants Sons!

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