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Posted by Cindy H French on 06/06/2012

He is the Image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things and in him all things hold together.

I read this passage and if you read it in sections so that you might try to get your mind around it, the first thing I see is that He is the Image of the invisible God-God the Father, Our Creator. In Genesis, it says that God created man in His own image, so it would stand that Jesus also would be the Image of God. He said in John 14:9 That anyone who has seen Him has seen the Father and just before that He had said that if you know me, you would know the Father as well. Image means the exact representation of the likeness. He is saying here that if you have seen me, you have seen God. I am God.

Then we have this little section that says the firstborn of creation! Does this mean that

The Scutum Fidei, a diagram frequently used by...

The Scutum Fidei, a diagram frequently used by Christian apologists to explain the Trinity. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jesus was a created being? No! He is the firstborn, only Son of God ,which is speaking to his priority. Number 1. He also was the firstborn to die a total death and burial of 3 days only to rise again. He was there in the beginning with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit when things were being created.  Genesis 1:1-2 God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering (vibrating, literally) over the waters. And for the next few days, God was very busy creating till finally the sixth day came. First he created the creatures of the land, livestock and animals of every kind. And He saw that it was good. The God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.” Man was to rule over  the fish, the birds, the livestock, over all the earth and all the creatures that move upon the ground. So God created man in His own Image. He created them male and female.

Now after Adam and Eve sinned and were thrown out of the Garden and then began to populate the world according to the scriptures, even back to the beginning there was always someone who had to be in charge! So they had kings and rulers, princes and authorities. And although we can not see them, angels had been created as well. hundreds of thousands of angels. And somebody wanted to be in charge of them also. In fact, he wanted to be in charge of heaven as well. But GOD IS GOD! There is NO ONE GREATER, NOT ONE WITH MORE POWER , and so that revolt got put down very quickly. And Hell was prepared for the ANGEL of LIGHT who is SATAN and His angels. Jesus was there and watched him fall.

Again, it repeats all things were created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things. So with every gospel I have read, God was  saying this is my Beloved Son, Whom I Love And With Whom I Am Well Pleased. Wonder what all the people around this baptism thought when they heard those words coming from Heaven? Because here was Jesus Christ, the Son of God coming to John the Baptist to be baptized, why? You know that John asked his cousin? Why, YOU are the SON of  GOD. He knew! He said he wasn’t worthy to untie his sandal laces. But Jesus knew why. First it was an example for all of those who would come after him.  It was Him showing that the Son of God was here to participate in as much as possible as a holy man can. He was also validating John’s ministry. Again, he was the first in all things, just like at creation, or with Jonah in the whale, or David hiding from Saul, HE was always there. And the last little section maybe the most important section to some–because it says that by Him all things are held together.  Think about that statement! that means that’s how the atoms are held together, your body is held together, our universe is held together by His very thought. And yet, some would say-there is no God. I would hate to be that person if God decided not to think about me being “together”-but it is that basic. Some say why doesn’t He take care of us in America better, like He used to? Well honestly, if it were me, being kicked out of every school, every government building, no one could honor my name in public with a prayer of praise or thanksgiving, and the President of the country said that we are not a Christian country? I would be calling down the hurricanes and tornadoes and snow and rain and floods, because I am not good and compassionate and long-suffering like He is. I don’t keep hoping day after day that you will wake up and want me back as your God. If I were Him, I would have zapped ME a long time ago. But I am so grateful that my God is so kind and caring and loving and compassionate and long-suffering–waiting that no one should perish.

Remember He didn’t create Hell for People. But if People choose to go there instead of His Heaven after all He has done for them, then I would say, they deserve Hell.


2 Responses to “IT’S ALL ABOUT HIM COLOSSIANS 1:15-17”

  1. A powerful post Cindy and well done…Diane

    • Thank you. it was more than I thought it would be! Of course it always is! My husband liked it. Were you waiting for it? Ok now to bed.

      Cindy French, CSAM, CPC Manager 8517 Gunn Highway Odessa, FL 33556 (cell) 813.390.8791 (Office direct dial) 813.926.9390 (corp vm) 813.264.7165 x120 (Fax) 813.968.6450 “It is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.” Jim Collins “Good to Great”

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