Climax of the Ages
 

 

 
Interpretation of
 

Earth Shattering, Divine Arm of the Lord, The Great Apostasy

December 20, 2001

By

Lee Y. Martin, Ph.D.,

 

©2001

 

 

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Panorama of God's Creation

In the night vision of August 5th, Jeannette saw the world come into existence with an explosion. As she related to me the details of finding herself surrounded with blackness, standing in the center of an opening of time, and watching a twirling pinpoint brilliant white light coming towards her, instantly I thought about the first letter of the first word of Genesis as it is written in the Hebrew language. 

That letter is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet 'beyth' and appears like a backward 'C'
Hebrew letter "beyth"
As a mere alphabet letter, it does not have a dot in its center, but in the first word of Genesis a dot is in its bosom, Since the Hebrew language only consists of consonants,dots and tiny marks called jots and tittles in Scripture [Matthew 5:18] are added to help in pronunciation thereby assisting, somewhat, understanding.
These are small diacritical marks
These are small diacritical marks, which the Hebrews use for to articulation vowel sounds. The phonetic purpose of the dot in the 'b' in the first letter of Genesis is not as important to this interpretation as its presence was in helping me sense there was a message here from the Lord.
 
In the Beginning
  The first word of the first book in the Hebrew Bible is 'bereshith' [Diacritical marks are omitted here except for the first letter.] 'bereshith'
 
The first letter 'be'
'be'
corresponds to English's preposition 'in'.
 
'Reshith'
'Reshith'
in Hebrew, being the same as 'beginning' in English, comes from a primary root word 'rosh' meaning 'head' and refers to 'an originating event' or 'the first thing'.
 

Although it can be used to indicate a fresh start such as the beginning of a new year or the firsfruits of a harvest, it can also signify the supreme thing. For example, wisdom is called the principle thing in Proverbs 4:7 and its importance denoted as: "the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord" [Proverbs 1:7]. In Genesis 1:1, however, I believe it connotes a real beginning, not a renovation.

Considering that the title of the first book is "Bereshith' in Hebrew, and 'Genesis' in English, both meaning 'In the beginning'and given that Hebrew
'Bereshith'
is read from right to left, the fact that the first letter is a backward 'C'
backward 'C'
  suggests that there was nothing in the creation prior to this word. In other words, it was the start of the very first originating event in the creation of the universe. Why do I contend for this? There is closure to the space in front of it. In short, nothing came before this first sound in the Bible.
 
Had the letter been a forward
Forward 'C"
the opening to the space preceding it could
  have suggested time existed prior to this beginning, and God's revelatory book merely picks up where the last age left off. Were this observed, it could counter the argument that all creation came as a fiat thereby giving support to the evolutionary doctrine of uniformitarianism, that all things continue as they have ad infinitum. On the contrary, however, it is clearly seen that the opening to eternity past was blocked in the very first utterance of God's Holy Scriptures, and in this manner, God has established a barrier to obviate contact with eternity past.
 

Hidden Messages

In the last few years, people at all levels of schooling have discovered cryptic hidden messages embedded in the Old Testament. 2 These messages are dependent upon the exact location of Hebrew letters within the Masoretic text of the Old Testament. Being God's inspired written self-revelation about Himself, and being perfect, God put each and every letter exactly where He wanted it to be. Changing even one letter would destroy any embedded message because a message is dependent upon the spelling of words which words are dependent upon the exact mathematical sequencing of its letters within the text of a passage. Hence, it behooves revisers of the Book not to mess with its contents, not even its jots and tittles lest one find his name blotted out of the book of life [Revelation 22:18,19]. Take note that a revision is not a revelation. To enhance the fact that the Bible stands alone as a literary work of art, as well as the very embodiment of truth, it has been demonstrated through computer analysis that mysterious messages have not been found in any other literary work including other versions of the Bible.

Given that there are inexplicable symbols and secret codes in the Bible, God could have begun His revelation to humanity with any letter of the alphabet. Hence, choosing this particular letter with its Hebraic backward 'C' configuration is instructive. God alone is eternal, the great I AM, the ever 'now' God having no beginning and no ending who is the same yesterday, today, and forever [Hebrews 13:8]. "Yea, before the day was, I AM he…" [Isaiah 43:13]. Everything else in the cosmos including the ages has had a beginning. Can we be sure of this? I believe we can. The Holy Spirit wrote in Revelation 13:8 that Jesus Christ was the lamb slain before the foundation of the world, before anything was created. We are also told in Titus 1:2 that eternal life was promised to believers before the beginning of time. Furthermore, from the Scriptures we learn that our calling to eternal life was given to us before the world began. Second Timothy 1:9 and Titus 1:2 both use a similar Greek phrase 'pro chronoon aioonioon' translated in the King James Bible as "before the world began." It actually means 'before the beginning of time' or, better still, 'before the space of the ages.' This means that time had a beginning. God created time when He created the universe because time is one of its dimensions. Indeed time cannot be rendered without the revolutions of the sun, moon, and stars. So, when Jeannette stood in the doorway of time, she actually saw time come into existence. She and the tiny little dot in the backward 'C' became one in the night vision, and she watched God stretch out the heavens and its expanse.

The best evidence for establishing truth is found in the Scriptures themselves since they are God's immutable revelation of Himself and His creation. Observe the following:

  Revelation 21:1 
  1:1 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.

The above reference cannot be contravened if one looks at the meaning of the Greek word 'protos'. Strong reports its meaning as foremost in time, place, order, or importance [NT: 4413]. It is the same word that is used when Jesus claims, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last" [Revelation 22:13]. Note that 'first' is used synonymously with 'Alpha' and 'beginning' indicating they all three mean the same thing. Since 'Alpha' is the first letter of the Greek alphabet - there is none before it -, the connotation is that nothing exists prior to Jesus. Indeed the Bible declares He created all things. Hence, the same word 'protos' is used in Revelation 21:1 above and denotes that nothing existed prior to "…the first heaven and the first earth (that) were passed away…"

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In "The Hollow Men." (In)
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See "The Signature of God" by Grant R. Jeffrey; or "His Name Is Jesus" by Yacov Rambsel. (These)

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