Jesus, The Creator
by Warren E. Berkley
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him,” (Colossians 1:16).
It is no wonder that the winds and the waves obeyed Him. Believers hasten to acknowledge His power to heal people with fatal disease or permanent disability. We consider it credible that demons and death fled from His presence at His command. “All things were made by Him!” He is the Creator and Master over all. By Him God “made the worlds,” (Heb. 1:2).
Early in the book of John, this claim is made: “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made”(Jno. 1:3). Here is a fundamental fact about Christ. God created all things through Him! Not only was Jesus “there” in the beginning, He was active. Paul wrote of this with these words: “There is one God the Father from whom all comes … (&)… one Lord Jesus by whom all exists,” (1 Cor. 8:6; see also Rev. 1:8 & Rev. 3:14).
For emphasis John adds, “and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Please consider this. If everything that was made was made through Jesus Christ; if it is true that “without Him was not any thing made that was made,” we must conclude, Jesus is not a created being; He was not made … in fact, it was through him that all things were made. John claims this, and then proves it in the chapters that follow.
This is what John wrote. Paul affirmed this, and if we are Christians – this is our faith. It is based on the evidence given by the Holy Spirit in the book of John and throughout the word of God. One man said, “All other things came into being, but the Godhead has enjoyed timeless existence.” (Commentary on John, by Butler; College Press, p.#20.)
When you decide to obey Jesus, you are making the wise choice to live as the Creator intended.