By Steven Merten
All biblical quotes are from the New American Bible.
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Our Omnipotent God can hold the universe, from the beginning of time to the end of time, in the palm of His hand. Think of God creating, the infinite physical past of empty space, matter and energy, and, the infinite future of empty space, matter and energy, as God creating a six inch piece of yarn. Our Omni-Present to the whole of created physical time, Omnipotent, God, can create, modify and mold, the whole of physical time as if it were a six inch piece of yarn in the palm of His hand.
Before the week Adam was made, there was nothing. Before creation not even empty space existed. During the week Adam was made, not too many thousands of years ago, God brought into existence a universe with billions of years of past and billions of years of future, if not infinite, physical time. Time is the measurement of interaction between physical energy, physical matter and physical empty space; all of which our Spiritual God created. Our Spiritual God is not confined by physical time in any way. God is Omni-Present and Omnipotent, to the whole of physical time and creation. Our Spiritual God tells us, through prophecy, about future events in physical time and, through scriptures, our Spiritual God tells us when He altered the past of physical creation. God willed the creation of a free willed being who has the capacity to love Him. Physical creation is the home that our Spiritual God created for man. Our Creator creates outward into the infinite past and into the infinite future of physical creation from His focus point of free willed, love for God capable, man.
As a potter molds a pot, each day he works with his creation the whole pot grows and changes form. The pot maintains some aspects from the previous days of his work. The whole of creation, billions of years past and billions of years future, like a clay pot, must bend, change, mold and modify, to the awesome Power of our God's, Omni-Present to all physical time, Hand. God is more than Omni-powerful enough to create and mold, infinite physical past and infinite physical future, into what we see today, in the duration of six days time.
The whole of creation can be thought of as a painting and God as the Painter. When God paints the new paint covers over the old. Creation is multi-dimensional. Where there was no woman with man, God repaints the whole of homosapien existence where they are male and female man. Where the world did not have rainbows, after Noah landed the ark, now there are rainbows and science sees that there have always been rainbows. The physical past that Noah remembered, where men lived to be many hundreds of years old and where rainbows did not exist, is painted over by the brush of our God with the past that science now observes. Where man did not have to work, after original sin, now past, present and future creation is painted that man does have to work. During the week Adam was made, God took an empty canvas and painted into existence a universe with a past of hundreds of trillions, if not infinite, years. (GENESIS)
Creation is God's tool for growing a kingdom of love. At the center of creation are free willed, love for God capable, beings, God named man. Through the blood of Jesus, saints eternally begotten of God, flow out from the garden of creation into spiritual unity with God in heaven. Those who love God through free will on physical earth are begotten into spiritual life to live in omni-presence with God for all eternity. Harvesting free willed beings, who are fruitful with love for God, into the eternal Kingdom of God, is God's goal in all creation.
God's goal in all of creation is to have free-willed beings who love Him. In a week long series of construction and alterations to past and future physical existence, God finished the new home built to house the free-willed, love for God capable being He creates on the sixth day. God was not sitting around waiting for hundreds of trillions of years before Adam was created. Creation flows outward from the week of the creation of Adam to all past, present and future physical time. Adam's choice to sin causes a very different past, present and future creation to flow out from the point in physical time of his sin.
What separates man from everything else in creation is that man is free from the will of God in order to freely choose the will of God which is love for God. Other than free-willed beings' disobedience to the will of God, everything else in creation is exactly as God commands it to be. If homosapiens flow out forward into the past from the creation of Adam, they still would not be man. Only Adam, his descendants, and Jesus, conceived in the flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit, are man. The first free-willed, love for God capable, physical being, God named man.
Jesus in the free-willed flesh is not bonded to the Father's will (LUK 22:42). As man, Jesus freely and obediently loves the Father and fellow man by freely obeying the commandments and by freely choosing to go to His death on the cross. Our Omni-present God lives outside of creation and time. Upon Jesus death and resurrection, Jesus is eternally begotten of God and He too now lives outside of physical creation and physical time as Omni-Present God for all past, present and future eternal time. Still, Jesus as man has free-will. Jesus is both fully Omni-Present Eternal God and fully free-willed man during his life in the flesh on earth.
NAB PSA 2:4He who is throned in heaven laughs; the LORD derides them; Then in anger he speaks to them; he terrifies them in his wrath: "I myself have set up my king on Zion, my holy mountain. I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: The LORD said to me, 'You are my son; this day I have begotten you. Ask of me and I will give you the nations for an inheritance and the ends of the earth for your possession. You shall rule them with an iron rod: you shall shatter them like an earthen dish.'"
NAB ACT 13:32"We ourselves announce to you the good news that what God promised our fathers he has fulfilled for us, their children, in raising up Jesus, according to what is written in the second psalm, You are my son; this day I have begotten you."
NAB REV 1:4John wishes you grace and peace--from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead and ruler of the kings of earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his own blood, who has made us a royal nation of priests in the service of his God and Father--to him be glory and power forever and ever! Amen.
Our, eternally begotten of God, God Jesus, can hold the Universe, from the beginning of physical time to the end of physical time, in the palm of His hand. When Jesus is eternally begotten of God, at His death and resurrection, He crosses between the physical and spiritual worlds. Through His eternal birth to the Father, Jesus flows out from the physical world, where He is bound by physical time, to the Spiritual world, where physical time has no control over Him. On earth, we know the point in physical time that this cross over occurred. It was 2000 years ago. Creation is the reverse interaction between the physical and spiritual worlds. Creation flowed out from the spiritual world to the physical world as Jesus flowed out from the physical world to the spiritual world through His eternal birth to God at His death and resurrection. God tells us the point in physical time that creation was poured forth from the spiritual world to the physical world. It was at the time of Adam.
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Before His death, Jesus tells us of the power of our Spiritual God in that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are all alive in heaven. They live in spiritual omni-presence with Jesus and the Father even before Jesus death and resurrection happens in physical time. Jesus tells us that the dead rise again and that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are not dead but they are alive. Jesus knows that He is the First Born and that they resurrect into omni-present eternal life through Him and after Him. Spiritual Abraham, Spiritual Isaac and Spiritual Jacob, all begotten of God, live in omni-presence with our eternally begotten Lord Jesus Christ for all physical time before creation to after the end of physical time. Abraham is in heaven with Jesus and he can see Jesus holding all of creation, from infinite physical past to infinite physical future, in the palm of His Hand. Physical Abraham, physical Isaac and physical Jacob must wait in death until after Jesus resurrection to be raised from the dead into eternal, omni-present to all physical time, life, through the blood of their Savior Jesus Christ. Once eternal begotten of God into spiritual life, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, live in heaven in omni-presence to the whole of physical time from before Christ's death and resurrection to before the creation of the universe.
NAB MAR 12:18Then some Sadducees who hold there is no resurrection came to him with a question ...\\...12:24 Jesus said: "You are badly misled, because you fail to understand the Scriptures or the power of God . When people rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage but live like angels in heaven. As to the raising of the dead, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God told him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob'? He is the God of the living not of the dead, You are very much mistaken."
NAB3 JOH 8:50'Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever keeps my word will never see death.' (So) the Jews said to him, 'Now we are sure that you are possessed. Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, 'Whoever keeps my word will never taste death.' Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? Or the prophets, who died? Who do you make yourself out to be?' Jesus answered, 'If I glorify myself, my glory is worth nothing; but it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, 'He is our God.' You do not know him, but I know him. And if I should say that I do not know him, I would be like you a liar. But I do know him and I keep his word. Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; he saw it and was glad. So the Jews said to him, 'You are not yet fifty years old and you have seen Abraham?' Jesus said to them, 'Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.'
NAB3 MAT 16:27For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father's glory, and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct. Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.
NAB LUK 20:37Moses in the passage about the bush showed that the dead rise again when he called the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. God is not the God of the dead but of the living. All are alive for him.
NAB JOB 38:7Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Who streched out the measuring line for it? Into what were its pedestals sunk, and who laid the cornerstone, While the morning stars sang in chorus and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
NAB DEU 32:8When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage, when he parceled out the descendants of Adam, He set up the boundaries of the peoples after the number of the sons of God; While the LORD'S own portion was Jacob,His hereditary share was Israel.
NAB WIS 5:5See how he is accounted among the sons of God; how his lot is with the saints!
NAB MAR 9:2After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.
Where Jesus tells us Moses, Abraham and Elijah are in heaven before Christ's physical death, Jesus tells us that John the Baptist is not yet 'born again' or eternally begotten of God in heaven. John the Baptist, who is still alive in physical life on this side of Christ's ressurection, has to wait to be judged by Jesus and then eternally begotten of God to the spritual side of Christ's ressurection.
NAB MAT 11:11"I solemnly assure you, history has not known a man born of woman greater than John the Baptizer. Yet the least born into the Kingdom of God is greater than he. From John the Baptizer's time until now the kingdom of God has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force."
The division between those eternally begotten of God is not a physical time division. The division between saints eternally begotten of God and saints not yet eternally begotten of God, is at the person's physical death. It is at a saints physical death that they flow from the physical world through Christ's death and resurrection of 33 AD to spiritual existence where they live before creation and beyond the end of time. All the saints spiritual birthday is upon the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Saint's spiritual birthday, where they now live before creation (outside of physical time), happens after their physical death on earth. What many call "predestination", where God knows who the saints are at creation, because the saints are with Him at creation, is preceded by a saints judgement and eternal birth which happens after their physical death on earth and through Christ's death on the cross.
Jesus warns us not to be one of those who use violence to verbally force their way into the Kingdom of God before our physical death on earth. Jesus uses the difference between eternally begotten of God Saint Abraham and not yet 'born again' John the Baptist to explain this.
God's word tells us that we have free will to choose whether or not we love God through obedience to God. Those who choose to love God, through free will on earth, will be eternally begotten of God through the Blood of Jesus upon their physical death. Those eternally begotten of God on judgement day, at the end of time, will rise to live in spiritual omni-precence, through before creation, in spiritual, eternal, life with God.
A saint's spiritual eternal life is just plain infinitely superior to anything physical life has to offer, other than physical life's free willed opportunity to produce love for God. To love one must be allowed to choose not to love God which is to choice of evil. Evil is not allowed in spiritual life when saints are bonded to God for all eternity. Love for God is produced through free will on earth to be carried into heaven through the blood of Jesus' death and resurrection. Without the capability to produce love for God in heaven, it is love for God from choices of obedience when saints were free willed man on earth, that is the greatest treasure in physical or spiritual, existence. Saints will possess their treasure of love for God, produced under free will on earth, for all eternity.
Understanding the difference between spiritual life, which is omni-present to all physical time, verses the constraints of physical time on physical life, gives us a clear vision of how physical creation came into existence. Creation, with billions of years of past, flows out from when our Spiritual God created Adam, only a few thousand or at most tens of thousands of years ago. When the Son and the saints are eternally begotten of God they are now omni-present to all physical time and all multi-dimensions of physical creation. Similarly, when, Omni-present to all physical time, God creates, creation, past, present and future, flows into existence from a specific point in physical time. God tells us the specific point in physical time, which creation flowed out from the spiritual world to the physical world and it was at the time of Adam.
NAB PSA 103:17But the kindness of the LORD is from eternity to eternity toward those who fear him, And his justice toward children's children among those who keep his covenant and remember to fulfill his precepts.
NAB SIR 15:11 Man's Free Will.Say not: "It was God's doing that I fell away"; for what he hates he does not do. Say not: "It was he who set me astray"; for he has no need of wicked man. Abominable wickedness the LORD hates, he does not let it befall those who fear him. When God, in the beginning, created man, he made him subject to his own free choice. If you choose you can keep the commandments; it is loyalty to do his will. There are set before you fire and water; to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand. Before man are life and death, whichever he chooses shall be given him.
NAB JOH 14:21"He who obeys the commandments he has from me is the man who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father. I too will love him and reveal myself to him."
NAB DEU 30:19"I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him."
NAB JOH 5:27"The Father has given over to him power to pass judgment because he is Son of Man; no need for you to be surprised at this, for an hour is coming in which all those in their tombs shall hear his voice and come forth. Those who have done right shall rise to live; the evildoers shall rise to be damned."
NAB JOH 15:9"As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Live on in my love. You will live in my love if you keep my commandments, even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and live in his love."
The true beginning of creation is at Christ's eternal birth upon His death and resurrection. Through Christ's cross, resurrection and eternal birth, now Omni-present, eternal Christ lives from before creation and He assists creation into existence. Theologically, one can put creation at 2000 years ago at Christ's death and resurrection.
NAB JOH 17:4(Jesus speaks after his death and resurrection.)
"I have given you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. Do you now, Father, give me glory at your side, a glory I had with you before the world began."
NAB COL 1:15 Fullness and Reconciliation.He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creatures. In him everything in heaven and on earth was created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominations, principalities, or powers; all were created through him, and for him. He is before all else that is. In him everything continues in being. It is he who is head of the body, the church; he who is the beginning, the first-born of the dead, so that primacy may be his in everything. It pleased God to make absolute fullness reside in him and, by means of him, to reconcile everything in his person, both on earth and in the heavens, making peace through the blood of his cross.
Exaltation of Christ as Omni-present eternally begotten Lord, salvation of Adam-kind, all the fruit of free willed gifts of love for God from the Son and the Saints, and even creation, all flow out from Christ's resurrection. From God our Father's point of reference, all that means the most to Him flows out from the flawless, perfect, love of obedience, death, and resurrection, of His only Son, our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. All this happens from our physical earth which God created.
People get so caught up in thinking of life on other planets that they neglect what they should be doing here and now on earth. God only has one Son and all others coming into eternal life must come through God's One Son. If there is free-willed life on other planets then these sinners can only enter into eternal life through our, and their, eternal Savior Jesus Christ. If there are free-willed aliens, then alien mothers are kissing their babies to sleep singing to them of the praises of their Savior Jesus Christ who died for their sins on a planet called earth. The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ is Universal Church. As part of the Universal Church of Jesus Christ, use free-will gifted to human kind to choose to love the Lord our God with all your heart, with all your strength, with all your mind and with all your soul.
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