Friday, September 4, 2009

The End is Declared From the Beginning - Part 6

Sorry about this part being a day late. My ISP was down all day yesterday.

This is part six 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 Sixth Word

This 6th word is the Hebrew word ואת (ayth). It is normally translated as “and” but sometimes as “also”. It really is not a single word at all but a compound word. In Hebrew, the word “and” is almost always indicated by adding a vav ו to the beginning of a word. It is like a prefix in English. We see this alot in the Hebrew language. We saw it in the first word בראשית bre’sheet with the Bet ב added in front of re’sheet to form the prefix “in.” So “and” is rarely written as a separate word.

In this 6th word of Genesis 1:1, we have the ו (vav) connected to the את (aleph tav) taking us back to the untranslated fourth word, את, representing the Messiah which we saw is the “beginning and the end.”

So what happens with the sixth word by adding a ו vav to the את aleph tav? The letter vav is the 6th letter in the Hebrew alphabet and means “to secure” and literally means “nail.” In the ancient picture language it was depicted as a nail or wooden peg, in this case not a whole lot different than the midern character. With the vav meaning to secure or connect, we see that Messiah, the את, is in the midst of creation, in the middle of Heaven and Earth. Messiah is the connecting force between man (earth) and God (heaven). He literally is the connection between man and God. To emphasize this further, the first appearance of the letter vav in the Torah is the 22nd letter of the first verse. Since there are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, this points to all the letters of the alphabet and, thus, by implication connecting all of creation.

He is also the connection between the physical and the spiritual.

Joh 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (NKJV)

So, he became flesh; he was spiritual and He became physical for us. When the new heaven and new earth are created, the New Jerusalem connects the heaven and earth.

Re 21:10-11 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. (NKJV)
The holy Jerusalem comes down out of heaven to earth.

שלום ברוך
Shalom and Be Blessed

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