In the Beginning*

David Garman

In the beginning,* Genesis 1:1. The treasures we find on Shabbat. The wonder and blessing of a sparkling gem otherwise unnoticed lights our day with Yah. It’s that special connection during that special day of communion with the Most High. As the sun comes up on Sabbath, He says good morning, this is for you today!

I’ve had a great deal of enjoyment reading the Septuagint version. Discoveries, sometimes a different take or wording can open understanding. Turning to the first page just to see those famous first three words, and behold an asterisk (*). It’s presence seemed to advise a search for further clarification. So, down at the bottom of the page there was a reference to Proverbs 8. There, the thought of the day would have to do with Wisdom.

Other ages, think of a beginning before the beginning of the Created world in which we here live, or will someone crack a ruler over our knuckles to prevent us? The Proverb goes “…I will now remember to recon up the things of old. Yahweh created me (Wisdom), the beginning of His ways, for His works.” Before the world was made, Wisdom was created for the works he was about to accomplish. “Before this age, He founded me; in the beginning.” Before the physical realm, there was the making of necessities as well as guide lines with which the current age, we call Creation, would be accomplished and would thrive.

While Creation was on-going, Wisdom said, “I was harmonizing with Him (The Creator).” “I was the one in whom He delighted,” said Wisdom. Yes, yes, this is very good, here is something not many dare consider; were there an expanse where time did not exist? Were there other creation events? One thing is certain, that there was critical preliminary work before the traditional Creation account.

Keep in mind that One which is, which was, and which is to come. There was One, “In the beginning (Here are those three words again in the gospel of John, 1:1.) was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made by Him; without Him was not anything made that was made.”(KJV)

This all points the Y’shua the Messiah. Proverbs 9, is a continuation of Proverbs 8, and there we see Wisdom and a reference to the Melchizedek Priesthood, and a foreshadow of the Last Supper and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, the Savior, Y’shua the Messiah, the Beginning Creation of Elohim, Revelation 3:14.

Proverbs 9 shows Wisdom inviting us saying, “Come, eat My bread and drink my wine, which I have mixed for you. (Wine, or the blood of the fruit of the vine, was often mixed with water, which is still done today as a way of preventing drunkeness. It was seen as a danger to drink water or wine alone. Another perspective is that some gourmet chefs maintain the addition of water to the wine enhances it’s flavor. So the finding the right proportion is necessary for optimum enjoyment. Wine mingled with water is pleasant and delighteth the taste, even so speech finely framed delighteth the ears, as it says in 2 Maccabees 15. Remember that water was present with the very blood of Messiah Y’shua, as it flowed out from the spear wound immediately after He had given His life as a final sacrifice for our sin. Therefore, the crucifixion is also prefigured here.)

This post is not about alcohol, it is all about Salvation. It is about the love reserved for us by the Creator of the Universe, in His foreknowing, long term, pre-Creation plan to prepare us to live in His presence forever.

Shabbat Shalom

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