Yeshua Mashiyach! The Word became flesh!
(…continued from part 1…)
2) Genesis 1:1-5 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4) And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5) And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” . The abstract ‘beginning’ is the Hebraic re’shiyth (ray-sheeth’): ‘1. the first, in place, time, order or rank. 2. (specifically) a firstfruit.’ An interesting revelation is the Hebrew interpretation of our King James Version of ‘God’, ‘elohiym (el-o-heem’) ‘elohiy (el-o-hee’): ‘1. (literally) supreme ones. 2. (hence, in the ordinary sense) gods. 3. (specifically, in the plural, especially with the article) the Supreme God (i.e. the all supreme). 4. (occasionally, by way of deference) supreme magistrates, the highest magistrates of the land.’ The Hebrew ‘elohiym is plural, God did not tell the history (His story) of creation to Moses using eloahh, the singular term. Why? “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” [1John 5:7].
‘Darkness’, choshek (cho-shek’) means: ‘1. the dark. 2. (literally) darkness. 3. (figuratively) misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.’ The figurativeness of ‘darkness’ is its alienation from anything ‘elohiym of Genesis 1:1. The two main linguistic forms of ‘Spirit of God’ has ‘Spirit’ as ruwach (roo’-ach): ‘1. wind. 2. (by resemblance) breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation. 3. (figuratively) life, anger, unsubstantiality. 4. (by extension) a region of the sky. 5. (by resemblance) spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions);’ and ‘God’ as the same ‘elohiym. If the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Divine Ones, then He is God eternal as well. Trinity.
‘Light’ is ‘owr (ore) ‘1. illumination. 2. (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.); and ‘Night’ layil (lah’-yil), leyl (lale) [Isaiah 21:11] or aylah (lah’-yel-aw) means: ‘1. (properly) a twist (away of the light), i.e. night. 2. (figuratively) adversity.’ ‘Day’ which is yowm (yome) means: ‘1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term.’ The light of Genesis 1:3 is not an object of God’s creation; it is the Christ. Genesis 1:14 is of the light of creation.
John 1:4-9 dwells on the Light. Verse 9 reads, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” The adjectival ‘true’ is the Greek alēthinos (al-ay-thee-nos’): ‘that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name.’ Alēthinos comes from alēthēs (al-ay-thace’) which is made of the Greek negative ‘a’ and lanthanō (lan-than’-o): ‘true: as not concealed.’ This Light is the same light of Genesis 1:3. It is indubitably a Personage.
Of the Light is John 1:14 “And the Word was made 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.” Now, the active ‘made’, the Greek ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee) is not of a one who comes from creation. It is defined as ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being’. Christ simply wore Jesus as His earthly Personage. Christ, who was not a human, became an Adam. He had been, before the Adamic creation.
The Light, Jesus Christ, is the only One among the Trinity, whose physical existence is not concealed from human ocular experience. If He was there at the beginning of creation, it follows, ergo, that the birth of His humanity by the Virgin Mary was not the first time of His existence. Jesus’ humanity came into being right there inside the procreative matrix of the Virgin Mary. But of Christ, seven centuries before His Incarnation, Prophet Micah pronounced in the 5th chapter of the 2nd verse of his vatic book, “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” The pronoun ’whose’ –ô, –w,–û (pronounced -or) is: ‘he, him, his; it, its.’
The phrasal ‘goings forth,’ mowtsa’ah (mo-tsaw-aw’) is, ‘1. origin, a family descent, coming out. 2. (also) a sewer.’ Qedem (keh’-dem) and yowm (yome) ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) are ‘of old’ and ‘everlasting’ respectively. While Qedem means: ‘1. the front. 2. (of place, absolutely) the fore part. 3. (relatively) the East. 4. (of time) antiquity;’ yowm ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) is made of yowm [1. a day (as the warm hours). 2. (literal) from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next. 3. (figurative) a space of time defined by an associated term] and ‛ôlâm (o-lawm’) [long duration, antiquity, futurity, for ever, ever, everlasting, evermore, perpetual, old, ancient, world]. You know what holds so much titillation in this verse? This prophesied one, expected to come forth out of Bethlehem –in an earthly event of time— is the very One whose goings forth, is at the same time, from of old, from everlasting! It is more spiritual than the physical understanding of human calculation. Only God can successfully achieve this phenomenal feat. The goings forth of the Christ has been from a time too incalculable for an understanding of scientific probe of time reading. This asserts the eternality of Christ’s Divine nature. Amen! Confer these verses: Psalm 90:2; Proverbs 8:22-23 and John 1:1.
Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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