By Blake Higginbotham
The fellowship of the mystery goes far beyond our personal past experiences and our beginnings in Him started in creation before formation.
1 John 2:7-11 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining. 9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
The above passage speaks of so many things that I would like to address; but to be honest with you I don’t know where to start. Earlier in the week when I read this chapter the word beginning stood out to me. It was then, that Holy Spirit began to speak to me about the beginning. In context, John was referring to the gospel of the Kingdom that was first preached by Yahshua and then by His disciples, who became the first sent ones to their generation.
The question that I had at the time, revolved around what actually represents the beginning for us in this generation? We were not there when these words were spoken, so there is no way to comprehend the weight and gravity of their meaning apart from revelation. The believers who were present then, had the honor of privilege of hearing these words for the first time, and they were among eye witnesses who walked and talked with the first sent ones, who in turn personally walked and talked with Yahshua the Messiah. I found myself asking, what represents your beginning?
To my surprise it had very little to do with the short stint I did in the Pentecostal church or the religion of Christianity. It had even less to do with the partial and half-truths that I once embraced, preached and lived. Much of what I embraced as absolute truth in the early days has now been scrapped for a better understanding of the same book. I have come to understand that the older and newer testaments of the bible are one book containing the story of Yahweh’s dealings with His people for the past six to ten thousand years.
Once you have become a recipient of the love and grace of Yahweh it is easy to see His plan of Salvation throughout the bible. If you have received the full embrace of the Father’s love and forgiveness, then you truly know who you are in Him and the reality of our beginning becomes a living reality.
1 John 2:24-25 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.
You see the light of truth has opened my heart to a better understanding of eternal life. Illumination and enlightenment have brought me to the truth and my love for the Father’s will and purpose is more important than anything or anybody.
Remembering who we are in Him requires embracing Him and one another in a way that speaks of our beginnings together.
More and more I am seeing and hearing things that can only represent memories of a time before the foundation of the world, when we were together with Him. Much of it has to do with that eternity mean life without end.
In the end, this will bring new meaning to the saying, “Be there and done that”
I find myself will a deep longing for more time with Him and one another. It is always good to be with brothers and friends; but there is nothing like being alone with Him in the secret place that represents your time and place in eternity.