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September 9, 2009 / Nick

A new perspective on The Beginning


The other day while talking about God with some of the mothers (elderly ladies) in the church, on a Saturday afternoon while visiting the sick, we all had a wonderful thought about Jesus.

We saw the Oneness of God plainly in the first three words of Genesis, something we never saw or imagined before.

“In the beginning” Gen 1:1

Who is the beginning? It is no other than God Himself, Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The Ending.

So, who was “In the beginning (ie God)”. Was it not Jesus Christ, the Word incarnate!

Maybe that’s why John picked it up and said: “In the beginning (God) was the Word (Jesus Christ)” jhn 1:1.

This blessed me tremendously, it is obvious, simple truth, but seeing my Lord in the unexpected is such a blessing. Our hearts burned within us as we continued to talk and pray on that lazy Saturday afternoon.

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10 Comments

  1. Paradiseprayers / Sep 11 2009 12:07 am

    Great point,Jesus Is forever in God, the beginning. And in my heart:) thank you for being a light in the blog-world:)

  2. Lover of Truth / Sep 21 2009 6:58 am

    I am trying to put together a quick biographical profile of Bishop C.A. Holdsworth from Jamaica – for a conference website – to be held this week. Can somebody out there please help me with some pertinent data? I need the info by the 21st of September 2009

    Thank You.

  3. lanis / Sep 25 2009 11:05 am

    Truth is Spiritually provided when we seek the Lord and go about our servitude. By design, it is impossible to do the Lords work and not be shown tidbits of true reality that brightens our pathway.
    You are so right in your analogy; God came as a man to solidify his ‘kingdom’ [the redeemed] unto an eternity of worship and praise. How is that possible if he were just a man? a third ‘person’ provided just for sacrifice? He was “God with us” and that made it easier for mankind to see the reality of Gods love. Love was not created for man; man was created for love…”God is Love”. But, back to your insight: “I am Alpha & Omega, the beginning and the end”…all wrapped in Jesus Christ that was before creation..all born again Christians know the true origin of the Name. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. JesusCourse / Oct 7 2009 3:44 pm

    Thanks for this and spot on. I love to explore the bible and the more I learn the more I find Jesus there. It can also be very exciting to explore the new testament in light of the old.

  6. drews2centsforyou / Oct 24 2009 5:49 am

    In the beginning was the Word and the Word was WITH God and the Word was God. The “Word” was with “God”. Isn’t that two? If not why not?

    • Jamie Watkins / Nov 12 2009 4:02 am

      In the beginning was the Word and the Word was WITH God and the Word was God. The “Word” was with “God”. Isn’t that two? If not why not? YES NOT!BECAUSE HE IS ONE.DEU6:4,ISAIAH44:6,45:6 GENESIS 1 DECLARES THAT GOD CREATED THE UNIVERSE AND THE EARTH.JOHN COMES ON THE SCENE AND TELLS YOU WHO THIS MAN IS BY THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AND HE EQUATES THIS GOD OF GENESIS WITH JESUS CHRIST THE WORD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT!SO HERE YOU HAVE IT, IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD(THE ETERNAL GOD)AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD(THE ETERNAL GOD)AND THE WORD WAS GOD(THE ETERNAL GOD) YOU CANNOT SEPARATE THE WORD OF GOD JUST LIKE YOU CANNOT SEPARATE A MAN AND HIS WORD.SO WHY DOES IT ALWAYS HAVE TO BE SEPARATE PERSONALITIES UNLESS YOUR LOOKING AT IT FORM THE CARNAL FLESHLY MIND INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT IT FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT’S PERSPECTIVE.I SAY SEEK THE WORD OF GOD,SEEK THE HOLY SPIRIT AND JESUS WILL REVEAL WHO HE REALLY IS TO YOU!REMEMBER TO YOURSELF,TO OTHERS,TO MYSELF AND TO ALL GENERATIONS THAT GOD IS ONE AND THERE IS NO OTHER AND THAT THE NAME OF THIS ONE TRUE GOD IS JESUS CHRIST AMEN…….

  7. Andre Vasser / Dec 29 2009 5:27 pm

    We should all examine it a little bit closer and see that in the first three verses of the bible you see the Trinity in affect. Its not only God and the Word(Jesus). Genesis 1:1″In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    2 Now the earth was [a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
    3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light” First there was God being the Alpha, the beginning of all. Next we see the Spirit of God hovering over over a formless earth, be “the Helper(John 14)” as it is so rightly called examining and finding the right place to create heaven and earth. John1:1″In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.” Finally we see God say ” Let there be light” then we see light created, and there we see the essence of Jesus himself being manifested as the Word coming forth out of God his Father’s mouth creating all of heaven and earth and all creation that we see. Hebrews 4:12 states that “the Word is living and active” Jesus is the living breathing walking word and without Jesus nothing would be created. When God said “Let there be…”everything was literally being created by His words coming out of His mouth. It took the union of God the beginning, the Spirit aka the Helper, and Jesus being manifested as the Word creating all that we see. It is mind blowing to see that since the beginning and before the beginning the trinity was ALWAYS working together as one. Not one part of the Trinity promoting or neglecting oneself over another but showing how each part of the trinity is vital and has its specific role among everything.

    • jesusblogger / Dec 30 2009 12:30 pm

      Why didn’t the Apostles use the word trinity? And why didn’t the Old Testament Prophets know of this? Matter of fact, Jesus gave no reference to the word Trinity and yet it is such a central doctrine to Trinitarian Christians since AD 325?

  8. Andre Vasser / Dec 30 2009 9:24 pm

    This is just my own opinion and really havent done research on this yet, but I think there might be a few possibilites. One is that I dont think it was necessary for them two. Through out the whole new testament you see refrence to the trinity including the gospels, but the word trinity is never actually used. Right off the bat in the new testament we see the trinity go into affect again before Jesus can do any type of ministry or miracles. Matthew 3:16 “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” You see Jesus the son being baptized, the Spirit descending like a dove as the heavens open up, then you hear God from heaven say “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Immediately in after you see in Matthew 4 the Spirit leading Jesus to the wilderness for his to be tempted and the recieve the anointing of the spirit so that he can perform the miracles and ministry he did. You see the helper again paving the way for new grounds and territory to be made and taken back into the kingdom.

    John 14:23-31 Jesus is talking about how his Father is the one who sent him and after he has fullfilled his purpose here that he is going to return to the father he is going to send the Helper(Spirit) in his stead until Jesus returns once more. There are many refrences similar to this. 

    I don’t believe there was a need of religious terms or the right “churchy terminology” such as trinity back then, that is probably why it wasn’t used in the bible at all. It’s possible that it was just understood that the trinity was in affect, and they enjoyed referring each part of the trinity by their own part, God, Son, and Holy Spirit. Another possibility is that the trinity was completly new to everyone then seeing them work together and each part acknowledging eachother. In times past and old testament each part was referred to and showed up on the scene on seperate occasions ne’er together. So it was completly new seeing God, Jesus, and the Spirit speaking and premoting one another. 

    As far as the old testament I believe there arent anymore references besides the beginning of Genesis. There are refrences to seeing Jesus and the Spirit time to time, but not pertaining to the trinity. The reason I believe is because it wasnt possible to refer to Jesus because they were sacrificing offerings as the payment of atonement because Jesus didnt make the ultimate sacrifice yet. And it wasnt timing for the spirit yet to come becuase it was God dealing directly with the people. So people in the old testament era might not really have known the trinity existed because of the lack of signs pertaining to the trinity, and that each part of the trinity showed up seperate from the other parts never all three together. 

    I hope I made some since out of all that. 

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