In the book of Revelation, one of the names by which Jesus refers to Himself is “the Beginning of the Creation of God” (Revelation 3:14). God was determined to have a new creation which would reign supreme over the sin that had marred the original creation.
God spoke of this new creation through the apostles (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1), and through the prophets long before (Isaiah 42:9; 43:19; 65:17; 66:22).
This new creation covered everything – including Himself. That’s why Jesus is “the beginning of the creation of God.” God was creating everything new through Jesus Christ, who would be the head in the new order. For this reason the apostle Paul called Jesus “the beginning, the firstborn from the dead” (Colossians 1:18). Paul went on to say in that passage that the purpose was so that Jesus “might come to have first place in everything.” In another letter, Paul said that God’s plan was to have “an administration suitable to the fullness of times: that is, the summing up in Christ of all things in heaven and on earth” (Ephesians 1:10).
In short, God was doing a “reset” of creation through Christ. Christ would be over all, through all, and in all. This would only make sense if God Himself is Christ…and He is!
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