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Friday, January 26 2018

God's Handywork: Was The Son Of God Created?

"The heavens declare the Glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His Handywork ... These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God ... Thou madest Him to have dominion over the works of Thy Hands ... I go unto the Father: for My Father is greater than I"

The English-language word "handywork" (or "handiwork") originated from an ancient Anglo-Saxon word, handgeweorc, that literally and simply meant work done by the hands, but was moreover used to refer to a master's skill that produced a high-quality object or substance.

Heaven

The King James Version used "handywork" to translate the Hebrew word, pronounced maw-aw-seh (coincidentally or not, the English word "master" can be heard in the sound of that Hebrew word), that also meant to produce something of good quality or substance. The word is used to refer to God's Creation of everything.

"19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 19:5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer." (Psalm 19:1-14 KJV)

Heaven

The term is also used for God's creation of the spirit world. Angels were created, sinless - and free to thereafter choose to remain so, or not.

"28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." (Ezekiel 28:13-15 KJV)

"14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit." (Isaiah 14:12-15 KJV)

For many over the centuries, the reason why God is called The Father (see the Fact Finder question below), and why the Messiah said that The Father will always be greater than Him ("I go unto the Father: for My Father is greater than I" John 14:28 KJV), and why He was with the Father in the beginning (see below) are obvious.

It's also the reason that the Messiah returned to His place of beginning - at the right Hand of God. The "glorify" in "glorify thou me with thine own self" is a translation of the Greek word, pronounced dox-ad-zo, which means to make i.e. the verse literally says "make thou me with thine own self."

"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." (John 1:1-2 KJV)

"17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." (John 17:5 KJV)

"16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19 KJV)

So too, the Messiah's plain statement in which He declared Himself "the beginning of the creation of God."

"3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God." (Revelation 3:14 KJV)

"What is man (the actual Hebrew word means man as a species, male and female; see What Was Adam's Real Name?), that thou art mindful of him?" obviously refers to physical humans, but the Messiah is also just now the first born among many children of God (see Why Are Christians Called Brothers And Sisters?). The verses below include the Messiah in that statement ("What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?) - which specifically say about Christ, "Thou madest Him to have dominion over the works of Thy Hands."

"8:1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of David.

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 8:4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

8:6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 8:7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

8:9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!" (Psalm 8:1-9 KJV)

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This Day In History, January 26

66: The comet later known in the modern day as Halley's Comet (named after English astronomer Edmond Halley, 1656-1742) made its fifth perihelion (the point of an orbit that an object is closest to the sun) transit on record (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens?).

Halley's Comet

1340: England's King Edward III was proclaimed king of France.

1500: Spanish explorer Vicente Pinzon discovered Brazil (for Europeans, that is; as was the case for all "new world" discoveries, the native people who were already there needed no "discovery") (see also The Greatest Islands Of Earth).

Spanish Map

1531: A powerful earthquake killed 30,000 people near Lisbon, Portugal.

1564: Church of Rome Pope Pius IV issued his Benedictus Deus at the Council of Trent. Included in the decree was an Index of Prohibited Books, a listing of unapproved authors and their publications. Also issued was the Tridentinum that supposedly established a distinction between the Church of Rome and Protestantism (most of their doctrines are actually the same; see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).

1699: The Peace of Karlowitz ended the war between Turkey (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire) and Austria.

1788: The first settlers from England, including a group of exiled convicts, arrived at Sydney, Australia.

1841: A few days after China conceded the island to Britain, the British flag was raised on Hong Kong.

Elizabeth II

1891: German engineer Nikolaus Otto died. He was a prime developer of the four-stroke internal combustion engine that was to power the automobile.

1905: The world's largest diamond, weighing over 3,106 carats, was discovered near Pretoria, South Africa. It became known as the Cullinan diamond.

1924: After the communist revolution (see also When Do Liberals Become Conservatives? and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?), the Russian city of Petrograd ("Peter City") / Saint Petersburg was renamed Leningrad ("Lenin City").

Saint Petersburg

1926: Television was first publicly demonstrated.

1934: Germany signed a 10-year non-aggression pact with Poland. It ended with the German invasion of Poland a little over 5 years later (in September of 1939) which began the Second World War (see Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).

1949: The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory began operation under the direction of Edwin Hubble. It was the largest aperture optical telescope at the time (see also Parabolic Prophecies).

1950: India became an independent republic with Jawarhalal Nehru as Prime Minister.

India

1965: Hindi was proclaimed the official language of India.

1980: Israel and Egypt established diplomatic relations (see Israel's Wars In The Twentieth Century).

1992: Russian leader Boris Yeltsin announced that Russia would cease routinely targeting U.S. cities with nuclear weapons.

1998: During a nationally-televised Presidential address, Bill Clinton denied having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Physical evidence later proved that he was a liar (see also The Impeachment Of The President).

2001: Over 20,000 people were killed by an earthquake in Gujarat, India.





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