Our world is falling to great destruction. For some, that might coax fear, but for me, it offers great hope. And here is why.
You need not be reminded of all the destruction happening in the world today, but to recap: Earthquakes, fires, famine, wars, and other great natural disasters, and sickness.
These things, to the naked eye, seem like the end of the world. They may not be wrong, but let me give you hope as I continue on. (If you just want the conclusion, skip ahead to the last five- short 🙂 – paragraphs).
These paragraphs, I hope are filled with encouragement and great news to you. Let me begin with this: our world lives in a state of entropy.
Entropy (noun):The general trend of the universe toward disorder
This seems like the least encouraging thing I could have began with, but I’m not finished. For the sake of this article, I am going to assume that you are looking for hope and comfort in these incredibly dismaying times. Do you want enouragement? Are you seeking hope? Then continue reading with an open heart. Please stick with me till the end of this piece- I will make it as brief as I can…
“Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is to come.”
For years, I have witnessed many of these things take place in the world. The destruction and entropy, and I have recognized them. I knew them, because I’ve been told of them and warned of them, so I was never surprised, rather I expected them. This brings me great joy, because it is not the end of the story.
The bolded quote above is from Isaiah 46: 9-10, just about smack dab in the middle of a well known book: the Bible. You might roll your eyes at my saying that, but hang around. It’s worth the few minutes of time.
With a quick read through Revelation, you would not be surprised at these times, either. But let me give you a quick route to the discovery that is important to see.
There is one language that has existed for the whole expanse of time, and that is Hebrew. Phonetic Hebrew is the oldest language and still preserved and even still spoken. It is in one word from this language that I will bring much relief to you.
God said he would make known to us the end from the very beginning. And this is true. The very first word in the Bible tells the whole story of the grand plan for mankind. The very first word God spoke to Moses was ‘Beginning’, which was chiseled in stone and written as such, in ancient Hebrew:
Within this word, there are 5 other words that tell a story. Remember that Hebrew reads right to left.
Going right to left, pictured above there is:
Beyt, Reysh, Aleph, Sheen, Yood, and Tav
The first letter Beyt is drawn like the simple layout of a home or tent and means ‘in’ or ‘inside’. The number associated with Beyt is 2.
Reysh is drawn like a prince, and it means Head Prince, or First. The number associated with Reysh is 200.
The two together, pronounced ‘Bar’ means Son.
The third letter, Aleph, is pictured as an Ox and represents a Strong Leader. The number associated with Aleph is 1.
Beyt, Reysh, and Aleph together are pronounced ‘Bara’ and mean created or creator.
Sheen, the fourth letter in the word Berisheet, is pictured as teeth and means ‘to crush or destroy’. It is also the number 300. The number 3 means divine perfection, and 300 is an amplification of it. It means a divine sacrifice. 300 is also used to signify a supernatural victory over death.
Reysh, Aleph, and Sheen together spell the word Reysh. The word is a confirmation of the letter’s true representation: Reysh means Head Person.
So, already within this word, we discovered 3 simple blocks:
The Son of God was in his house. He came out of his house to undo the curse of man through sacrifice at the appointed time.
The next letter is Yood and is pictured as an arm and hand stretched out to do a good or divine deed. The number associated with Yood is 10, which means a good deed done at a perfectly appointed time. (Zero is a placeholder number. The placeholder is often time. This makes Yood God’s multiplier number, because it means a divine act done at a perfect time). It marks the end of one age and beginning of another and signifies a new beginning.
The last letter in Berisheet is Tav. Tav is pictured as a cross and signifies the coming together of a divine plan. It means a covenant will be fulfilled. Its number is 400. Everything that happened before the sign of the cross was perfectly ordained for that exact event to happen at the exact appointed time to fulfill the purpose of breaking the covenant man had with sin and death.
This act also fulfilled the covenant of God with the son of man to redeem mankind and bring his created people to himself. Berisheet is entirely about Home and New Beginnings. The first part of the story that we have uncovered, is only the beginning. It reveals the centerpoint around which everything else happens.
The questions ‘who’ and ‘why’ have been answered. ‘Where’ and ‘when’ are what we will uncover next.
Sheen reveals where the divine sacrificial event occurs. There are three valleys in Israel which all nestle near a certain mount, Mount Moriah. The valleys are the Kidron Valley, the Central Valley, and the Hinnon Valley. Mount Moriah, known commonly as Calvary, is the place where the crucifixion of Christ took place.
Looking at Modern Block Hebrew, the three valleys in ancient Jerusalem which make the fingers of Sheen, begin at Mount Moriah. So, Sheen answers the ‘where’ of the sacrifice and redemption.
God said he would place his Name in Jerusalem:“But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there;”
– 2 Chronicles 6:6a
“In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name forever:”
– 2 Chronicles 33:7
The last question to be answered is ‘when’. And this is where a whole lot more is revealed.
Yood and Tav, reveal a timestamp. Again, Yood is God’s divine multiplier, and Tav is the sign of the cross. Yood’s number 10 and Tav’s number 400, multiplied = 4,000 years.
However, to understand how this 4,000 years is placed, we have to understand God’s calendar. In the beginning, God creates a 7-day cycle, which he puts in place as a week, to repeat for all human time. 7 is the number of divine completion. God also states in several places in the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments that, to him, one day is as a thousand years. He also states to Adam, (paraphrased) “the day you eat of the fruit which I have commanded you not to, is the very day you die”, however, Adam lived to be 930 years old. He died within 1,000 years from the time he ate the fruit. This was a message that God intended for us to discover that he was serious when he said, ‘a day is as a thousand years to me’.
Now, mankind did not need a savior when he was sinless, so the 4,000 year countdown to the crucifixion would not begin with the date of creation. It would begin from the day of sin, when the need for a savior arose.
We already stated above, that all of history was shaped around the one center-point: The crucifixion, the great sacrifice which would create a new beginning. Since we know everything happened around the center-point, and that God was serious when he said it would be 4,000 years, we can discover the year of sin by subtracting 4,000 years from the time of the manifested sign of the cross (the crucifixion).
Matched up to a timeline, 4,000 years back in time from the redemption, leads to the year 3970 BC, exactly 33.5 years from the creation year of 4004 BC (Believed by scholars to be the most reliable year of creation, based on chronology). This is the year the first Adam sinned; he lived a perfect life for thirty-three and a half years, before eating of the forbidden fruit in the garden.
Pattern is prophesy, and we see (fast forward 4,000 years from the entering of sin into the heart of Adam) Christ lived for exactly 33.5 years (a historical fact) before becoming the atoning sacrifice. He was the second Adam- the second perfect man to live on earth. The first Adam brought the fall of man, and the second Adam redeemed the fall of man. Christ’s crucifixion date is 30 AD, meaning he was born in 4 BC, which is the most accepted date for his birth. 4,000 years back from 4 BC indeed brings us back to the creation date of 4,004 BC
(Historians have argued over the exact year of Christ’s death, supposing it to be between 30AD and 33AD. However, the exact date does not affect the prophecy, it only shifts the timeframe of years that the 4,000 years covers. The math is the same and so are the 33.5 years).
The ‘when’ of the center-point has been determined. Which means we now know at which point God’s clock on humanity begins: 3970 BC. Knowing this, let’s continue on.
We stated earlier that God ordained one week as the cycle for mankind and we also remember that if one day is a thousand years to God, and 7 is the divine number of completion, God’s clock has 7,000 years on it. We see it another way…
Christ mentions six times, his 1,000 year reign on the 7th day, the final day. If his 7th day is 1,000 years, it makes sense that the other 6 would be, too. That equals 6,000 years. This is the methodology used behind the Sabbath Millennial End Times Perspective, which is the oldest eschatology in the world. It was believed by the ancient rabbis and the early church, alike.
It is certainly incredible to see all of this history confirmed and how it has so far matched up to the phrophetic story locked inside the Hebrew word ‘Berisheet’: the beginning. But this isn’t the end of the story that’s being told. Remember, Isaiah recorded that the Lord said, “I will make known the end from the beginning”. So far, we have seen the centerpoint unfold, which brought about a new beginning of reconciliation, now what does this prophecy have to say about our future from this moment? A lot. And we are getting into that next.
The ending is part of our future, but is also an entirely new beginning. This is another thing the Berisheet prophecy has locked inside. Let’s go back to the word itself and see what story it tells. We still have one more word of the 5 that we have to discover. Here is the word Barisheet again:
The fifth word is discovered within Aleph and Sheen, the two symbols in the middle of the word, pictured by the Ox and the teeth. These two symbols put together, literally mean fire.
Yood, God’s divine multiplier (10) x Sheen (300) + our date of 30 AD, gives another timestamp = 3030 AD, exactly 7,000 years from 3970 BC. This correlates with the end of the 1,000 year reign of Christ (and 1,000 year binding of satan) explained in Revelation 20, which ends with the second death (and much fire).
Revelation 20 versesv. 2 “He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.”
v. 4b, 5b “And I saw the souls of those… who had not worshiped the beast… They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (5b) This is the first resurrection.”
v. 7-8a, 9b “When the thousand years are over, satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth- (9b) But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.”
v. 11 “Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.”
v. 13b-15 “…each person was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Revelation 21: 1a “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,”
After 3030AD, a new heaven and new earth are created, and the old order of things pass away. A new beginning!
However, before the fiery end and new beginning, there are a few more pieces to the puzzle that are quite urgent:
The rapture happens in a window of 7 years, exactly before the 1,000 year reign of Christ. (3030 AD – 1,000 years – 7 years) Which lands the very last year of the church to 2023 AD… in 3 years. (This is not a prediction of the day nor hour, nor even exact year of the end of the world). By that time, the Lord will come and gather to himself his people, his children, his church and glean them before the final days of destruction.
For me, this is great news, because that means all these signs I’ve recognized from my life-long studies of Revelation were not wrong and I am going home soon. Every person who clings to the Lord and trusts him, will not be around for these final days of destruction, which are currently beginning to happen.
When people say, “the world is ending!” They think they are making a witty observation, but rather, they are stating a very truthful fact. And indeed, it is not even a countdown to 2023, that year is simply the last year it can happen. But it is possible, and likely, to happen before then.
After that, the world indeed degrades and falls into quite much more anarchy. But for me, this 2020 crap is just about over. Hallelujah! This is hopefully great news for you, too. Indeed, it is good news for anyone who accepts it.
A final word for me to leave you with:
Romans 10:9-10“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Take hold of this great hope, and you, too, will have a beautiful end to look forward to.
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