Reflections on Revelation #96

Day 96

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” Rev 4.11

Many of us have become totally dependent on the electricity monster. Often it fails when you need it the most. Perhaps dependency isn’t such a bad thing. God has designed a universe in which every part is dependent on other parts. The trees breathe in our exhaled breath and give us oxygen in return. There are birds who enjoy the food crawling on the backs of rhinos, giving the rhinos relief from bugs and a comforting back scratch! The atomic and sub-atomic particles of the universe exist in intricate relationships with each other. Humans are dependent on plants and animals for their food and we are all dependent on our Creator.

Jesus was the greatest human being who ever lived. Yet even Jesus was dependant on His Father for guidance and direction (John 5:19; 8:28). In His Humanity, He would rise up each morning before sunrise and go off by Himself and pray to the One who sent Him (Mark 1:35). Although He came down from heaven, He did not depend on Himself. So remember that you are not a generator, you are a receiver and transmitter. God is the great power source of the universe, plugin and turn on the lights!

There are numerous references in the NT to Jesus being the creator. “In Him all things were created in heaven and on earth” Col 1:16. “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him…”John 1:10 He is “the author of life,” Acts 3:15 “He created our world” Heb 1:2

Jesus’ first miraculous sign to His disciples involved the creation of wine (John 2:1-11) (His first miracle recorded in the Gospels is actually the creation of the universe (John1:3). John’s Gospel records 7 miracles of Jesus’ creatorship including the giving of life back to Lazarus. (John 11:1-16).

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