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“Each racial group that God created has a special purpose to fulfill both on earth and in the new world to come,” this is the central message of Dr. Franklin T. Gibbs’ new book. His work is designed as a guide to those who want to discover this purpose and more importantly find a way to fulfill it. My Racial Group’s Purpose On Earth (published by iUniverse) is all set to join the Virtual Blog Tour from start date (December 14, 2013 to December 31, 2013).
This book enlightens the world about why God created different racial groups with unique features and physical characteristics. The reasons are awe-inspiring and after reading about them, readers will be privy to the magnificence of God’s plan and his incredible workmanship.
This book also enlightens the world about why God created mixed children of color (from interracial marriages) to fulfill a special purpose both on earth and in heaven.
Ultimately, this book will encourage people to not only discover and fulfill their individual purpose on earth, but become proactive members of their racial group as a whole.
“We spend a lot of time in determining our individual purposes . . . but, this book goes beyond our individual purpose (calling) and delves deeply into our racial group’s purpose (calling). That is, this book shows you the nuts and bolts of your racial group’s purpose here on earth and in heaven,” Dr. Gibbs says.
Insightful and eye-opening, My Racial Group’s Purpose On Earth presents a unique approach to pervading racial issues in today’s world.
About the Author
Dr. Franklin T. Gibbs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an associate’s degree in accounting. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and passed the C.P.A. Exam in 1982. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree in Religious Studies.
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Today’s Spiritual Message
To everything there is a season (The Kingdom of Heaven)-Part I
Hello my friends:
This article is the first in a series of articles from the book of Ecclesiastes (Chapter 3:1-10) that apprises us of the appointed time to begin our purpose and the season of time we have to fulfill it. Thus, we should all praise God in the sanctuary for His mighty acts and His magnificent creation. God also warns us of the consequences of rejecting Christ and our purpose on earth.
It is written, “To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” (Eccl 3:1-2). God is referring to His creation, its purpose and the season of time it has to fulfill it for the kingdom of heaven.
Thus, we need to be mindful to give God thanks for His divine sovereignty and omnipotent power. (Rev 19:6). For He created all things and gave everything a divine purpose. We should heed the purpose for which He created us to fulfill for the kingdom of heaven. He is the potter and we are the clay – i.e. we are the work of His hand. (Isa 64:8). So, we should clap our hands and give Him all the praise.
Yes, by the word of His mouth all things were created. (Ps 33:6, Heb 11:3). He spoke and it was done. (Ps 33:9). He measured the waters in His hand, meted out the span of heaven and made the mountains by weighing them in scales. (Isa 40:12). For this, let us clap our hands and give God the glory.
He stopped the waves at the shoreline by telling them to come hither and no further. (Job 38:11). God is much too awesome to be trifled with about fulfilling our purpose for the kingdom of heaven. For every thing and every being under heaven must fulfill God’s purpose. And as we fulfill our purpose for the kingdom of heaven, we must lift up the name of Emanuel (Jesus Christ).
Even the sun had an appointed time to begin its purpose (i.e., at creation) and a season of time to fulfill it. It’s purpose will be fulfilled when we get to Paradise. There’ll be no need of the sun, for Christ will be the light of New Jerusalem in the new world. (Rev 21:23). Hallelujah, for this blessing, we will praise Him for the rest of our days.
Even the earth we live upon has a purpose and a season of time to fulfill it. It’s purpose will be fulfilled when it’s purified by fire. (2 Pet 3:10). That is, saints will dwell on this same earth forevermore, but after it’s purified for the eternal state. So, for all of these good things, we give Him glory, honor and praise.
So, God created heaven and earth for a purpose (Gen 1:1) – i.e., all things were created by and for Christ and the kingdom of heaven. God created us for a purpose – i.e., He created us to dwell with Him in the kingdom of heaven for eternity. God created the plants and a host of botanical splendor for a purpose.
Let us praise God in the sanctuary for all that He has done for us. He created and gave a purpose to the horse, to the ant, to the bee, to the ox, to the flamingo and to every animal under heaven. Yes, let us praise Him for the rest of our days.
Eccl 3:1 says, “To every thing there is a season . . .” Our seasons begin at birth – i.e., God gave us a time period on earth (a season) to fulfill our purpose. And, He’s counting on us.
Eccl 3:2 says, “There is a time to be born . . .” That is, some people were born in the 1st century to fulfill their purpose. Some people were born in the 14th century to fulfill their purpose. We were born after the beginning of the 20th century. We’re now in our season. God’s timing is perfect. So, we were born at the perfect time to fulfill our purpose for the kingdom of heaven.
We must fulfill our individual and racial group’s purpose during our season on earth before we die. Eccl 3:2 tells us that there is a time to die. That is, it is appointed unto men once to die and then the judgment. (Heb 9:27). And for those who are obedient to the kingdom of heaven, they can praise God for the rest of their days for they’ll be the ones who’ll receive rewards.
Even the animals have a season on earth to fulfill their purpose before they die. And that’s the end of their existence because their spirits do not exist after death like unto ours. (Eccl 3:21). That is, God already has all the animals He needs in heaven. Simply stated, He already has in heaven the compliment of animals He needs to represent the animal kingdom.
Eccl 3:2 also says, “. . . there is a time to plant . . .” I know we plant seeds to reap a good harvest, but this verse also has a deeper spiritual meaning. That is, our bodies are seeds that must be planted in the good soil of the kingdom of heaven. Our spirits should be seeds of righteousness (Prov 11:21) planted (through Christ) in the kingdom of heaven.
Herein, God is apprising us of the importance of planting our bodies (seeds) in the fertile soil of the kingdom of heaven. Otherwise, our consequences will be eternally unbearable.
That being said, we’re in the driver’s seat of our final destinations (the kingdom of heaven or the region of hell). So, let us take heed to learn about and fulfill our individual and racial group’s purpose before our seasons are over. For as soon as we think not, our seasons may end abruptly. Then, it’s too late to fulfill our purpose for the kingdom of heaven. And, serious consequences will befall us.
For Eccl 3:2 says, “. . . there is a time to pluck up that which is planted.” Now, I know at harvest time, we pluck up our crops when they’re ripe and ready to be plucked up. But, let’s examine the deeper spiritual meaning of this verse. Plucking up that which is planted also refers to the resurrection. There will be a resurrection (plucking up) of both the righteous (the first resurrection) and the unsaved (the second resurrection). (John 5:28-29).
The bodies of the saved will be plucked up (raised) with new bodies. Their spirits will reenter their new bodies and they’ll dwell in the kingdom of heaven forevermore. Hallelujah, He’s going to give believers new bodies! For this, let us praise Him in the Sanctuary for the rest of our days.
However, the bodies of the unsaved will be plucked up (raised) out of their graves with the same sick, dilapidated, disease ridden bodies they died with. For God never promised them new bodies. (Eph 5:5, 1 Cor 6:9).
Their spirits will reenter their vile bodies. They’ll stand before God’s great white throne to be judged for their sins against the kingdom of heaven and their failure to fulfill their purpose on earth. This is Judgment Day. They’ll be found guilty and cast into the eternal lake of fire. (Rev 20:11-15). Always remember that there is a time to pluck up that which is planted. (Eccl 3:2).
In closing, the safest place in the universe for any of us to be is in the kingdom of heaven fulfilling our individual and racial group’s purpose. For in the kingdom of heaven, we have eternal life. This is why we lift our hands in the sanctuary and give Him the glory. So, we must choose to follow in Christ’s footsteps (1 Pet 2:21) and fulfill our God given purposes on earth.
And, we’ll be blessed far beyond anything we could ever hope for, dream of or imagine. God has spoken these divine truths over our lives. Whenever God’s word goes forth, it accomplishes what He sends it to do and doesn’t return unto Him void. (Isa 55:11). He loves us dearly. So, let us lift our hands in the Sanctuary and praise Him for the rest of our days.
Dr. Franklin T. Gibbs