The King James Version of Genesis 1:1 reads this way: “In the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.” After reviewing the Hebrew behind this translation, please consider this alternative: “For [the sake of] the firstfruit the mighty ones created the heaven and earth.”
The English word, beginning, is translated from the Strong’s Hebrew number 7225, a feminine singular noun. The Hebrew word for Strong’s 7225 is resit and can also have the meaning of firstfruit. Preceding this word is a Hebrew preposition, which is not translated in the English.
The next word of interest is the English word god. The Hebrew however, is Strong’s Hebrew #430 which is Elohim, a masculine, plural noun. This Hebrew word is better translated as mighty ones.
The Creator of the heaven and earth is Yahweh, the Father and Son. (Colossians 1:15-16) The Father and Son are one. (John 10:30) The Hebrew Bible does not associate the word god with the name of our Creator. The title of god is actually a reference to Satan who desires to be worshiped. Actually his deception has been quite successful and thanks to the world’s religious leaders and Bible translations, he does get worshiped. Please refer to the Companion Bible, Isaiah 65:11 and the notes associated with that verse. The Hebrew word, gad (gawd) is a precursor to the English word god.
The next truth I would like to show you is in the “gap” between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. In verse one the heaven and earth were created. In verse two the earth was, “without form and void.” How can something that has just been created become as described below in verse two? “And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters.”
Now compare this verse with what Isaiah tells us in Isaiah 45:18: “For thus saith Yahweh that created the heavens; Elohim himself that formed the earth and made it; He has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am Yahweh; and there is none else.”
In this verse we are told “He created it not in vain.” The word vain is translated from the Hebrew Strong’s # 8414, tohu. However, in Genesis 1:2 we are told the earth was “without form.” Form is also translated from Strong’s Hebrew # 8414, tohu. This Hebrew word means formless, waste or empty. Initially, according to Isaiah, the earth had form and was designed to be inhabited. However, between the creation referred to in Genesis 1:1 and the change referred to in Genesis 1:2 something happened.
In Genesis 1:2, the earth was empty. In Isaiah, however, it was not created empty. What happened? Isaiah tells us in chapter 14 that Satan fell from heaven (verse 12) and he made the earth a wilderness. (Verse 17) Messiah saw him fall from heaven (Luke 10:18) where he had been in a responsible position as a covering cherub. (Ezekiel 28:16) Satan deceived one third of the angels, was ejected from heaven and in his anger damaged the earth. After the re-creation by Elohim, he continued his angry behavior and deception by deceiving Eve.
Another observation regarding Isaiah 45:18 is the English word, LORD. This is the translator’s choice, not what the Hebrew says. The Hebrew word is actually the Tetragrammaton, yod, hey, waw, hey, or Yahweh. This is the Creator’s name. (Isaiah 42:8) This is a very significant fact. The name, Yahweh, is used almost 7000 times in the Old Testament. This is His name not the title, LORD, used by the translators. The last sentence in this scripture says, “I am Yahweh, and there is none else.” These are words to LIVE by!
Do you believe the Scriptures? If not, then what they say to you has no meaning. If you are drawn to the Scriptures, it is worthy of a true study. You must go beyond translations and study the words from which the translators derived their interpretations.
For example, the very first verse introduces firstfruit. In first Corinthians 15:23 we are told this: “but every man in his own order: MESSIAH THE FIRSTFRUITS [it is singular in the Greek]; afterward they that are Messiah’s at his coming." The very first verse introduces Messiah who we are told is the firstfruit. The Bible, from beginning to end is all about him! (Isaiah 46:10) It begins with his creating and ends with him turning all things over to his Father.
Who are we? We are those that are called and chosen. (Matthew 22: 14) We have been known since the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4) We are with him at his return, which will precede his thousand-year reign. (1 Corinthians 15:23) We are a kind of firstfruits. (James 1:18) Our status as firstfruits is confirmed in Revelation 14:4: [the 144,000] “were redeemed among men, being the firstfruits unto Yahweh and to the lamb.”
What does it mean to be a “kind of firstfruit”? John tells us that when we are resurrected, we shall be like Him. (1 John 3:2) How does this happen? His spirit is formed within us. (Galatians 4: 19) When hands are laid upon us following baptism, we receive the freely given Spirit of the Father. From that beginning, a spiritual fetus is formed within us and if we have matured in the spirit, we are born again in the Better Resurrection. (Hebrews 11:35) Paul warns us in Romans 8:9 that we must have the spirit of Messiah to be resurrected. Messiah discussed this process with Nicodemus in John three.
Does this help you see why Satan is angry? He held a high position as a covering cherub but it was not good enough. He knew that Yahweh intended to expand his family and that these new members would be higher than angels. In fact, we are told that they will judge angels! (1 Corinthians 6:3)
The world believes that there is a battle between Satan and Yahweh. Not so! Yahweh is the Creator of all things, including Satan. As a created being, he must defer in all things to his Creator, Yahweh. Yahweh created Satan with sin. (Ezekiel 28: 15) This has all been part of the plan. Everything that has been created has been for the sake of the firstfruits.
Evil began with Satan’s creation. (Isaiah 45:7) Yahweh knew what Satan would do in the garden. Yahweh wants those who overcome and are born again in the Better Resurrection to join him in New Jerusalem. Sin and the role Satan plays is part of the plan. These things are not happening by chance, but by design.
Do you understand this? Do you wish to understand these and many other truths in the Scriptures? You must pray to Yahweh for truth. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” (Matthew 7:7)
You must know to whom you are praying. Messiah told us in Matthew 6:9 to pray to the Father. Who is the Father? His name is Yahweh. Messiah explained this even further in John 14:13 by saying we must, “ask in my name.” Therefore you must know the name of the Father, Yahweh, and the resurrected, inherited name of the Messiah, YahwehShua.
Praying to god is praying to Satan. Nowhere in the scripture does it say to pray to god. We are only to pray to Yahweh, that is his name. (Isaiah 42:8)
To have your understanding expanded and begin the process of overcoming, you must be baptized in the name of YahwehShua, which is the name of the Father and Son. This is the same name that the 144,000 will have on their foreheads in the Better Resurrection. (Revelation 14:1) The Better Resurrection is our time for being resurrected. The rest of mankind will be resurrected later. Not one human being will be lost to death. All mankind will live. But at this time it may be your opportunity to be called and chosen to the Better Resurrection. Paul was inspired to call this resurrection better. I would seriously think about the opportunity that you have to be with the rest of the 144,000.
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