The Kingdom Begins
Our understanding of God begins with Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God…” Before creation there was God. Before time there was God. The beginning of our understanding of God is that He Is; He is Eternal: He existed before there was a sun, moon and stars with which to mark time.
The next thing we learn about God is also in Genesis 1:1, “…God created the heavens and the earth.” We cannot understand this statement by human reason because all of man’s logic is based on his relationship with time and matter – it is impossible for us to understand those things that transcend time and matter, except as God reveals himself. We don’t understand how God just “spoke” the worlds into existence, but that is what he has revealed to us.
After the creation there is much speculation as to what took place. Some feel that the original creation was just a “rough draft” and God later finished it off. Some believe that God created all of the universe complete and beautiful but a war in heaven caused the desecration of earth and Genesis records a “re-creation” of sorts. We don’t know what really happened we just know God created the heavens and the earth.
In the process of creating, God created man. Man was the crowning jewel of creation. It was to man God intended to reveal his love and it was for man he created the earth. This was the beginning of the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is simply this; God enabling the spirit of man to be in full fellowship with himself without restraint or any hindrances. Keep that thought in mind as we explore the King and his kingdom.
It is in God’s plan that that the life enjoyed in the Garden of Eden by Adam and Eve is to be repeated in the lives of those who believe in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God. All that was lost when man sinned in the Garden is regained through faith in Christ. Yes, even death, the final effect of the original sin, will be done away with at the time our restoration is complete and we stand before Him.
Prayer: God, you are awesome in creation and in the revelation of who you are. Give me wisdom to understand your purposes. Amen.
Message: Man was the crowning jewel of creation. It was to man God intended to reveal his love and it was for man he created the earth. This was the beginning of the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is simply this; God enabling the spirit of man to be in full fellowship with himself without restraint or any hindrances.
Affirmation: I am in the kingdom of God and I stand before an open door to the best heaven has to offer.
Reflection: God's kingdom on earth began with the creation of man. How did what Adam and Eve did in the garden affect the kingdom and God's plan for the kingdom?
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