The Everlasting Covenant


The Beginning

This word was in the beginning, for “He is before all things.” 3 He is the beginning, the source, of the creation of God. 4 From Him everything comes. “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” “For He spake, and it was done: He commanded, and it stood fact.” 5 Let no one imagine that there is any confusion here; for Christ is but the perfect embodiment of the spoken word of God. “That which was from the beginning” was “the Word of life.” 1 Everything therefore comes from the life of God. EVCO 243.3

One of the words which God spake in the beginning was this: “Let the earth bring forth grass, and herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth.” 2 EVCO 244.1

What was the result?—“And it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind; and God saw that it was good.” 3 EVCO 244.2