New Beginnings

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I have to tell you that the book of Genesis, begins with, in the beginning, the Hebrew word is pronounced  bara – sheet. While many of us have heard of numerology, we may not know how God uses numbers, after all He created them.

It has to do with the original use of the heavens and constellations, the patriarchs understood it as a calendar for signs and seasons, and God often gave specific instructions including height and width, numbers, as in Exodus 36. I do not in any way, shape, form or fashion ever want to give the impression that numerology or astrology is acceptable to God, it is not, but He gives wisdom.

God’s perfect number is seven, and He rested on that seventh day, His work is done, that is the kind of rest we must enter as Jesus offers it, He too, finished His plan of redemption with the cross. Jesus made seven I Am  statements, there are seven references to the workings of the Spirit, it represents completion, rest, finished work, perfection and perfection in the Spirit. And just look at the sevens in Revelation.

So, why new beginnings? Eight is one above God’s already perfect number. We only have to go back to Genesis to see Noah, and the eight souls saved in the ark, a type of Christ. Though the dove did not return for a while, it did come with the olive branch representing peace. God had given them a new hope, a new beginning and peace. The earth was new again and without the wickedness that abounded, of course, sin was soon back.

You may not know that Jews were circumcised on the eighth day as well, Zipporah did this to her own son. Now, being under grace, it is is the heart that is circumcised. So, eight is a new beginning and represents liberty, salvation and dying to one’s self, being that new creation in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:17. It represents baptism as water saved them, so does it cleanse us, 1 Peter 3:20-22.

Jesus healed a man who had been lame thirty eight years. Jesus began ministering at thirty, and the eight was a new beginning, being able to walk, to rest and have peace. And Peter recounts the baptism of Jesus, the Spirit like a dove descending at His baptism.

For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to Him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” And we ourselves heard this voice from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain. 2 Peter 1:17,18

I like to do Hebrew word studies and each Hebrew letter has a numerical value, there are no vowels in their twenty two letter, alef-bet. No j’s so that is pronounced with a y. Hebrew also used word pictures, the letter tav in the early times resembled a cross.

Hebrew is also read right to left and it can be a deep and interesting study. There is so much encoded into the Bible, including in the beginning, there are phrases in Genesis that show God would give His own Son, and His hand, nail would gives us peace, the literal name of YHWH shows the word picture shows it, the hand that was nailed. Yod is hand, Heh is a window or fence, but I think gate would be good, the gates of hell will not prevail, the w is vav, the nail and another gate or window, there is even reference to giving seed in some interpretations, and that is what He did when He gave up Jesus for us, to have a new beginning.

I encourage Bible Study, but be careful who teaches you and always as the Spirit to help you discern, and finally.

Divide your portion among seven, or even eight, for you do not know what disaster may befall the land. Ecclesiastes 11:2

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