It is written:
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
The words “in the beginning” are very interesting to consider, in many ways.
First, these words speak to the beginning of our universe. The cosmos have not always existed; they had a definite beginning. The facts of mathematics and science also clearly demonstrate this.
Second, before the created universe, there was “God.” The universe had a beginning; God did not. The only way to account for the existence of the contingent universe is by the existence of the non-contingent Being (i.e., God).
Third, we are reminded of the Personhood of God in this passage. God chose to create; He is a Person Who has the capacity and exercise of freewill. He is not some kind of impersonal “force.”
Yet the Hebrew of this passage is equally startling. As Lovik writes:
“Would it surprise you that a wealth of information is embedded into he first words fo the Hebrew Scripture just waiting to be discovered? Let’s begin our search….The first two letters of the word ‘beginning’ are beyt and reysh. The pictographs for beyt is the picture of a tent or a house. The pictographs for reysh is the picture of the head or highest person. It may help you to understand that abba (father) is written with two Hebrew letters-the aleph and the beyt. Abba is the pictographs fo the strong leader (aleph) of the tent or house (beyt). So it follows that the strong leader of the house is the father. The highest person or head that comes out of the house or tent is the son. The word for “the son” translated ‘bar’ is beyt reysh….Aleph, the third letter in the word ‘in beginning, is pictured as an ox. We just learned how this letter is used to construct the word ‘Abba.’ We now understand that aleph means the strong leader…Aleph also means one. It has the meaning of indivisible and unique. Finally aleph, as it is used in Hebrew words, is often the letter that represents God. Sheen is the picture of teeth. She has the meaning of: sharp, to press against, to devour, to destroy. Yood is the picture of an arm and hand. Yood has the meaning of accomplishing a deed with a hand. The picture is of a bare arm flexing to do a work or task. Tav is the picture of crossed sticks or a cross. Tav has the meaning of: a sign or mark, monument, covenant. So lets see what pictographic message is embedded in the Hebrew word ‘in beginning.’…’The Son Of God Pressed By His Own Hand To A Cross.’…Let this revelation soak into your soul that the Lord God, our Savior Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, revealed His redemptive purpose in the very first words of Holy Writ. Can there be any doubt that the Messiah, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, is hidden in plain sight inside the letters of the Hebrew aleph-beyt?” (C.J. Lovik, The Living Word: Volume One-Genesis 1:1 The Mystery Of The Aleph & Tav, 23-28; Rock Island Books)
Everything about the Holy Scriptures-from the very first verse-testifies of Jesus. Friends, He loves you and died for you, was buried, and arose from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:1-8).
Won’t you today believe in Him, repent of your sins, confess Him as the Son of God, and be baptized into Him for the remission of sins (Acts 2:37-47; 8:35-39)?
Or if you are an erring child of God, wont you please come back to Him in repentance and prayer (Acts 8:22; James 5:16)?