John, inspired and moved by God the Holy Spirit, (2nd Peter 1:21 and 2nd Timothy 3:16,17),  wrote the book that bears his name, the gospel of John. In John's writing, he shares with his readers, the revelation of Who Jesus truly was, the eternal God making His entrance into the world in the person of Jesus, and His purpose, "that all men through Him might believe," John 1:8 KJV

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 KJV

In John 1: 1-3, John takes us back to the beginning of creation, somewhere around 1500 years before the writing of the gospel of John. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made." 

In Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." 

The Eternal Triune God makes a departure, not of Himself from eternity, but He begins a period of time within eternity. In the onset of this period of time, He creates the heaven and the earth.

Moses, the writer of the Book of Genesis, refers to God in the Hebrew, as Elohiym. The name is in plural form, confirming by Moses, as He is moved and inspired of the Holy Spirit, that the One Divine being, Elohiym, is multiple Persons.

In Genesis 1:2, in the last portion of the verse, Moses writes "And the Spirit of God moved..." God the Holy Spirit not only moves and inspire men to write the Word of God, but He was also active in the creation of the heaven and earth.

Let's look closely at Genesis 1:2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. The Spirit of God, when the earth was formless, void, and in darkness, is active in creation, moving upon the face of the deep. 

Study the above verse in depth. 

What we are seeing, as we look at creation, is a confirmation of the power in the words of the Divine Being. These are words, not only are they powerful, but they stand the test of time, they are steadfast, they do not fade away. These are words we can place our trust in, words we can believe.

And then, in Genesis 1:3, The Word speaks, "Let there be light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 

In verse 6, The Word speaks again, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament, and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament heaven, And the evening and the morning were the second day. 

9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear," and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He seas: And God saw that it was good.

 11 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so, 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind, and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and morning were the third day. 

14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years: 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20 And God said, "Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth." 23 And the evening and morning were the fifth day.

 24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind:" and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: And God saw that it was good. 26 And God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female created He them. 28 And God blesses them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. 31 And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.

Approximately 1500 or so years later, John, in the writing of the gospel of John, states, "In the beginning was The Word," In the beginning of the period of time that Moses spoke of, there was a divine being, who John referred to as The Word. And as we read Genesis chapter 1, it is revealed to us, this is The Word, and there was power in the words He spoke. Whatever He spoke, it came to pass, His words are sure. His are words that we can believe in, what He says is so. 

Copyright 2015 by Rosie Barnett Foshee