He is the Eternal
God, and as such has no beginning or ending by definition.
There never is a
point in past, present, or future Eternity where God is not.
God caused all
other existences, all other realities beyond Himself.
God is the source,
the Father, the Cause. He is the Creator of all that is.
God is the uncaused, first cause of all affects.
at a starting point with a real beginning in Eternity within a
specific location within Infinite Space.
God as Creator
pre-existed everything. Therefore it’s logical that He had to have
been entirely alone prior to His creative activity.
Why did God create in the
God did not have to
create, but He chose to.
There is some thing that
God did not have in Eternity prior to creating that He will have when sin
is put away forever.
In being the God of love
with a pure and eternal desire to be loved in return by created spirits
with the ability to choose to love Him in return, is the basic motivation
for God’s creative activity.
The one thing God did not
have in pre-sin eternity that He will have in post-sin eternity is –
Spirits created with the power to choose to love God in return.
The following is the
creation account of man. God used this as an illustration for teaching the
angels what He went through to find helps meet for God.
God said “Let us make
man in our image, after our likeness.” So, God created man in His image,
in the image of God created He him. Genesis 1:26, 27
In Pre-Creation Eternity
– God was entirely alone. In this account of Adam, God is also revealing
Himself as to what He went through in creation.
a man while the angels watched – (the principalities and powers in the
heavenly realm), and this man is the only one in existence.
God says it
is not good for this one man to be alone. God wanted the angels to see
through this illustration of Adam, that God in pre-creation eternity, came
to the same conclusion about Himself. It is not good for God to be alone.
something better for God than to be alone. That something is God’s Eternal
Purpose, what He desires to have and will have at a great price.
teaching the angels why He created the angels. But you who have
introduced sin into my creation have no way to be forgiven.
I want you
(angels) to watch as I work with man so you may learn about me. He’s
using man as a visual aid to teach the angels about Him.
First created spirit in
the image of God – angels, the angel spirit creature relates directly to
the purpose of God.
Man relates directly to
God’s program. God’s program is to educate angels and mankind's believers
in Christ the person of God.
It is not good for God
to be alone, “I will make…”
I will create; I will make something to exist with me in Eternity.
as a vehicle of communicating Himself.
will make a help) = a reciprocal love companion for God.
will make a help meet) = adequate, sufficient, all that you could ever
desire or need your love companion to be. Maximum meeting/satisfaction of
desire and need.
progressive creative activity to find a help meet for God.
the building blocks of physical matter – rocks, wind, and water.
shrubs, flowers, trees, etc.
birds, beasts of the field.
All of creation to this
point are helps for God, they are a reciprocating love companion for God –
but they did not nor could not satisfy all that God would desire or need
in a personal relationship.
that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me:
Reciprocation – giving back to God love.
is the love of God, that we keep His commandment:” I John 5:3
spoke to the wind and the water, during a great storm, they acted in love
to God by hearing His voice and doing what He told them to do. The winds
ceased and the sea was as calm as glass.
to the fig tree that bears no fruit that it would bear no fruit forever.
The fig tree loved God, and in an act of love, it withered and died.
triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of an unbroken colt. The
donkey did as Jesus commanded; it did not buck Him off, but rather acted
in love and carried His creator.
A fourth level of
creation – a spirit created in the image of God.
holds the greatest promise of blessing and joy and happiness and
satisfaction necessarily (at the same time) also threatens the greatest
curse and misery.
marriage relationship between a man and a woman is a model, a micro-cosum
of God’s relationship with His creation, His helps meet.
On an earthly human level, the greatest experience of humanity is
marriage. It is the maximum promise of joy, happiness and satisfaction
for a man and a woman.
What is true for the
source of happiness for mankind is the same for God – to love and be loved
by helps meet.
is according; it is inter-related, in harmony with all reality – true of
man, angels and God.
the human level, earthly, is in accord with the heavenly and God level.
It’s all the same, it all fits, it all harmonizes, and it is according.
happens to man is a mini picture, a microcosm of what happened to God.
God is using the story of
Adam and Eve to show what He had experienced and what happened to Him.
God created angels with a
spirit made in the image of God with the ability to realize His Eternal
Purpose to love and be loved by spirit creatures with the power to love
The “power” to love
God by choice is void of real power without having the same “power” to
choose to rebel against the known will of God.
Lucifer and one third of
all created angels with this awesome power used it to choose to follow
self and not God.
Sin entered God’s perfect
Creation; Eternity was interrupted with an infection of sin in a place we
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