Who Was and Is and Is to Come!
We often say “we want to know the Father in Heaven” or that we really want to know “Jesus” our Savior, Healer and Deliverer. We say we want to know “Holy Spirit” so, let’s look at Them in a perspective of wanting to know them from hearts that is eager to be changed by what we discover through the revelation Holy Spirit will bring, IF we are but willing to be altered by any previous misperceptions that have been laid into the foundation of our hearts. This is the prerequisite to “knowing” Him. We must be willing to have encounters and experiences we cannot explain, even dreams or visions that will surprise maybe even shock us in a good way. Choose this day to lay down any preconceived notions that are not in alignment with His genuine and authentic nature to receive like a child, “the real deal”!
In Genesis we see Who the Father Was as is revealed through His encounters with Adam and Eve, even the power over the enemy He created (remember the devil is not and has NEVER been equal TO God Almighty!). We see how Heavenly Father operated with Abraham, Noah and Moses. It reveals every aspect of Him including Jesus and Holy Spirit.
In Proverbs we see Who He is…to us revealed as Wisdom TO us.
To truly want to “know” Him is wise as it is wisdom and wisdom begins with the awe of God (known as “fear of the Lord”)! That is found in the book of “who He is” …Proverbs!
In Revelation we see Who He is to Come!
Let’s begin WITH “Who Was”…
“1 1 In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.”
THIS is before He created the Sun or Moon. Question is, where did THIS light come from?
That “light” was the aura of God, until He created the Sun (verse 14 of Genesis 1).
Remember when Jesus was on the Mount of Transfiguration, the same light was shining, in John 1 Jesus “The Word” Who was present at the beginning was also called “The Light”…the same deposit is in each believe OF that Light. Our Father WHO WAS and IS and IS TO COME from the beginning intended for us to BE empowered, surrounded by and infiltrated with HIS Light!
This Light is so very powerful that it actually proceeds from Him. His throne, many prophets of old and even those of today who have seen this have all said that such glorious love and light (one in the same) come out from Him.
JESUS is also Who Was and IS and IS TO COME!
Connecting some dots here…
YOU and I are the LIGHT of the world NOW…oh but there is so much more!
26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth
THE TORAH STATES that God made man and woman b’tzelem Elohim – in the image of G-d (Gen 1:28), which means that every human life is holy, unique, and worthy of profound respect, compassion, and understanding.(from Hebrews 4 Christians)
We were made in THEIR image and we had the very LIFE of Heavenly Father breathed into mankind and the same Father who brought us His Life, gave us HIS WAY to come back into that glorious light.
WOW! He meant for us to have a unique close relationship WITH Him, Jesus and Holy Spirit from the beginning. He gave us HIS Life and made us in Their image and His Light covered mankind. They didn’t know they were naked, the Glory of God covered them, His Light didn’t leave until they sinned. Then, there was a separation.
More on that another time…
He has meant for HIS Glory, Light His nature, Power all of what HE is, to be demonstrated all over this earth! JESUS brought that TO earth but before He came as a man, check out what the prophet Habakkuk said:
“Habakkuk 2:14 “14 But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
That is going to happen! Why? WHO He was, WHO He is, and WHO HE is COMING means that where it started, HE will bring back to the beginning to see a full circle of redemption upon this earth!
JESUS was and is the One Who made this possible because ALL things ARE possible with our Heavenly Father and JESUS said HE came to restore all things!
This is the nature of Heavenly Father, how do I know?
Jesus said HE only came to do and say what the Father said and did. The “WHO WAS” and “IS” …
First off in John 17:4-6 JESUS says this about Himself and Heavenly Father while praying TO Heavenly Father…
“4 I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed. 6 I have manifested Your Name [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word.”
Everything HE did was from our Heavenly Father through Jesus…
John 12:49-50 “49 This is because I have never spoken on My own authority or of My own accord or as self-appointed, but the Father Who sent Me has Himself given Me orders [concerning] what to say and what to tell. 50 And I know that His commandment is (means) eternal life. So whatever I speak, I am saying [exactly] what My Father has told Me to say and in accordance with His instructions.”
John 3:17 “17 For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.”
Colossians 1:20 “20 And God purposed that through (by the service, the intervention of) Him [the Son] all things should be completely reconciled back to Himself, whether on earth or in heaven, as through Him, [the Father] made peace by means of the blood of His cross.”
Hebrews 1:1-4 ““1 In many separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets, 2 [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order]. 3 He (JESUS) is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high.”
There is MUCH more to come, such as IN Proverbs we see Who HE is and in Revelation WHO He is to Come…
This will come in the next portion.
For now, there is a lot to chew on and I pray for revelation to come upon you about WHO He was and WHO you are meant to be IN Him. Hang on to your bootstraps the ride is only going to get more exciting! Join us next time….