Throughout my life, I have been taught that the first book of the bible is named Genesis. However, that name is of Greek origin and not the original language given to Moses by Yahweh. The Hebrew name for the first book given to Moses is “Bereyshiyth”.
Bereyshiyth is actually two words: Be is a preposition and reyshiyth, a noun. The English translation for Genesis is “beginning”. That is one definition of reyshiyth, but there is also an alternative definition for reyshiyth: the firstfruit.
The Strong’s number for reyshiyth is 7225. When you refer to Strong’s Concordance, you will find both definitions, beginning, and firstfruit, used for 7225.
It is of note that there is an alternative Hebrew word that Moses could have used for expressing the thought of a beginning, tekhillaw or Strong’s number 8462. However, this word is derived from the Hebrew word chalal (Strong’s 2490), which has a definition of to begin, but also to pollute or defile.
The derivation of reyshiyth is the Hebrew word, “rosh” (Strong’s 7213). This word refers to “the first thing” or “the originating event”. Unlike the derivation of tekhillaw, it does not have a negative connotation of pollute or defile.
It is my understanding that the better translation of the Hebrew for the first verse in the book of BEREYSHIYTH (Genesis) is: “For the firstfruit Elohim created the heaven and earth.” This is a significant difference. This translation gives us the statement of Yahweh’s purpose in the first two words!
This translation is consistent with what Yahweh tells us in Isaiah 46:10: “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my council shall stand, and I will do my pleasure.” This is an interesting verse as well. The Hebrew word for beginning used here is reyshiyth. The Hebrew word translated as end can also mean latter days or time. This physical or earthly existence we find ourselves in is not the first creation. There was at least one other before Genesis (Bereyshiyth) 1:1. This is confirmed in Proverbs 8:22:
“Yahweh possessed me in the beginning of his way, before the works of old.”
The angels are created beings. They existed before Adam and Eve. They are made of a spiritual substance, not material or physical. That is only one of the creations. There may be others that have not been revealed as of yet.
Who is the firstfruit that is revealed in the first two words of Genesis (Bereyshiyth) 1:1? This firstfruit is Messiah. This is confirmed in 1 Corinthians 15:23: “But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah’s at his coming.” The apostle James says we are a kind of firstfruit. (James 1:18)
The first verse of the bible is introducing YahwehShua and the saints or firstfruits.
This understanding is confirmed in Isaiah 8:18: “Behold, I and the children who Yahweh had given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from Yahweh of hosts, which dwelleth in Mount Zion.”
When are these children revealed? You will find this in the last book of the bible, the revelation of YahwehShua Messiah 14: 1: “And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Zion and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his name and the name of his Father written in their foreheads.” (Diaglott)
The King James Version hides the truth of this verse with an incomplete translation from the Greek. These newly resurrected children of Yahweh (1 John 3:2) have the name of YahwehShua, which is His name and the name of His Father, on their foreheads.
Verse four of the same chapter tells us who these 144,000 are: “These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto Yahweh[the Father] and to the Lamb[YahwehShua].”
We are in the latter days and Yahweh is revealing his truth to his saints or firstfruits. Consider Amos 3:7: “Surely the sovereign Yahweh will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
Also consider 1 Corinthians 2:10: “But Yahweh hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of Yahweh.”
On this website, you will find the deep things of Yahweh being revealed. This understanding has come to those who have the Spirit of the Messiah being formed within them. (Galatians 4:19) These saints or firstfruits have the mind of Messiah being formed within them that enables them to search the deeper things of Yahweh. (Philippians 2:10)
The formation of the Spirit of Messiah can only begin with baptism in the name of YahwehShua. With this baptism, the Father freely gives us His Spirit, which then provides us with the down payment of the Spirit of Messiah. Over time the Spirit of Messiah is formed. This is the process of overcoming. Those who do not quench the Spirit and overcome to the end will be resurrected when Messiah returns. These are the 144,000 revealed in Revelation 14:1.
What about the creation prior to the first verse of the first book of the bible? We can learn about this in Job 38: 4- 7:
“Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of Elohim shouted for joy?”
These “sons of Elohim” are the angels. They were created during a spiritual creation, just prior to the introduction of the physical creation in Genesis (Bereyshiyth). This physical creation is producing a new set of sons. The first set did not have to go through a physical incarnation first. The current creation, those introduced in the first book, are producing a second set of sons who must be physical first and eventually become spirit beings.
Yahweh has not completed his creation. Yes, there was a spiritual creation, which was then followed by our present physical creation, but there is more.
What about the new heavens and earth? This next creation follows the present physical creation and is revealed in Isaiah 65:17 and 1 Peter 3:12. The present physical creation will be destroyed by fire as revealed in 1 Peter 3:12. All mortal human beings will be able to enter the new heavens and earth once they are changed to spirit beings. Flesh and blood cannot enter the new creation; therefore all resurrected human beings must first become spirit beings. (1 Corinthians 15:50)
Human beings do not go to heaven; Yahweh brings His heaven to the new earth. This is revealed in Revelation 21:1-2:
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from Yahweh out in heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
The firstfruits are those who are the beginning of this new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 6:15) The firstfruits are the judges by which more people will be selected and transformed into spirit beings, which allows them to enter the new creation. Those who must enter through the lake of fire will be allowed to complete their time in the second death and then enter the new heaven and earth. All humans entering this new creation will have no memory of how they got there. (Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:4)
The firstfruits and those they judge eligible to enter the kingdom without going through the lake of fire will have a reward waiting for them in the new heavens and earth. Those entering from the lake of fire will not have an inheritance. The inheritance is only for those who will be living in New Jerusalem. Those living outside the walls will not share this inheritance. (Revelation 22:15)
As you study and learn more about this new creation, you may develop more interest in learning if you too may qualify to receive the status of firstfruit. As a firstfruit within New Jerusalem, you will have the opportunity to experience what was revealed in Isaiah 9:7:
“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The seal of Yahweh of hosts will perform this.”
Yes, Yahweh will have a physical kingdom on this present earth during the one thousand years after Messiah returns. (Revelation 20:1) Sin will continue to exist during this kingdom and after the thousand years have been completed, Satan will be loosed to cause more problems. The kingdom in the new heaven and earth will be permanent and without sin. The firstfruits are leading the way. Are you being called to be a firstfruit? Perhaps you should look into it?
The firstfruits hidden in Genesis 1:1 are now revealed during this present age. We have been given Yahweh’s purpose from the very beginning. Ephesians 3:5 reveals this: “Which in the ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit”. The Spirit Is very much involved in the calling of the firstfruits. Once baptized, the Spirit of Messiah will bring the firstfruits into the deeper understanding of Yahweh.
Do you desire to know the mysteries of Yahweh? Pray to Yahweh for truth, study the articles on this website and contact us for more guidance. We are the firstfruits of the body of Messiah. At one time, the key of knowledge was taken away (Luke 11:52), but now you can have access to this remarkable knowledge. Consult with us to consider carefully whether the Father is calling you. (John 6:44) This may be your invitation!
The first fruits are the vanguard of this new creation. What a remarkable opportunity to be part of this exciting future. Consider carefully what is at stake if you are being called and miss the opportunity to accept this invitation. Yahweh has done all this, “for the firstfruits”. Do you wish to find out if you can be included?