The Beginning

Let’s start at the very beginning.       Home1 051

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Most of us can recall Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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.

Creation came about by God speaking the Word into being. (He literally spoke chaos into order).

The literal translation for Genesis 1:1 is: In a beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

So was this creation “the” beginning of all things or “a” beginning? Does it mean then that there were other beginnings?  By now we should all know that this universe is finite. It has a beginning and likewise it also has an end.  Ps 102:25-26

Genesis 1:1 will not be the main focus of this post. I’ll get back to this at a future posting.

Consider the following verses:

[1] Genesis 1:27  So God [Elohim] created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

So above we see that man (or the men and women) created in the image of God must have been spirits because they were created in the very image of Elohim.  John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Elohim here is plural – referring to the male and female attributes of God (Elohim) ↔ [Yahweh  El Shaddai].

But what about Adam and thus our present dwelling in the earth realm?

[2] Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God [Yahweh Elohim] formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Taken from Dayspring From on High

It seems that there were two levels of activity. There was a creation (Genesis chapter 1) that was in the image of Elohim (male and female) first.This creation seemed to exist as being, but yet not “in the earth”. Then at a latter point (Gen chap 2), a “forming” – not a creation – took place. It was not necessarily in the exact image of Elohim. In the second level (Adam), there were three elements added:

(1) a soul                                                  

(2) a tree of choosing between good and evil

(3) a body of dust.

Heavenly Father, God of Abraham grant us wisdom, knowledge, and understanding as we read your word. As we emerge from the sleep of Adam into the realization of our spiritual beginnings, unveil more truths to us O Lord. We your children will overcome as Christ has overcome this world to reign with you. Thank you Almighty God for your love, for sending your son Jesus to die for our sins, so that through our belief in Him, eternal life is ours. In the name of Jesus, Amen.


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