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Pamphlet 1773 Plan of God kc 1-4

Most people suppose that the Plan of God starts with Genesis 1:1, but it does not!

The creation of the heavens and the earth start there (for they had a beginning), but the Family Plan itself began before Gen. 1:1 happened, yes, before the beginning, in what we call the eternity past.

We find it recorded in the book of wisdom, in the Proverbs of Wisdom, chapter 8.

Before there ever was an earth our Father existed and wisdom was with Him.

We read concerning wisdom:

Proverbs 8:22
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
We will see in this chapter and in 2 Pet. 3 that Gen. 1:1 were His works of old.

This is before that time.

[23] I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
Again for emphasis, this is before the earth came into being.
[24] When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

[25] Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

[26] While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

[27] When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

When He did create the heavens and the earth, wisdom remained with Him.
[28] When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

[29] When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

[30] Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

[31] Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

Though wisdom was with God from the eternity past, His hearts desire (his delight) was to have sons, i.e. a family.

So He created the souls of all His children for His pleasure, the pleasure of companionship and love.

That is WHY you were created!
(We will show later that He gave us free will and explain what that is.)

Rev. 4:11
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
NOW we come to the beginning and in our next study we will see that God prepares a magnificent and beautiful, perfect HOME for His family.

He will call it "Earth" and His children will shout for joy!

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.

We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them {the ancient Israelites} for ensamples, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

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