AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, SO SHALL IT BE IN THE END.
So, I woke up this morning with the above title going around in my head and so as I meditated upon it I got some revelations. Just to add, I have been getting some strange dreams, visions, word pictures and insights just as of late, however, this is the first time I have felt compelled to put them to paper as it were, as some of the stuff is just a tad scary. So, here we go.
PRAYER. Dear Holy Spirit Lord, help me to hear you now and to put down what you are nudging me to write. Thank you Lord.
THE BOOK OF GENESIS, THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
BEGINNING: In the eternal past God.
ENDING: Into the eternal future God.
BEGINNING: God said let there be light and there was light.
ENDING: There will be no need for the sun and moon as God is their light.
BEGINNING: Darkness and chaos covered the whole earth then the 7 days of creation and God said it was good.
ENDING. There will be 7 years of great tribulation in which there’ll be chaos and all hell let loose upon earth all goodness and God-ness will be almost gone.
BEGINNING: God re-created everything in 7 days [recreated is the original Hebrew word!]
ENDING: God will begin to remake heaven and earth, brand spanking new after 7 years of destruction, war and mayhem.
BEGINNING: God began to create flora and fauna.
ENDING: Fauna and flora are beginning to mysteriously disappear [bees, trees, fish, animals etc are dying or becoming extinct.] Man exploiting and destroying what our caring God created. During the great tribulation period, much of the fauna and flora are destroyed.
BEGINNING: God formed man from the clay, breathed His Spirit into him and Adam became a living soul.
ENDING: Through Christ; [saved humanity] become living spirits.
BEGINNING: Mankind through Adam are designated “caretakers” of the earth and so began to tend to and TAKE CARE of it.
ENDING: Mankind is destroying the earth and by the end of the tribulation period much of what we were designed to take care of will be gone. “THE CARETAKERS” have become “THE TAKERS” because few really “CARE”.
BEGINNING: There was a garden called Eden, paradise.
ENDING: There will be paradise on earth when the Holy city of God comes down from heaven.
BEGINNING: There were two trees, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The first represents trust in God’s love, care and goodness. The second represents mankind’s rebellion against God, mankind’s pride, egotistical self-centred puffed-up-ness, arrogance, self-will and defiance.
ENDING: There will be one tree, representing the restoration of God’s original plan for humankind. “Trust, reliance and dependency on God”.
BEGINNING: The first wedding took place as God brought Eve to Adam and He joined them together as man and wife.
ENDING: After the wedding supper of the Lamb and the bride, the two become one.
BEGINNING: The devil, satan, that evil serpent of old deceived humankind and it fell.
ENDING: The devil will be cast down into the lake of fire never to cause evil or deceive humankind again and humankind will be fully restored unto God.
BEGINNING: After the fall an animal was sacrificed by God as restitution for Adam and Eve’s sins and for clothing their nakedness. It would more than likely have been a lamb that was sacrificed.
ENDING: Revelation 22 reveals the Lamb of God, slain from before the foundation of the world.
BEGINNING: They were clothed in animal skins to cover their nakedness and shame of exposed sin.
ENDING: The robes of the righteous have been washed in the blood of the Lamb of God slain from before the foundation of the world, and there is no more shame, nakedness, condemnation, and sin is no more! YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
BEGINNING: There were two sons, Cain and Abel. The one was evil and a murderer after his father the devil, Abel was like his Father God and did the right thing.
ENDING: There are two groups of humankind. The God rejecters, and the God embracers. They will both be separated at the end of the ages as sheep and goats are separated, only this will be unto eternal separation.
BEGINNING: Cain received a mark which separated him from the rest of mankind so that if anyone harmed him they would die.
ENDING: Mankind will have a choice: receive the mark of the beast and live, or refuse it and die!
BEGINNING: Babylon commenced with Nimrod and the tower of Babel.
ENDING: Babylon the whore will be utterly destroyed.
BEGINNING: Mankind rebelled against God and defied Him at Babel and so he confused their TONGUES and scattered the whole human race.
ENDING: God will draw the whole [represented] human race to the valley of Megiddo for the last and great final battle [Armagedon] where the antichrist and his hordes will be destroyed, and much of humanity with him. Then finally, Every TONGUE will confess Jesus Christ is Lord.
Well, there is much more, so I’ll probably revisit this another day. So, what if anything does this all mean for us/me? Well
- It shows the consistency of God who knows the end from the beginning and the consistency of the truth of God’s word.
- It exposes the devil for who he is and exposes his beginnings and his final destination.
- It reveals God’s eternal and consistent love for mankind as He keeps pursuing us right to the very end whereas I guess he could have easily have annihilated us from the word go!
- It reveals God’s eternal plans and purposes being outworked from the eternal past right through linear time into the eternal future, to infinity and beyond as it were.
- For now, it shows us that even now in these days of deepening darkness there is not only hope for mankind but eternal life with our glorious God if we so choose to accept His free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
- And lastly it shows us why the book of Genesis and the book of Revelation are the most maligned books in the Bible.
PRAYER. Heavenly Father and loving God. I praise you for your amazing love and grace, mercy and truth. You pursue us with chords of love, you long for our worship. I give you all my worship, I give you all my praise. Thank you for pursuing me, thank you for not giving up on humankind despite its rebellious attitudes. Thank you that these three remain, faith hope and love, but the greatest is love. I pray heavenly Father that many souls will return to you in these dark and evil days. That your prodigals will return and that your Church will be salt and light and that we would be ready for your return at the rapture. Thank you Lord , Maranatha, come Lord Jesus come.