Lord Of All‏

Joh 1:1 In the beginning, the Word existed.
The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 He existed in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 Through him all things were made,
and apart from him nothing was made that has been made.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning, God created the universe.
Heb 1:10 And, “In the beginning, Lord,
you laid the foundation of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
Heb 1:11 They will come to an end, but you will remain forever.
They will all wear out like clothes.
(ISV)`

Jesus, Eternal Lord Of All

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Out Of The World I Call My Sons

Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
KJV

1)Mat 2:15 estuvo allá hasta la muerte de Herodes (el Grande), para que se cumpliera lo que el Señor habló por medio del profeta, diciendo: “DE EGIPTO LLAME A MI HIJO.” NBLH 2)Mat 2:15 Il y resta jusqu’à la mort d’Hérode, afin que s’accomplît ce que le Seigneur avait annoncé par le prophète: J’ai appelé mon fils hors d’Égypte. FLS 3)Mat 2:15 En was aldaar tot den dood van Herodes; opdat vervuld zou worden hetgeen van den Heere gesproken is door den profeet, zeggende: Uit Egypte heb Ik Mijn Zoon geroepen. DSV

Born in Bethlehem, 4)Mic 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. KJV 5)Mat 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem KJV
taken to Egypt, until you called him. 6)Mat 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. KJV
7)Hos 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. KJV
In that same way, Father God, you call us. 8)Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Created in the image of the Spirit, 9)Gen 1:26 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. KJV
formed from the dust of this world. 10)Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. KJV
Called from The World, as all must come from The World to Your Kingdom. 11)Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature KJV

Blessed Be The Lord God Of hosts
Magnify, Glorify Jesus Christ The King

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1.Mat 2:15 estuvo allá hasta la muerte de Herodes (el Grande), para que se cumpliera lo que el Señor habló por medio del profeta, diciendo: “DE EGIPTO LLAME A MI HIJO.” NBLH
2.Mat 2:15 Il y resta jusqu’à la mort d’Hérode, afin que s’accomplît ce que le Seigneur avait annoncé par le prophète: J’ai appelé mon fils hors d’Égypte. FLS
3.Mat 2:15 En was aldaar tot den dood van Herodes; opdat vervuld zou worden hetgeen van den Heere gesproken is door den profeet, zeggende: Uit Egypte heb Ik Mijn Zoon geroepen. DSV
4.Mic 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. KJV
5.Mat 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem KJV
6.Mat 2:14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. KJV
7.Hos 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. KJV
8.Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
9.Gen 1:26 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. KJV
10.Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. KJV
11.Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature KJV

Make God’s will known to the principalities

Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, (KJV)

Eph 3:10 He did this so that now, through the church, the wisdom of God in all its variety might be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realm (ISV)

1)Eph 3:10 De este modo, la infinita (multiforme) sabiduría de Dios puede ser dada a conocer ahora por medio de la iglesia a los principados y potestades en los lugares celestiales, NBLH 2)Eph 3:10 afin que les dominations et les autorités dans les lieux célestes connaissent aujourd’hui par l’Église la sagesse infiniment variée de Dieu, FLS 3)Eph 3:10 Opdat nu, door de Gemeente, bekend gemaakt worde aan de overheden en de machten in den hemel de veelvuldige wijsheid Gods; DSV

Let’s go deep.

The Lord God wants us to make his will known unto the heavenly host.
His will that is so varied and of such a diverse nature. 4)Rom 11:33 O how deep are God’s riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways! (ISV)
So we, the disparate members of the body of Christ (The Church)
Who do have a connection to God through The Spirit Of Jesus.
And who do “hear” and thus know the will of God.
We Must proclaim it
to the principalities and powers,
to the rulers and authorities,
in heavenly places. The Angels. 5)1Pe 1:12 It was made clear to them that their service was not for themselves. They were serving you when they told about the things you have now heard. You heard them from those who told you the Good News with the help of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even the angels would like very much to know more about these things you were told. ERV
That is the intent of God.
That the weak, lead the strong. 6)1Co 1:27 But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed. ISV
That the Church take authority over the Powers of this world. 7)Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. KJV

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1.Eph 3:10 De este modo, la infinita (multiforme) sabiduría de Dios puede ser dada a conocer ahora por medio de la iglesia a los principados y potestades en los lugares celestiales, NBLH
2.Eph 3:10 afin que les dominations et les autorités dans les lieux célestes connaissent aujourd’hui par l’Église la sagesse infiniment variée de Dieu, FLS
3.Eph 3:10 Opdat nu, door de Gemeente, bekend gemaakt worde aan de overheden en de machten in den hemel de veelvuldige wijsheid Gods; DSV
4.Rom 11:33 O how deep are God’s riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways! (ISV)
5.1Pe 1:12 It was made clear to them that their service was not for themselves. They were serving you when they told about the things you have now heard. You heard them from those who told you the Good News with the help of the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even the angels would like very much to know more about these things you were told. ERV
6.1Co 1:27 But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed. ISV
7.Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. KJV

All things work together for good

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
(KJV)

This well known verse is mostly used when you are being afflicted to explain the affliction.
Yet there is another another level.

God is good all the time,
And apart from God, none is good 1)Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. (KJV) 2)Luk_18:19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Nobody is good except for God. (KJV)
All that God created is good 3)Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (KJV)
And all was created through him and for him, for his purposes. 4)Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.(KJV) 5)Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (KJV) 6)Rom 11:36 For all things are from him, by him, and for him. Glory belongs to him forever! Amen.

So if everything is made through him and for him, and he is good.
Then we KNOW that,
All things work together for our good.
Because all things are his, and he is good.
Bless The Lord.

I Thank You Lord,
That Through You And In You, All Things Work Together For My Good.
Blessed Be The Lord, Jesus.

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1.Mar 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. (KJV)
2.Luk_18:19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Nobody is good except for God. (KJV)
3.Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (KJV)
4.Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.(KJV)
5.Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (KJV)
6.Rom 11:36 For all things are from him, by him, and for him. Glory belongs to him forever! Amen.

Creation vs. Evolution

Creation and Evolution. I keep reading how creation is opposite to evolution and that creation OR evolution must be the truth, but not both. Both sides of the argument, the creationists and the evolutionists, perpetuate this controversy by calling each other names and hiding deeper and deeper behind their so called ‘knowledge’. This only leads to dissent and hate, so bear with me as I explain how my simple mind explains creation and evolution from my simple understanding of the bible.

Is there a difference between creation and evolution?

Creationists say that  God created man in his own image in Gen 1:26 and Gen 1:27

Gen 1:26 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.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (KJV)

and the creationists are totally right!

Evolutionists say prove it! What we can prove is that when man first was, he did not have the form that we have today. So obviously we have evolved from our primal form to what we are today. As I suppose most of us have heard of Darwin and his evolution theory I will not go into that but I will limit myself to say that the evolutionists are totally right!

Here we have two different groups of people with seemingly opposite views taking stand against each other under the influence of princes and principalities (the Lords contender).
Reality is, as in most cases where there is conflict, the arguments are not totally contradicting, but only seemingly contradicting, and presented as diametrically opposed, as everything the Lords contender presents us (Gen 3:1-5).
Gen 1:26 and Gen 1:27 are about the creation of man before he was formed out of the earth, it is about the creation of the essence of man, of his spirit, which was created in the likeness of God, and as God has no earthy body, anything created in his likeness can not refer to an earthy body.
Scholars before me have all come to this same conclusion and while I mostly do not concur with the established views, in this instance they are very right indeed.

‘Image’ is a word taken from sensible things, and denotes likeness in outward form, while the material may be different. ‘Likeness’ is a more general term, indicating resemblance in any quality, external or internal. It is here explanatory of image, and seems to show that this term is to be taken in a figurative sense, to denote not a material but a spiritual conformity to God.
Albert Barnes 1)Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible by Albert Barnes (1798-1870)

 

In our image, after our likeness – what is here said refers to his soul. This was made in the image and likeness of God. Now, as the Divine Being is infinite, he is neither limited by parts, nor definable by passions; therefore he can have no corporeal image after which he made the body of man. The image and likeness must necessarily be intellectual; his mind, his soul, must have been formed after the nature and perfections of his God.
Adam Clarke 2)Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible by Adam Clarke, LL.D., F.S.A., (1715-1832)

 

God’s image upon man consists in these three things: – 1. In his nature and constitution, not those of his body (for God has not a body), but those of his soul. – 2. In his place and authority: Let us make man in our image, and let him have dominion. – 3. In his purity and rectitude. God’s image upon man consists in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness, Eph_4:24; Col_3:10. He was upright, Ecc_7:29. He had an habitual conformity of all his natural powers to the whole will of God.
Matthew Henry 3)Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714)

Yes, the creation of man is the creation of his essence, of his soul. And this is the most important part of man, the part that makes him indistinguishably different from all other animals, his soul that is connected to God, because God made Man in his image and likeness.

The Evolutionists state that man essentially developed from the primal ooze of the earth and is one of the evolutional branches of animals. Over the years his body has adapted to be the one that is the most adaptable to its surroundings.
And this evolutionist theory I can fully accept, because I can trace it back in the bible (Gen 2:7). It does not contend with the creation of man (in essence), it is just the development of the ‘matter’ or ‘form’ of man.

Gen 2:7

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)

The key here is formed, and checking out the original text it is formed like a potter. Has a potter ever created something at once, in an instant? or does he knead and adapt, continually molding until he has the perfect shape and form as he devised?

These are two separate issues, one is the creation of man in essence and the other is the making of his three dimensional form.

The importance of creation/evolution to God

Now, some will ask; why does the bible not address the evolution of the form of man in more detail giving it a more predominant place in the bible? How can you expect us to believe that one simple word out of the many is the only one devoted to the whole physical evolution of man?

To understand this we must acknowledge that the bible is a God inspired scripture and as such will emphasize the things that God finds important for us to consider, and not give great importance to things of lesser value.

And yes, as the bible goes, our eternal life is much more important and longer (everlasting!) than the ‘moment’ of time that we are in this world in these bodies, so to God, for his purpose of sanctifying us, our bodies hold little value compared to our souls, they are only a vessel like a packing box that is used to send a parcel to someone else, only used to get us through the tests of this life, in the next life our bodies are no longer needed and as this life is but a ‘shadow’ no real importance should be given to it.

The bible attests to this in;

Psalms 144:4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away. KJV)

 

Psalms 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
Psalms 102:12 But thou, O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. (KJV)

 

Psa 109:23 I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. (KJV)

All these Psalms concur in several things, but in this context the important one is that the days of man (his lifespan) is but a fleeting shadow. And ideally, that is also the importance we should put on it.

The importance of creation/evolution to man

But man, man is vain, our time is but a fleeting illusion but we are so vain. We cry and sometimes I get angry when things do not go well with this body of mine in this world, we will all grow old and wither away. So vain!
So of course we place the coming about of our body on a pedestal, this is very important! Anyone who truly knows us should know that! The Evolution of our body is the most important thing ever! vain.
To us the evolution theory is important because it is about OUR bodies, the first thing we see about each other and if we do not make an effort, the only thing we see about each other. And because we are vain we try to categorize people depending on their bodies, just as we do with their clothing or whatever packaging material, exactly the same.

The deception of the contender

And that is where the Lords contender sees a great chance to stir up strife and discontent, start a discussion and some trouble between men. On the one hand he has the men that are vain about their dogma and on the other hand men vain with their science that, of course, is superior to dogma, vain.
How long did men believe that Gods purpose was for us to murder one another in his name even though his commandments say “do not murder”?
How many times have scientists held up theories until proven wrong?
We will be able to prove it all and do it all (except for “the tree of life” of course). But until then I have yet to see something occur that can not be explained or predicted by the bible. And once we catch up with our science, well that is just great, then we can also explain it in our own words, but we must not forget where we first saw it, in the bible, by Gods word.

But the contender, he notices the opportunity that this vanity gives him and he pits one man against another, with no ultimate gain for man, but only so that man will suffer over trivialities in this life, commit sin and lessen his chances of eternal life. That is all the contender cares about, for his chances of eternal life are already lost.

I would so like that men could see this game for what it is.

So he spins his weave of deception, “they say God created man just like you look now in one day, they must be mad, certainly everyone can go to a museum and see that man evolved to his current state? They just want to hold back the development of mankind so they can abuse you”.
“The heretics are saying that they have a theory that explains that man did not come from God, because they do not believe in God, and their theory is geared to prove that God had nothing to do with the creation of man, and by doing so disprove the existence of God”

Fears, the fears of poor wretched little men.

So do not let yourself be misguided by the games of the contender nor the opinions of men , not even of me! Get yourself a bible, make some time, open your bible, ask God to give you the word, and then read and enjoy his word.

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1.Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible by Albert Barnes (1798-1870)
2.Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible by Adam Clarke, LL.D., F.S.A., (1715-1832)
3.Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry (1662 – 1714)