Ever since the beginning, before man was created, before there were angels, in the primordial essence that was before time began, at the foundation of the cosmos and the wheels of the ages- the I AM knew all that was and ever would be. Within Him were the seeds of ever living being that would ever be, all forseen in the light of an omniscient love, an omnipotent power and a kind mind disposed to fulfill a purpose full of the expressions of His wisdom and creative joy. His plan was to share Himself, and the wonders of existence, creation and shared being in harmony and union in TOTAL FREEDOM.
The freedom is the most beautiful part. To enjoy the love of one who commands is but a glimpse of glory. To enjoy the love and fellowship of one with whom you are totally in agreement is greater glory. To serve all for the pure joy of giving is even greater yet.
The purpose of the I AM, God if you will- the self existent one, the one who is BEING, was a kind intention utterly complete within His own good pleasure. The desire to share ALL that He was and ALL that He could create with creatures who were as children, nurtured and grown through the trials of immature youthfulness into eventual the MATURE fellowship of sons and daughters. To share it in such a way that there would be NO LIMITATIONS to them, but rather that they would serve and reap the rewards of THE COMMON GOOD OF ALL BEINGS IN LOVE WITHIN GOD'S LOVE. In love with the I AM. In love with God and with one another in God in a UNITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS that could be described as the rushing of many waters- every drop unique yet in the flow of the LIBERATED ABANDONMENT of COMPLETE JOY AND FULFILLMENT.
What a mystery, this plan. How to accomplish this. How to show these infants, toddlers, children, adolescents the beauty of love and the glory of power in a way that they could become as HE IS, perfected in love- trustworthy stewards of things immense, unfathomable, eternal.
How to teach them in such a way that EACH OF THEM found a pathway into joy. ALL OF THEM eventually found ALL OF HIM IN ONE ANOTHER and became enraptured and caught up in the BEAUTY OF LOVE, THE INTIMACY OF BEING TRUE THROUGH AND THROUGH.
Well, first off, HE created them like Himself. He gave them power. He gave them freedom. He gave them the authority to create and to destroy. How could they know love unless they experienced hate. How could they fully appreciate the glory of the gift of life unless they could experience the terror of death. So he gave them a free will. He saw the outworking of every possible equation. He knew each one from their formation through to their completion. He new the good and the ill and He knew that His power- His love- His light- His truth-would relentlessly draw them all back home to the Makers Heart.
How to do this? No mystery to Him of course. Simply mystery to the creation for whom all these things were set in motion. Simply mystery to all those who must experience life and death, good and evil, love and hate, kindness and cruelty in order to learn- and eventually come freely into the arms of the I AM and His tabernacle of living stones.
There was a seed. A seed through which everything that is and ever was and ever will be was made. A seed of light within the darkness, a seed of harmony within the chaos. The DNA of all creation. An image. An icon. A perfect expression of the innermost heart, the holy of holies if you will, of the Maker’s Heart. A young man, a Father’s only son, a mothers dear child- one who had only ever loved- willingly suffering torment and death for a multitude of murderers who never had a thought but for their own gain and glory. A SACRIFICE LAMB. An imprint within the deepest consciousness of EVERY CREATED BEING from the worst monster to the mildest sheep. The diatom of all truth. The RADIANCE OF THE FATHER”S GLORY AND THE EXPRESS ICON OF HIS NATURE. This seed through whom all things were created and whose imprint was within the VERY CELL STRUCTURE OF THE ENTIRE CREATION would win them ALL back into love.
BEHOLD, IN THE BEGINNING THE EARTH WAS CHAOTIC, WITHOUT FORM AND VOID, DARKNESS COVERED THE FACE OF THE DEEP……BUT….THE SPIRIT BROODED OVER THE WATERS.
“LET THERE BE LIGHT”, He Cried, and there was light and it was good.
In the beginning, in that LIGHT within the Maker’s Heart the seed was. The REASON. The INNERMOST MOTIVATION. The KEY TO ALL THE I AM DESIRES TO GIVE TO ALL HIS CHILDREN. He set the wheels in motion- But within the wheels He set His seal, He set His WITNESS. The heavens His handiwork- DECLARING HIS GLORY, REVEALING HIS ETERNAL POWER AND DIVINE NATURE -FROM WITHIN THE CELLULAR LEVEL EVEN INTO THE OUTERMOST REACHES OF SPACE.
Therefore you are without excuse O Man, Who Judges another yet Does the Same Things. God has REVEALED HIMSELF TO ALL as a FOUNTAIN OF UNMERITED LOVE. He has called you the BE AS HE IS- a fountain of unmerited love. Forgive your enemies, Bless those who curse you and spitefully use you and so be as Your Father Is!
The SEED fell into the ground and died. It is bearing more fruit like unto itself IN NATURE, IN WISDOM, IN WILLINGNESS. No other fruit is of this SEED, for no other fruit is of this REASON. The wisdom that is from above is FIRST PURE, then EASILY ENTREATED, FULL OF MERCY AND GOOD FRUIT. It is SOWN IN PEACE BY THEM THAT MAKE PEACE. Any other seed is earthly, of the carnal mind, demonic.
So, as the SEED HIMSELF DECLARED during His ministry……IF I BE LIFTED UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME….and during His passion…FATHER FORGIVE THEM THEY KNO NOT WHAT THEY DO!….
So BE IT! As it is written…….
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth;(see Eph 1:3-14)
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
(see Col 1:12-22)
He has declared it in His resurrection and ascension to the FATHER’S RIGHT HAND…..FROM OUT OF THE MAKER’S HEART
BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW!
Let God be true, and every man a liar
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
That was the true Light, which lights every man that comes into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 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.
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. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
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: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.