Scriptures, God provides man some of the details of His existence before the creation
event. He discloses His purposes and plans for the creation before He created
it. The following are 10 things we know existed or were planned by God before
the creation event took place.
Before creation, the Godhead
existed as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
See the 'Who Created?' section of this
Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to
everlasting, You are God.
John 1:1&2 In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the
beginning with God. 3All things were made through Him, and without
Him nothing was made that was made.
Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall
the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot
Before creation, God knows
the beginning to the end and is outside of time.
Isaiah 48:12 Listen to Me, O Jacob, And Israel, My called: I am He, I am the First, I am also the Last.
Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty".
Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.
Before creation, God the
Father loved God the Son.
John 17:24 for You loved Me before
the foundation of the world.
Before creation, the Father
and the Son shared glory.
John 17:5 And now, O Father,
glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before
the world was.
Before creation (or during?),
God prepared a kingdom for the Saints.
Matthew 25:34 Then the King will
say to those on His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Before creation, God planned
secrets to be revealed to His creation by Him personally on the earth as the
Christ and through His church.
Matthew 13:35, Jesus stated I will
open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation
of the world.
1 Corinthains 2:7 But we speak the
wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before
the ages for our glory
Romans 16:25 Now to Him who is
able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began
Ephesians 3:9-11 and to make all
see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of
the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10to
the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church
to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11according
to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Colosians 1:26 the mystery which
has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to
Before creation, God
promised the Son the elect for eternal life.
Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life
which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, No one was around
before time began, except the Trinity. Therefore, this is best understood as
a promise from God the Father to God the Son.
Before creation, God chose
the saints for salvation.
Ephesians 1:4&5 just as He
chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and
without blame before Him in love, 5having predestined us to adoption
as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we are bound
to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God
from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit
and belief in the truth
2 Timothy 1:9 who has saved us and
called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according
to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time
Before creation, the saints
names were written in the Book of Life (as apposed to those whose names were
not, as shown in the following verses).
Revelation 17:8 And those who
dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life
from the foundation of the world,
Revelation 13:8 All who dwell on
the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of
Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Before creation, Gods creative
plan included the cross.
Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by
the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless
hands, have crucified, and put to death;
Acts 4:27&28 For truly against
Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with
the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28to
do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.
1 Peter 1:19&20 but with the
precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20He
indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in
these last times for you
Revelation 13:8 the Lamb slain from
the foundation of the world.
God is outside of time, space, & matter; the creation is His plan
represents everything God created time, space, matter, & light. God is
not bound to time, space, or matter. He was before all we see or comprehend.
God has and still is revealing His plan to us through His written Word and the
events that are still to come.
God demonstrates He is an extreme God of love. God determined before He
created that He would demonstrate His love to His creation through the sacrifice
of the cross!