Victory Through the Victor (continued)
Victory Through the Victor
God's time calendar has come to its end; the crisis and the climax hours are both over. The conflict of the ages between the two thrones at was is finished. The victory has been won through the Victor. Now the Redeemer takes the redeemed with Him into the new earth, to be eternally with Him where He is (Revelation 21: 1, 3, 5)
Oh! that all the redeemed of earth would unite in claiming His last promise and in uttering the last prayer in God's Word.
Revelation 22:20: He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Two Thrones At War - God's Original Creation
God - Creator and Sovereign in His Universe
Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
With this simple but sublime statement God opens the pages of revelation and states all that is known regarding the original creation of His universe. So no place is left for human speculation or reasoning but only for unquestioning faith in the absolute integrity of the Word of God.
"In the beginning." The dateless past, yet the beginning of time; the beginning of creation; the beginning of all that is known of material things.
"In the beginning God." The plural name of the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit who focuses thought upon Himself as the sole, supreme Creator of the created universe.
God - the Eternal
God, who was Himself before the beginning, hence that infinite Being who inhabits eternity: God, the eternal (Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 40:28)
God - the Uncreated
God Himself was before the created, hence He is the uncreated God (Job 38:4; Psalm 36:9).
God is a personal Being. Himself eternal and uncreated.
God the Creator
God created the heaven and the earth, the universe. By His own Word He framed the universe out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3). By His infinite wisdom and power He made the earth and stretched out the heavens (Jeremiah 51:15).
All things in heaven and upon the earth were created by Him (Hebrews 1:2; 1:10; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16).
The universe and all things therein, both material things which are seen, and spirit creatures which are unseen, were created by God. All things, material and spiritual, were created for Him, as His own possession. (Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 2:10).
All things were created for His pleasure and His glory (Revelation 4:11).
God could never take pleasure in any wicked thing (Psalm 101:3) So God's primary creation was the perfect creation of a perfect God. (Deuteronomy 32:4; Proverbs 3:19; Ecclesiastes 3:11).
All in heaven and upon earth must have been worthy of Himself and reflected the perfections of the Creator. God made heaven and earth in the beginning exactly as He wanted it to be, so that it was altogether pleasing to Him. So, the primary creation was perfect as it left the hand of God. In its workmanship all was unexcelled in the perfection of beauty, accuracy, power, order and harmony. All things worked together to satisfy the heart of the Maker, God, the great Originator and Builder of the universe.
God, the Creator, was Sovereign over His Creation
God was the Ruler over heaven and earth. He was the sole, supreme Governor of the universe. If Creator, then surely He was the sole Owner and Possessor of the heaven and earth and all therein. Then by inherent, incontestable right He was sovereign Lord. He had no rival. There was but One will in all he universe and that was the will of God. "The Lord reigneth" is declared over and over again (Psalm 93:1; 99:1; 97:1; 1 Chronicles 29:11, 12; Acts 17:24).
(continued with # 42)