Thursday, June 19, 2014

Created by Christ - Created by God (John 1:2-3)

“He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” (John 1:2–3, NASB95)

In addition to Jesus being God the Son, we also read that it is through Him that all things were created. In Genesis 1:3 we read, “Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3, NASB95) These words, “Then God said” were repeated in verses 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26, and 29 as we read about the unfolding of God creating not only light as we read in verse 3, but all that was created culminating in man. When God had finished we read in verse 31, “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31, NASB95)

The apostle Paul wrote in Colossians, “For by Him [Jesus Christ] all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16–17, NASB95) These passages clearly state that God the Son was God the Father’s agent for all that was created, with John adding that apart from Him NOTHING came into being that has come into being. This wording extends far beyond the six days of creation, but includes all that ever came to exist.

In Psalm 139 we read, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” (Psalm 139:13–16, NASB95)

Think of this—our Lord brought about the beginning of all life and He is the One who brings to us new life for all of eternity. He was involved with the Father at creation, and He remains involved with the Father in the furtherance of all that has been or ever will be created.

And as fully God becoming also fully man without either being diminished in any way, God spoke visibly through His Son giving us not only the Spirit breathed words of men moved by God, but also the actual personally delivered words of God spoken through His Son. The writer of Hebrews began his letter with these words, “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.” (Hebrews 1:1–2, NASB95)

Jesus (God the Son) has been given full authority over all of creation, and He will one day purge the world of sin and abide side by side in a newly recreated heaven and with God Almighty (God the Father). The Lamb will then abide with the bride—all who believe and whose names are written in the Book of Life. As the revelation of God drew to a close, Jesus spoke these words, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”” (Revelation 22:12–13, NASB95)

God the Father created through God the Son. God the Father brought salvation through God the Son, and God the Father will bring about the end of all sin and usher in the fullness of eternity through God the Son. Indeed He was there in the beginning and will be there in the end, and through Him all of these things have and will come to pass.

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