IN THE BEGINNING, WE CREATED?
Okay, I’m going to be very up front and blunt with you all. This article is NOT for everyone. So, please for your peace of mind and for the sake of my inbox, if you aren’t interested in new and exciting ways to look at scripture then take a look at some of the other articles on this site, as this look at the First Five Verses in “Genesis One” may cause a great unease in those who aren’t ready to dive into the deep.
So, let’s begin “IN THE BEGINNING”
Let me first set the stage. Read these next scriptures very closely.
John 1:3 All things were made by him (word of God/God); and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Hebrews 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son (Word of God), whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom (son/Word of God) also he made the worlds
Col 1:16 For by him (son) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him(the son), and for him (the son)
Romans 11:36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever.
I hope it is clear, that EVERYTHING SEEN AND UNSEEN was/is CREATED BY THE SON(Word of God), AND FOR THE SON…. THE SON (child of God/image of God/Word of God/God’s true spirit/Life). This is a very important fact. Because the scripture states very clearly, that the SON does the CREATING (the word revealed in Man and express image of God).
Now let’s take a further look into this. As I know many are like, well where is the FATHER in all of this. And when I say FATHER (giver of seed/truth/word) I mean our CREATOR, GOD. So if the SON is the one creating everything according to the scriptures, why for years have we stated that “In the beginning God created” and then took that to mean, GOD the ONE source of all things?
Well the answer to that you will find in this essay, and it is as wonderful as it may be dificult for many to truly believe… But this next passage in scripture will explain the roles of God and the Son (Word of God) very clearly, so there is no mistaking as we go into this study. By the way, when I say SON, I don’t mean JESUS THE MAN, I mean ALL OF HUMANITY, THE BODY OF CHRIST. The SON is an allegory of the seed giving SPIRIT within us all, begotten of the ONLY SPIRIT there is GOD. This is the SON (MANY MEMBERED BODY OF CHRIST, which means MEN AND WOMEN alike). “In Christ there is no male or female.” As he made ADAM (male and female) — The word SON is symbolic of a strength and authority and has nothing to do with gender.
Now read this next verse no less than THREE TIMES.
1 Corinthians 8:6 – yet for us there is but ONE GOD, the Father, FROM WHOM ARE ALL THINGS and WE EXIST FOR HIM; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him (CHRIST).
So here we learn, “There is ONE GOD”, only ONE (God, Creator) – The source of everything, GOD THE ALMIGHTY.
From GOD are ALL THINGS = God is EVERYTHING.
All things are FROM GOD. Not some things, ALL THINGS. And WE EXIST for HIM. Our reason for existence is FOR GOD.
King David understood this, when he wrote…
Psalm 139:8 – If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
God is everywhere, for everything is FROM GOD. So much for those who say God is not present in Hell. Quick note: Hell is not some infinite place of torture, it is simply the mindest of IGNORANCE and LIES. In this GRAVE/ Carnal Mindset there is great suffering… For a more in depth look at HELL, please read my article “to Hell with Hell”
Back to our paper here, So God is the source of EVERYTHING. God is ALL in ALL. God is our SOURCE of LIFE (CHRIST – his spirit and truth/word).
Catch this if you can… “And THE SON/ WE, (Children of God), exist FOR HIM!”
Our VERY EXISTENCE is FOR GOD.… and ONE LORD Jesus Christ (Who was the WORD revealed in Man, second Adam, second man, MESSIAH) –
By this SON are ALL THINGS, and we exist THROUGH HIM. (The son = which is the many memebered body, humanity – although I will explain this further as I know some are not ready to hear this yet.)
So we EXIST FOR GOD, and to do this we EXIST THROUGH CHRIST, who is the SON (many membered body of Christ), WHO MADE ALL THINGS, seen, unseen, etc etc. Get it?
First contemplate what it means to EXIST THROUGH SOMETHING.
Look up the definition of the word “through” … You read “through” a book. One profound definition of this word, means “From Beginning to End” … isn’t that something?
I am Alpha and Omega, the BEGINNING AND THE ENDING, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
The Strongs translates that word “through” in that instance as “during, in, by, by means of, and the ground or reason by which something is or is not done ”
Now let’s look at that one verse again and enter in the definitions.
1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, FROM WHOM ARE ALL THINGS and WE EXIST FOR HIM; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist THROUGH Him (CHRIST).
So to exist THROUGH CHRIST, means we exist from beginning to the end for the reason of Christ, by Christ, for Christ, by means of Christ, during Christ, in Christ, as Christ.
In simple terms, all there is, is GOD, and His Spirit and Word “CHRIST” (who we EXIST as, through, for and by reason of) –
CHRIST who is our LIFE. Our LIFE is Christ.
The LIFE you are living IS CHRIST. You don’t see it that way, because your EGO MAN, your ANTICHRIST, CARNAL NATURE that you believe is you, has FORGOTTEN the truth of who you ARE!
That alone is hard to grasp. But let’s move on to how everything BEGAN… AND TO DO THIS, I had to lay the groundwork, that…
John 1: 3 – All things were made by him (Word of God); and without him was not any thing made that was made.
We must understand going into this study, without a shadow of a doubt that the SON CREATED ALL THINGS. And you will find the SON, is the MANY MEMBERED BODY which is US. So, if we ALL be Christ (EITHER DEAD (Ignorant) in Adam – or Resurrected (enlightened) in Christ) and by Christ all things are made, then Genesis 1 should reveal this. If CHRIST is not ONE, but MANY – PLURAL the words in GENESIS one should reveal this. And guess what “Church” THEY DO!
SO BUCKLE UP. Five verses in Genesis, sum up the entirety of our fall and ressurection… The whole story, right there in FIVE SIMPLE VERSES. That for thousands of years, we have believed literally, we have ignored the definition and meaning of these words, and the SPIRIT did not reveal the TRUTH. So, as Jesus said, Rejoice because if you can recieve this, this is a GOOD DAY INDEED.
ONE MORE TIME: If we be IN CHRIST, we ARE CHRIST. And joint heirs according to the promise.
So we, being many, are ONE body IN Christ, and every one members one of another.
1 Corinthians 12:12
For as the BODY is ONE, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are ONE body: SO ALSO IS CHRIST.
Look at that last line, SO ALSO IS CHRIST. Meaning Christ IS MANY, these MANY are ONE, and being MANY they MAKE UP ONE CHRIST. (HUMANITY)
You see people God only has ONE SON. In the beginning his name was ADAM, which in HEBREW translates to HUMANITY. In the FIRST MAN, we all DIE (become ignorant of who we WERE with God).
And the LAST ADAM (last NATURE of MAN) we find our way back. And interesting enough this LAST ADAM is CHRIST (the annointed one, messiah). “I am the first and the last indeed”
We are either DEAD IN ADAM (fallen state of god’s son/mankind) or we are ALIVE in Christ (risen state of Mankind/resurrected into Christ as ONE)
And according to scripture ALL THINGS we made by the SON (Adam/Christ/mankind). If we have ears to hear this, or eyes to see this, you’ll understand that CHRIST is both the FIRST MAN and the LAST MAN. As we are both IGNORANT of God’s truth and our Life Hid in Christ, and become Born again by being ENLIGHTENED to God’s truth.
You see “Church” this isn’t the story of just one man from two thousand years ago, this is OUR STORY.
1 John 4: 17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE (Jesus Christ) IS, SO ARE WE in this world.
There is no difference between us. As I would say I am not greater then my younger brothers, and my older brother is no greater than I… So we too must see that, “as HE is so are We”
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
This is WHY we EXIST. To be conformed to the Image of His Son, that the RISEN MAN might be the first Born among MANY BRETHREN.
Romans 8: 19 – For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
This I believe is what CREATION is all about, the MANIFESTATION of the MANY MEMBERED BODY OF CHRIST.
Man, made in God’s Image. Man made IN CHRIST as Christ, through CHRIST, for Christ from beginning to end.
So let’s start already. CREATION TIME FOLKS. But who and what is being created.
GENESIS 1 1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Let’s for a moment throw aside the idea of an old man with a white beard creating the sky and the ground. And let’s, let scripture, and the actual meaning of these words interpret what is being recorded here in Genesis One. (And keep in your memory all those scriptures stating that the SON created all things and that the SON is mankind, either Dead in Adam or Alive in Christ. But the SON, being MANY is ONE.)
Our first step if to put the word GOD under the STRONGS microscope. Most of you know this already. That it does not refer to ONE but MANY. The word for GOD here is “Elohiym” which is a PLURAL WORD, referring to MANY, multitudes, A WHOLE LOT.
“And we being Many are ONE”
Here is the Strong’s definition of ELOHIYM (plural) rulers, judges, divine ones, divine ones, angels, gods.
Now, keep in mind what Jesus said about mankind when they are risen with Christ.
Psalms 82 “Know you are gods (Elohiym)
That brings up an interesting point don’t you think? The SON (Mankind) creates all things, and the word GOD, is Elohiym, which Jesus ALSO uses to describe MANKIND. Not a single MAN, or TRINITY, But he spoke of all ISRAEL, all MEN AND WOMEN.
Psalms 82 “Know you are gods (Elohiym)
MANKIND = ELOHIYM
Here let me make it plain for you.
In the beginning ELOHIYM created. – And we (Israel) are ELOHIYM
Probably not, this is a tough saying for sure. Doesn’t make it less true. Read on, if you dare.
So “ELOHIYM” created…. HEAVEN AND EARTH… Ah, but yet another mystery is about to be revealed. Because if your looking UP for Heaven and down at the ground beneath your feet as the Earth, guess what? You would be wrong. This verse has NOTHING to do with the literal expanse of the sky, space, etc, or the ground below us. Those are physical allegories for us to learn from.
2 Corinthians 4:18
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Here we are told NOT to look at the things which are LITERALLY SEEN, but at those which are NOT. For the temporal world is TEMPORARY, and that is Not GOD, but a shadow of God. So HEAVEN and EARTH, that was created is MORE. So let’s find out what HEAVEN and EARTH really is.
Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for GOD IS IN HEAVEN, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
God is said to be IN HEAVEN – GOD IS IN HEAVEN. Is not God seated in his TEMPLE? Are we not the TEMPLE OF GOD? Isn’t the Kingdom(reign) of Heaven WITHIN US?
Heaven clearly isnt the sky OR space. But the very place GOD rules from. WITHIN US!
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Here we see GOD’S WAYS and THOUGHTS are compared to the HEAVENS (IN US), and MAN’S WAYS and THOUGHTS as to the EARTH.
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
So it could stand to reason that since the Kingdom (Reign) of Heaven is WITHIN, and God dwells WITHIN, that HEAVEN is THE TRUTH OF GOD/HIS WAYS/HIS THOUGHTS… and since Man dwells in EARTH… That the EARTH is symbolic of Mans’ thoughts and ways…Too far fetched?
Well read on, it will get farther still.
With all this in mind, we could see the first line of Genesis is actually speaking about US, not the sky and clouds and grass and dirt.
GENESIS 1 1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
To save time, I am just going to put the STRONGS definitions of some of these words next to them. Feel free to check them out for yourself.
But when you see, what I now see, you’ll NEVER look at these five passages of scripture the same again.
The WORD BEGINNING is translated in the STRONGS from the Hebrew as “FIRSTFRUIT, FIRSTFRUITS” as well as “First, Beginning, Chief” etc.
But I am going to use the word FIRSTFRUITS definition, BECAUSE it is so fascinating to me. As this word could have simply been translated as “the very first thing, or simply the beginning of it all.” But the word BEGINNING in Gen 1 was not translated that way. It was translated as First fruits (Remnant)
In fact, the original Hebrew word translates “Beginning” 9 times as FIRSTFRUITS in KJV. Now, that is very cool indeed!
Also the word “Created” can be translated into “Birthed” “Formed” “Cut Down” as well as “Shaped” and “Created”
Romans 8:20 – the creature was made subject to vanity (cut down) NOT WILLINGLY.
Once more, in this paper, I will start with what is written and then I will translate what I believe these passages mean, using scripture and definitions to back it up. (Once again, I am simply dissecting the SPIRITUAL significance of this, not the literal, AND I COULD BE COMPLETLY WRONG. For me it is true, But please LET GOD BE TRUE and every man a liar!)
So let’s put it all together now.
Genesis 1:1 “In the Beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth” to
Now changed to:
Genesis 1:1 In the FIRST FRUITS, ELOHYIM (the DIVINE ONES/Rulers/Many membered body of Christ) gave birth to, or cut down, God’s Thoughts and Man’s thoughts.
Isn’t that exactly what happens with each of us? We come into this world, and we begin to form thoughts of God and thoughts of ourselves. We give birth to the idea of GOD and the idea of ourselves (ego). Therefore CUTTING down the TRUTH of God, and the TRUTH of we are IN GOD.
Now I want to add in something my new friend Jim Swilley added last night on his facebook page. Jim, Pastors what I understand to be a pretty awesome church called “Church in the Now” http://www.churchinthenow.org/ and he always has something eye opening to add. He wrote that in the Concordant Literal Old testament, that first line of Genesis states… “In A beginning God created…” Now this really adds to what I have written here. Because this states that there are many Beginnings. In fact, there are. We all enter in, but in God’s timing. For He makes EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL in it’s time. “Each man/woman in their order”. (Just something interesting I wanted to add in there)
Let’s continue with verse two.
Genesis 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
A couple of words need to be translated here. These are from the STRONGS so check them out, don’t take my word for it.
“Was” = “Became”, “Form” = “Confusion, Vanity” , “Void” = “Emptied” , “Face” = “In front of, before” , “Darkness = Obscurity/secret place = ignorance”
And the DEEP = “God’s thoughts and TRUTH” — Psalm 92:5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
So let’s put all these words together and translate the beginning of Genesis 1:2 – “And Man’s Thoughts and Ways became Confused, and Empty, they no longer understood the TRUTH of God that was within them, the TRUTH was no longer the foremost of their thoughts”
Now let’s move unto to part two.
“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
First, we know the SPIRIT OF GOD is The HOLY SPIRIT which descended on Jesus. And, CATCH THIS what happened after the HOLY SPIRIT did this? — Jesus understood, he was God’s SON in whom God is well pleased…
But here is another way of understanding the SPIRIT OF GOD. —
1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
The SPIRIT of God is the ONLY way to KNOW GOD.
So, now the question is how did (the Spirit of God) MOVE and what does that mean? So we translate.
“Moved” = “Relaxed, Grew Soft” and the word “Upon” translates into = “On behalf of, along with, in addition to together with”
To understand the “WATERS” — Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The WATERS which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. — Job 26:5 Dead things are formed from under the WATERS, and the inhabitants thereof.
The WATERS are the carnal, ignorant ways of Man after becoming ignorant/forgetting God’s truth.
The WATERS are the peoples, multitudes. The WATERS is where DEAD (CARNAL) things are formed. This is why Jesus walked ABOVE the waters. The TRUTH cannot be sucked down into ignorance. AND, these WATERS (Man’s carnal ignorance) is where JESUS tells us to FISH UP MANKIND. “I will make you fishers of men”
Look, you all, I know this is some heavy stuff for some of you. But, see how beautifully it all fits together. Now let’s put it all together now and translate this second part.
“And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
“And the Truth of God GREW SOFT/RELAXED ON BEHALF OF the ignorant state mankind was in”
Let’s put the whole scripture together now:
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:2 — “And Man’s Thoughts and Ways became Confused and Vain. They no longer understood God’s TRUTH within them. This TRUTH was no longer the foremost thought in their mind. Because of this, the Spirit of God relaxed and grew soft on behalf of the ignorant state mankind was in.”
Now people here is where it gets interesting. In the second verse, we learn that Mankind had FORGOTTEN the truth of God, and who they were. They, like us, felt a void an emptiness, because they, like us (before knowing the TRUTH within) were living a lie, they were DEAD/ignorant. And just like us, when we were lost, we said… LET THERE BE GOD IN OUR LIVES… Look at the nest verse.
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Once again God is “Elohiym” (plural) rulers, judges, divine ones, divine ones, angels, gods. – And remember Jesus told us, that WE ARE ELOHIYM, we are gods, angels, divine rulers.
Now we translate the word “SAID” = “to say in one’s heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend.”
The LIGHT we intended to know is “The way, The Truth, Salvation” –
Psalm 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Like I said, at this point, the Firstfruits (Remnant of HUMANITY) realized how bankrupt they became and wanted a way to return to GOD! They wanted to be saved from their ignorance.
I liken this 3rd line of Genesis to what we all experience the INSTANT we WANT TO KNOW GOD! – We say, “I want God, let there be LIGHT in my life” and then at that moment we HAVE A GOD to worship and know.
The LIGHT is there the instant we realize we NEED IT. God became TRUTH again IN OUR LIVES. WE IN FACT CREATE THE LIGHT!
So let’s translate line, with all the additions and translations and definitions… verse 3:
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
“And we (elohiym) intended to know GOD again. We decided to know the TRUTH in our hearts and minds, we intended to be saved from our ignorant state. And the instant we did this, the Word (Truth) of God rose up again inside of us”
Now listen, to save even more time, I am just going to put in the transliterated words where they belong. You can always double check my work if you want. But me explaining every other line, which words I will translate and what they translate to, takes a good deal of time…
SO LET’S ROCK AND ROLL! Or Should I say, let’s ROLL that ROCK AWAY so we can LIVE AGAIN!
4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
“Saw” = “Inspect, Consider, Understand, Perceive”
4 And WE (Elohiym) CONSIDERED the TRUTH and UNDERSTOOD IT, and knew is was GOOD (beneficial). And WE separated the TRUTH from the Obscurity we once dwelled in.
And VERSE FIVE you will see, is the completion of creation itself. The whole of creation in five verses.
5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Let’s look at that verse through Young’s literal
5and God calleth to the light `Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called `Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning — day one.
Which translates to:
5 And WE proclaimed the TRUTH continually, and to our ignorance and obscurity, we proclaimed a protective shadow… And we understand there is a time of ignorance and there is a time of enlightenment… This is the FIRST DAY! (Sabbath)
Has everyone forgotten that the FIRST DAY is the SABBATH when GOD (ELOHYIM) ceases from his WORK. And why wouldn’t he/she. He/She knows who they are. They are the BODY OF CHRIST, THE MIND OF CHRIST, AND ARE CALLED BY THE NAME OF CHRIST — They are the FIRSTFRUITS that the whole of creation has been travailing to meet. THEY ARE US, who has been chosen for such a time as this. To make straight the paths that mankind has made crooked.
All things were made by the son for the son. WE ARE THE SON (image of God, the FIRST AND THE LAST)
THE DAY BEGINS AND ENDS WITH US. We all share one thing in common, we are the CENTER, we all at our very core, are the SPIRIT OF GOD, our LIFE is hid with Christ, and in these five verses, what we hid, we now understand. It is the FIRST DAY of LIFE.
On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. (SABBATH REST)
I want to finish this article, by placing the five verses together and then the interpretation below it. I hope it anything, it will spark a conversation and get us all to pray, as I pray “God teach me the truth no matter what the cost” “Increase my Faith!”
GENESIS 1 1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4- And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5- And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the FIRST DAY. (Sabbath Rest)</strong>
Genesis 1:1 In the FIRST FRUITS, WE (Elohyim = Many membered body of Christ) cut down God’s Thoughts and Man’s thoughts. 2 – And Mankind’s Thoughts and Ways became Confused, and Empty, they no longer understood the TRUTH of God that was within them, the TRUTH was no longer the foremost in their thoughts. 3 – And WE (elohiym) intended to know GOD again. We decided to know the TRUTH in our hearts and minds, we intended to be saved from our ignorant state. And the instant we did this, the Word (Truth) of God rose up again inside of us. 4- And WE (Elohiym) CONSIDERED the TRUTH and UNDERSTOOD IT, and knew it was GOOD (beneficial). And WE (Elohiym) separated ourselves to the TRUTH from the Obscurity where once we dwelled. 5 And WE (Elohiym) proclaimed the TRUTH continually, and to our ignorance and obscurity, we proclaimed it to be a protective shadow only/Death… And we understand there was a time for our ignorance and there was a time for enlightenment… This is the FIRST DAY! (Sabbath Rest)
Now before you jump to the conlusion that WE (the many memeberd body of Christ) do not create. I want you to take a moment and look around your home/apartment. Try and find one thing that was not created by God’s Image Mankind. Find one thing that wasn’t created by the SON (Mankind) and for the SON (Mankind – Dead in Adam or Alive in Christ).
There is no limit to what we can achieve, no goal that is unattainable, nothing we can imagine that will not come to be, with faith. The Inpsiration comes from WITHIN US, and then it is manifested in the EARTH. “Whatever is loosed in Heaven is Loosed in Earth” … This is why we pray, “Your kingdom (reign) come (manifested/revealed) on earth (mans ways) as it is in heaven (God’s ways).
Now one last thing I would like to leave with you. If we truly CREATE, than the life we are living, is a LIFE we have SOWN. Our very way of life is our creation. And if that be true, we have the power to change it, by changing how we think, by having Faith that all things are possible for us IN CHRIST.
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