Have we ever wonder when Jesus said in Revelation 22:13 “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”? Jesus is just saying here He is present in the beginning and the end. The Bible has beginning and end, right? The book of Genesis is the beginning and the book of Revelation is the end. If Jesus Christ is present IN THE BEGINNING of the Bible, His identity in Genesis 1:1 should be there. And, as we all know, Genesis chapter 1 and 2 are the seven days of creation. If our Creator will create something, a plan should be made first, right? And where can we find the plan of God? It is in Genesis 1:1
Let’s start from the very beginning.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
To better understand this verse, we should read it in Hebrew language and look for its meanings. Genesis 1:1 can be read as:
Barasheet bara Elohim et hashamayim v’et ha’aretz
Every Hebrew words are composed of hebrew letters, and every Hebrew letters has its own meanings. People said that the Hebrew letters from the past compared to the Hebrew letters today are not the same because before they are made as pictographs. Pictographs are pictures which have meanings. Example, the Hebrew letter Aleph in pictograph is pictured as an ox head which means strength/head/God. Beth is pictured as a house/tent and so on. The very first Hebrew word of Genesis depicts the whole plan of God’s salvation.
Now, let me quote from topix.com which talks about BARASHEET which is the first word located in the first verse in Genesis 1. The title of the article is “JESUS, THE SON OF GOD AND THE MESSIAH, WHO WAS SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD!”
The first two letters of Barasheet are the hebrew letters Bet and Resh. By combining these two letters, the hebrew word “Bar” is formed, which means ‘son of”. For example, the phrase “Simon bar Jonah” means: Simon, son of Jonah, where the hebrew word “bar” means “son”.
These are the letters of the word barasheet:
- Bet & Resh = Son of;
- Aleph = God, the first;[strength/ox]
- Shin = To destroy;[to consume]
- Yod = By his effort or hand; and
- Tav = The cross[mark/covenant]
If all 6 hebrew letters in the word Barasheet are used to construct a sentence from the meaning of each letter, the following statement is created:
“The Son of God will be destroyed (or killed) by His own hand (or by his own effort) on the cross.”
Now, why is this so significant? Because God made sure that His word (the hebrew Scriptures) contain the truth, which is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that, from the beginning, it was determined by God, that His Son, Jesus Christ, would die on the cross for our transgressions. Indeed, according to the New Testament (Revelation 13:8), Jesus,“the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.”
Did you see that brethren? The first word of Genesis 1:1 which is pronounced as barasheet brings us from the time of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. But we may ask, why did the translators put the phrase “In the beginning” instead of the death of Jesus Christ? Both translations are actually correct because the word beth from the first letter of barasheet as we have discussed a while ago means house/tent but this can also mean “in”. The remaining 5 Hebrew letters when combined is pronounced as “reshiyth” which can mean beginning. So, the word barasheet is not actually translated as “In the beginning”, but “In beginning”. The word “the” there is not actually included.
Again, let’s read Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew translation:
Barasheet[this is the first word] bara Elohim et hashamayim v’et ha’aretz
Next to the word barasheet is the word “bara” which means created, and the third word is Elohim which means God. The next Hebrew word is “et”. We will see later that this word is pertaining to Jesus Christ. The fifth, sixth and seventh word is pronounced as “hashamayim v’et ha’aretz” which means “the heaven and the earth”. Now, we can read Genesis 1:1 this way:
In beginning created God the heaven and the earth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was WITH God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
If the Word or Jesus Christ is in the beginning with God the Father, where is He in Genesis 1:1? He is actually the word “et” which is the fourth word and also in the midst or in the middle of Genesis 1:1. Many of the Jews say that this word, the word “et” is untranslated because there is no word that can fit or that can translate the Hebrew word “et”. “et” is actually composed of two letters: aleph and tav.
In Hebrew alphabet, aleph is the first letter and tav is the last letter. In Greek, alpha is the first letter and omega is the last letter. So chapter 22 of Revelation and verse 13 can also be read as:
I am Aleph and Tav, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
According to alephtavscriptures.com
The Aleph Tav was not translated by the composers of the King James Bible because it was not considered a word but a “mark”.
And let me quote on hethathasanear.com
Consequently, the aleph-tav () symbol literally means “Strength of the Covenant” when used in original Hebrew text and was placed TO CREATE EMPHASIS as a direct object pointer to the workings of YHVH (both and ) CONCERNING HIS COVENANT, wherever it was placed throughout the Tanakh (the Original Writings).
Jesus Christ is really in the beginning with God the Father before the creation. He is the first SPIRIT-BEING described as the “Son of God” in the word barasheet which is the first word of the first verse in the first book of the bible, the book of Genesis, and He is also the last being described as the “Amen” which is the last word of the last verse in the last book of the bible, the book of Revelation.
Notice the Tav symbol and what it means, it is THE LAST END. Is this not the same as the Omega which is a description of Jesus Christ. So the Book of Remembrance has Jesus Christ’s name embedded on it because He’s the real author of that book.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Jesus Christ is the Amen as He was mentioned in Revelation 3:14 during this Laodicean era so every time we say Amen in our prayers, we are uttering the name of Jesus Christ.
Let’s now consider the phrase “the heaven and the earth”, but first, let us understand the word “and”. In Hebrew, it is “v’et”, in Genesis 1:1. This word is composed of 3 Hebrew letters – vav, aleph, and tav.
And let me quote from professorjt2012.wordpress.com which entitled “The Amazing Vav”
The vav is a picture of man who was: Created on the sixth day, works for six days, and who rules earth for six days (6000 years) before Messiah returns.
So, the word vav is a picture of a man because they say that vav is the sixth letter in the Hebrew alphabet picturing the 6th day of God’s creation, and vav in verse 1 of Genesis 1 is on the sixth word. Coincidence? But, who is that man or who is that vav that is in the middle of the heaven and the earth? Who is in the middle of the heaven and earth? Let’s first see what the next two letters are. It is aleph and tav. The man that is in the middle of the heaven and the earth is actually refer to Jesus Christ who is the Aleph and the Tav.
Let me quote again from the “Amazing Vav”:
Heaven and Earth:
The vav joins the heavens and the earth together, suggesting the connection between the spiritual and earthly matters. Its connection to the word, v’et (ואח), it alludes to the connection between all letters, the connection to the Aleph-Tav who is Yeshua, and is therefore the connecting force of God, the divine “hook” that BINDS TOGETHER heaven and earth.
Jesus Christ became the way to have the connection between the SPIRITUAL AND EARTHLY MATTERS. He became the way to make God’s own people to be born as spirit beings, to become resurrected from mortal to immortal. He is the one that binds the heaven and the earth. As Christ said in John 14:6.
Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Did we notice something? Is this the time of the Passover when Christ was crucified? Yes, indeed! But why did God already introduce the Passover even from the very beginning of the bible? Why Passover? What happened during the Passover that could be seen the same symbolism as in the beginning? Judas Iscariot rebelled against God. He betrayed Jesus Christ as Lucifer who became Satan betrayed God.
Passover is place from the very beginning because God wants us to become like Him and Jesus Christ who have a Savior mindset, who will give everything that He has for the sake of saving the others. What does Passover also pictures? It also pictures repentance toward God. Because Lucifer had sinned, God decided to restore the beauty of the earth, and because Judas had sinned, there is another restoration of the earth or God’s people. God began the Bible with vision of salvation and repentance. WOW! How great the mind of God is!
Now, let me quote again on professorjt2012.wordpress.com
The Broken Vav in Shalom
Numbers 25:10-12 – “And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying, Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace.”
The vav in the word שָׁלוֹם shalom (H7965) however, is broken. This broken vav represents a man that has been broken in order TO BRING PEACE for the sake of the COVENANT OF PEACE that brought ATONEMENT to Israel. The sages say since the vav has been broken, the top half looks like a yod and the bottom half is now a vav and they say it represents Phinehas hand holding the spear that pierced through Zimri and Cozbi.
And from hebrew4christians.com
We can further think of this broken Vav as picture of the brokenness of the Messiah for our ultimate deliverance. How so? Well, since Vav represents the number of Man, the broken Vav represents a man that is broken… another picture of the Messiah Yeshua and His ultimate deliverance for us.
A while ago, we have proved that the vav in the middle of the heaven and earth represents Jesus Christ, but actually this vav can also represent Phinehas, the Two Witnesses, who has Christ in the flesh and who became the way to have connection between the SPIRITUAL AND EARTHLY MATTERS. They became the way to make God’s own people to become spirit beings, to become resurrected, from mortal to immortal. They will become the way to bind together Jesus Christ and the seven churches which pertains to the heaven and the earth, and this vision is about the marriage of the Lamb.
Now, if we will analyze Genesis 1:1, Jesus Christ or the Aleph-Tav is in the middle. This marks the beginning or the aleph which is “In beginning created God” and marks the last or the tav which is “the heaven and earth”. So the vision of the beginning, the aleph, is A HISTORY when Jesus Christ died and became the way for salvation while the vision of the end, the tav, is A PROPHECY about the death of the two witnesses (Revelation 11:7) who will become the way for salvation and to have the marriage covenant.
Brethren, in Genesis 1:1, we can already see the whole plan of God’s salvation. This verse indicates the death of Jesus Christ and the Two Witnesses to whom Christ is coming in the flesh with to conclude God’s plan of salvation, and to become the way to bind together the spiritual and earthly matters, the heaven and the earth, Jesus Christ and the church. And also we have seen how God injected the thought of repentance already at the beginning of the Bible because of the sin of Lucifer who became Satan. Now, we see the context of the whole chapter of Genesis and even the whole Bible. Jesus Christ is really the “Aleph and the Tav, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”