In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Here is the Hebrew word translated beginning:
You will notice that this word contains the code word for Yeshua (Jesus) we looked at last time:
The remaining letters give us this word:
In our English translations we read this word as please, straight, direct, right and several other variations.
Here is one reference to that word that I am sure you are familiar with:
Proverbs 3:5 & 6
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
This word direct, in Hebrew can be broken down further to:
Psalm 139:9 &10
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
One last piece to this puzzle, in understanding the word beginning, is found in the Hebrew word picture behind "direct" as in "and he shall direct thy paths".
That word picture is "the hand of the prince or warrior, it is skilled and hits the target".
So, when we read Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning" first of all we see Yeshua (Jesus) as the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
He (Yeshua) is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation;
Secondly, we see Him as the Prince/Warrior with the arrow on the string of His bow ready to be directed into it's future, a future which is determined by the skill of the archer Himself.
In the beginning, Yeshua as the Prince/Warrior chose you as the arrow to place on His bow with the intention of "directing your path" into a future where He would always be to you the "beginning and the end"!!!
I (Yeshua) am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
(Hebrew Names Version)
The picture above is the actual hebrew letters Aleph and Tav, the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
Clearly, Aleph Tav is a code name for Yeshua (Jesus).
According to Strong's Concordance (853) the actual "word" Aleph Tav occurs 11,050 in the Hebrew text but because it is an "untranslatable mark of the accusative" it cannot be shown in the English text.
This means there are 11,050 references to Yeshua (Jesus) in the Old Testament that I have never read!!!!
Let me share with you just one powerful example in Genesis 1:1. Here is the Hebrew rendering of this verse:
7225 בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית In the beginning
1254 בָּרָ֣א created
430 אֱלֹהִ֑ים God
8064 הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם the heavens
776 אָֽרֶץ׃ the earth.
So, a more literal rendering of this verse might be:
'In the beginning created God Yeshua the heavens Yeshua the earth.'
Or, taking the fact that Yeshua is the word for salvation in Hebrew, our verse could also read:
'In the beginning created God, Salvation the heavens, Salvation the earth'.
Perhaps this was what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he gave us the following description of Yeshua (Jesus):
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
With the news of Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida, the Lord took me to the following passage of Scripture and began to share a word with me:
Mark 4:36-38 (NKJV)
Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him (Yeshua) along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.
And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.
But He (Yeshua) was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
In the Ancient Greek New Testament “windstorm” (Greek: lailaps) is translated as “hurricane”.
Strong’s defines this word lailaps as:
The Rabbis, when writing the Septuagint (Greek translation of the New Testament) associated this Greek word lailaps with the Hebrew word cuwphah.
Strong’s defines this word cuwphah as:
You can see the connection between hurricane and honeycomb in these two pictures:
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The connection is the bowl shape of the eye of Hurricane Irma and the bowl shape of the indentations in the honeycomb.
Also, from my research the “place east of the Jordan” is apparently a river valley with a bowl-shaped landscape.
If we look at the word caph (sap), from which the Hebrew word cuwphah is derived, we discover the following meaning in Strong’s:
“This word is used to describe where the blood of the slain Passover lamb was collected: in a bowl or basin (as per most translations of Exodus 12:22; hence the legend of the Holy Grail - Matthew 26:2) but note that this blood was to be taken from the סף (sap) and applied to the two posts and the lintel of the door. In other words: it's by no means certain that the lamb's blood was collected in a bowl. The lamb was more probably slaughtered in the door frame causing its blood to first cover the door's threshold.”
Furthermore, they observe that:
“In the above described general structure, this סף (sap) serves as the divider between the house (the greater) and the outside world (the lesser). The סף (sap) was where the house began if one was about to walk in, and where it ended when one had just walked out; it denoted the ultimate extreme of the house's occupational area, or rather the area of transition between outside and inside; its "event horizon" if you will.”
With this as a back drop I would like to make some observations of my own in relation to Mark 4:36-38:
The principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this age and the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places have “stepped down” on earth to whip up a hurricane of chaos. Nevertheless, we as the Body of Christ, as the blood bought people, can stand on the threshold, which exists in the eye of the hurricane and declare to those authorities, “Peace, be still!!!”
Will you join me, standing on the threshold with your feet soaked in the Blood of the Lamb, so that everywhere you walk in the 7 mountains of society you declare and decree His peace because your feet are covered in the Blood of the Gospel of Peace?
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--
and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.