He Who Created ALL things is your Father!
How can I explain this?🤔
God with His Word, spoke ‘life’ into being. Humans in NO way were the first to be Created! Know this! The Artist, painted with ever increasing passion!
🤔 “What would tie this all together?”
“I have Created ALL with The Word.”
God thought and ALL of God Created Man in God’s image. A ‘stand in’ here on Earth! Knowing the Seasons, God would Fellowship with Adam and Eve in the cool of the evening.
Wow! Your Father there when you go to sleep! Love DEFINED!
I take a moment to cast my mind to daily activities back when ‘time’ did not exist! Yes, there were days, evenings and nights, but in Essence, no time. No reason to “measure” time!
God performed an AWESOME work in Creating Man; in HIS image! NOTE, the ‘time’ and method of Creation was and is not stated! We are left in a conundrum! Need to know? No. For what? If it took a thousand years? So? A million?
God had the blueprint, Animals! That roamed the Earth… So God made the wild animals, the tame animals, and all the small crawling animals to produce more of their own kind. God saw that this was good. Genesis 1:25
There was/is a blueprint! Heaven. We have heard, read or imagined…it has been written in The Word.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lordas the waters cover the sea.
The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!”
And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”
Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.
Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.
And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but beasts. For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity. All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return. Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?
A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord‘s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
“Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth.
We could go on… Feel free to browse:
We can break this down, note:
Heaven is unimaginable! There is NO end or beginning to space/room. The billions of believers that will be there! Glory!
You want to worship God in and with Thanksgiving because you are? A billion ‘years’ would not suffice!
Hard/difficult/unimaginable to fathom such! No time? Simply, there is NO reason to measure time!
Remember this? “After the fall of man, “lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”, cherubim are placed at the east end of the Garden to guard the way to the tree of life.“
At this point, I will note that we do not read of angel’s ‘eating’ in Heaven. Yes! When here on Earth they at times did eat. Yet, they are not physical! They are spiritual beings. Many questions are raised about hunger in Heaven. It does not exist! Yes, there will be tables laden with the richest delicacies.
Many people wonder if we will eat food in heaven. If we have a new body, will it be necessary? Even if it is not necessary for life, will we eat because it is enjoyable? What does the Bible teach?
First, Jesus stated that He would one day eat again with His followers: “Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God” (Mark 14:25).
Second, the resurrected Jesus ate: “They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them” (Luke 24:42-43). Jesus also seems to have eaten in John 21:4-14. This does not mean all people will eat in heaven, but at least shows that Jesus ate after His resurrection.
Third, Revelation 22:2 mentions “the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month.” There will be food available, though this passage is not clear whether people will eat it.
Fourth, Revelation 7:16 implies eating and drinking will not be necessary in heaven since there will be no more hunger or thirst: “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore.”
Fifth, Matthew 8:11 discusses that many will come to eat at the future feast with the Lord: “I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.” Here, it appears eating together with the Lord will take place even though food will not be required to sustain life. Luke 14:15 adds Jesus saying, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”
Sixth, Revelation 19:9 states, “Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” People eat at a marriage supper, so it would be reasonable to expect a celebration involving food with the Lord.
Two principles emerge from these and similar passages. First, food will no longer be essential to sustain life in heaven. However, it is seems that people will eat together with the Lord in heaven. This is not simply to sustain life, but rather to enjoy fellowship and to celebrate together forever. Ultimately, eating together will be an act of giving glory to God, something commanded even for when we eat now: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
We have chefs. Amazing, the joy they get from creating! Wines? Unimaginable richness with ‘time’; remember the wedding in Cana? The wine that the water poured into the jugs was described…
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John. In the Gospel account, Jesus, his mother and his disciples are invited to a wedding, and when the wine runs out, Jesus delivers a sign of his glory by turning water into wine.
No ‘aging’, yet Jesus thanked God and it was immediately, no ‘aging’ required!
And we take a ‘stroll’,
And we will note here in the US that
Studies have shown that a higher price tag does actually make the wine taste better (unless we’re talking about the world’s best wine, which costs just $10). But it has nothing to do with the grape quality. In reality, pricy bottles might not actually taste much different from cheaper wines.
So, time in essence does not matter!
In talking about this, I hope that it is noted just how passion comes from God!
Mind you, in His image we are created