There are times when we wonder how our world came to be. And here in the book of Genesis we begin to find the answer. We find that God created the earth and everything in it, and made humans in His Likeness. And although we may not understand the complexity of just how He did it, it makes it clear that God did create all life. This not only shows God’s authority over humanity, but His deep love for all people.
I have learned that many of the events that take place in the book of Genesis predate writing, so it is difficult to assign precise dates to these early events. We will, however, present a close connection between the biblical account and what is known from other historical sources.
Chapter 1:1:In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Or you could say it this way; In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth. . . or even: When God began to create the heavens and the earth. Either way you say them they bring to bear the entire creation account (Verses 1:3–2:3). And as we pursue that account, we come see that the key question of Who created the world is also answered here. Oh, how the natural mindset of the world rejects this question and that of creation’s purpose, but the truth in the book of Genesis acknowledges and affirms God’s role and purpose in the creation. And in my search for the truth, through many years of study I have come to the realization that God never does anything without purpose. For in truth, I have found that the Scriptures give us a comprehensive insight into Gods will and purpose not only for Creation, but also for our lives. And His willful design begins with the Genesis Creation through the final Chapter of The book of Revelation and on into eternity.
Colossians 2:3 AMPC gives us an acute perception into what lays in store for us if we can only analyze the treasures of wisdom and knowledge which are concealed in the Anointed One Himself!
“In Him all the treasures of divine wisdom, the comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God and all the riches of spiritual knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden.” As we continue on our journey I must repeat; In Christ lie all the treasures of divine wisdom and all of the riches of spiritual knowledge and enlightenment. Begin to anticipate that in Christ you will begin to visualize these comprehensive insights in the ways and purposes of God. You must take ownership making His ways and purposes your own.
How do you accomplish this? Well, to start out, ask yourself these questions. How does God think? What does He think about and what does He do with all that He thinks about? Have you ever wondered about this? In the mountains that spring out between El Paso, Tx and Juarez, Mexico, the believers who live there have whitewashed this saying on the side of the mountain and it is visible from I-10. "LA BIBLIA ES LA VERDAD LEELA" I'll translate, "THE BIBLE IT IS THE TRUTH READ IT." And in reading His Word I believe that you will come to learn His method of operation through the Truth which saturates the Scriptures. In reading His Word, you will take hold of the opportunity He has laid before so that we can and will come to understand His thoughts and His ways.
The best part of about it all is that it’s all free and available just for the asking. For He is more than willing to share it with us. We must only desire to pursue it and understand it. The fact is that you may have read about the Word of God, but until you desire to truly seek the Word of God and make it your own, you may have trouble understanding it.
Remember, you are to be empowered by the presence of the Holy Trinity in your life, for we are not alone in this endeavor, God the Father has made His presence known, and as for Jesus Who is the Power and Wisdom of God, He said that, "surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." People! He promised to be with us until the end of time, and what about Holy Spirit, Jesus foretold of His coming, Holy Spirt came to tell us of things to come. All in all, their purpose behind their helping us is to allow us better access to God and His ways.
The Holy Trinity was here before and at the creation, and knowing this will help us to further understand The Triune God. And in order for us to connect directly with The Father, and in order for us to hear His voice and actually communicate directly with Him. It would not hurt us in coming to know Him through the Holy Trinity.
So awaken your spirit and take this suggestion to study the Word of God. Go ahead and choose to fire up that desire to actually come to know God intimately, Believe me He will make Himself available to you, without a doubt, He will make Himself known to you.
So until next week, I leave you to meditate two of the most powerful Scriptures I've ever encountered. Now, If you can't get past these two, you must re-evaluate your belief system and your being obedient to Gods Word.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
October 01, 2017
Last week we closed with a homework assignment. I gave you two Scriptures to meditate on. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is vital to this teaching because I believe that in coming to understand that all Scripture is inspired of God, you will operate formidably in whatever you do for the Kingdom of Heaven.
I can say this because the Scriptures show themselves to be perfect, and the revelation presented is perfect. Everything is so divinely adjusted by God Almighty that every person who comes into an infinite revelation touched by God, begins to see that the whole principle of Scripture is perfect from the beginning to the end. Not a single thing in the Scriptures clashes with or contradicts Holy Spirit. And if there is to be any contradiction, it is usually the flesh, our carnal nemesis that does its best at deceiving us and keeping us from hearing the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
Let us also look at the fact that the Scriptures being *inspired by God do not negate the active involvement of the human authors. But it does affirm that God is fully responsible for His word. To move in Gods arena of Excellence you must come to know that the Scriptures are true, reliable, authoritative, permanent, and powerful because they come from God Himself. Their message is coherent, and they are consistent in their testimony about Jesus Christ. Thus they have the power to bring salvation and a faith that brings you to the light. And they must not be abused, as the false teachers had been doing, but must be taught properly. And the consequence of God’s inspiration, is that all Scripture is useful, both in the OT and the NT which are together our guide and teacher in life.
*(literally God-breathed, breathed out by God’s own mouth)
Ok let’s get a move on and get back to the creation.
Creation: The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence. It was God's act of bringing the universe into being.
Yet, let us remind ourselves that God is not a part of creation or limited by it; He is the Creator and the supreme ruler over everything created. And as we found out earlier in this teaching, God’s creative speech brought order to the chaotic state of the universe. As my spiritual father Dr. Nasir Siddiki would say, “We live in a Voice Activated System.” What happens to come out of our mouths brings creativity into play. Just as it worked for God it works for us. Praise God!
That is why I never got into this silent prayer gig, when I pray to our Father, I pray with a loud voice. That way my Faith Frequency along with my Voice Frequency gets the job done. Look to what Matthew 21:21 instructs us to do.
Matthew 21:21 Then Jesus told them, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and don't doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, 'May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and it will happen.
POWERFUL!! VOICE ACTIVATED SYSTEM!!
And through voicing our prayers and our studies He allows us to understand the hidden treasures of divine wisdom, spiritual knowledge and insight into understanding why God even took time to create us. If you’ve ever wondered what your life is all about, what the purpose for your being is, there's good news, and it’s called the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but there is more to it than most of us have perceived. God has provided a way for us to understand His purpose for our life. It not only gives purpose through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but also through the Bible in its entirety, from start to finish. My ears ring out with what Jesus declared in
Revelations 1:8. “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”
Remember, He not only existed at the beginning and end but also existed everywhere in between. The Hebrew says “Aleph Tav." The Greek says "Alpha Omega." Illustrated in Fig. 1.
“I Am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end” (literally I Am the Alpha and the Omega): I Am is the name of God in the OT. Jesus applied this name to Himself. Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet; To me they signify that God’s actions are all-encompassing for God is fully in control. There will be a more concise teaching on this further in this teaching.
In John 4:26 declares, “Then Jesus told her, “I Am the Messiah!” Also can be noted as “The ‘I am’ is here” or “I am the Lord” The Greek reads “I am, the one speaking to you”. This one phrase from Jesus was unusual and forceful, and it suggests identity with God and is a significant understanding of His Position in the Holy Trinity. His position and purpose are being identified by ones discernment of Who Jesus was, is and will be.
Just as Jesus has purpose, so do we, believe me brothers and sisters we were created for a reason, and for a specific purpose. We are not just an accident. God made us who we are, and we are His perfect creation. He designed us exactly as who we are with intent and purpose. We were brought into this world to be used by God to accomplish something special. But we must actively search for that purpose for which we were created. A life of abundance and contentment can only be achieved by our fulfilling this God inspired purpose for our lives. It happens by living our lives according to that for which we were created. For that is who we are.
Thus, we attain satisfaction by being who we really are. By becoming and being that person which God created. Fulfilling that purpose for which we were predestined to complete.
Colossians 2:2-4 MSG “I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we’ve been shown the mystery! I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or “the Secret.”
Don’t miss out on everything God has in store for you. Live your life the way it was intended to be lived. Complete the mission for which you were created. And enjoy the rewards of living a life worth living. I believe that one of His purposes for us to possibly achieve this, is to educate us through His Holy Word about what happened before the creation accounts in other words getting to know the What, Who and Why of His ways and purposes in the Creation account.
So I will close here until next week, and again I leave you to meditate three more of the most powerful Scriptures I've ever encountered. As I meditated these Scriptures, they opened the eyes and ears of my spirit to do just what they instructed me to do. If you do likewise, you will be empowered in a such a manner that will enhance your understanding of obedience. When you obey the reward will always be there within your reach.
2 Chronicles 7:14-18 NLT 14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 15 My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place. 16 For I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be holy—a place where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.
WOW!!! Holy Spirit has us looking at a variety of Scriptures, lets just allow Him to do what He was sent to do. See you next week.