To fully understand the wonder of Jesus, you must go back to the beginning – to the time of creation when His revelation to humanity began. For the next few weeks, we’ll take that trip in expectation of having our eyes opened to His glory.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. GENESIS 1:1
God is the reason that everything exists. If you want to take that a little deeper, Jesus is the reason that everything exists:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it. JOHN 1:1-5
These passages are introducing us to Jesus. You will notice that the scripture tells us that through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. Hebrews 1:1-2 tells us the same truth:
In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. HEBREWS 1:1-2
Jesus is the Creator – the Origin of all things.
I said last week that “firsts” are important in the Bible. On the first day of creation, Jesus said, “Let there be light” and there was light. Since celestial lights were not created until day 4, we know that this must be the revelation of Jesus into His creation. On that first day, He also separated the light from darkness – declared the light good. In this first day, God revealed the purpose of history:
The purpose of history is to reveal God and to separate that which is of the Light from that which is of the darkness.
The Hebrew calendar still counts days as beginning in the evening and ending with light – evening and morning were the first day.
As the days of creation unfolded, you cannot help but be awed by the knowledge, wisdom, majesty of God. Jesus was not just creating, He was writing His story and establishing the order of the natural and the spiritual.
When observing His creation of the natural order, you cannot help but be awed by His knowledge and wisdom as a:
Chemist, Physicist, Geologist, Botanist, Zoologist, Surgeon, Psychologist, Sociologist, Meteorologist, Linguist, Oceanographer, Medical Doctor, Mathematician, Astronomer, Veterinarian,
To create what He did – how He did it required complete knowledge of all these sciences. Think on this in detail when you can.
Remember, we are talking about Jesus. Are you in awe of Him yet?
While attending to all of this detail, He was also setting the spiritual order of things. He created in 7 days, not one. He used each day – 1-7 – as a prophetic marker that He would carry forward throughout history.
Number 1: unity, singleness of purpose
Number 2: union, witness
Number 3: Godhead
Number 4: creation, form
Number 5: grace, goodness, abundance
Number 6: man
Number 7: divine perfection and completion
God would use this pattern and build upon it all throughout history. But, this was the foundation of godly order.
Remember, last week, when we spoke of sanctified relationships? God also set in order sanctified rest and honor:
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. GENESIS 2:1-3
Jesus ceased His labor on day 7 and set the day apart as holy. He wasn’t tired, He established godly order.
A big lesson:
The key to blessing is to flow in godly order.
Jesus is the agent of all this magnificence. He is the Master of all science – natural, social, formal, and applied.
He is the center of all spiritual reality and wisdom.
He is the creator of your life and purpose.
After reflecting on His amazing love, this doxology was written as our response to His glory:
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor? Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him? For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever! Amen. ROMANS 11:33-36