Before the Beginning of Time

Genesis 1: 1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

John 1: 1, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, There was God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, God designed a plan for saving the souls of man who was yet to be created. God knew His creation would sin in disobedience to His will so He designed a plan to send God the Son to be born in the flesh, die on a cross as the Lamb of God and be resurrected from the dead.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God designed a plan to prepare a people/a nation through which He would send God the Son. He would create men like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David and others who would be obedient to His leading and pass His plan down through generations until the fulfillment of His promise.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God would design the sacrificial system to show His nation that blood was to be shed for atonement of sin. God would speak to His servant Moses and His plan would be established to be practiced for many years as an example of what was to come when God the Son would be sacrificed as the Lamb of God.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God would place upon the hearts of some of His people, words of prophecy as a reminder of the coming of God the Son and it would be written down on scrolls and read to His chosen nation. And in God’s timing and not one second before or one second after, His Son would be born of a virgin in the flesh by God the Holy Spirit and raised within the Jewish nation as promised to Abraham and David. His name would be called “Jesus” (Yeshua) which means “God Saves”.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God the Father determined the Roman method of crucifixion would be used to kill the flesh of God the Son in one of the most cruel and painful ways of torment and torture ever designed by mankind.  He was to be crowned with thorns, mocked and spit upon, nailed to a cross to die, placed in a rich man’s tomb. All this to become the sacrifice for the atonement of sin as the Lamb of God.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God the Father planned the resurrection of God the Son who would have the power to raise Himself.  Thus the schemes of the devil would be crushed and victory over sin and death would be proclaimed. God the Son would ascend into heaven as witnessed by His disciples and others and take His rightful place next to the throne of God the Father.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God determined the Holy Spirit would be sent to reside in the hearts and souls of those who believed in Jesus Christ the Messiah to give comfort, guidance and to teach the truths of God’s Word.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, you were designed in the mind and heart of God with the chosen eye, skin and hair color, small or large frame, unique personality and disposition with special gifts and talents, weaknesses and strengths, and placed in the family of His choosing. You were designed by God to be born in this time and the place of your birth to bring glory to His name.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God placed within your heart a desire to know Him and love Him. He placed within you the desire to love, worship and serve the Lamb of God because He saved your soul, removing your sin and setting you free from the bondage of sin. You were designed with free will to make choices of your own for a heart that chooses to love Him is dear to the heart of God and pleases Him. You were designed to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ your Savior now and forever.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God designed a plan for your life knowing you would not always be true to His plan.  He created you with a will to choose and He knew you would sin.  He would draw your spirit desiring for you to choose Him.  He knew you would reject Him and be disobedient in sin and yet He loves you still.  His plan of salvation was meant for you.  Jesus died as an atonement for sin as the lambs without spot or blemish became the sacrificial atonement for the sins of the nation of Israel, so Jesus died because of His love for you.

Before the beginning of time and the creation of the heavens and the earth, God designed His plan of salvation because of His love for you.

Will you receive it?

Sandra Hardage