Hebrews 3:4 (NKJV) For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.

If we are not careful, we can begin to consider that God, somehow, came into contact with His creation and perhaps fashioned it all by use of His hands. Often the picture of God molding clay into the form of a man is used to speak of the creation of man. This is in total error. God is a speaking Spirit and all things were spoken into existence by His creative word. Everything that came into being did so by the word of His mouth. To think otherwise is to limit God to the soulish realm of the natural senses of, touch, taste, smell and sight.

God is Spirit.

John 4:24 (NKJV) God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

He is a speaking Spirit and does not physically “build” anything.

Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV) By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

We also know that all things are held in place by Jesus’ spoken Word.

Hebrews 1:3 (NKJV) who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

This being understood, then, the word, kataskeuazo, rendered, built, can be properly understood to mean, when referring to God, to furnish, equip, prepare, and to make ready. The Creator of all things made all things ready for His sons and daughters. The word, kataskeuazo, also makes us to understand that His creation was adorned and equipped with all things necessary for our well-being and enjoyment.

That’s right! It was all created for you and me to enjoy.

What a Christmas gift indeed!

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