'Begun' in the Bible
And if Satan is expelling Satan, he has begun to make war on himself: how therefore shall his kingdom last?
"When those came who had begun at five o'clock, they received a shilling apiece;
As soon as the Master of the house shall have risen and shut the door, and you have begun to stand outside and knock at the door and say, "'Sir, open the door for us' --"'I do not know you,' He answers; 'you are no friends of mine.'
"And," said Peter, "no sooner had I begun to speak than the Holy Spirit fell upon them, just as He fell upon us at the first.
But in this matter I give you an opinion; for my doing this helps forward your own intentions, seeing that not only have you begun operations, but a year ago you already had the desire to do so.
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now going to reach perfection through what is external?
For of this I am confident, that He who has begun a good work within you will go on to perfect it in preparation for the day of Jesus Christ.