Friends, for today's bible study we will look at the many goings forth of our Lord Jesus. The prophet Micah declared that Jesus has been going forth from of old, from everlasting and said at Micah 5:2 But thou Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be llittle among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel (Jesus), whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
According to Micah, Jesus has been existing and going forth before the earth was created, from of old, from everlasting. Before the heavens and earth were created, before there was light and darkness, before there was a sun or a moon, and before anything, Jesus existed. Jesus always has been, always will be, always is, and there's never been a time when He wasn't. Jesus is the eternal Son of the living God. Jesus Himself said at Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was and which is to come, the Almighty (defined in greek as Almighty God where Jesus proclaimed that He is God).
Now friend reading this anywhere, if Jesus proclaimed at Revelation 1:8 that He is God, today get saved and do Romans 10:9 by saying now Jesus is God and believe in your heart that Jesus died for you on the cross and rose again. I believe in Jesus name Jesus will anoint the words of this bible study and save multitudes of lives all over this earth.
Now lets look at some of the first goings forth of Jesus that occurred when Jesus as the Word created this earth. According to John 1 pictured above Jesus was the Word that was with God in the beginning that went forth from God's mouth to create the earth. John 1:1 says 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. John 1:14 goes on to say Jesus is the Word declaring And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
One of the first goings forth of Jesus was as the Word from God's mouth to create light. When God said at Genesis 1:3 pictured above Let there be light, and there was light, Jesus as the Word went forth from God's mouth and the Word Jesus made light. When God the Father said Let it be done, Jesus as the Word got it done and made light. Jesus told the Father from the cross in response to the Father's request Let it be done, it is finished.
Take time to meditate on the following scriptures that prove that Jesus existed and was with the Father as God before the earth existed. According to John 17:5 Jesus said And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. Wow, according to this blessed scripture, before the world was, Jesus was with the Father and they were both glorified together.
Now lets move down several verses to John 17:24 where Jesus said Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me; for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. Jesus proclaimed that He existed before the earth was created and that the Father loved Him before the foundation of the world.
In fact, Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world to redeem and buy us back with His own blood shed at the cross to free us from the bondage of sin. 1 Peter 1:18 says Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.
Pictured above we see another going forth of Jesus when Jesus as the Word from God's mouth created the sun and the moon. Genesis 1:14 says 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. Genesis 1:16 goes on to say 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.
Take time to read how my good friend Sonny Mull described the going forth of Jesus as the Word to create the sun and moon. Sonny said before there was a sun in the sky, God had a Son by His side and sent Jesus forth to hang the sun in the sky along with the moon. Then Jesus as the Word went forth and hung the stars in the sky; And then Jesus as the Word went forth and created the heaven and the earth along with the animals.
Friends everywhere as you look at the picture above of Colossians 1:17, Jesus told me to have you say out loud Colossians 1:16 which proves that Jesus existed before the earth that was created by Him. Now lets all rejoice and say Colossians 1:16 For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created by Him and for Him; And He is before all things and by Him all things consist.
Jesus while he walked this earth also told everyone that He existed before the earth was created by stating at John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of Man ascend up where He was before? Jesus said when I rise after my death, I'll rise to be with my Father where I was before the earth existed. Then Jesus confirmed again that He existed before the earth was created by stating at John 8:58 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM. Again Jesus here proclaimed that he was God by saying He was the I AM God that appeared to Moses at the burning bush.
Alright, lets move on to the next going forth of our Lord Jesus that proves that Jesus existed as the earth was being created. According to Job, Jesus went forth shouting for joy as the Son of God when the Father laid the foundations of the earth. Job 38:4 says Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding, who hath laid the measures thereof if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof? When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy.
Take time to look at this conversation that the Father had with His Son Jesus as the Father called His Son Jesus God whose throne is for ever and ever that existed before the earth was created. Friends use the scripture Hebrews 1:8 to prove to lost souls that Jesus is God where the Father says But unto the Son, He saith, Thy throne, O God (wow the Father called His Son Jesus God) is for ever and ever; a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
And during the great white throne judgment, this first heaven and earth will flee from the face of Jesus and there will be no place for it. Revelation 20:11 says And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it (Jesus), from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them. But, after this first heaven and earth pass away, Jesus will speak the Word again and make a new heaven and new earth not hooked to anything. Revelation 21:1 tells us And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea. Stay tuned as Brother Bob will write about more goings forth of Jesus in future bible studies.
I pray in Jesus name that this bible study blesses many people in many nations. Feel free to email Brother Bob anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Brother Bob Malkin, 2233 Pinetree Lane, 2233 Pinetree Lane, Apt. N., Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068. (614) 604-7133. Till we all meet again soon to lift up our Lord Jesus, everyone have a blessed day in Jesus name.