Truth About Jesus - In The Beginning Part 2
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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
In The Beginning
It is not that God has a beginning or end but the world and mankind have a beginning and end. Does this include Christ Jesus?
John 1:1 ESV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.
v1) In the beginning
Before time existed was the Word. The Word is Christ. The Word, Christ, was with God. The Word, Christ, is God
v2) In the beginning
Christ Jesus pre-existed. Christ, God, is self-existing.
Beginning-746-arxe- properly, from the beginning (temporal) sense), i.e. "the initial (starting) point"; (figuratively) what comes first and therefore is chief (foremost), i.e. has the priority because ahead of the rest ("preeminent") (biblehub.org)
This means all things, everything, that exists was created by God through His spoken Word.
Colossians 1:15 ESV He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Christ was there at the time of creation. All of creation was created through Him, by Him, and for Him.
Do you know Jesus was God wrapped in flesh? Do you believe Jesus is God? If not, you do not know Jesus the Christ.
Christ The Word
Word-3004-lego (originally, "lay down to sleep", used later of "laying an argument to rest", i.e. bringing a message to closure; See Curtius, (Thayer)- properly, to say (speak), moving to a conclusion (bringing it ti closure, "laying it to rest") (HELPS Word-studies)
Jesus, the living word, is the end of all arguments. Jesus brought closure to the prophecies in the Old Testament concerning the coming Jewish Messiah. Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies that foretold His coming and that has now laid to rest the arguments, speculations, and imaginations of who He will be. This is what makes Jesus such an offense and believers persecuted. There is no grey, no wiggle room, and tolerance in Christ Jesus. He, the exact image of His Father, is yes or no.
The Proclamation Jesus Made
Exodus 3:13 ESV Then Moses said to God, "If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to them?" 14 God said to Moses, "I am who I am."And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel: 'I am has sent me to you.'"
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