The Father’s function is to rule. The laws of our world were established by him, and nothing that he has established is out of his control. We cannot understand the depth and complexity of the Father. But because we have an understanding of his function through the way in which our universe operates, we can know that his form is far beyond our comprehension. Revelation 22:13 says,
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
He is the beginning and the end: this statement is a declaration of authority over the natural laws our physical world abides by. God the Father is not bound to the laws of time and therefore is not physically conformed to it. In relation to the mirror analogy; the Father is the form of God looking into the mirror from the outside. He is not effected by what goes on inside the mirror, but his movements directly influence what goes on inside it.
God the Father is the Facilitator of the universe. His law was created to uphold the unity and perfection of creation. His law was not established just for the sake of holding dominion and authority over us. The laws of the physical universe and the law of human morality were designed hand in hand to maintain a culminate system. A ruler establishes a set of rules for a purpose. They are the blueprints to a network of harmony and order.
Where harmony and order is lacking, anarchy and chaos reside. One slip up in the system’s alignment dismantles the whole structure. Christianity often receives criticism on the idea that one man’s sin caused all the evil in the world. How can eating a fruit possibly cause all that we consider evil and hurtful in our world? Once you look closer at the underlining reason for the fall of mankind, the root exposes itself. The Bible says that before sin the world was perfect. Genesis 1:31 says,
“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day.”
God created a world with no disease, no pain, no hate, and no death. He created this world to reap life. The way in which Creation was formed specifically functioned the pure characteristics of life. The law was meant to uphold this design. Yet, God created mankind with free will. Free will is a fundamental characteristic the image of God has woven into our being. Everything that makes us human derives from our free will. God didn’t create a simulation, he created life and all that comes with it. God sacrificed his ultimate authority over all to create something so beautiful and unique, though it had the potential to turn its back and reject him. We chose to break away from God’s intended form, and inherently changed the function of all creation. All of creation is now programmed for death. Everything that lives will one day die. One flaw in the the design of the natural law puts all of creation out of line from its true function. If you mess with the form, you will inevitably change it’s function.
When you stir a cup of coffee, the coffee naturally flows in a circular motion in response to the force of the spoon stirring it. There is nothing in its natural potential to break away from the circular flow. Everything was created with a natural instinct according to the flow of God’s will. All of creation flowed in concordance to God’s basic law of the universe. But mankind was the exception. Genesis 1:26-27 says,
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
God created mankind with a divine formality. The Godly image we were created to embody gave us authority over the law. In other words, God’s image is what gives us the free will we have today. We were created to subdue and rule over the earth; to uphold the law. He gave us the same function as the Father on a different platform. This freedom-while it may have been abused- was meant to reflect the established rule the Father has over all of creation.
We are not animals. We do not live according to natural instinct like the rest of creation. We live according to our own free will, with the authority over all given to us through our fingerprint which resembles that of the Father. Free will is evidence of our divine nature inside us. A nature that breathes essence to us beyond our biology. That is where our hope resides in. While we may have broken away from the harmonized structure of God’s creation, God’s merciful intervention through our identity in him can give us a chance to liberate ourselves from the physical brokenness of our world.
God is a being of many forms. The Father’s function is to establish and uphold order. A broken establishment requires intervention that the Father, looking from the outside, cannot provide. That is where the next form of God reveals himself. God the Father formed a perfect creation that mirrors his glory, but a distortion was established and tossed reality into chaos. A physical embodiment of God projected into the mirror of creation is the only hope mankind has to reestablish what was lost.
End of Part 2