A close personal relationship with God is the point of all creation. Everything is just an existential theatrical production without it. The story of the origins of man (Hebrew translation = Adam) as told in the Bible (Genesis 2:7-3:24) contains God walking in the Garden of Eden with man, His intimate fellowship ended with his obtaining of unauthorized knowledge of "good and evil." There is significance in the statement God made, "It is not good for man to be alone," when He made woman, Eve for him. Since we are created in the image of God, that expression concerning the need of fellowship reflects a higher need for that as well.

Now, if one follows the story all the way to Revelation, one can see the intervention of God with those who either want to re-establish connection, or choose to continue on an overly independent path. (I.e. Adam's other wife's line through Seth's, which included a lineage that "called on the name of the LORD" (Gen. 4.:26), and like Enoch, "walked with God" (Gen. 5:24) even taking him directly to Him. (Elijah, who, like other prophets had a literal and spiritual 'mantle' covering them - but not indwelling them --, was also taken directly to Heaven. His was in a whirlwhind.)

As "God took him," (see also Hebrews 11:5) He will take us (Revelation 22:20} when Jesus the Messiah {Annointed One} (the ultimate expression of our Creator's getting to know us by becoming us, (Romans 8:3) even making everything all right by dying for us all, because our finite nature must admit it's need for the infinite One's provision.

The presence of God Almighty is as close as your heart, where He, as the Holy Spirit will indwell this fleshly tabernacle. One cannot get closer than this, and that is why Jesus said,

"And, behold, I sent the promise of my Father upon you:
but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."

Because this relationship also gives one strength and authority to cast away the darkness in this clouded world. Not by weapons of flesh and blood, but spiritual ones, for that is where the real conflict takes place beneath the veneer of what seems to be....


The Scripture that appears between Genesis and Revelation has this in common: the Alpha and Omega (the beginning and the end {Greek alphabet equivalent of a-z}) The establishment of a remnant of God's people throughout a tumultous world history is the narrative one reads; as well as the songs, prayers and prophecies. Many of Jesus' parables concerning stewardship of this God - to - man familial/social endeavor explain its transfer from a physical national geographic entity to one of faithful believer's {including Gentiles} bodies becoming the Temple of God (Corinthians 3:16) instead of one made of stones. However, the future will see all Israel again with a very loving bond under its Davidic King. (Zechariah 12:8, Romans 11:26)



Note:    Ichiro2k3 Adds:  ..prayers traditionally address God as "thou," which, contrary to popular belief, is actual the informal second person pronoun (analogous to "tu" rather than "usted/vous/etc")