Parashat Bereshit- “In the Beginning”
Bereshit: In the Beginning Genesis 1:1-6:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 42:5-43:11
Brit Chadashah: John 1:1-14, Revelation 22:6-21
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God’s Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw the light and saw that it was good. God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light day and the darkness he called night. There was evening and there was morning one day.
Bereshit/Genesis by far is the Mother of Science. And so much is missed by many of all levels. The Very Word of Adonai will fill your Spirit like a four course meal, Illuminated by the help and Aid of the Ruach ha’ Kodesh/Holy Spirit.
Let’s examine Bereshit/Genesis 1:1 - "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth".
When God created the heavens and the Earth, ten things were created on the first day of creation:
1. The Heavens,
3. Tohu, and
5. The Complete, shocking emptiness that existed before anything else was created,
6. Light, side note: created light!
9. Water, and
10. The length of a day and a night, therefore each cycle last 24 hours.
So, what are the Heavens made of?
Before I answer the question!
Allow me to ask what is Adonai described as?
Well, according to Hebrew 12:29 Adonai is a Consuming fire. With that being said! I gave a hint as to what the heavenly’s consist of, let’s go a little further, let’s look up a few Hebrew words to help us with the question.
The word Shamayim, heavens, is contraction of the phrase sham mayim, THERE IS WATER. It is also a contraction of the word EISH (FIRE) and (MAYIM) WATER, Adonai mixed fire and water to create the Heavens.
Now we are aware the Heavenly is composed of fire and water. How many levels are there in the heavenly’s? The answer is Seven and yes, they can be found in the scriptures. Allow me to give you a hint! Search in the Hebrew, you would be surprised.
The seven heavens are as described,
2. Rakia/Sky (Firmament),
4. Zevul/ Resident (Temple),
5. Maon/Abode (Dwelling),
6. Machon/Arsenal (Foundation or Establishment),
7. Aravos/Plains (Willows or darkening’s or mixtures).
There is so much Wisdom found in one statement, In the beginning God created the (Heavens) and the Earth.
How does Yeshua our Messiah fit in to this one statement? Well According to the Brit Chadashah: John 1:1-18 1.
In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the Beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in Darkness; and the Darkness comprehended it not.
As you can see, the two passages of the Torah and the Brit CHadashah are and will always be interconnected. There is an old saying that the Tanach is concealed and the Brit Chadashah is revealed, because it all points our Messiah Yeshua Hamashiach. Yeshua has fulfilled the Messianic prophecy.
The Messiah who is the ruler of the Nation of Israel will have origins of ancient past according to the Prophet Micah/Mikhah 5:2, Isaiah/Yesha’yahu 48:16, this points to fact that the Prophet Micah/Mikhah aim is the Spiritual Israel of Adonai, those who are grafted in the Kingdom of Heaven according to the circumcision of the heart.
Here is a Golden Key: Adonai (Abba) is in sole command of the creation process. Yeshua is his hands, (through his hands) is the creative power. And again, the hands point and refers to the Word from the Mouth and that Word became flesh, which is his Son Yeshua Mashiach. In Genesis/Bereshit, God said let there be LIGHT! Who said those words, was in fact! Yeshua Mashiach. All points back to him. Both in the Tanakh (Past) to the Brit Chadashah (Present).
As a Messianic Believer, we are encouraged to be the Watchmen on the Tower!
To point all believers to our beloved Master and Messiah, Yeshua Mashiach.
Yeshua said if you love him, keep his commandments. Don’t just be a hearer of the Word, but a doer of the Word. Study to show yourself approved by Adonai, that Yeshua would be pleased with you as well as us. I pray you will stay steadfast in the love and the power of our master who sit on High, on the right hand of our Father (Abba).
Robert L Bell:
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