God and the Word lived together in love, joy and harmony for who knows how long. Their favorite joke might have been: “We’ve gotta stop doing this!” And then the other would laugh: “We never started!”
Did they get lonely? Bored? They didn’t stay home on a Saturday night. They hadn’t yet created a Saturday night!
At some point they decided they wanted to share what they enjoyed with others. They were generous (Luke 6:38), giving (Acts 20:35) and hospitable (Rom. 12:13), but who else was around to benefit?
So get a dog? No, that would be somebody else’s best friend, remember that for later!
Erect a robot and program it to be perfect? No, they wanted other God Beings who would choose to be fully like them (Eph. 2:13)—filled with the Holy Spirit, “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Pet. 1:4), having a mind just like them (Php. 2:5).
So they created a plan to reproduce themselves
To create more God Beings like themselves (Gen. 1:26) who would live on for eternity in a special, intimate relationship.
God and the Word knew that the first law of success is a good plan. If you don’t make a good plan, you still plan—to fail.
Who knows how long they worked on the plan with all its intricate, interconnected, exciting details! They had no deadline. They had all the no-time in the no-world! They didn’t miss sleep over it.
They knew they would pull it off! (Isa. 46:9-10).
The family plan
They decided this amazing creation would best take place within a family arrangement. They would bring many sons and daughters to glory (Heb. 2:10). Their long-lasting relationship would take on a whole new dimension with God becoming the Father and the Word His Son and our older Brother. The sons and daughters would become the Church of God which would be the Mother of us all and the Bride of Christ to marry Him at His return.
So, just snap their fingers and voila—some more God Beings? No, the sons and daughters must have free moral agency and character to always choose the Love Way of God and the Word. This would require time and experience.
God and the Word devised an amazing plan where
Every human will have his or her opportunity for salvation and eternal life
They desired all to be saved! (1 Tim. 2:4, Rom. 11:26).
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you … thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:11-13). May this “you” be you!
God and the Word planned three crucial action steps
“From the foundation of the world”
♥ The Word willingly became the Lamb slain (Rev. 13:8). He would become our Savior, crucified in our place. God and the Word knew what loomed ahead. They didn’t flip a coin—God being greater (John 14:28), the Word would become the Son who would become the first human resurrected to the God Family and Kingdom (1 Cor. 15:22-23).
♥ “He [God the Father] chose us in Him … that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us …” (Eph. 1:4-5). God the Father, the Master Timer, decides who understands and when (John 6:44). May it be happening for you now!
♥ Names would be written into the Book of Life (Rev. 13:8). This occurs when a new Christian receives the Holy Spirit after repentance, baptism and having a true minister lay hands on him or her (Acts 2:38). Mark 16:16 and Rom. 8:9 provide motivation!
What a plan!
Two God Beings would become Father and Brother to billions of God Beings. Then this unstoppable God Family and Kingdom will go on to never-ending accomplishment that the Bible only hints at.
God and the Word were ready to make it so. Hopefully you are actively engaged in the enterprise that would boldly go where no man had gone before because there was no man yet!
First, to start the plan, some extra help was needed. Maybe not angels in the outfield. But despite all their power, omniscience and omnipresence, God and the Word realized they needed some ministering spirits to serve the Gods to be (Heb. 2:14).
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