Robert believes that the Holy Scriptures are the authoritative foundation of knowledge and hold the answer to humanity's ills.
Everything in this life and every single person living on earth today had a beginning. Because my father served in the Air Force, I came into the world at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Millington, Tennessee. For the most part, I suppose you can say I was a "military brat." My first life experiences occurred on the farm where my mother stayed with her parents until we left for Oklahoma and California. While in the country, I seemed to have enjoyed a lot of attention. My mother was the fourth of twelve children (thirteen children, but one died in infancy), so plenty of relatives were around. My father received orders for Oklahoma, so we soon departed.
After Oklahoma, we went to Norton Air Force Base, located two miles east of downtown San Bernardino, California. My younger brother was born in San Bernardino. He and I are one year and eight months apart. Later our family moved to Okinawa, Japan, where my sister was born. My sister and I are four years apart. After she was born, we moved to Denver, Colorado, where I began my school years.
The Beginning of Earth and Heaven
Like me and everyone else, the Bible says that the earth and the heavens above had a beginning. The first words of the Holy Scriptures tell how everything got started. The original Bible begins with six Hebrew pictograms, read right to the left, representing the word "Berisheet," translated as "In the beginning." When examined through the ancient Hebrew language, "In the beginning..." becomes very in-depth and reveals more than expected.
Three Languages in One
Hebrew is a three-tiered language, read from right to left, and consists of twenty-two pictograms. A pictogram is a symbol or letter that expresses an idea or word. The twenty-two pictograms are also numbers that have a specific meaning. Hebrew is also one of the oldest phonetic languages in the world.
As mentioned earlier, in Hebrew, the first word in Genisis 1:1 is "Berisheet," translated as "In the beginning." Six pictograms represent the word.
Beyt is the first pictogram that describes the word Berisheet. The pictogram symbolizes the floor plan of a house or tent. It also represents the number two. Beyt is the letter in Hebrew that is translated "in" or "inside."
Reysh is the second pictogram that describes Berisheet. The pictogram is a symbol of a head that signifies the head person or Prince. It also represents the number two hundred. The Bible uses the number two hundred to declare the all-sufficiency of God and the insufficiency of man.
Beyt and the pictogram Reysh are used to create the Hebrew word "Bar," which means son. This combination of pictograms indicates that someone's son is in the tent (Beyt).
Aleph is the third pictogram in Berisheet. It uses the picture of an ox to symbolize a strong leader. It also represents the number one.
Aleph comes first in the Hebrew word Elohim meaning God. It describes God as a strong leader who directs and guides His family.
The pictograms Beyt, Reysh, and Aleph, form the Hebrew word "Bara," which means created or Creator. These letters cement the concept that Beyt Reysh (the son) is in the tent (Beyt). The son is the "Beyt Reysh Aleph" (the son of God). He is also the "Beyt Reysh Aleph" (the Creator).
Sheen is the fourth pictogram in Berisheet. Pictured as teeth, it signifies something used to press down, crush and destroy. Also used as a signature letter, it shows God's unique ownership of something. Sheen is also the number three hundred, which is an amplification of the number three. Divine perfection is indicated by number three. Three hundred signifies a divinely appointed blood sacrifice resulting in victory over death.
Hebrew Letter and Word
Sheen is the fourth pictogram in Berisheet and the third letter in the word Reysh. Reysh is a Hebrew letter and a Hebrew word. The term, read from right to left, uses the letters Sheen, Alph, and Reysh. The three-letter expression "Sheen Alph Reysh," pronounced Resh, confirms the single Hebrew alphabet Reysh. Therefore, Reysh is the name of a letter and a three-letter word meaning head person, the Prince, or the first.
As mentioned earlier, the Hebrew word "Bar" means son. In the name "Bar," the Reysh or Prince is inside the "Beyt" (tent). The single-letter Reysh and the three-letter word "Reysh" reside in the expression "Berisheet." The single-letter Reysh and the three-letter word "Reysh" signifies that the "Sheen Alph Reysh" (the Prince) has come out of the tent. The Prince, who was inside the house, is now coming out of the house.
The fifth pictogram in Berisheed is Yood. The Hebrew Alphabet Yood signifies a new beginning. It shows that something unique will unfold, marking the end of one age and the beginning of something new. The Prince coming out of His home in Heaven has something to do with the occurrence.
Significance of Ten
The number ten gives added spiritual relevance to the pictograph Yood, the tenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet. The pictograph indicates a Divine Hand doing a Divine Deed. One of four Hebrew sacred numbers, it means ordinal perfection. Yood (the hand and the arm picture) and the number ten show that God has ordained a Heavenly plan.
God's Heavenly Plan will unfold as a mighty deed accomplished on earth. The number ten further explains what will develop. A one and a zero represent the number ten. In God's language, zero is a placeholder for time. The aspect of time shows why the Prince is coming out of the tent. The Prince is coming out of the tent to earth. He is going to accomplish something His Heavenly Father planned and purposed in Heaven. The event will happen in the world at the appointed time.
The last pictogram in Berisheet is Tav. Tav is also the final letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It is pictured as a cross and signifies the number four hundred. The ancient Hebrew pictogram indicated that the cross represented by Tav was a wooden cross. Tav informs us that the Divine Deed ordained in Heaven (represented by 10) will fulfill a covenant revealed as a sign pictured as a cross. From God's perspective, the event will mark the center point of all human history. Everything that happened before the occurrence was sovereignly ordained to set the stage for that one event.
God considers the event to be the most critical event to happen on earth. God has ordained it to happen precisely at the appointed time on His seven thousand year calendar for humanity. Everything that happens going forward from the cross's sign is a direct consequence of the epic event. Man's idea of what is essential pales in significance to what God holds in high priority. The cross marks the spot from which we can forecast every epic event that God has planned for humankind in the future.
The sign of the cross reveals why the Prince came out of His home in glory. The Son of God left His home in Heaven to come to the earth to accomplish His Heavenly Father's plan and purpose to redeem humanity. This accomplishment took place on a rugged wooden cross that lifted "the son of man" on a mountain we call Calvary. This accomplishment nullified the covenant that man had entered into with death and Hell. It opened the door and fulfilled the covenant that God had made with His son to redeem man and become the door that leads to the place that Jesus said He was going to prepare for all those that love and trust Him. "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also" (John 14:3 KJV).
All those redeemed by the atoning sacrifice of God's perfect Lamb can enter God's Home prepared by Jesus for those He redeemed with His precious blood. Berisheet is all about home and starting anew. Every single person living on earth today had a start. Our various beginnings yield a multitude of diverse journeys. Our new beginning (Beirsheet) will be the most extraordinary and most fulfilling event ever to occur.
Is the End of Days Prophesied in the First Word of the Bible? (2018, November 21). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtATSQx3cjI&list=RDCMUCit0YqiRGoZP5CLAnxtGfTQ&start_radio=1&t=41&t=42&t=42&t=44
John 14:3-15:14 KJV - And if I go and prepare a place for .... https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+14%3A3-15%3A14&version=KJV
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Robert Odell Jr (author) from Memphis, Tennessee on September 03, 2020:
Thank you. I am fascinated by this teaching myself.
Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on September 03, 2020:
This is an awesome teaching. I am going to read it several more times to more understanding.