There are two “in the beginnings” when it comes to God. One beginning is when it was just God, and the uncreated heaven and earth. The second beginning was when God sends forth his word to create heaven and earth. Both beginnings can be seen clearly in Genesis chapter 1, verses 1-2. Verse 1 states, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Verse 2 states, And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. In verse 2, and the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep was the initial beginning state prior to God beginning the creation of the heaven and the earth. Since we believe that God always existed, the one that creates beginning must first exist before that which he creates can have its beginning. So these are the two beginning states that God dealt with: the state that began when God began, and the state that began when God began to create.
Now in John chapter 1, we find how the relationship with God, and the Word being God came into existence. First of all you have to understand the role that each has in this relationship. Let’s read John 1:1-3, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Here again in John as it is in Genesis, both beginnings can be seen clearly. John 1:1 speaks of the beginning that concerns itself with the creation of the heaven and the earth where we see the word begin. However, John 1:2 tells us that this same word was in the initial beginning with God before God began to create the heaven and the earth. And John 1:3 tells us why the word was with God all along, but not mentioned as God until the time and season came to begin the creation of the heaven and the earth. John 1:3 again, All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. You see, until the time to create came, the word was with God, but not sent forth yet revealing God. And to take it a step further, until the word was sent forth to create the heaven, and the earth, the Spirit of God would not move upon the face of the waters. So God sent forth the word having its own existence. And whoever(adopted sons) enters the time and season, would find the word for that season for the Spirit of God to move upon.
The word and God, each has his own existence, and are one at the same time. God always existed, but we did not always hear him reveal his word. Ask Abraham, he went years without a word from God, but not years without God. The existence of God does not require that the existence of his word be made known to validate him. One of many examples, 1 Chronicles 13:14, And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the Lord blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had. If God is even present, need more be said or heard?! However, the thing that makes the two one is that the existence of the word does require God to send it forth to validate it. That is what Jesus was telling Thomas in John 14:7, If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. The word came forth from the Father: two existences made one. Adam and Eve were two flesh made one. However, Adam’s existence did not require Eve to exist. The thing that made the two one is that the rib that Eve was made of needed Adam to exist in order for her to exist as willed by the husbandman (God).
It is vital that we, the adopted sons of God, understand that the Father’s beginning with each of us already existed before we received our word from God to stand on. Father knows already what you need because he is the one that sent forth the word that you are standing on. Do not let your word go no matter how long you have been standing on it. It will come to pass, but you may need to move toward it. You can stand on your word, but you can’t stand still on your word. Again, as Jesus said to Thomas, if you know your word, you should know my Father since the word came from him. In other words, while you are standing on the word, look and see if you see my Father making movement by his spirit that matches your word. If so, move toward it: move toward the movement that looks like your word. Remember that Father’s beginning with you, began before the word began with you. He already had his will for you, and now he’s just using his word to communicate it to you. Take the word, and use it to know the Father: they will be one. The two may have come at you with different beginnings, but they are one. Our beginning led us to Jesus, now Jesus leads us to the Father. The word leads us to the times and the seasons which both have been in the Father’s power since His beginning.