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In The Beginning
Before and between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2

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I've put together some Bible verses that I feel describe some things that took place between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. Even some prior to Genesis 1:1.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

What all happened between these two verses? I'm sure a lot more than can be gleaned from the Bible, but, there are certainly some things that can be retrieved. Well, one thing for sure the Bible plainly states that Jesus was there in the beginning.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

God talking to Job:
Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Who are the morning stars? Jesus and Satan. Jesus and Satan singing together?

Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer[1], son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

1 "LUCIFER": 1966. heylel, hay-lale'; from H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star:--lucifer.

Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

When? When the morning stars sang together? This couldn't have been in this earth age. From the garden of Eden on, there's been trouble and woe. The Ole serpent, (Satan), doing his dirty tricks, Cain killing Abel, and in Genesis chapter six it describes just how mankind was. So bad that God was sorry He'd made them. Hardly anything to cause one to shout for joy.

Gen 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Another something that God talked to Job about:
Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

Job 40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

Job 40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.

A tail like a cedar? This describes nothing less than a dinosaur. We know that age ceased to exist for there's none alive today. The wooly mammoth is another animal that we're used to hearing about lately. In the year, (2000), they recovered a complete specimen frozen in ice from Siberia.

Something else I believe God made in the beginning. Either before Genesis 1:1 or between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2.

Isa 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Ezek 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Yeah, our souls. I believe we've been around for a long long time.

The Wisdom Chapter. Before the earth was made.
Prov 8:12
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Prov 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Prov 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

Prov 8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

Prov 8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

Prov 8:26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest[1] part of the dust of the world.

What is the highest part of the earth? The highest or greatest part of the dust? Be sure and check out the word, highest.

1 "HIGHEST": 7218. ro'sh, roshe; from an unused root appar. mean. to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether lit. or fig. (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.):--band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief (-est place, man, things), company, end, X every [man], excellent, first, forefront, ([be-]) head, height, (on) high (-est part, [priest]), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.

Did God make man's soul prior to Him creating the earth?

Prov 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

Prov 8:28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

Prov 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Prov 8:30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

Prov 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

Was there a habitable part of the earth prior to Genesis 1:2? And if so, what happened to it? We can read of it's destruction which I believe took place at Genesis 1:2. It's clearly described in the book of Jeremiah.

God describing His destruction of the earth:
Jer 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.

Jer 4:20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.

Jer 4:21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Jer 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish[1] children, and they have none understanding[2]: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

1 "SOTTISH": 5530. cakal, saw-kawl'; from H5528; silly:--fool (-ish), sottish. This word also means stupid. (Green's Interlinear).

2 "UNDERSTANDING": 995. biyn, bene; a prim. root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e. (gen.) understand:--attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have
intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill (-ful), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand (-ing), view, (deal) wise (-ly, man).

Silly, stupid, and no intelligence. I guess that's us.

Jer 4:23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form[1], and void[2]; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Now, look at Genesis 1:2. The words without form and void have the same meaning in both verses.

Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form[1], and void[2]; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

1 "WITHOUT FORM": 8414. tohuw, to'-hoo; from an unused root mean. to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; fig. a worthless thing; adv. in vain:--confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

2 "VOID": 922. bohuw, bo-hoo; from an unused root (mean. to be empty); a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin:--emptiness, void.

Now look at Isaiah 45:18.

Isa 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain[1], he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

1 "VAIN": 8414. tohuw, to'-hoo; from an unused root mean. to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), i.e. desert; fig. a worthless thing; adv. in vain:--confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

The word vain is the same Hebrew word, (tohuw). So God didn't create the earth to be a worthless thing. A desolation to lie waste. Not in a state of confusion. He formed it to be inhabited. Is God the author, (or creator), of confusion?

1 Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

In the New Testament I feel Peter is talking about the very beginning of creation. Note Strong's meaning of the words beginning and creation in 2 Peter 3:4. The creation itself had a beginning, or commencement, as Strong's defines it. The word creation means original formation. Webster's definition of original is, ... 1. First; earliest.  2. Never having been before.  3. Capable of creating something new.  4. Being that from which copies are made . I feel Peter is talking about Genesis 1:1. He goes on to tell in verse 5 that at the original formation the earth stood out of the water and in the water, just as it does today. The land partly covered with water. Not completely covered with water as one can assume by God stating "Let the dry land appear" in Genesis 1:9. He also states in verse 5 that the people are willingly ignorant of this. In other words, they don't even want to know. Kinda like "Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind's already made up."

2 Pet 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning[1] of the creation[2].

1 "BEGINNING": 746. arche, ar-khay'; from G756; (prop. abstr.) a commencement, or (concr.) chief (in various applications of order, time, place or rank):--beginning, corner, (at the, the) first (estate), magistrate, power, principality, principle, rule.

2 "CREATION": 2937. ktisis, ktis'-is; from G2936; original formation (prop. the act; by impl. the thing, lit. or fig.):--building, creation, creature, ordinance.
2936.
ktizo, ktid'-zo; prob. akin to G2932 (through the idea of the proprietorship of the manufacturer); to fabricate, i.e. found (form originally):--create, Creator, make.

2 Pet 3:5 For this they willingly are ignorant[1] of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

1 "IGNORANT": 2990. lanthano, lan-than'-o; a prol. form of a prim. verb, which is used only as an alt. in certain tenses; to lie hid (lit. or fig.); often used adv. unwittingly:--be hid, be ignorant of, unawares.

Now on with God's description of the destruction.

Jer 4:24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

Jer 4:25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

No man? No birds? There were men and birds on the ark. Does the Bible describe the mountains trembling and hills moving during the flood of Noah? No it doesn't. Some claim this to be Noah's flood. I don't believe so.

Jer 4:26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.

At Noah's flood God didn't seem to be mad, just disappointed.

Jer 4:27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

Jer 4:28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.

I believe Psalms 104:6 is referring to the destruction in Genesis 1:2 and 104:7 describes the waters instantly receding at God's rebuke. At Noah's flood the waters slowly receded.

Psa 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.

Psa 104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder
they hasted away.

I want to insert some verses about Noah's flood so you can easily see the difference between the two destructions. We know the flood of Noah didn't take place between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2, but I hope it helps clarify that the destruction in Jeremiah chapter four did take place at Genesis 1:2 and is not describing the flood at Noah's time. I'm inserting just the verses which give the times frames for the receding of the waters at Noah's flood.

Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

Gen 7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.

Gen 8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

Gen 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

Gen 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

Gen 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

Gen 8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

Gen 8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

One year and ten days from the start of the flood to it's very end. Figured from Genesis 7:11. Subtract the 150 days, (or 3 months), the waters were rising and that leaves 9 months and 10 days the waters were receding. Remember in Psalms 104:7 at God's rebuke the waters hasted away.

Why would God destroy the earth in Genesis 1:2? Or why would He feel the need to?

Satan's Rebellion. This took place between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2.

Rev 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

Rev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Where did this wonder take place? In Heaven. The dragon is one of Satan's names. The proof is in Revelation 12:9.

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

In Revelation 1:20 Jesus, (using symbology), states that stars are angels.

Rev 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Remember from above, that Satan, Ole Lucifer, is a morning star and that Jesus is The Bright and Morning Star?

Just what did Satan do? Well, it's described in Ezekiel 28. That's something that took place between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2.

Ezekiel 28:
Ezek 28:1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

Ezek 28:2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

Ezek 28:3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:

Satan's very smart. Has lot's of wisdom.

Ezek 28:4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding[1] thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:

Materialistic!

1 "UNDERSTANDING": 8394. tabuwn, taw-boon'; and (fem.) tebuwnah, teb-oo-naw'; or ` towbunah, to-boo-naw'; from H995; intelligence; by impl. an argument; by extens. caprice:--discretion, reason, skilfulness, understanding, wisdom.

Ezek 28:5 By thy great[1] wisdom and by thy traffic[2] hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Economy. That's one of the things Satan is really good at.

1 "GREAT": 7230. rob, robe; from H7231; abundance (in any respect):--abundance (-antly), all, X common [sort], excellent, great (-ly, -ness, number), huge, be increased, long, many, more in number, most, much, multitude, plenty (-ifully), X very [age].

2 "TRAFFIC": 7404. rekullah, rek-ool-law'; fem. pass. part. of H7402; trade (as peddled):--merchandise, traffic.

Ezek 28:6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;

He really thinks a lot of himself.

Ezek 28:7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.

Ezek 28:8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Ezek 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

Ezek 28:10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezek 28:11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

Ezek 28:12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Here he's graduated from prince to king. See Ezekiel 28:2 above.

Ezek 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Note, he wasn't born. He was created. It's easy to see these scriptures are not describing someone who's been born of woman. He's described again in Ezekiel 31:8 and 9 and again in Isaiah 14:13 thru 16.

Ezek 31:8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

Ezek 31:9 I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.

Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Isa 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Isa 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

Though he's referred to as a man, he isn't. Not in the  flesh. Note the meaning of the  mighty angel Gabriel.

Dan 8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel[1], make this man to understand the vision.

1 "GABRIEL": 1403. Gabriy'el, gab-ree-ale'; from H1397 and H410; man of God; Gabriel, an archangel:--Gabriel.

Luke 1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel[1], that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings.

1 "GABRIEL": 1043. Gabriel, gab-ree-ale'; of Heb. or. [H1403]; Gabriel, an archangel:--Gabriel.

Ezek 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth[1]; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

1 "COVERETH": 5526. cakak, saw-kak'; or sakak (Exod. 33:22), saw-kak'; a prim. root; prop. to entwine as a screen; by impl. to fence in, cover over, (fig.) protect:--cover, defence, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up.

Ezek 28:15 Thou wast perfect[1] in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

1 "PERFECT": 8549. tamiym, taw-meem'; from H8552; entire (lit., fig. or mor.); also (as noun) integrity, truth:--without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (-ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright (-ly), whole.

At one time, prior to Genesis 1:2,  Satan was a protecting angel, full of integrity, truthful, undefiled, and upright. Now, after Genesis 1:2, he's the father of lies.

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Ezek 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise[1] they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.

Economy. That's one of Satan's main games.

1 "MERCHANDISE": 7404. rekullah, rek-ool-law'; fem. pass. part. of H7402; trade (as peddled):--merchandise, traffic.

Ezek 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness[1]: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

1 "BRIGHTNESS": 3314. yiph'ah, yif-aw'; from H3313; splendor or (fig.) beauty:--brightness.

Ezek 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries[1] by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

1 "SANCTUARIES": 4720. miqdash, mik-dawsh'; or miqqedash (Exod. 15 : 17), mik-ked-awsh'; from H6942; a consecrated thing or place, espec. a palace, sanctuary (whether of Jehovah or of idols) or asylum:--chapel, hallowed part, holy place, sanctuary.

A sanctuary for his followers to worship him. That's what he wants, to be worshipped. He even tried to get God, (Jesus in the flesh), to worship him.

Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

Luke 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Ezek 28:19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished[1] at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

1 "ASTONISHED": 8074. shamem, shaw-mame'; a prim. root; to stun (or intrans. grow numb), i.e. devastate or (fig.) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense):--make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.

Satan's deception, (or new found religious doctrine), caused one third of God's children to follow him. Maybe that's the reason why God put an end to that earth age and set up His age of redemption.

Eccl 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Eccl 1:10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old[1] time, which was before us.

1 "OLD": 5769. 'owlam, o-lawm'; or 'olam, o-lawm'; from H5956; prop. concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; gen. time out of mind (past or fut.), i.e. (practically) eternity; freq. adv. (espec. with prep. pref.) always:--always (-s), ancient (time), any more, continuance, eternal, (for, [n-]) ever (-lasting, -more, of old), lasting, long (time), (of) old (time), perpetual, at any time, (beginning of the) world (+ without end). Comp. H5331, H5703.

Since these things are to happen again, one of the scriptures I think of, is what Jesus said in Luke 21:28.

Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

The Foundation:
We think of a foundation as a beginning. You should be able to determine from the Strong's Greek definition below, that it may have two meanings.

Mat 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables[1]; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation[2] of the world.

1 "PARABLES": 3850. parabole, par-ab-ol-ay'; from G3846; a similitude ("parable"), i.e. (symbol.) fictitious narrative (of common life conveying a moral), apothegm or adage:--comparison, figure, parable, proverb.

2 "FOUNDATION": 2602. katabole, kat-ab-ol-ay'; from G2598; a deposition, i.e. founding; fig. conception:--conceive, foundation.

2598. kataballo, kat-ab-al'lo; from G2596 and G906; to throw down:--cast down, descend, fall (down).

Note the word foundation is taken from the Greek word 2598. Could this also mean the putting down of Satan's rebellion? The end of that earth age, the first one, and the setting up of this one, the second. The apostle Paul tells of himself going to the third heaven, or heavenly age. Doesn't that mean there was two before? 1, 2, 3. ...... I think that's the chronology.

2 Cor 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

2 Cor 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)

2 Cor 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

The third heaven, paradise, isn't that what we're all looking forward to?

The following four verses contain the word foundation. The meaning is the same as in Matthew 13:35 above.

Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Even Jesus talked about it.

Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

In the beginning? Before the beginning? Before Genesis? Before creation? Before the foundation? How much time was there between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2? I don't know. How much time was there before Genesis 1:1? I don't know. It seems the more I study God's Word, the more I can relate to the part of this study which states:

Jer 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish[1] children, and they have none understanding[2]: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

1 "SOTTISH": 5530. cakal, saw-kawl'; from H5528; silly:--fool (-ish), sottish. This word also means stupid.

2 "UNDERSTANDING": 995. biyn, bene; a prim. root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e. (gen.) understand:--attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have
intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill (-ful), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand (-ing), view, (deal) wise (-ly, man).

Silly, stupid, and no intelligence. I guess that's me.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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