What is the beginning? When did everything ‘start’?
Genesis 1:1 (NKJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Time/tīm/noun (Oxford Online Dictionary)
1.the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.”travel through space and time”
2.a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.”the time is 9:30″
If you are a parent who believes in the the Lord God of Israel from Everlasting to Everlasting through our Lord and Savior Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus the Christ) you have heard this question in some form…
“Where did God come from?”
“When was God born?”
“Who created God?”
I know most of you already know this, but please humor me so I can make my point. Besides, even the Apostle Peter let us know that we sometimes have to be reminded of what we already know…
2 Peter 1:12-13 (NKJV)
12For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. 13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this [a]tent, to stir you up by reminding you,
God introduced Himself to the world of many beliefs and many ‘gods’ through the perspective of a people He raised up to create a faith. FAITH, NOT RACE…
He created this people through a man named Abram, later changing his name to Abraham…
Genesis 12:1-3 (NKJV)
“Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
I love the way that the bible refers to God as “The Lord God of Israel from Everlasting to Everlasting” in so many places. Yes, it’s a mouthful. Yes, it’s a lot to type, but it is exactly who He is…
Psalm 41:13 (NKJV)
13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.
Psalm 106:48 (NKJV)
48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, “Amen!”
Praise the Lord!
That is the New King James Version but, look at how the Complete Jewish Bible says it…
Psalm 41:14 (CJB)
14 (13) Blessed be Adonai the God of Isra’el from eternity past to eternity future.
I love that…“from eternity past to eternity future”. The thought of eternity past infers that there was NO BEGINNING.
God does not require a beginning. He does not require a birth. He does not require an origin. Why?
God created TIME for our benefit. So we can measure and have context to our lives, history and the future.
Galatians 4:4-7 (CJB)
4but when the APPOINTED TIME arrived (IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME), God sent forth his Son. He was born from a woman, born into a culture in which legalistic perversion of the Torah was the norm, 5 so that he might redeem those in subjection to this legalism and thus enable us to be made God’s sons. 6 Now because you are sons, God has sent forth into our hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out, “Abba!” (that is, “Dear Father!”). 7 So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if you are a son you are also an heir.
Think about it. Even when scientists who say the universe BEGAN with a BIG BANG, you can ask, “Okay, what was there before the BIG BANG?”. One could very easily reason that when God said, “Let there be…” there was a noise and physical manifestation.
Some things are difficult for even the ‘greatest’ scientific minds to understand, and one of those things is TIME. After all, I think of science as our attempt to give a physical explanation to a spiritual world.
You’re trying to hear something on television, on your phone, on the radio, or whatever and someone keeps talking loud…
One of your favorite songs comes on, or something’s being said that you really want to hear…
You want them to be quiet, but you don’t want to tell them to be quiet…
So what do you do? To give a subtle HINT, you lean into what you’re TRYING to hear and SQUINT.
Someone is talking to you but they aren’t talking loud enough. It’s becoming annoying, so what do you find yourself doing…Leaning in and squinting your eyes.🤣
If you want to REALLY make someone listen…whisper.
Squinting your eyes says, “I can’t hear you!”
Squinting your eyes is saying nonverbally, “I’M TRYING TO LISTEN!”
1 Kings 19:11-12 (NKJV)
11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a]a still small voice.
It’s frustrating when we feel all of our hard work and accomplishments are being ignored.
I’m not talking about overlooked or not noticed.
I’m talking about…BEING IGNORED.
Think about the people and the things you yourself have ignored. You noticed them, but made a conscious choice to either try your best not to notice or try your best not to ACKNOWLEDGE that you noticed.
Why do we do that? Many times it’s because…
We feel it’s something BENEATH us.
We feel it’s something BETTER than us.
It’s presenting us with something essential to our growth
that we aren’t ready to accept yet.
God’s people read and hear His word then choose to ignore it every day…
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge…
Rejecting the knowledge that God presents to us is ignoring it.
But, just as I stated in the video above, sometimes the ultimate acknowledgment is being ignored.
Embrace it when you know that you are purposefully being ignored.
Let it be confirmation that you are doing exactly what God called you to do.
Let it inspire you to push further and dig deeper into your purpose.
Let it provoke the passion to give them more to ignore.
Remember, you can’t ignore something that you haven’t first noticed.
The fact that you can remember the things that you have ignored proves that a seed is always planted. And, if it’s His will, God will give increase in His timing.