What Does John 1:3 Mean?

All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.

John 1:3(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

The foundational truth of Christ Jesus as Saviour, Who died to redeem mankind and reunite sinners with their Creator God, is that Christ Jesus is the Word made flesh. Christ Jesus is the almighty Creator of all things, for we read that by Him were all things created. Everything in heaven, and earth, whether visible or invisible, whether they are thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers - all things were created through Him, and all things were created for Him, and apart HIM, from nothing was created that has been created.

The foundational truth in these early verses in John’s gospel steers our minds back to the creation in Genesis where the Triune God spoke the universe into being by His mighty Word and formed man from the dust of His own creation, breathing in His own Spirit of life and light.

It also directs our minds forward into the eternal ages to come where the new creation in Christ will participate in a new heaven and the new earth – to display the glory of God and to make known His mighty power, His great wisdom, His unchanging will, and to show forth His holy name, so that He might receive glory from all His created beings.

The foundational truth seen in this verse is that the eternal God, Who co-existed before creation began, exhibited His almighty power in and through the incarnate Word – Jesus Christ our Lord, Who at an appointed time was clothed in flesh, becoming the perfect Son of Man so that sinful humanity might not perish but be redeemed from sin’s eternal destiny and be restored into a right relation with their Creator.

There are many marvellous mysteries of godliness that are too deep for our limited mortal minds and so He revealed what we need to know through His eternal Word, Who was made flesh and dwelt among us so that by grace through faith, we could be made the righteous of Christ by simply believing on Him and dwell with Him forever.

My Prayer

You Lord, are worthy to receive all honour and glory and praise for You are our eternal Creator and in Christ Jesus we have become a new creation.. for You not only created us in Him but You bought us with a price – the blood of Jesus Christ our Lord, so that we may show forth Your glory in the ages to come, AMEN.

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