First Morning by John David Harwood
God intends to restore a world created by his artistic design and with His Son, the Lamb, at the center of all creation. The Lamb, Jesus, is how the world was designed, and by following His direction, we will see a radical reformation of a world corrupted by sin. Just as Adam came into the world, Jesus was brought into the world as the example to be followed and the driving force behind the pulse of our survival and our ways of living. New innovative ways of thinking and new ways to overcome what has been the controlling force in the past…We look back in time, but also incorporate our vast ideas of technology to create a new world.
The world in which we are living is to be abiding by the law that God ordained through His servant Moses. The Ten Commandments that were established were the sole reason for the existence of Christ. Jesus came as a man, and during the first twenty-nine years of His life, He experienced many trials and was tempted over and over again by the evil forces in the world. Remember, Jesus was brought into a world in which Satan had free reign and had to learn, as any man, how to overcome the temptation in order that He might know how to communicate to all mankind the ways in which to overcome the obstacles and traps that we face as a human race. This was the only way that God knew that we would be able to relate to him on all accounts and to know that he understands
As the example for all leaders and men of God, Jesus came to live a perfect life, which means while in the Spirit He was without deceit. This is how we begin to learn what the Bible references when we read that John saw Jesus coming unto Him. Christ was of two natures before the union but in one nature after the union.
…26Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”…
The Bosom of the Father by John David Harwood
Bosom, in English terminology, means the part of the body between the arms. In Scripture it is generally used in an affectionate sense, e.g. “the Son, who is in the bosom of the Father” ( John 1:18), carrying the lambs in his bosom (Isa. 40:11), John leaning on the bosom of Jesus ( John 13:23), or Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom (Luke 16:22, 23). It can be almost synonymous with the “heart” as the center of one’s life, as in Ecclesiastes 7:9, “anger resteth in the bosom of fools,” or Psalm 35:13, “my prayer returned unto mine own bosom.” Quite commonly, of course, it refers to conjugal love, as in Micah 7:5, “her that lieth in thy bosom.” We read also of the bosom as a place of hiding money (Prov. 17:23).
John 1:17-18 (nasb) says, “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, in His arm He will gather the lambs, and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him?
Isaiah 40:11-13 (nasb)
Luke 16:22-23 (nasb) says, “Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to A’-bra-ham’s bosom and the rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom.”
For Jesus the most important thing is and was His Father, and he held true to this in any and all situations. He made sure that His number one priority was His Father, and he showed the most extensive amount of honor in doing His will, instructed from heaven. Most specifically and especially in regards to God’s Creation…
15The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For in Him all things were created, things in heaven andon earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and forHim. 17He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.…
Most of the time we get caught up in the things that have the most influence in our lives from day to day and moment to moment. It is important that we step back and check to see if we are taking the time to honor God in our everyday lives.
God is your ultimate Father, and He chooses to relate to you as your Father. If we give Him the credit, then He rewards us with all of the answers and lessons that we need to get through life. He allows us to obtain the understanding, which enables us to overcome all evil.
When we do to not allow the Father to be the most important priority in our lives, we begin to experience many of the common stresses in life such as worry, fear, anxiety, apprehension, dread, angst, torment, restlessness, uneasiness, dissatisfaction, or cynicism.
Jesus knows His Father, as He is His Father, and has made it a point to love Him with all His heart and all His soul. He has honored Him as His Son and answers to Him concerning all things. (Let us also make a special note to A New Heavens and A New Earth in the Book of Revelation…)
This is a relationship that can exist if we truly seek to know God. He is everywhere, always watching over us…