‘Bless the Lord , O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty,’
‘And: “You , Lord (Jesus Christ), in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.’
‘I have made the earth, And created man on it. I—My hands—stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.’
It was God the Son that spoke the words of creation, creating everything from nothing and it is Christ alone who maintains all that He created. Of course, the Godhead; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit were involved in creation but Scripture is clear that it is God the Son, Jesus Christ, who steps out as the Creator and Sustainer of all things.
The apostle Paul makes it so clear that it is God the Son that created everything as he writes in Ephesians chapter three. Read on…
‘and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; ‘
Now that’s just clear reading and readers can make no mistake that it was God the Son, Jesus Christ, that created everything. And the apostle Paul expands on the designation of Jesus Christ as the Creator and Sustainer of everything in Colossians chapter one. Read on…
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (or prepared us) to partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13. Who (speaking of God the Father) hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath (it has already happen, in other words, the moment we believe the gospel) translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14. In whom (Jesus Christ, the Son) we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15. Who (speaking of the Son) is the image of the invisible God,”
Now what does verse 15 mean? God, “Elohim” (plural), the Godhead as Paul identifies; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are Spirit and invisible. But as Paul writes in Galatians 4:4; it was at the exact right time that God the Son steps out of that invisible Godhead and became visible in the flesh.
‘But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,’
A very clear and vivid example is in the book of John chapter 14, when during Christ earthly ministry Philip said to the Lord…
‘Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. ‘- John 14:8.
And what was the Lord’s response…
‘Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? ‘ -John 14:9.
That’s just plain reading… Jesus was the visible manifestation of the invisible “Elohim”, Godhead or as we say Trinity. Now back to Colossians.
15. “Who is the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of every creature:
16. For by Him (God the Son) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:”Everything was created by and for Him. Everything is about Jesus Christ, Everything! Now verse 17 and the power…
“And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist (or Held together).”
In the Beginning was the Word
Another example in Scripture of God the Son, Jesus Christ being the Creator of everything is in John’s gospel chapter one. The apostle John, Holy Spirit inspired of course, identifies Jesus as the “Word”. Read on…
‘In the beginning was the Word (Jesus Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’
The apostle John makes it clear here in verse one that Jesus Christ is God and the next verse expands on the plurality of God or “Trinity”. Read on…
‘He (Jesus Christ) was in the beginning with God (God the Son has been a part of the Godhead from eternity past; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit).’
It’s important not to just read a passage and move on to the next verse but to identify pronouns and modifiers. Grasping the grammatical context of a passage will help you better understand the context of the passage and chapter. Now verse three. Read on…
‘All things were made through Him (Jesus Christ the Word of verse one), and without Him nothing was made that was made.’
How do we know that it is Jesus Christ that John is speaking of here in verse three as the one who spoke the words that created everything? As we continue reading in John chapter 1 and get to verse 14, it is clear that it is Jesus Christ, God the Son, who created everything.
‘And the Word became flesh… (and we know from other passages that it was God the Son, who stepped out of that invisible Godhead to take on flesh (2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15).
and dwelt among us (the us here is referring to the Jewish people, and who was it that spent three years among His chosen people? “Jesus Christ”, Israel’s Messiah, the promised King (Romans 15:8). Here again we use Scripture to interpret Scripture. Now the last part of verse 14…
…and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.’
The apostle John again writes in the book of Revelation that it is Jesus Christ, God the Son, who created everything.
‘“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”’
Lastly, lets go back into the Old Testament in the Book of Psalms where King David writes a beautiful poem and song as a tribute to God’s Sovereign Power and Majesty put on display by His Creation.
As we read Psalms 104, keep in mind that it is the Lord Jesus Christ, the One Who shed His blood and died on the cross for our sins, was buried, and rose from the dead three days later victorious over sin, the law, Satan and death itself.
God the Son, Jesus Christ, the Creator of Everything…is the same One that died for all mankind.
‘Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty, Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain. He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters, Who makes the clouds His chariot, Who walks on the wings of the wind, Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire. You who laid the foundations of the earth, So that it should not be moved forever, You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away. They went up over the mountains; They went down into the valleys, To the place which You founded for them. You have set a boundary that they may not pass over, That they may not return to cover the earth. He sends the springs into the valleys; They flow among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst. By them the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches. He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, And vegetation for the service of man, That he may bring forth food from the earth, And wine that makes glad the heart of man, Oil to make his face shine, And bread which strengthens man’s heart. The trees of the Lord are full of sap, The cedars of Lebanon which He planted, Where the birds make their nests; The stork has her home in the fir trees. The high hills are for the wild goats; The cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers. He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows it’s going down. You make darkness, and it is night, In which all the beasts of the forest creep about. The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God. When the sun rises, they gather together And lie down in their dens. Man goes out to his work And to his labor until the evening. O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom, You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions—’
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Faith, Sine Quo Non
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