In The Beginning: His Story

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“In the beginning God created….”

Genesis 1:1

How can we as members of the Body of Christ come together in the unity of faith (Eph. 4:13) as One New Man (Eph. 2:14-16)?

The word “unity” basically means “oneness” (Bagster’s Lexicon, p. 119), and it is used “in contrast to the parts, of which a whole is made up” (Arndt & Gingrich, Greek Lexicon, p. 230). [1]

Allow me to share a little background on my spiritual journey. More than 25 years ago the Lord set me on a course in preparation to preach and teach His Word. It first began with me becoming grounded and established in the Word of Truth and giving God’s Word first place in my life (Psalm 119:105). That is how I chose to live from that time forward.

God the Father wants us to know the things freely given to us. He calls His people to be holy and blameless before Him in love. The glory of His inheritance is ours and He desires to give the church greater knowledge and understanding about His original intent in the beginning and His redemptive plan and purposes after the fall.

The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory desires to give His children the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, that the eyes it our understanding may be enlightened, that we may know what is the hope of His calling and what are the riches of the glory of His Inheritance among the saints (Eph. 1:17-18).

The Bible is God’s Story and His relationship with creation and man. So what better place to start than from the beginning. The Book of Genesis is divided into two principal parts. The first part (1-11) gives a general history of mankind down to the time of the Diaspora. The second part presents the early history of Israel down to the death and burial of Joseph (12-50).

The Lord God is the Creator God. He is a good God who creates good things and delights in them. The first chapter of Genesis tells us that He created order out of chaos when He separated light from darkness. This is important to help understand the significance of light and darkness in the world.

Nothing existed before God said “let there be” and “let us create.” When God created the world and everything in it, culminating in the creation of human beings, He saw that it was good. God expressed His satisfaction about the goodness of what He created on each day of creation (Gen. 1:10, 12, 18, 25).

How do you get to know someone if you don’t know anything about them? In future posts I hope to share more about God’s relationship with mankind and man’s relationship with one another

Blessings,

07A0FE1A-3CAA-43F9-8DD3-99CC16DE8C6CNotes:

1. Ephesians 4:13 – The Unity of the Faith By Wayne Jackson

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