And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.Not By Might, Not By Power, But By My Spirit, Saith The Lord Of Host. (Genesis 1: 3-5)
As always we care about you and your Salvation,
and would like to pray with you today.
Because Life Is Short, And Eternity Awaits
Greetings In Christ,
What if a person really wanted to seek God to help them understand the immutability of His Great Love, the Knowledge of His Will in all Wisdom and Spiritual understanding, the Sovereignty of His Power, His Pure undeniable and autonomous existence, His unchallenged Authority over all powers of the world(s), both things seen and unseen.
What do you think would convince them of His Exalted Magnificence, His Splendid Righteousness and the Brilliance of His Holiness.
What Truth could God reveal that would open their heart to True Wisdom?
Personally I might start with Genesis 1:1; "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth"
First realize that God had no need to create the heaven and the earth for Himself. I think God had a Glorious and Eternal purpose for creating the heaven and the earth; Earth and it's fullness was being prepared for the man He soon will create.
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.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7)
It seems obvious to me that there was a greater purpose God had in mind for creating us in His own image. I mean, what could that purpose be?
We will never know the fullness of God's purpose and plan for mankind, but I'm sure of one thing though: that it wasn't to be little gods, but rather to be filled with the "One True Living God". And to me that dictates God's eternal Love. And "Love" has always been His motivation where man is concern.
We love Him, because He first Loved us. (1 John 4:19)
And because God IS LOVE, He expresses His great Love "in and through" His creation, namely mankind, in that, our daily lives were suppose to walk with Him and talk with Him, imitate and emulate the expression of who He is... LOVE.
There is no "love gauge" or level of purity that could ever be given to the fullness of God's Love, and that mean that He could not of created us any other way except to be the expression OF Himself, which IS Love.
But then man rebelled and sin entered our lives. And because of sin we no longer could express His Purity, but became a reflection of a sinful and rebellious people.
But God knew all that before hand and had our redemption already in place.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Just because man rebelled against God and sinned "does not" mean that God recalculated His position toward us as God, or recalculates His eternal Love for the man He Himself created. On the contrary. God knew the heart of man long before Genesis 1:1, and He will know long after Revelation 22:21.
He had already provided redemption before man ever thought of rebelling, Jesus, the Christ, Co-Creator, Author and finisher of our faith, the "I AM that I AM".
Now this is what's really amazing: It is impossible for God to Love you any less now then when He created you. Love has No Limits. Love has no conditions. And because the wages of sin is death, this same "Unlimited and Unconditional Love" shed His precious blood on the Cross on Calvary, so that eternal life would be a gift of God through Jesus Christ, our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
As a matter of fact while the physical body of Jesus was still in the tomb, His Love for us was alive and eternal. His resurrection proves the redemption was complete, in that, Jesus is the high priest seated on the right hand of the throne of Majesty in Heaven interceding for all those who put their trust in Him, and that He sent the Holy Spirit to set His seal on us until the day of His return as promised in John 14; 1-3.
But folks, we need to understand that the creation of heaven and earth, the creation of man, the first sin of rebellion, and the exodus from God's perfect environment occurred long before Abraham was, and the "I AM" was from the beginning.
Who, (Jesus), being the brightness of His Glory, the express image of His Person, and upholding all things by the Word of His Power, when He had by Himself purges out sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, (Hebrews 1:3)
God is our Sovereign Creator. Jesus, sent by the Father to be the only **Way** to the Father; the indisputable and uncontested Truth of the Father; and the eternal Life with the Father.
But I think that the greatest of all indisputable evidence of God's Sovereign Existence isn't only displayed in the universe He has Created, (that only serves as undeniable proof of His incredible Power and Authority), but was in the words Jesus Himself had spoken;
Before Abraham Was, "I Am"
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.(Revelation 1:8)
He is the unopposed, indisputable Righteousness of Truth. The fact is that He is the absolute veracity of Alpha and Omega.
How could any one ever dare to challenge that.
Everyday brings a new opportunity for a fresh start through the immutable Love of God, to be in awe by God's wondrous creation of all the things He has done, both seen and unseen, and with His unending Grace and Mercy.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1: 9)
I am eternally grateful for God's great Love He sent through His son Jesus, my Lord, my Savior, and my Redeemed
We Praise God Because He Is Worthy
We Worship Him Because He Is Holy
Jesus said unto them,
"Verily,Verily, I say unto you,
Before Abraham Was, I Am"
(John 8: 58)