Your message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent.
(Jeremiah 20:9)
by – Stuart H. Pouliot
"All Creation in the Womb of God" (Vision/Word)
Early in the morning of December 14, 2013, I was in and out of sleep when I had what was not so much a
dream as it was a vision.
I saw a large sphere-shaped object that contained a large mass that appeared to be curled up. I had
no time to think about or to analyze what I saw, for almost at the same moment of seeing this, I
heard: All creation in the womb of God .
Obviously, this caught my attention and I immediately woke up. My first thought was that the word did
not contain a verb, so I believed it meant that all creation had been in the womb of God, as in the beginning
of creation. However, it seems as if the spirit of God immediately corrected me, and I realized that it was
an emphatic statement of a present reality and the curled-up mass in the sphere was likened to a fetus in
a womb. The vision is a glimpse of the whole of creation (i.e., all things) in the womb of God.
My understanding of this vision did not stop here, for as I meditated on it, I kept getting a picture that the
universe itself is the womb of God. Let me repeat this in the reverse: The womb of God is the universe,
which, by the way, is the sum-total of all things, both visible and invisible, as far as we know it, that is, as
far as God has revealed it to us. Think about it!
I don't know about your reaction but mine is ─ Wow!
Let us consider some definitions, for they provide more clarity. The word womb is defined as: 1. the place
[e.g., female uterus] where life is conceived and nourished until birth; 2. the place where anything is
produced. The period of time that a new life is in the womb and developing is called gestation . The word
gestation means 1. the act or period of carrying young in the uterus from conception to birth; pregnancy;
2. the development of a plan in the mind.
Before offering further explanation, there is a question: Does this mean that God not only presents as a
father but also as a mother? Yes! Rotherham, in his translation, gives a rather intriguing explanation of
the famous I AM response God gave to Moses.
And Moses said unto God—Lo! as surely as, I, go in unto the sons of Israel, and say unto them, The
God of your fathers, hath sent me unto you, so surely will they say unto me—What is his name?
What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I Will Become whatsoever I please , and he
said—Thus, shalt thou say to the sons of Israel, I Will Become hath sent me unto you . (Exodus 3:13-
14 Rotherham [bold italic added])
If we accept this particular translation, the expression I AM implies that God can become and does become
whatsoever He pleases. He could be father, mother, son, spirit, or whatever He wants to be in relational
character. To me, this makes the doctrine of the trinity far too limited in scope. God is not triune; He is
infinite. Think about it!
"All Creation in the Womb of God"
By the way, for those who fear I might be talking about some distorted form of pantheism, I am not.
Actually, did you know that pantheism means "all god"? I am not proposing that God is a tree or any of
that nonsense. Notice that I used the expression relational character . Simply, God can take on any
characteristic He so desires to express His relationship to His creation.
Given this thought, God takes on the nature of the mother of creation.
As such, everything in existence is contained in God's womb (universe), and all that is within His womb is
in the state of gestation. Applying the definitions, the realm of the universe is likened to the uterus of a
woman. God conceived all things in Himself, and He is pregnant with His entire creation as He carries all
things within Himself. All of creation continues in gestation, for God, as of yet, has not brought to full birth
His new creation in His Son. It is still in the works or in the oven, so to speak. Yes, His Son has finished the
work, but it must be worked out in all creation until God's grand jubilee when all debts are cancelled and
the entire creation is set free in love and made all new (in character).
Even the second part of the definition of the word gestation has meaning, for within God is His very plan
to achieve His ultimate purpose of all. His plan for His creation is in development within His womb or His
entire universe.
Scientists attempt to unravel the meaning and the inner working of the universe. However, this one vision
tells us that the womb of God is the place where all life is conceived and nourished and from which life is
birthed. This is the meaning and the working of the universe.
Thus, we know God as Father, but He also has traits of a mother. One of His names is El-Shaddai , translated
as Almighty God . The word shaddai comes from the Hebrew word shad, meaning "the breast" or, more
exactly, a "woman's breast." As a breast pours forth to a child, El-Shaddai means " The Pourer or Shedder
Forth of Blessing ." God gives forth His life to His children as a mother gives forth her life to her child
through the feeding of her breast. When the child cries, the breast gives comfort, so that she has great
power over the child. This is one of the meanings of Almighty God .
This might all sound good and right, but the question is whether it can be substantiated by scripture. Yes!
Let us consider several translations in order to paint the picture.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was
not made out of things that are visible. (Hebrews 11:3 ESV)
This doesn't mean that God created out of nothing; it means that God created out of Himself. Physicists
are even searching for what some call the God-particle , the primal particle of the universe from which all
things are made, that is, exist. However, scripture indicates that creation is the substance of the invisible
God that is made visible through His Son, the word of God. Nothing that we see or even cannot see came
out of nothing; it all came forth from God. Given this, could we not state that the whole of the universe,
all things, are of the substance of God? So, all things in the womb of God are of His substance. He has
conceived all things within Himself.
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things…. (1 Corinthians 8:6 KJV)
"All Creation in the Womb of God"
… yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from [out of whom] whom are all things…. (1
Corinthians 8:6 NASB [WED])
… to us (or: for us; with us) [there is] one God, the Father, from out of the midst of Whom [is] the
whole (or: [are] all things) …. (1 Corinthians 8:6 JMNT)
These translations use four different prepositional expressions: of whom are all things; from whom are all
things; out of whom are all things ; and from out of the midst of Whom the whole . Through these, we are
given the sense that all things come out of God. By the way, the expression all things is all-inclusive; it is
the whole.
… that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far
from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have
said, 'For we also are His children.' "Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the
Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man. (Acts
17:27-29 NASB)
Paul's sermon on Mars Hill, Greece, is one of the clearest messages of the good news in all scripture, for
it speaks to the ultimate purpose of God to save all mankind. The key to the vision I was given is found in
the phrase in Him we live and move and exist . In Him, we exist. Could we not say that in God's womb, all
things exist? Do any of us believe that we are complete yet, that is, our gestation is completed? Hardly!
Has the universe itself completed its gestation? Is it done expanding and changing? Hardly! Notice how
Paul agrees with the Greek poets that all mankind are the children of God. Paul rejoiced in this fact.
For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth
derives its name (Ephesians 3:14-15).
Because, forth from out of the midst of Him, then through the midst of Him (or: through means of
Him), and [finally] into the midst of Him, [is] the whole (everything; [are] all things; or: = Because He
is the source, means and goal/destiny of all things – everything leads into Him)! (Romans 11:36
For [out] from Him and through Him and to [for] Him are all things. (Romans 11:36 NASB [WAET])
These translations indicate the glory of God's purpose and plan to be all in all. All things come out of Him;
all things are through Him; all things are for Him; and all things are to Him, meaning, ultimately, all things
return to Him. God is the source and the destiny of the whole.
Here is the good news. God is not done yet. He has not brought to birth the fullness of His glory in all
creation. Yes, it is all finished in His Son, but all things are still in gestation; it has been this way throughout
eonian history (of the ages) and will continue until the last chapter is completed. In His womb, the
Almighty God has conceived His creation and is nourishing it until, one day, all things will be matured and
birthed into the full and blessed glory of God.
God is pregnant with glory! This vision of His womb provides great hope for all, especially as we are in the
midst of tumultuous times. All things are in God. The universe of all things is safe and secure in the
Almighty God. God is love and love never fails!
"All Creation in the Womb of God"
Having said all this, there is one more matter vital to our understanding that is discovered in Paul's epistle
to the Colossians, where he gloriously describes the Son of God.
Who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation. For all things were created in
Him , the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible; whether
thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.
(Colossians 1:15-16 LITV [bold italic added])
How did the Father create? He created through His Son or, we could say, He created in Son. A part of God
took on the nature of Son and, through this one, God created all things. But even more gloriously, all things
were created in the Son. All things in heaven and on earth were not only created in the one who is the
word of God but they were created through Him and for Him. Paul even adds to this: He existed before
anything else, and He holds all creation together (Colossians 1:17).
In other words, creation is not only in the Son, but He also holds it all together.
Of course, we know the Son as our Lord Jesus, the Anointed of God.
But we know that there is only one God, the Father, who created everything, and we live for Him.
And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom
we have been given life . (1 Corinthians 8:6 NLT [bold italic added])
For more on the Son, see: Who Are You Lord?
If all creation is in the womb of God, there is only one outcome for creation itself—it must be birthed into
the very nature of God is love . Creation is getting ready to burst forth as an expression of love beyond
anything we can imagine. That day is coming soon. And, when it does come, the glory of God will fill all
creation as God the Father is all in all. All new and all in love!
What is glory?
It is the full manifestation of love.
It is the beauty of the Lord of love.