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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alan Jackson, Country Gospel - Traditional Protestant Hymns

Colossians 3 (King James Version)

 1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
 2Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
 3For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
 4When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
 5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
 6For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
 7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
 8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
 9Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
 10And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
 11Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free....

En arche een ho Logos,
kai Logos een pros ton Theon,
kai Theos een ho Logos.  (John 1:1 in Greek transliteration)

John 1
1 In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with G-D, 
and the Word was G-D.

 In actual order, John 1:1c reads, "and G-D was the Word". / kai Theos een ho Logos.

John 1:1's,  In the beginning was the Word.  Jesus being the WORD / Logos 
"By the WORD of the L-RD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." (Psalm 33:6)

Colossians 1:15-17  {of Christ] :"who is the image of G-D the invisible before-the-birth of all Creation because in Him were created all the things in the heavens and those upon the Earth, those invisible and those invisible: whether thrones, whether lord-ships, whether (first)rulers, whether authorities - ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM AND FOR HIM HAVE BEEN CREATED, and He is prior to all things, and all things in Him *stand*together*with*(Him)* / *stand*because*of*(His power)."   -- translation mine.

Existing prior to all things, and all things finding their existence / birth / origin in Him:  all Creation is upheld or cast down for HIS glory, and by HIS power. One word translated a little differently than you might be used to seeing, is "prototokos". Translated as First-born in the KJV, in Colossians and Revelation 1, it is Proto ("before") and tokos (from 'tikto' - meaning "to bear or bring forth"). In these two passages (Col. 1:15, Rev. 1:5, especially -- the more correct Greek to English usage is "before the birth".)

Hence, exercising His right of inheritance to all things from His Father as He who is legally - a First-born as He existing "before the birth" of all Creation and all things created that were created (hence as uncreated G-D in G-D).
Revelation 1:8 -  I AM -- the Alpha and the Omega, (the) Beginning and (the) End, says the L-RD: The BEING, and who was, and who is returning (as) the ALMIGHTY
Revelation 1:11 -  I AM -- the Alpha and the Omega -- the FIRST
[He before all] and the Last [the most extreme end, to the end of forever].  (Direct Greek to English translation)

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of G-D, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

When John uses the word prototokos in Revelation 1:5, he does NOT "just" explain Christ as being the first one born back from the dead...but instead, reaches down, and digs deeper into its meaning.

Christ is not only "before the birth of all Creation", but:
"He (is) before the birth out of the dead (ones), and the Ruler of the Kings of the Earth." (Revelation 1:5)  This relates to His Messianic lineage, and His origins in eternity, as stated in Micah 5:2 ...He shall come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

  In Colossians 1:15, Paul refers to Christ as the "prototokos pases ktiseos" -- "(the) One who is pre-eminent above and over all Creation and its Creatures."   If we compare this to Revelation 3:14's "he arche tes ktiseos", we see that Jesus as the Logos is (again) the Source or First-Cause of creation, the Intelligent Reason issued forth from G-D the Father taking on personhood; and that is why He has pre-eminence: because - "in Him, life was; and the Life was the Light of men. All things were made by Him. And without Him, was not made any (thing) that was made." (John 1:4,3).  
   In John 1:3, using the word "ginomai" (the Greek verb which means "to become"), we are informed that it is through the Logos (of John 1:1) that: "all things through Him CAME INTO BEING (egeneto) and without Him CAME INTO BEING (egeneto) not even one (thing) that CAME INTO BEING (gegonen)."

Ginomai in the aorist is egeneto...referring back in Time to a point when the "beginning" or "New State" was occurring or still unfolding into existence. That is, it had now been made manifest as that creatio ex nihilo (that which was created from nothing), yet made sure and called "good"; but was still being made "complete".  You might liken it to watching a blade breaking ground, and growing and growing; then budding, and finally blooming as the flower opens to its fulness and beauty.

After the aorist, we move from egeneto to gegone...the perfect tense of ginomai.   Gegone speaks of the continuing existence of this Beginning is dependant upon the Logos of John 1:1. That is,  "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing." (Job 26:7)    The hanging of the earth and all existence, is continually upheld by the Logos of G-D the Father -- His Intelligent Word, whom is Christ Jesus-- and the power of His will, the same will as that of the Father.  Hence Jesus and the Father are One (united in Complex Unity) / echad (John 10:30), therefore Jesus rightly receives worship as G-D our Savior from G-D the Father.  Amen.

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