reply to post by davethebear
God is omniscient, knowing the end from the begining. He is omnipresent, there is nowhere but He is present in the total of the creation because He
is Spirit. He is omnipotent, has all power, nothing is beyond His power.
Since He knew if He created totally "free" beings there would be a time rebellion would rise up in one of them. So before anything He brought forth
of Himself Our Redeemer. He brought Him forth to be His equal also being able to also state "I Am the first and the last". They are of one
substance. This Redeemer wrote the "Lambs book of life before the foundaton of the world", which when the seventh seal is taken off will prove that
He also is omniscient. All creation was done also by the Redeemer.
Re 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of
Col 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:
He is brought to view in relationship to the Father in this verse. Notice "his redeemer" and the statement "I am the first, and I am the last",
and then "beside me there is no God".
Isa 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no
Rebellion did rise up and the highest angel was the one as he aspired to be equal to God, his creator, the Redeemer. That is the reason He has the
title "LORD of Hosts", angels and us came about by Him. It was known He would have to come and dwell in a man and shed His Blood before all or
anything. That's why the expression "slain from the foundation of the world". When the Redeemer has completed all that He is to accomplish, here
are some verses to explain that. Read them carefully and make sure you are catching the thougts.
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all
authority and power.
1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.( He is reigning now )
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did
put all things under him. ( Father is excepted )
1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God
may be all in all.
Jesus Christ as we know Him is the reigning King now and always has been as this whole thing is His responsibility from get go. He also comes to us
by His Spirit, known as the Comforter. He will come and dwell in us and this is the hope of Glory
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of
You need to understand now with He within Satan and the evil ones of Him have no power over you as they see Him in you and all you need do is use your
will and resist them. You now can have the victory that overcomes the world and Satan.
Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
I'm going to stop here as more may be further than one can go at one time. I'll try to answer any further questions you may have.