Before Time Began

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“Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.” Acts 15:18.

The birth of Christ transcends a day –

  • foreordained in eternity past before time began,
  • revealed in the fall of man,
  • foreshadowed in history,
  • foretold by prophets, priests and kings,
  • heralded by angels,
  • and the mystery of it to be finished when eternity future swallows time.

“In the beginning God created…

In the beginning was the Word … the Word was God …

And God said unto Moses,

I AM THAT I AM…

Jesus said unto them,

Verily, verily, I say unto you,

Before Abraham was, I am…

I am God, and there is none else;

I am God, and there is none like me,

Declaring the end from the beginning,

and from ancient times the things that are not yet done,

saying, My counsel shall stand,

and I will do all my pleasure…

And what was God’s pleasure?

I bring near my righteousness;

it shall not be far off,

and my salvation shall not tarry;

and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory…

God brought his righteousness near and his salvation to Zion for all the world to behold and receive of his glory, when Mary gave birth to –

a son,

and thou shalt call his name JESUS:

for he shall save his people from their sins…

AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME

EMMANUEL,

which being interpreted is, 

God with us.

(Gen. 1:1 – John 1:1; Ex. 3:14 – John 8:58;  Isa. 46:9,10,13; Matt. 1:21,23)

Jesus walked among us, God with us, once bringing salvation through his death and resurrection. The day is coming when there is no night and time is no more – only eternity.  He will walk with us who are his and us with him forever.

“And from Jesus Christ,

who is the faithful witness,

and the first begotten of the dead,

and the prince of the kings of the earth,

Unto him that loved us,

and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father;

to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen …

I am  Alpha and Omega,

the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord,

which is, and which was, and which is to come,

the Almighty …

Behold the tabernacle of God is with men,

and he will dwell with them,

and they shall be his people,

and God himself shall be with them,

and be their God …

It is done.”

(Revelation 1:5,6,8; 21:3,6a)

God has declared his plan for the end from the beginning as He completed the mystery of the gospel. It is done. None can stop it. It is true.

As we think on the baby placed in a manger so long ago, we can know our redemption draws near. May our hearts and voices join the heavenly chorus  and cry out,

“Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty,

which was, and is, and is to come…

(Rev.4:8; ).

For our Savior has given us this promise –

“FOR YET A LITTLE WHILE,

AND HE THAT SHALL COME WILL COME,

AND WILL NOT TARRY.”

Hebrews 10:37


The original post appeared in 2017 under the title “Christmas Before Time Began.” 

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