AlphA & ΩOMEGAΩ
THE BEGINNING HAS NO END ETERNITY IS FOREVER
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The keyword for this lesson is beginning. A keyword search in the NIV Bible (1984) gave me 94 uses of the word beginning. We are going to choose just a few. Here is a link should you care to explore further on your own.
The format of this study entitled “Alpha”, is going to be a study of Genesis beginning with the first verse and ending with the last verse of the last chapter of Genesis.
Also a study of Revelation entitled “Omega” will be accomplished in an alternating verse by verse manner starting with the last verse of the last chapter of Revelation and ending with the first verse of the first chapter of Revelation.
Depending on its context Genesis can mean “birth,” “genealogy,” or “history of origin.” What an appropriate title for this book which is full of beginnings.
Beginnings include; heavens and earth, light and darkness, seas and skies, land and vegetation, sun, moon, stars, sea and land animals, night and day, man and woman in God’s image, sin and redemption, enmity of man to Satan, and yes enmity to God, blessing and curse, marriage and family, life and death, weariness and rest. On we could go.
The most important Beginning is the beginning of the knowledge of God and a relationship and proper respect for Him as creator of not mankind only, but, of everything that is or ever was or ever will be.
The bible never questions God’s existence it teaches he has always been, without beginning and without end and the God of the Bible is “the one and only true God.”
As is customary in the lessons of this author lets flesh out the word beginning from a few chosen scriptures.
If you have read the last few lessons this verse from Galatians 3:3will be a little more of a familiar
3Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?[a]
Galatians 3:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.
Salvation and sanctification are the work of the Holy Spirit. Human nature is sinful from birth therefore the natural desire is to satisfy our birth nature or our flesh. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit by turning from your beginning of sanctification.
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
Christ was the first to rise with a resurrection body. Jesus’ triumph over sin death and the devil was the beginning of a whole new way of sanctification and salvation. Because of this beginning and his once for all blood sacrifice we are no longer under law but saved by grace through faith in the gospel.
Titus 1:22 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,
There are three great Christian virtues faith, love and hope. Hope is not wishful thinking, it is a firm assurance coming from faith also manifests in love. Love for God, man, family nation…
I love and appreciate your time we could go on and on… and we will…with or without God!!!!!!!!!