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In The Beginning

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IN - 7225 רֵאשִׁית [re’shiyth /ray·sheeth/] n f. From the same as 7218; TWOT 2097e; GK 8040; 51 occurrences; AV translates as “beginning” 18 times, “firstfruits” 11 times, “first” nine times, “chief” eight times, and translated miscellaneously five times. 1 first, beginning, best, chief. 1a beginning. 1b first. 1c chief. 1d choice part.

1.    God is in the past (natural)

Genesis 1:1a  In the beginning God created…

We cannot even remember our own beginning…cannot create something from nothing…

2.    God is in the future (Spiritual)

2 Corinthians 1:21-22  Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

We can do and accomplish many things, but nothing we can do of ourselves to prolong our future…

3.    God is in the present (supernatural)

Acts 2:4  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

We can study, and learn, and experience, and yet we are fools without Christ and weak…

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