Saturday, August 29, 2009

The End Is Declared From the Beginning - Part 1

This is part one of seven examining the first verse in Genesis showing Yeshua the Messiah in each of the seven words. This verse also reveals the story of the ultimate redemption of man.

Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ (NKJV)

Everything was created through Messiah and for the sake of Messiah, as it is written in the Gospel of John:

Joh 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (NKJV)

Messiah is in each word of the very first verse in the Bible. Ge 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

There are seven words in Genesis 1:1 in the original Hebrew which is read right to left. Seven is the number of spiritual completion. The act of creation took six days and on the seventh day God rested.

(The hebrew is read right to left)
בראשית ברא אלוהים את השמים ואת הארץ
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth

The First Word

The first word is pronounced in Hebrew “Bre’sheet.” It is from the word ראשית (re’shiyth) with an added ב (Hebrew letter bet) at the beginning of the word. This letter adds the meaning “in” or “through”, “because of”, “with thought of”. The rest of the word is ראשית (re’shiyth Strong’s #7225) means: the first, in place, time, order or rank, (specifically a firstfruit): beginning, chief(-est), first fruits, foremost. Thus, the word is translated “In the beginning.” But, the word can also be translated two other ways. In the Hebrew thought, each of these translations adds depth of meaning to the word.

So we can translate Gen 1:1 as “In the beginning, with thought of the Firstfruits, through the Foremost, God created the heavens and the earth”. This teaches us that God created the heavens and the earth with “Re’sheet” or with the purpose of “Re’sheet.”

Who is the Re’sheet or First Fruits of creation? He is Messiah as it says in 1 Corinthians:
1Co 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. (NKJV)

The first letter the bet, ב, in the original Hebrew pictographs was a house. Again the first word can be seen as the “house of the Firstfruits.” So God’s creation is the “house” of Messiah, His ultimate dwelling place and through Him it was made.

Heb 1:1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; (NKJV)

He is heir of all created things, thus creation is the house of Firstfruits, which was created through him, the Foremost.

Watch for part 2, the second word, in a few days.

Shalom and Be Blessed

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