In The Beginning---god by Jesse Hendley

IN THE BEGINNING---GOD
Jesse M. Hendley
Hebrews 11:3, Psalm 90

The Book of Genesis is the first book of the Bible,
the most marvelous library of books in the entire
world. What a profound thought is given in the very
first verse of this library! "In the beginning."

Try to think back to the first moment of Creation. It
is impossible, isn't it? Who then can look clearly
into Eternity Past? Eternity Future? The Bible takes
us back to the Beginning, even before the universe
existed. "In the beginning, GOD."

The Bible says that in the Beginning the universe was
not. The Bible says that the worlds were framed by the
Word of God. (Hebrews 11: 3.) You believe in creation.
You believe in the Divine Will manifested in the
existence of this world. You believe in this necessary
foundation for faith. You have this faith without
which everything is black and dark. Hebrews 11, "BY
FAITH, we understand that the worlds were framed by
the Word of God." By faith! That is, by the act of
faith, by the exercise of faith, we understand. To
understand implies mental perception that the
universe, or the worlds, were MADE. The word "worlds"
is from the Greek. It means creation unfolded in Time,
the Many Ages forming the one world, the unfolding of
human history all conceived in the tremendous Mind of
God back then, the Centuries, the Millennia, that have
passed by. These "ages" were "framed" by the Word of
God. The word "Framed" means to furnish completely, to
equip, to prepare. So the ages were prepared by the
WORD OF GOD.

It is interesting, the expression we have here for
"the Word of God" in the Greek. It isn't the usual
word "logos." It is another word meaning "the Single
Expression of the divine will." You remember that in
the Psalms we read, "HE SPAKE and it was done." A
single statement from God and the whole plan of Time
was set in motion! The ages of history existed in the
Mind of God before the actual ...


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