Sunday, August 30, 2009

The End is Declared From the Beginning - Part 2

This is part two of seven parts studying the seven Hebrew words of the first verse of Genesis. Each of the seven words shows the Messiah and together are a picture of God’s redemption plan for 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 1:1in 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.

בראשית ברא אלוהים את השמים ואת הארץ
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The Second Word

The second word in Genesis 1:1 is pronounced in Hebrew “bara”. Strong’s reference #1254. ברא bara', baw-raw' a primitive root; meaning to create. To cut down, as in a tree, to feed, create (creator), dispatch, do, make (fat). It implies a direct hand, to physically do.

There are two word pictures in bara.

Hebrew word Picture 1: Hebrew is read right to left.
Created: ברא
Bet reysch: בר “Bar” means “son.”
Aleph: א First letter in one of the words for God, Elohim.
Create: The Son of God is in creation.

Hebrew word Picture 2:
Created: ברא
Bet: ב House
Resh: ר Head, highest, person
Aleph: א Strength, first, leader
Create: The strong man of the house is in creation.

Proverbs tell us who this strong man from within the house is.

Pr 30:4 Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son's name? Surely you know. (MKJV)

ברא Bara, the second word of Genesis 1:1 is a picture of Messiah as the “Son of God, the strong man within the house” who is the hand of God who “gathers the wind in His fists” and binds the “waters in His garments.”

שלום ברוך
Shalom and Be Blessed

1 comment:

  1. These studies are awesome. They clearly show the pre-eminence of the Son of God in Creation. Looking forward to the next 5 installments!


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