David Brown Column
Nothing Was Really Something!
I know that this may throw some off for a moment but, as we get into this, you will see what this is all about! Genesis 1:1 – 5 (KJV) “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. 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. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
Now, we could keep going until Chapter 2 and still have plenty to talk about yet, I think that this is enough to make a valid point. So, God who is finite took nothing and then spoke everything into existence, this to me is quite extraordinary considering when you see that God gave us the same authority, through the name of Jesus. Proverbs 18:21 (KJV) “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Here again, is nothing becoming something but, we’ve abused that authority and forgotten who we truly are in Christ Jesus and now we speak death and are canceling out that life.
God, who had no sin, spoke nothing but life, full of beauty, majesty, love, blessings, and more that we would be doing the same things, here on earth. He took nothing, which became something, which to use seemed like nothing, but, oh it became that something, from the nothing that he knew would become something! Think about it this way, nothing, became something, when that something, that came from nothing, was something to Him!
See, God saw the bigger picture, He has the past, the present and the future to look at while, all we see, is the here and now, the present so, we fail to see that the act of speaking can result in the now, claiming that something and later on, down the road or even right then and there, becomes something that we may or may not have wanted.
For example, some children didn’t like this one girl in the neighborhood, so one day one of the boys thought it would be a nice idea to yell at her and tell her “I hope you die!” Well, that evening when she went home, that is exactly what happened and the emergency crew could not revive her, she was forever gone from this earth and all because someone thought that yelling this phrase to her, would somehow keep her from them and it did, in reality, she is no longer with the living but the dead.
Now, I know that was truly awful of them to do to her but, we do the same things, daily and do not realize it either. We do it to our family, friends, our pets, and we think that it’s just words they do not mean anything, I’m just talking God will understand. He is understanding but, wants us to come up to where He is, in our speech, as well, we are now His children and what we say and do will cause great sadness or great joy in the Kingdom of God.
When you bake a cake, is it salty or sweet? It can’t be both it must be one or the other. That is exactly how God expects us to be, for we are His hands, His feet, His mouthpieces, we are the body of Christ and if we are talking, walking, or living like we are His, what do you think that that says about His children and not only that but, also what does that do to what we say or who we represent? Will people listen to us, or even want to talk with us when they see and hear us doing just as they are doing? You can only represent that which you are truly following and if your only half-way in, well, your life and all that you say and do will only be half-way. We can certainly try and justify our actions and life with the people down here but, can you do that with God? No! Then, why not just be one or the other?
If your name, when we all stand before the judgment seat of God, is not found written in the Lambs’ book of life, who do you think at that moment will look very shameful, crying, begging for mercy, a second chance even? The one who knew God but, did not have a personal relationship with Him, every day of their lives.
Nothing became something when in the beginning someone spoke that nothing into something good! John 1:1-3 (KJV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made.” God knew that something good would come from what He spoke for it from who and what He is, nothing evil, nothing nasty, just pure love. James 1:17 (KJV) “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
So, go be who you are in Christ, every day, and may it bring Him great happiness and joy!