There is one aspect of creation that is often overlooked. What was the first of God’s creation? To find the answer we have to know that God is a Spirit and, to our mortal eyes, invisible. The scripture clearly states that God’s first creation was a physical body in which he could manifest himself. That physical body was, and is, not God. Nor will it ever be. God is a Spirit. Through that first created body, God created all things in the heavens and the earth. Two thousand years ago he sent the body to the earth as our saviour. Look at the following scriptures.
THE BEGINNING OF GOD’S CREATION To start with look at Rev. 3:14 where Christ calls himself, …the beginning of the creation of God. Also Paul speaking of Christ said in Col. 1:15-16, Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in the earth, visible and invisible whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. And again in Heb. 1:1-2: God…hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds. So we see that God, the Spirit, was in Christ creating all things. God was in Jesus as he walked the earth as shown in 2Cor. 5:19, To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself…”. And in Acts 2:22, Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you…”. Phillip was having a hard time understanding this when he asked Jesus, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. And Jesus answered, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Phillip? This is the Spirit of God speaking through his Son. The only begotten Son of God.
Since Christ was the beginnig of God’s creation and God was in him creating the world we can now understand the scripture, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. For Christ is “the beginning” (Col. 1:18). And as shown in Jn. 1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. We have to seperate the spirit from the flesh. God is not a man with white hair and a beard. Many times Jesus referred to himself as the “Son of man”. Jesus also said that “God is a spirit”. Numbers 23:19 says, God is not a man, that he should lie: neither the son of man, that he should repent…”.
THE GREAT COMMANDMENT Now we can approach one of the grreat truths of scripture. In Mk. 12:29, And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is , Hear O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. Until we can get our mind to see that there is only one God, we are blind to much of the scriptures. It is of utmost importance to understanding God’s word. The trinity doctrine (started by the pagan Constantine in 325 AD at the council of Nicea) has been a huge stumbling block. This pagan polytheistic concept was started by Nimrod and Semiramis at the time of the Tower of Babal, or possibly sooner. To make the man, Jesus, a god, takes away from the understanding of God’s salvation. We are born again of the Spirit of God. Jesus’ very name in Hebrew (Yahshua) means “Yah (the self existing one) is Saviour”. When we can see that God’s spirit lived in his Son, and that he is our life’s example (11Pet. 2:21), then we can see he wants to live in us too in the same manner. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Eph. 3:6). Jesus said the greatest of all the commandments is to know that there is only one Lord. This one Lord is the Creator. Not the man Christ Jesus, but God the Spirit, that was (and is) in the man. The Creator is a Spirit. Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself. (Isa. 44:24). There is no creative spirit beside him. Thus saith the Lord, the King of Israel, and his redeemer, the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God. (Isa. 44:6). And this God is our saviour, …a just God and a Saviour there is none besides me. (Isa. 45:21).
When we see Jesus we see our God. We are able to see what God is, we see the attributes of the invisible God manifest is human form. Speaking of Jesus, we are told, Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person…” (Heb. 1:3). And as we saw earlier in Col. 1:15, Jesus …is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. God manifest himself fully in his Son. In Col. 2:9 Paul says, For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Jesus never claimed to be God but he did say that God, his Father, was in him and he and his Father were one. Look at Mk. 10:18 and Jn. 17:1-5. And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is God. And, These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do, And now. O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with the before the world was. We must see and understand that God is a Spirit. That is how we are to worship him. Jesus said, God is a Spirit: and they that worsip him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Understanding this truth allows us to truly worship God. In the same scripture he said that …the Father seeketh such to worship him. (Jn. 4:23-24).
The man in whom God created all things, in which he walked in the garden with Adam and showed his back to Moses, this is the same man in which he raised Lazarus and healed all manner of sickness. This is the same man, because of his love for his Father, freely gave himself and was obedient unto death as a sacrifice for our sins. This man, Jesus, is not God, for God is a Spirit. But God so loved this man, his only begotten Son, that he raised him from the dead and took him on high and made him Lord of lords and King of kings. Soon he will return and reign over earth for 1000 years. This man, Christ Jesus, is …the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. Through this man’s sacrifice we have access to the Father and the forgiveness of sin. We now have the ministry of reconciliation by this same Spirit that is in Christ Jesus. As Jesus said, …as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. (Jn. 20:21).
Let us not be deceived into the pantheon of multiple gods as the pagan religions of old. Let us worsip the true Father, the Mighty God, the Creator, the Holy One of Israel, the Holy Ghost, in Spirit and in truth.