Scripture is one book with different ‘chapters.’ It describes the beginning of the Kingdom of God and also the end. The Bible presents God’s plan with remarkable unity. When you Leave out the beginning, you cannot understand the end.
Let’s summarise a few of the ‘beginnings’ in Genesis 1-11 and their significant fulfilment in the history of the New Testament:
- Genesis 1 is about the first creation. Revelation 21:1 about the new creation.
- Genesis 2 focuses on the first Adam. 1 Corinthians 15:45 mentions Jesus as the last Adam.
- Creation is through the powerful word of God, Genesis 1. In John 1:1-2 and Revelation 19:13 we meet the Word of God, Jesus.
- Genesis 2 introduces Adam’s bride, Eve. Revelation 19:6-7 describes the wedding of the Lamb and His Bride, the Church.
- In Genesis 3:8 God walks and talks to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Revelation 21:3-4 describes how God will come down from heaven to live among His people in the New Jerusalem.
- Genesis 3 describes the entrance of sin through the evil one. Revelation 20:10 describes the demise of the devil. He will never again disturb the peace and harmony between God and His people.
- Genesis 11:1-9 describes the futile attempt of people to build a city with a high tower, with the express desire to exclude God. Revelation 21:10 describes how God’s city descends out of heaven. There God will be the glorious Father and King for ever and ever.
The unity of the Bible is remarkable. It is because the 66 books were all inspired by the Holy Spirit. Fortunately the same third Person of the Godhead, the Holy Spirit, helps us study God’s precious Book.
Request: Please let us know what we missed in the remarkable unity of the beginning and end of God’s plan.