Revelation 4/5 the beginning of the New Covenant Era Oct 19, 2019 13:01:16 GMT -6
Post by boraddict on Oct 19, 2019 13:01:16 GMT -6
Please consider that Lord Jesus was with God in the beginning (John 1:1-4); and at that time there was only God and Lord Jesus.
Next we have the creation of heaven and earth (Gen. 1:1).
From the time of these two creations, Lord Jesus and then heaven/earth, there was nothing else.
Then mankind was created as heavenly beings of which Satan rebelled.
Last of all, mankind was sent to this earth (including Satan).
If the above is correct, then in the beginning was God, Lord Jesus, and then mankind as heavenly beings. Lastly, Satan was sent to the earth and mankind was born upon the earth.
After mankind passes through the refiners fire (mortality), then there is the eternal reward of living with God, or, not.
The four creatures as referenced in Ezekiel and beasts in Revelation are individuals from the above group and stipulated to in Rev. 1:1.
There are many things passed down to us from generations of old. One that I find fascinating is the concept of Jesus having long hair; a sign of rebellion. When in fact it was the Jews and not Jesus who were in rebellion against God. The Jews are the ones with long hair to this very day; not Jesus.
There is something to be said about the creation of the Holy Ghost as the third member of the Godhead. However, it seems that it functions as part of the creation of mankind or rather the connection between God and mankind that guides us in the ways of God dwelling in us. Then at some level Lord Jesus can also dwell in us, and lastly the Father will dwell in us.
Just my own thoughts.