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Friday, November 3 2017

Why Did Jesus Christ Call Himself The Beginning Of The Creation Of God?

"These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the Beginning of the Creation of God"

The Book of Revelation (which means revealing, or unveiling; see the Fact Finder question below) is actually an epistle, a letter, written by Jesus Christ after His Resurrection and ascension back to the Throne of God in heaven (see The Messiah's Atonement Of Passover At God's Throne and The Messiah's Appearances On Earth After His Ascension To Heaven). It was given to be recorded, by the apostle John, to Christians in seven cities in what is today western Turkey (see also Turkey In History And Prophecy).

"1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John ... 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood" (Revelation 1:1,4-5 KJV)

Asia Minor

Jesus Christ began each of His messages to the seven congregations (keeping in mind that they all read the letter, in turn; see Why Were The Seven Churches Listed In That Order?) with a specific statement about Himself e.g. "These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive" (Revelation 2:8 KJV), "These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass" (Revelation 2:18 KJV), "These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth" (Revelation 3:7 KJV).

All of the salutations were informative declarations, as was this one:

"3:14 ... These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God" (Revelation 3:14 KJV)

Why did the Son of God call Himself "the beginning of the creation of God"? Why also, and therefore, did the Son of God call God His Father?

"14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I." (John 14:28 KJV)

Heaven

The Word of God, Who was later born as Jesus Christ (see The Word Was Made Flesh And Dwelt Among Us), was with God at the time of the physical Creation. By no coincidence, the knowledge that the LORD gave to the apostle John for his writing of the Gospel Book of John was repeated over 40 years later to John for the Book of Revelation (see John's Eyewitness Of The Messiah And The LORD God).

"1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:1-3,14 KJV)

The physical Creation wasn't the beginning of Creation. Angels were created before the physical universe. But before all, spiritual and physical, was the Son of God created by God the Father.

"1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:12-20 KJV)

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This Day In History, November 3

361: Roman Emperor Constantius II died of a fever in Cilicia. He was succeeded by his cousin Julian. Constantius II is shown in the Vatican portrait below; note the typical Babylonian / Roman "halo" around his head (see Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs; also Why Observe The True Sabbath?).

Constantius

644: Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, was assassinated by a Persian slave in Medina (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1394: King Charles VI ordered the expulsion of all Jews from France.

1492: The Treaty of Etaples was signed between Charles VIII of France and Henry VII of England. Under the pact, England renounced its claims to French territory in return for indemnity.

1493: Christopher Columbus "discovered" Dominica while on his second voyage to the New World (all 4 of the voyages of Columbus were limited to the area of the Caribbean Sea; see the map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy). The country became independent on this date in 1978.

Columbus

1534: The Act of Supremacy was passed by the British Parliament. It established King Henry VIII (and his successors) head of the Church of England - an office until then occupied by the Roman Catholic pope.

1679: A bright comet caused widespread panic across Europe.

1760: Frederick the Great of Prussia (not to be confused with Russia; Prussia is in Germany) with 44,000 men defeated 65,000 Austrian troops at Torgau in Seven Years War; more than 13,000 Prussians died in the attack (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

1762: Spain acquired Louisiana.

1804: The defeated Sauk and Fox Indians signed a treaty ceding Illinois to the U.S.

1817: The Bank of Montreal, Canada's first bank, opened. With head offices in Montreal, it was the banker in Canada for the Canadian government until the creation of the Bank of Canada 118 years later, in 1935. It participated in many early Canadian developments, including first canals, the telegraph, and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Bank of Montreal

1838: The Times of India, the world's largest-circulation English language daily newspaper, was founded.

1839: The Opium War between the British and the Chinese began when British warships blew up several Chinese boats at Canton.

Opium

1883: The U.S. Supreme Court declared native Americans (the "Indians") to be "dependent aliens" (see also The First Chinese American War).

1903: Following a revolt engineered by the U.S. and encouraged by the presence of a U.S. warship in Panamanian territorial waters, Panama declared itself independent of Columbia - after which Panama became a puppet colony of the U.S.

Panama

1918: The fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire at the end of the First World War (1914-1918; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).

1918: Poland proclaimed independence from Russia.

1956: Soviet tanks rolled into Hungary in response to the Hungarian Revolution.

1957: The Soviet Union launched Sputnik II into orbit. It carried the first animal in space, a dog named Laika.

1957: One of the most advanced atomic energy reactors in the world opened at Chalk River, Ontario. Despite an abundance of materials and technology that would permit the rapid production of nuclear weapons, Canada continues to use nuclear technology only to generate electricity (see also Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).

1970: Salvadore Allende was inaugurated as Chile's first Marxist president. He was overthrown on September 11 1973.

1982: During the Russian invasion of Afghanistan (which the U.S. opposed - until the U.S. did it itself a few years later after the Russians left), up to 1,000 Soviet soldiers and Afghan civilians died in the Salang tunnel when a tanker exploded near a Soviet military convoy.





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