Thursday, April 6, 2017

Where Was God Before He Created Heaven's And The Earth?

What Was God Doing Before Creation?

Question : What was God doing before Creation? Where was God before He created Heaven's And The Earth?

Answer :
Greetings in Jesus wonderful name! Only God is Infinite, Eternal and Uncreated. To me that means, God existed and He just existed and existed before, after everything He existed and forever He will. The great eternal life is the only source of all life we see on earth and in heaven. In other words, all the creation lives because of God's uncreated life.

Let us ask God what He was doing before all Creation?

Here is what God says, "9 Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,’" (Isa 46:9-10).

In other words, in the above verse we see the greatest secret of God hidden behind it. That is, before God there was no other to make Him do anything other than what He must have been doing. Because He alone is the God present before all thing, there is none like Him or can be. We can further deduce from the above verse that, God was in a counsel, He was pleased with it, He was speaking about what He was going to do till the end, and things in-details were being discussed from ancient times the things that are not yet.

Truly this bring to us the question, who was He discussing to if He is the only one God and there is no other beside Him? This is where the Bible brings in to reality the concept of Trinity. Trinity means the three persons of the Christian Godhead; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, they call it Christian Godhead because none in the entire world were able to solve the mysterious question that people have asked regarding the loneness of God to understand and solve the mystery of it. In other words, if God is one and he must have been the first being in the entire universe, he must have been the most lonely individual. Yes he must have been the introverted loner according to the logic of aloneness, and if would assume that He has started to create everything after that, then God would have created all other things to fulfill the lack within him. If God is lacking anything, then God is not perfect. Then a imperfect God cannot give a perfect life and meaning to people and to all the spiritual beings He has created and therefore He cannot continue to be God.

This is where we come to know that God was there in perfect, satisfied, and eternal fellowship with Himself as God is three in person yet one in essence. The essence is the perfect character that He carries individually that are all alike yet unique, unique in revelation and not in content. Because out of that perfect character God has created all beings, we see a person based on the uniqueness of a particular character trait from the other, what if all the creation ever since the creation of all things are grouped and bundled in to one. There will be only One Character, that is God!!!

The Bible says that "He who does not love does not know God, for God is love." (1 John 4:8), we can deduce from this verse the deep things of the fellowship within the Trinity of God. What was God doing before creation, He was having perfect love and fellowship and communion within Himself (i.e.) between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That is why to understand what is love, humans must transcend the natural life by denying himself, taking up his cross daily, and follow the example of Jesus to know what God was really doing before all existence of everything (Luke 9:23). In other words, knowing what God was doing before all Creation, it is not just a knowledge that can be explained with words, as words are inadequate to reveal to you this truth, but only an experience of the revelation of the pre-existence of God can come through in close relationship with God as that was what God was doing before anything existed. This is why when we ask God too much of details to explain about Himself, God simply answers us saying, "I am the Alpha and I am the Omega. I, the LORD, am the first; And with the last I am He. I am the first, I am the last. Besides Me there is no God. And who can proclaim as I do?" (Rev 22:13; 1:8; Isa 41:4; 44:6). In other words, God simply says, 'I am the beginning of the end, the end of every place. I am the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. Can you fathom who I am?' Hearing those big words itself boggles our mind that is very very tiny to understand those lofty things of God and about God. That is why God invites people for relationship and fellowship to understand and discern what was God doing before all creation, that is fellowship and love.

The great apostles in the first century did desire to answer this same question in the same way to those people who were curious to know what God was doing before all creation, here is their answer, "1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full." (1 John 1:1-4).

Unless and until we start to have fellowship with God through Jesus Christ the Son of God, the question of eternal God and what He was doing before creation can never ever be full answered to any human. The moment we fellowship with God in love, that same moment the joy of all the answer we get is invaluably ours. That is why God gives a one line answer, to draw us to fellowship and love with Himself, as He knows that we do not have fraction of the capacity to understand such a lofty thing unless and until He starts to reveal it through a relationship by and by where we experience eternity of God now and not someday in heaven (Eccl 3:11). God has put eternity which is the capacity to look in to eternal things in the heart of humans, not in the logical mind which is trillions and trillions of miles away from eternity. God wants to reveal to us a lot of details about Himself through relationship and not through rationalism. Are you ready? Learn to love God and show that same love to others. That is the starting point of finding the answer to this great question, 'What Was God Doing Before Creation?'

Where Was God Before He Created Heaven's And The Earth?

The wisest man who ever lived on earth only next only to Jesus said the following, "But will God really live on earth? Why, even the highest heavens cannot contain you. How much less this Temple I have built!" 1 Kings 8:27, NLT). We know for sure that heavens and earth cannot contain God because He asks us to answer the following question, "Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?" says the LORD." (Jer 23:24). What is our answer to it? The answer we give to the question God asks will be the best answer to us individually.

The wisest man in the whole of earth realized that he can ever fathom with a finite mind this question, "Where Was God Before He Created Heaven's And The Earth?", so we too with wisdom should be able to decide that God is so so big that with our puny little brain we cannot find a sane answer to this insane question. Can a dog try to understand how its owner thinks, all it does is wait for the provision from its owner and is thankful for it, time after time, year after year, decade after decade until it one day dies in gratefulness. Can that dog try to understand the psychology of its owner, no way until it dies? Why? Because of the make up of a dog's brain doesn't have the capacity to fully grasp human logic, but all it does is to live gratefully to its owner for his provision to it. That is the same we as humans can do to God and be grateful for His goodness and provision all the days of our life in this earth and accept the answer that God gives rather than try to under stand the psychology of God and how big He is (Matt 15:21-28).

Space, Time And Matter?

The beautiful thing about God is, God explains himself through His Word as much as we can grasp, and He hides those pearl of truth in the same passages and gives answer as much as we can understand no more or no less. In other words, the more deeper our spiritual understanding is, the better we can understand deeper and greater truth from the Bible. Here is one very important verse where the Bible and all things start, the beginning, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Gen 1:1). Here in this verse we see a great clue to where was God before He created everthing, "In the beginning" is the time, only God was there present with nothing else left, "[He] created the heavens" is the space and "[He] created the earth" is the matter, which clearly reveals that God was bigger than the finite visible universe of time, space and matter, which means we as humans have not yet found the boundary of this universe and its planets that are visible to us like the distant star and beyond which we are only able to see through Hubble telescope and beyond which we haven't yet seen it fully. This shows that we as humans who haven't yet grasped the boundary of universe which is infinitely bigger than our mind could fathom, how could we fully comprehend a God who is trillion times bigger than that, who has no beginning and no end? In short, because God is not bound by space, time or matter with which we are bound, the finite cannot comprehend the infinite even if we are given a trillion years to understand.

So even if the universe were billions or trillions or quadrillions of years old, you could still ask the same question, 'What was God doing before creation, yet we do not realize that if we want to measure eternity by time', we are only trying to calculate time from the beginning of what God says "In the beginning" (Gen 1:1), which is based on time, of which God is beyond that to even think what He was doing before that.

God Was Present, But We Were Not?

When Job the man of God who was very highly respected by God, began to pour out His question and complaints to God for being silent through the days of his intense suffering, the only question God asked Him was, "Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is Mine. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?" (Job 41:11; 38:4). In other words, when Job the man of God tried to rebuke God for his own lack of understanding of the suffering he was going through, God asked him whether Job was present before God was present in this universe, or that he has given counsel to God to tell Him how big to make the earth or heavens? Whether Job was the first person in the universe present so that God should pay taxes to Him to do something new on earth or in the heavens? The answer is, God was present, but we humans were not. That is why we should always humbly accept the fact that the question, 'Where was God present before everything He created?' to be something that we cannot fully grasp with our finite mind and limitation. We have a definite beginning, but God doesn't. That is why it is sensible and common sense to accept the incomprehensible as a truth, yet stay true to the fact that still we have the capacity to understand eternity and bigness of God through a relationship by and by which is our capacity to understand God's answer to our question, 'Where was God present before everything He created?'

Accept Who God Is?

In Psalm 90:2 we read a Psalmist realizing the awesomeness of God's beginning and saying in worship towards Him the following words : “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” In this we see that only a worshiper of God can understand through a relationship with Him the great and massive vastness of an infinite God, before everything began. So basically accepting the bigness of God in worship, opens our heart to grasp the eternal vastness of God's beginning.

The Bible thunders saying, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Have faith in God and accept the truth of what He says about Himself in His Word to believe it, and not doubt Him by doubting the authenticity of His Word in the Bible which is given by God for our understanding of Him and His ways which are unchangeable. The Bible makes it clear there is always a “faith” aspect to our understanding of God because faith is not against reason and logic, but it is beyond that which transcends to touch eternity of God and the unchangeable nature of His ways.

The Great 'I AM'!

When Moses was sent by God on a mission, he asked God how he could explain Him to people when they ask, what God or which God has sent you?

God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ And He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, “I AM has sent me to you”’” (Exodus 3:14).

In other words, God was saying to Moses, tell them that the God who is present in eternity outside of time, space and matter has sent him to you.

The Great I AM who is uncreated, eternally existent and infinite is thus present in eternity and is not bound by finite created universe in which we are present being bound by it.

Thus we are not supposed to ask where was God before Creation, because the God whom we speak about is self-existent and is outside of time, it is enough for us to know and understand that He existed before time began.

While God Existed Before Time, We Only Began 6000 Years Ago!

Then the Bible lists very specific genealogies of the Messiah’s line in Genesis 5 and Genesis 11. We are told that Adam was 130 years old when he begat Seth. When Seth was 105 years old, he begat Enosh—and so these lists continue. When one adds up all the dates and other time references throughout Scripture, then it is clear that “In the beginning . . .” was about six thousand years ago.

In other words, this Bible time line of creation is based on 6 days creation of 24 hours as God Himself explained to Moses and gave it as a reason for the Israelite to keep the Sabbath day which is the seventh day as holy in which God rested after creation (Exo 20:11). Clearly evening and the morning from the first day of creation were 12 hours and 12 hours which adds up to one day of 24 hours (Gen 1:5).

Nowhere in the Bible do we find any suggestion of millions or billions of years, because God works according to His timeline revealed in the Bible, in which all He has created all things for His Glory. For 6000 years which has nearly passed on since the beginning points to one thing and one thing only, we are in a season of entering a Millennium of rest from the world system of governance, in which God will start to reign directly over the earth through Jesus Christ (Rev 20:4, 5-6).

This truth of a 6000 and 1000 years of God's timeline of a week of Creation is supported in the Bible with in the New Testament pages written by apostle Peter who acted as the very foundation of the Church (2 Peter 3:1-5, 6-9, 10-13).

So let us look on in excitement of what God is going to do now, rather than getting bogged down with the question of limiting God within time of which He is never bound? If we try to put God in a box, before we realize He will be already out of it and we will be caught up in that box of limitation.

Rather acknowledge God's greatness through His Word and worship Him through His Spirit (Php 3:3; John 4:23-24; 17:17), then have fellowship with Him to understand eternity progressively to enjoy the lifetime of relationship with God in your earthly living and get ready for a heavenly living ahead with Him for a eternity of joy and bliss (Eph 3:8-13; 2 Cor 13:13). Use your mind to know the truth, use your heart to believe and worship the Lord through the truth learned in life.

Much Blessings....


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