We are connected to everything that God is connected to, yet through ignorance man sees himself as an individual stand-alone unit of carbon based life, among several billion others like him, in a world with the universe as a backdrop, and smatterings of various notions about God that may, or may not have relevance for him.
The view that God has shared is quite different however. God says he is all, and is in all; that in him we have our existence…living, and moving in him. One of the initial modifier names of God, by which he was first referenced is the Almighty, or all power…Omnipotent. Whether we are talking, authority, or the mechanics of energy causing things to happen or, that does things to things…he is “that”. That pretty much sums it all up; He is all the accountable, and unaccountable matter, energy, and life throughout, and beyond the universe; The Almighty. Consistent with the witness of God, all matter has it’s origin in power. Science says there was an explosion, then things cooled down resulting in the material universe, including our lifeforms. What can be proven is that energy, or power, and the visible universe, are two different states of the same thing; like ice, and water are the same thing, energy and matter, are one…God claims he is “that” which is energy, and “that” which is matter.
EVEN IF YOU SAW HIM, YOU COULDN’T SEE HIM
How often have we seen God, and not known it was him? That’s perhaps just because, he was just not what we had envisioned him to be.
Before man was made, God was there in the beginning, and there was no man in the beginning with him. Just what exactly did God look like then, I mean before the time of man’s beginning?
There was no man for him to look like, so my guess is that probably didn’t look like man, …go figure! You see, unless we can picture Jesus as an Anglo-Saxon version of a Jewish male, as seen in so many paintings through the centuries, and then see God as his father, looking something like old father time, with a long white beard wearing a gown of the same color; we can’t seem to grasp what exactly God is, though he’s told us in so many ways over and over. Would it make a difference in our lives, as far as our actionable goals are concerned, if we were moved by a more representational view of God?
We have somewhat of an idea what Jesus looked like in the flesh, and even what he looked like after his resurrection. Not withstanding, the scripture in light of that fact says: beloved now are we the sons of God; it does not does not yet appear what we shall look like, but when we see Jesus, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. We saw him already, so what’s with the cliff-hanger? Implied here, is that even though we saw him in the flesh, that is not his true appearance. His mission was to bring us to the father, who no man has seen yet, therefore he took on the form of a man so he wouldn’t freak us out…that would be a real mission spoiler. Though we have seen Jesus, yet his Father, and our Father: we have not seen his form, or shape, which remains unchanged from the times before there was any man created in the beginning. Whatever power looks like, that’s what we will look like—the spirit behind the robe of flesh.
For there is no power, but of God: therefore are all things of God, and are by Christ, The POWER of God
Since God is all that there is, then all the things that “is”, are made of him, and without him was not anything made, that was made by Christ. There wasn’t anything made that isn’t made of him, and by Christ Jesus. He has declared as much in scripture. All things are of God (made), and are made by Christ Jesus, who made all things. It is (in him) that we live, and move; and have our very being.
Living…Moving…And Being, …In The POWER Of God.
In him we live, move, and have our being.
Why is it necessary to delineate these three concepts concerning ourselves that apparently are interacting with, and also in whatever God says he is: ….that being, we live (in him), …..move (in him),……and have our being (in him),—in whatever God is. Might do well to figure out what exactly this quantity of stuff is that we happen to be (“living, moving, and having our being”) in, which happens to be in whatever God is.
Sometimes the questions asked can be as revealing as the answers themselves. For instance….why was it that God, being a person, the first time he choose to introduce himself by name, he used the impersonal pronoun “that” instead of “who”….(I AM “THAT” I AM), instead of (I AM WHO I AM). You know, like “that” thing, …that time, or that… whatever. Whatever it is “that” is God, we live, move, and have our being in it, or in “that”.
In the upcoming posts we will explore the various expressions of the power of God in wich we live move and have our being…..TO BE CONTINUED