Christ With the Father Before Time Began — Also, Revealed in Old Testament Passages.
There are instances in the Old Testament where we can find where The LORD Himself, (Jesus) came and was seen and appeared to some to speak of what was soon to transpire in the lives of certain individuals and events.
We know of how He came down in the form of a man who was born of a virgin birth, and yet we can be gravely mistaken if we limit our Lord only to this.
For He is co-equal with God the Father, and was ever with Him before the beginning of the world, not having been created, but with all of the eternal attributes and divinity that resides in the Father.
We see various examples in scripture where The LORD was seen even throughout the Old Testament.
“He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God,” Daniel 3:25.
Three men appeared to Abraham and his wife Sarah at the plains of Mamre. They had come to inform Abraham and Sarah concerning two matters.
The son that God had promised them would be born to Abraham and Sarah the next year, and the evil cities of Sodom and Gomorrah would be destroyed.
One of the three visitors who gave them this information is designated as The LORD:
“And The LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; and he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, and said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant,” Genesis 18:1-3.
We have examples in scripture where Christ Himself speaks of His divinity.
Jesus’ claim about Himself:
“‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’ At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.” John 8:58-59.
Another of Jesus’ claims of deity:
“’I and the Father are one.’ Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, ‘I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?’ ‘We are not stoning you for any of these,’ replied the Jews, ‘but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.’” John 10:30-33.
Jesus was there not only before matter; he was there before time. He did not come into being; he just was.
“…who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,” 2 Timothy 1:9.
“In the beginning was the Word,” John 1:1.
Those words “in the beginning” in Greek are identical to the first two words of the Bible: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1.
I believe that this also substantiates the truth that Jesus, the word, was there in the beginning.
John is saying that before there was anything, before anything had been made, Jesus was.
“In the beginning was the Word.” He was there at the beginning, when those very things were brought into being.” (In the beginning.”)
Also, we are told that “everything” was made through Him. So, creation is in his mind as he writes the words, “in the beginning.”
Jesus was there as the Son of God, in the beginning.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?