Living In The Beginning…In Christ
|What does it mean to look through time and see the Beginning from the Beginning? Or what does it mean to look pass the end, only to realize it is actually where all things began. While this might sound impossibly confusing, it need not be.
Some time ago, I wrote about the phrase “in the Beginning” Hebrew word “reshyith” which is in reference to more than just the order or rank of when something began, but the actual realm from which it came from. Therefore, “the Beginning” is an entity rather than just a point in time, thus my reason for capital “B.” From a Hebraic perspective, it would be more accurate to say, all things came out of the Beginning.
What if we could enter into the Beginning where all things came from and view all of creation from that perspective? Well, this is more readily possible than you might think.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” (John 1:1-5)
Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, which means you have instantly graduated from a darkened state of spiritual blindness into an eternal perspective of glory and light where all that is and ever will be is within your range to see and know. While this might sound like a tall order for the traditional mind, it is in fact, within the normal range of every spiritual son and daughter.
There is a progressive accelerated revelation of what it really means to be in Christ. Most think being in Christ is a nice spiritual metaphor of being connected to someone that will get you into heaven. In one sense, that is definitely true, but in another sense there is a deeper understanding of what it means to be in Christ that is so much truer. No doubt, Jesus is definitely “The” door into all that is eternal.
Jesus is the gateway into all that has ever been and ever will be. Being in Christ means that we are in “the Beginning” in “in the Word” with God. It means that we are abiding in a Kingdom realm where all of creation came into being through Him. Because of Jesus, we have taken on a form of glory that affords us the ability and supernatural agility, which implies speed and grace, to access all that was, is, and ever will be.
If you are finding this difficult to grasp, it’s because you are trying to perceive these words through your natural mind rather than the mind of Christ, which is the mind of the Spirit. Again, eternal life is not just a means to an end, it’s a realm of eternal knowledge that is afforded to anyone and everyone that wants to understand what it means to live, move and have our being in Him.
“Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (John 17: 1-5)
Thorough the testimony of John, we can see that Jesus gave us eternal life for the sole purpose of knowing Father, the only true God, and Jesus Christ. Now you have to ask yourself, ‘what does it mean to know God?’
Know, the Hebrew word “yada” and Greek word “ginosko” means to be aware, to understand, to resolve. It literally means to see. The implications are that God wants us to know all there is to know about Him. He wants us to know His heart, to understand His ways. He wants us to see with our own spiritual eyes what was before time and what will be throughout all eternity. This is what it means to be In Christ.
Again, John writes,
“And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” (1John 5:20)
The following is an extremely small glimpse of our endless potential in Christ.
To see and experience the love of God, with such intensity, that every emotion and thought is transformed into His likeness. To perceive the physics of all creation from the perspective of heaven. To engage with worlds and galaxies that are beyond human technology or comprehension. To look into the endless mysteries and dimensions of created and creative light. To comprehend the timeless winds and seasons of heaven. To see and experience unusual creatures that come out of the Beginning, all of which reflect the glorious attributes of the kingdom of God. To see and experience time outside of it current confinement. To hear sounds and see spectrum’s of light and frequencies that is not of this world. To supernaturally interact with the first born, thus all the saints of light, on and earth and in heaven. To interact with the government of God from a heavenly perspective, rather than an earthly one.
You see, there is no way anyone could ever list or describe all that is and ever will be. Even though I could write pages upon pages of eternal possibilities, in the end, they would be nothing more than a mere glimpse into an ever-expanding Kingdom. Why should we want to experience and know all the above? For the infinite pleasure of “knowing” God, thus our true state in Him.
“For now we see in a mirror dimly, (in riddles) but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. Now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greater of is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:12-13)
In the midst of an increasing journey of knowing God, as well as, countless face-to-face encounters with Jesus and heaven, the mirrors of reflective glory are being shattered. In Christ, we are destined to fully know God just as we have been fully known. Through faith, hope and love our journey and destiny in Him is eternally certain.