The Beginning and the End

//The Beginning and the End

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Once there was nothing. Just the blackness of oblivion.

Then, in an instant of time, from a mere dap of concentrated matter, it began —Creation. Scientists have euphemistically dubbed that beginning — the Big Bang.  The Big Bang theory harmonizes with the truth expressed in the opening words of the Bible that state, simply – “In the beginning…”

But where did the super condensed matter come from in the beginning? —matter, being the atomic and subatomic little bits and pieces, from which everything is made.

The genius, Albert Einstein, devised an algebraic formula, the famous E=MC2, that expresses the correlation between mass and energy.

Understanding that secret unlocked the immense power contained in a single atom. But if mass, or matter, can be converted into energy, as in the case of an atomic bomb, then the reverse must be true too. Energy can be transformed into matter.  Scientists have only recently discovered that light, which is made up of tiny massless bits of energy called photons, can degrade into matter. 

So the question really is, where did all the energy or light come from?

The Bible, supplies the answer. Referring to himself as the source of unlimited energy, the Creator invites people on earth to contemplate the immense universe as it continues to unfold above us: “Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who brings out their army by number; He calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, not one of them is missing.”

And just as God has a name for all of the countless stars, some of which have already died even as new ones are being born, God himself has a personal name. The same 40th chapter of Isaiah goes on to say: “Do you not know? Have you not heard? Jehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, is a God for all eternity. He never tires out or grows weary. His understanding is unsearchable.”

In Hebrew, God’s name was represented by four consonants corresponding to the Latin letters of YHWH. In Old English the name was first translated using the letter “I”. But around 1600 the letter “J” was introduced to the English alphabet and all the Hebrew names that are spelled with a “Y” are translated with a “J.” That would include common names such as Joseph, Jacob, Joshua, Jeremiah, as well as the name Jesus. Ever since the invention of the letter J the English rendering of God’s self-given name has been accepted as Jehovah. (Why not Yahweh instead of the spelling “Jehovah”?)

But the creation of our local universe was not the first creation on record. The Bible reveals that there exists life in the same dimension that the Source of energy inhabits —countless intelligent creatures who witnessed the creation of the earth billions of years ago.

Referring to that event God once asked a man named Job where he happened to be when the earth was created: “When the morning stars joyfully cried out together, and all the sons of God began shouting in applause?”

Obviously, there were no earthly sons of God who could have witnessed the creation of the earth. Those sons of God who applauded Jehovah’s masterful, creative work were angels. They came into existence long before God created the physical heavens and the earth.

Since the angels are referred to as sons of God, that means they had a beginning too, just as human sons are born from a father. And the Bible tells of that beginning in the opening words of the gospel according to John, saying “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. This one was in the beginning with God. All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence.”

Although that statement is widely misunderstood by professed Christians, the book of Revelation sheds some light upon it —chapter 3, verse 14 revealing that the Word, or Jesus, was “the beginning of the creation by God.”

Both scriptures citing “the beginning” are in reference to the beginning of the creation in the spirit dimension —that beginning preceded the beginning of the physical universe, and reveals that the entity who came down from heaven as the person of Jesus was the first of God’s creation. That is why the apostle Paul said of Jesus: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”

Paul went on to reveal that the firstborn of all creation was then empowered by God to create everything else. That is why Jesus referred to himself as the only-begotten son of God, because all of the other sons, or angels, came to life through the firstborn.

Being the image of God the Firstborn is himself a god, which is exactly what is stated in the first chapter of John, verse 18, which says that Jesus was the only-begotten god who is at the Father’s side.

Among the heavenly sons of God that the Word produced for the Father were cherubim and seraphs, which are a special orders of angels. In the book of psalms God likened angels to flames of fire —indicating that they are a form of energy, not matter, not of the dust. In keeping with that, the Hebrew word seraphim literally means “burning ones.”

One cherub was given a very special assignment by God. He was to serve as the benevolent overseer of God’s first two humans. In the book of Ezekiel he is called the perfect cherub that was covering in Eden. Tragically, though, that trusted cherub became envious of God. He fabricated a scheme to exalt himself as god over the embryonic human family.

In the beginning Adam only had one rule to follow, not eating from or even touching one special tree. Probably because Adam had greater experience than his newly formed wife, the invisible cherub targeted Eve, pretending to be a talking serpent. More than likely the cunning angel maneuvered the serpent to slither up the tree of knowledge, so as to appear to have eaten some of the forbidden fruit, in order to give Eve the impression that the fruit empowered the reptile to speak, thereby giving credence to the serpent’s suggestion that her eyes were bound to be opened —that she would become like God, if she ate some too.

Having succeeded in his scheme to deceive, the cherub of Eden has since become known as Satan, the Devil. And as a result of their acting upon his lies, Adam and Eve brought death upon themselves and all of their descendants. That is why Jesus said of Satan: “That one was a murderer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of the lie.”

Just as the evidence for God’s existence is plainly evident in the creation, even as Paul said, the worldwide influence of a superhuman liar and killer is also very much in evidence. How true, the apostle’s words: the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.

But we should not suppose that the present system is going to go on indefinitely. Christ has already conquered Satan, having become human by means of a miracle, which involved being born as a human. As a man Jesus demonstrated complete obedience and loyalty to God, something the first man failed to do. Having subjected himself to the cruelest death imaginable in obedience to his Father’s will, Jesus paid humanity’s debt to God and also proved that the Devil is a liar in his taunt that all of God’s creatures are inherently self-preserving. Having been resurrected from the dead to an indestructible life, and having already secured for himself the right to rule the world via God’s covenant with Jesus when he was a man, the second coming of Christ will be with power and great glory.

What remains is a tumultuous transition period that will be initiated when the Devil and his demons are cast down from heaven by the enthroned Messiah, otherwise known by his original name of Michael, the Archangel.

Revelation explains it this way: “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

How long is the “short period of time” —the transition period between Satan’s reign of death and the beginning of the new world that the meek will inherit? The Bible reveals it is roughly three and one half years.

When will that transition event begin? Jesus said no one knows the day or hour of the thief-like coming of the Son of man. However, the apostle Paul foretold the whenever it is they are saying “peace and security,” then sudden destruction is to be instantly upon them like birth pangs upon a pregnant woman.

What form will that sudden destruction take? Jesus said nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom. And that would be the beginning of the birth pangs of distress.

While Jehovah’s Witnesses have been instrumental in declaring the Kingdom of Christ and the name of Jehovah far and wide, publishing Bibles and teaching material in over 700 languages, the short period of time after the demons are confined to the vicinity of the earth will be marked by worldwide persecution of those who have the work of bearing witness to Jesus, resulting in a final witness given by the chosen ones before their departure. (Is the worldwide preaching of the Kingdom being carried out by Jehovah’s Witnesses the sign of his presence?)

Jesus himself forewarned: “people will lay their hands on you and persecute you, handing you over to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name. It will result in your giving a witness. Therefore, resolve in your hearts not to rehearse beforehand how to make your defense, for I will give you words and wisdom that all your opposers together will not be able to resist or dispute. Moreover, you will be handed over even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death, and you will be hated by all people because of my name. But not even a hair of your heads will perish. By your endurance you will preserve your lives.”

How is it possible to be put to death and yet by endurance preserve your lives? As regards the chosen ones then, their deaths result in their instantaneous resurrection —in the twinkling of an eye. By means of the first resurrection Jehovah will gather all of the chosen ones into the heavenly Kingdom during the end phase, where they will then be empowered to crush Satan and his world.

 

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  • Burt Reynolds

    Robert, I have just watched this on your tube. I have to say it is a most inspiring transliteration of the good news of the bible, warm, inviting, uplifting, above all, moulded in truth and the love of Jehovah. It brings to life the very salvation of man and I cannot help but say that it is rendered just as Jehovah would intend it to be given. This is truth. I recommend that all on this site look at it right now.

    • ewatchman

      Thanks Burt. Glad you find something of value in it. Makes it worthwhile for me.

      • Burt Reynolds

        All your work is important Robert. Not just to me, but thousands of others. Daily. Bringing together a huge dialogue of scripture that will result in everlasting life for an unnumbered crowd. What could be more worthwhile!?

  • Apple Pi

    I really enjoyed this video. Thanks for all the hard work that went into it.

    • ewatchman

      Thank you. Now you know why I hadn’t posted any commentaries in a week. Doing these things take a lot of time, stealing images and getting music, especially because it has been awhile since I have done one and Apple revamped Final Cut Pro, so that has been a learning process. But I hope to make these more regular now.

      • James

        Sadly, this video is better than the entire WTBS video library.

        If only they would turn their talents towards the truth.

        Thank you Robert, beautifully done, a work of art.

  • Dean LaRue

    This is so beautifully done. THANK YOU brother King, this was just what needed to start my day.

    • ewatchman

      You go man!

  • Southern ShaSha

    Thank you Robert. This work beautifully illustrates, “The Beginning and the End”. Much appreciation for your clear and accurate understanding, what a gift of sharing!

  • Shelley.

    Beautifully done,thank you.

  • ive thought the angels could float around the sun’s and not get burned 🙂

  • Beverly kenyon

    Much appreciation to Brother King for all the hard work and thought gone into producing this article and vid. The article beautifully explained the ‘Beginning and the End’ and the vid drives the points across with its fantastic imagery and soundtrack…it was like a well produced documentary…the intro picture above alone, invites a person to view the vid! I think of Angels as being made up of energy similar to nuclear power or maybe some sort of energy we don’t know about. In Ezekiel 28:14-16, I think Angels are referred to as ‘fiery stones’ dipicting powerful energy.

    • Burt Reynolds

      You are right Beverly. Our lives are made possible by their atomic structure. It begs the question as to whether that is life, or just supports life. I was interested to read the other day that light can be made into mass. It puts a whole new perspective on the omnipresence of Jehovah in that light and time has a value in substance. This could negate, or make irrelevant, what we think about the true age of the universe.

      • Beverly kenyon

        Brother King mentioned in his article that scientists have only recently discovered that light can degrade into matter, so then does that explain a little bit as to how Angels materialise because in their spirit form wouldn’t they be like light (Satan is referred to as an angel of light in the Bible), but don’t know if that’s symbolic or literal! This latest article certainly revs up the thinking process! Btw Burt, loved that post of your’s to Bklyn Kevin, it was full of insight and wisdom…the bit about how some people end up in one room was truly sad. Don’t know how you and Sally coped emotionally in your jobs as Social Workers as you both saw the full spectrum of human misery. But if a person has faith in God that he will sustain us in our time of need then that gives glory to God…I think The Apostle Paul said, when we’re weak then that’s when we’re strong and for me that’s when we’re giving glory to God.

        • ewatchman

          Excellent question, sister. Obviously there is a portal, a passageway, through which spirits can pass into the physical world and back again. Thank God that he has closed that door for the unclean spirits. Their spiritual presence is bad enough.

          • Joseph Stephan

            I witnessed a spinning ball of fire (about the size of a bowling ball) back in 85 hovering around my mom’s house. (Freaked us out)
            Very controlled, hovering about 6 ft off the ground circling the home. Then just shot off and left in a flash.
            The power company said it was a ball of energy that came off the nearby lines. Do you think it could have been a spirit being? Was just like you described in the video.

            • e.v.g

              I don’t think It was a good spirit, I have had bizarre experiences too.

            • Joseph Stephan
            • 1914for100Alex

              Was it during a storm by any chance? I’ve experienced what’s referred to as ball lightning, probably 20 years ago or so. I wouldn’t necessarily describe it as a ball of fire though. More like a ball of energy and light, and it was about the size of a bowling ball.

            • Joseph Stephan

              Not sure about the weather, but your explanation sounds logical.
              That was a perfect description, a ball of energy!

            • ELiJAHx7

              Funny how all those people with near death experiences report seeing a “bright light”…ha
              I have seen some bizzare things in my life…lights hovering and floating away have never been enough to convince me of aliens lol…I know the demons try to trick people into a false reality, but, I am a too skeptical to fall for simple tricks!

            • 1914for100Alex

              I think you’re right about the demons. People seeing things that don’t coincide with what the Bible says leads them to question it. If you have little to no faith, what are you going to believe? A book or your own eyes?

          • Cocheta

            Jacob’s Ladder? Gen; 28:10-19 (fanciful thinking really there on my part, I reckon!)

          • Beverly kenyon

            I think it’s the most natural thing for spirits (angelic) to go back and forth into the physical world and the spirit world as that’s their natural habitat and yeah it’s probably as simple as stepping through a doorway to them. Thank goodness Jehovah flicked the off switch on the demons and stopped them from having that freedom…a bit like when he flicked the off switch of living forever on the first human pair.

        • Burt Reynolds

          Thank you Beverly. Though I don’t look upon social work as more stressful than a lot of jobs, it does yield insight for some, into the unnatural mess of our life experience. What I did find though, was that if you could see behind the social stresses and their reaction to such, and explain to that person why they feel the way they do….in other words, speak truth to that person, then you could see the weight drift from their shoulders. It always brought home to me that the truth shall set you free and it was a wonderful ground for witnessing, not so much in doctrine, but in the elements of compassion that lead to doctrine and understanding. What always stood in the way of being more effective, was our managers, a type of demonic interface of obstruction demanding submission to mammon and money. They wanted us to treat the problem, not the person and of course, it is the government that create the problem. That is why we were always so ineffective. Roll on the new system.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Beverly that is an excellent observation and analogy, when you said “scientists have only recently discovered that light can degrade into matter, so then does that explain a little bit as to how Angels materialize because in their spirit form wouldn’t they be like light
          (Satan is referred to as an angel of light in the Bible),

          • Beverly kenyon

            Awww, thanks Bklyn Kevin but Brother King said the first bit about the scientists discovery but I’ve always thought about Angels based on what I’ve read about them in the Bible…they’re fascinating and very real! Hope you’re always around Bklyn Kevin to help out when ones like me are flagging trying to locate the appropriate scripture that we know is there, but just can’t seem to find it…so frustrating…grrr!

  • Arvid Fløysand

    I am very grateful for this beautiful video …it looks good and “taste” good..it is impossible to make spiritual food like this with out deep true love to the Creator Jehova..thank you Robert for sharing all you got with us..

  • Cocheta

    ooh, Bro Robert, do you know your voice would be a terrific intro to a kids scary movie? My 2 yr old granddaughter was on my knee watching this with me & she shivered when you first spoke! (don’t mind us, we’re a very disrespectful lot when all’s said & done!)
    She did watch entranced throughout though It was marvellous, truly marvellous.
    Thank you so much, we all appreciate all the work you do & praise to Jehovah for you & because of the work you do for Him in bringing to life His Words.

    • Burt Reynolds

      It was a truely inspiring work wasn’t it. I could have reached out and touched Jehovah. Hear his voice.

      • Cocheta

        baby & I watched it again this morning as our daily Bible lesson & I cried, especially when I saw all the Sons of God surrounding His emerald throne & Michael coming on the clouds with His sword
        I would love to hear the voice of Jehovah & to spend time in the presence of King Jesus listening to Him when He opens the New Scrolls

  • ELiJAHx7

    Amazing video! Thank you for your time and effort!
    To quote Burt… “This is Truth!”

  • e.v.g

    Thanks brother Robert, me and my family we have just seen your video, excellent work.

  • Christian Obadiah

    Dear Brother King, Jehovah has truly blessed you to fully accomplish your assignment. I have always enjoyed your documentary-style videos and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. From beginning to finale the message of the Bible is brought out so coherently to the praise and glory of Jehovah.

    It was your YouTube presence that helped me learn the truth about the truth and prevented me from becoming stumbled and disillusioned. Thank you for your hard work in Jehovah’s service and please continue the fine work.

  • Joseph Stephan

    There is no reason to doubt that in due time God will bring the Kingdom to full power and the day of healing and rejuvenation will begin.
    Just imagine living in a world ruled by life-giving spirits instead of the present world run by murderous demons!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/156cca09a8e11e1f74acd249f1e70e7fdc63830d455655b24d96823828828275.jpg

  • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

    Excellent article

  • Jamie Mac

    Hi Robert, that really was very good, loved the soothing music in the background and the sound of your comforting voice. Imagine what it would sound like with Richard Burton doing the voice over. 🙂

    I am a software Engineer so I know the amount of work you had to do to get this right. Thank you so much.

  • L.H.

    “Let the elders who preside in a fine way, be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching.” Thank you brother king!

    • e.v.g

      I was thinking the same thing some days before.

  • Christian Obadiah

    Brother King, this thought just came into my mind. We read in the Bible that Jehovah spoke things into creation, such as “Let the earth cause grass to sprout.” We also know that Jesus is the Word and Jehovah used him to create all other things. Since this is the case, when God speaks things into creation can we understand it to be a figurative description of using Jesus to create? Meaning that he did not literally create by uttering words but by using Jesus. Hope my question makes sense.

    • ewatchman

      Jesus never takes credit for creation. That is because he did not originate it. He was merely the agent God used to create. That’s is why in Genesis God said: “Let us make man in our image.” God took the initiative and invited his Son to help. Just like in a human father and son relationship.

      • Christian Obadiah

        Thank you for the clarification Brother King.

  • Joseph Stephan

    This is so Crystal Clear, Does everyone else see a pattern here?

    Today
    https://youtu.be/Hoc4SPT0yGU

    Yesterday
    https://youtu.be/oWttFSi0rDQ

    BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sally

      Yes I saw this to. The guy who makes the finance videos made that yesterday and bingo today Iran gets put on notice.

    • Beverly kenyon

      Well that was interesting! I knew Trump wasn’t a fan of Iran but this was quick. Iran plans to dump the dollar and they’re put on notice…not good. Iraq dumps the dollar in 2003 in favour of the euro, makes a tidy profit a month later they’re blitzkrieged…shock & awe, followed by Libya, it’s all making sense. All this pushing and shoving will have a knock on effect…something is gonna give! Thanks for that update Joseph.

    • LW

      Yeah well we’ll find out …

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