Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The End is Declared From the Beginning - Part 3

(Sorry that this post is out of sequence. It was somehow erased)

This is part three 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 1:1 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.

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

The Third Word

The third word in Hebrew is one of the names of God used throughout the Torah, Elohim.

#430. אלהים 'elohiym, el-o-heem' plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:--angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

According to the Sages, Elohim denotes God in His Attribute of Justice, as Ruler, Lawgiver, and Judge of the world. This name is used exclusively in the creation account until the sixth day. God as Jah-weh is first seen in the Bible when He creates man.

The ancient Hebrew gives a fascinating word picture in the name Elohim.

Elohim: אלהים
Aleph: א - Strength, Leader, First, Ox, Bull
Lamed: ל - Control, Authority, Goad
Hey: ה - To Reveal, Behold
Yood: י - To make, a deed, Hand
Mem: ם - Liquid, Massive, Chaos, Water

Elohim: The First Authority: Behold His Hand is on the Water

In Jerusalem, at the pool of Bethesda which means house of kindness or mercy, which provided healing when the waters were stirred.

Joh 5:2-4 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. (NKJV)

Yeshua showed Himself the master of the waters when He calmed the storm and the waves of the Sea of Galilee.

Lu 8:22-25 Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other side of the lake." And they launched out. 23 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 But He said to them, "Where is your faith?" And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!" (NKJV)

We see that Yeshua’s hand calmed the water.

Yeshua was with his disciples after his resurrection and was given all authority in Heaven and in earth.

Mt 28:16-19 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him. But some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority is given to Me in Heaven and in earth. 19 Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (MKJV)

God, through Yeshua, has the authority and His hand is on the water.

שלום ברוך
Shalom and Be Blessed

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