Pastor Tim Study Notes:
II Timothy 2:15 and I Cor. 10:32. If you can rightly divide the Word you can wrongly divide the Word.
Genesis 1:1 “Be’Reishit bara Elohim et Aleph Tav et h’shamayim v’et h’aretz”
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”
Without the book of Revelation the book of Genesis would be incomplete. Jewish understanding of the scriptures is circular.
The scriptures were written in Hebrew and later, 250 years before Christ were translated by the 70, into Greek which is the Septuagint.
The Jews refer to the first book of Torah as The Book of Beginnings. The Word Genesis comes from the Greek and means Generation or Creation.
Be’Reishit = In the beginning.
Bara = created
Elohim = God…plural…Trinity…El means God and ohim gives plural to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
John 1:1 The Word!
Aleph is the first letter in the Hebrew Alephbet and Tav is the Last.
Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
et h’shamayim = the heavens (waters)
v’et h’aretz = the earth
The et preceding the words give it depth and is all embracing so the terms heaven and earth mean everything created was by the Aleph and Tav.
Colossians 1:16 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”
Hebrews 1:1-3 “In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.”
Scientist today validate that there is a component that holds all things, all molecules together and they are saying that is sound. The Word of God is what they don’t know to be the truth that permeates every molecule in the Universe! That touches on quantum physics BUT that only defines what we know to be true by faith in the WORD Himself!! Maranatha!