God has not finished working and creating. Every time someone is born God has more work to do. That newborn has to learn the Lord; he or she has to learn who He is and what He can do in their life. I do not know how old you are but I assure you He has not finished His creative work in you. That which He begins must be finished. You do realize that you are not a finished work yet, don’t you? Listen to what Paul says: Be confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6. “Until the day of Jesus Christ” means that God is going to work in you until you and Jesus Christ become one. It is an ongoing work, but do not worry. He is going to keep on keeping on until it is fully accomplished. Now, I want to take a look at a few verses that say the same thing.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The Hebrew word for “God” is Elohim. It is a plural word and is often used for false gods. The verb “created” is singular. So you have a plural noun working with a singular verb. How can you know whether elohim is referring to God or false gods? When elohim refers to God it always has a singular verb; when it refers to false gods it always has a plural verb.
God created the heaven and the earth. The word “heaven” in Hebrew is shamayim, which is plural. So it should read: God created the heavens and the earth. There is not just one heaven; there are many heavens. Hebrews 4:14 says that Jesus the Son of God passed through the heavens. And so will we. Every time God does more creative work in us, as He keeps on keeping on, we enter a new heaven. Paul calls it as being changed into the same image from glory to glory (II Corinthians 3:18). This is a wonderful truth. No matter what you are going through don’t give up. Hang on to the truth that God will keep on keeping on.
In the beginning God created. I’m telling you that God is still creating. He just keeps on keeping on! Now, what does “in the beginning” mean? In your beginning He is creating a new heaven and earth in you (Revelation 21:1). How many heavens have you passed through already? How long have you been in your present heaven? Well, right now He is preparing another one for you. Get ready to move into it.
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The earth was without form, and void. The verb “was” is incorrect. The Hebrew is hayah, which means “became.” The earth was not created without form, but it became without form. Now, you are an earthen vessel of the Lord and He is creating you into what He wants you to be. He is changing your form. As John the Baptist said, He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30. Your earthly form will be changed into His heavenly form. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body…Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. I Corinthians 15:44, 46. We are in the process of change, from the natural to the spiritual. Now this isn’t done immediately. He takes away a little of our earthly form and puts in a little of His heavenly form. Our earthly is becoming without form and void as He comes forth in us. This process goes on “until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6). He keeps on keeping on!
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God said. The verb “said” is imperfect tense, which means God did not just make a simple statement and it was done. The imperfect tense means a continual saying. God turned loose a saying that continues even to this day.
Let there be light. Again the verb is imperfect. God saying “Let there be light” continues on and on. The words of God do not die; they live on and on. Because He said, “Let there be light,” revelation is still available for us. What He said keeps on keeping on.
Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
God divided the light from the darkness. The verb “divided” is imperfect tense. The Word of God divides the light from the darkness, and that is what He is doing in us. God turned loose a living Word that is still working. For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12.
What God does in your first day or while you are in your first heaven He continues to do in your next heaven until you become. Your earthly form is being changed into His heavenly form. And He keeps on keeping on “until the day of Jesus Christ.” From day to day, from heaven to heaven, He keeps on keeping on.
The imperfect verbs continue throughout the first chapter of Genesis. God is still creating. He keeps on keeping on.
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