March 20, 2019

 

Before anything was created in the spiritual or physical realms, there was God. Almighty God was basically cloaked in unapproachable light. At the time God decided to create, He had to deal with the issue of interaction with His creation. Whether we consider the brightness of His being, the enormity of His presence, or the awesomeness of His power, it is all beyond the reach of His creation. Add to this His holiness which does not allow space for unholiness, and it becomes impossible for sinful man to approach God on man’s own terms.

 

And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.

Ezekiel 1:26

 

I believe God intended to have an interactive relationship with all that He created and that He needed to allow for a way that He would be approachable by His creation. God, in the wisdom of His counsel, manifested in the likeness of Man, the likeness of man on the throne. This likeness of Man was God and is God. The very essence of God, and the fullness of the being of God, hence God Himself, was established in the likeness of Man on the throne. So, this Man was begotten of God, and the throne upon which He sat and sits today was the initial creation.

 

Adam was created in the image of God. He was designed after the likeness of the Man that was seated upon the throne in the heavenly realm. We look at the throne and see someone that “was a likeness with a human appearance.” But which existed first? Being approachable by man was not an afterthought by God. God knows the end from the beginning. His complete plan was determined before mankind was created.

 

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”

Genesis 1:26a

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.

Genesis 1:27

 

Ezekiel was telling of his vision which was seen from his perspective which was that the one on the throne appeared to have the likeness of man. The Genesis account of Creation tells that we are in the likeness of God, or more specifically, in the likeness of the one on the throne, the Son of God. The Son of God, seated on the throne, was and is fully God.

 

The Son of God, the Man on the throne, is the result of God’s desire for Himself to be approachable to His creation. This would enable Him to interact with His creation in a loving relationship. This was God in a manifested approachable form, seated upon the throne over all that was to be created.

 

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 were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:1-5

 

The Man upon the throne was begotten before the creation was brought into existence. As we see in verse three, all things were made through Him and nothing was made without Him. The Man seated on the throne was the Creator, not the creation. He was the model for His future creation that He would speak into existence. This Man is the very Word of God. This Man, the Word, God Himself, the fullness of God in an approachable form, speaks forth creation. All of His creation, all from His energy, is held together by Him and His perfect faith, wisdom and understanding.

 

The speaking forth of creation by God produces an overlaying sound wave. This form of His energy is believed by some to be gluon which holds us, and all creation, together. According to Wikipedia, Gluon is a subatomic particle.

 

A gluon is an elementary particle that acts as the exchange particle (or gauge boson) for the strong force between quarks. It is analogous to the exchange of photons in the electromagnetic force between two charged particles. In layman’s terms, they “glue” quarks together, forming hadrons such as protons and neutrons.

 

Man, the Son of God, speaks into existence the throne, the spiritual realm, and the physical realm. Man, the Son of God, eventually manifests Himself in the physical realm, as/through Jesus of Nazareth. Now the Man on the throne, the Son of God, is also the Son of Man and the Christ. Jesus the Christ is the example of the created man that we are to become.

 

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who thus hopes in Him purifies himself as He is pure.

1 John 3:2-3

 

We will not be God, of course, but having His spark in us, His DNA, begotten from above, we will be like Him. Through our sanctification we are being cleansed and purified. In our future resurrection or transfiguration bodies, we will be perfected as He is. We are being perfected as the Body of Christ. We are the Bride of Christ, to become one with Him in the union of marriage. We will then fulfill our dominion mandate.

 

“For I have given them the words that You gave Me, and they have received them and have come to know the truth that I came from You; and they have believed You sent Me.”

John 17:8

 

The Son of God was birthed into the Son of Man. God sent Himself to us in an approachable form. Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, shared with His creation the mystery of God. He reconnected us to the source of our creation. He, in the transfigured resurrection body, returned to the heavenly throne.

 

“And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, which You have given me, that they may be one, even as We are one.”

John 17:11

 

The Father, God, and the Son of God, God, are one God. (As they are one God also with Holy Spirit.) All believers, children of God, are to become one, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ.

 

“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”

John 17:17

 

Christ, the Son of God, the Word, is truth. We are sanctified, set apart unto God; to holiness. Christ is truth, the Word of God, manifested in approachable form. He is the Son of God and Son of Man; begotten, not created.

 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

John 14:6

 

Created man cannot approach the pure light of God. God manifested Himself in an approachable form called Son of God. The Son of God, begotten - not created, took on humanity in Jesus of Nazareth. He was again glorified in His resurrection and ascension. It is only through this approachable form that we can come to know Father, Almighty God.

 

“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”

John 14:7

 

Father and Son are one. To know one is to know the other. Our only way to know Father is to know the approachable Son. To reject the Son is to reject the Father. The Glory of God is made evident in the Son. We are to share in the light of His glory.

 

Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Colossians 1:12

 

The saints are those who have surrendered, and those who will surrender, their lives, their own will, to the will of Christ, of God. In humbling ourselves before God and surrendering ourselves and our wills to Him, we receive forgiveness for our sin, salvation for our souls, and deliverance from the works of the devil in our lives.

 

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Colossians 1:13-14

 

His beloved Son, Christ Jesus, the approachable image of God.

 

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things were created through Him and for Him.

Colossians 1:15-16

 

This brings us back to the beginning of this article.

 

And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:17

 

The Son of God, Christ, in the person of Jesus of Nazareth while on earth, in life, death and resurrection, brought God, as God, to us.

 

For in Him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

Colossians 1:19

 

And He led the way for us to return to God.

 

And through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.

Colossians 1:20