⚫ Ge 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
⚫ This verse is an introduction to Genesis 1. It stands alone from the enumeration of days. It repeats the declaration of the invisible aleph and the first word of the verse in declaring that God is the creator. It has a bookend in Ge 2:4,5. By this verse alone with it's repeating declaration that God is the creator, there can be no doubt that the primary purpose of creation is to make the invisible God known.
⚫ The creation story is told repeatedly and much doctrine is taught in this first verse of the Bible.
- 1. The aleph א Before the beginning God was alone with his unspeakable name יוי hidden in the silent and invisible aleph, which hints at his triune nature. The Father and Son are one, with the Spirit both distinguishing and joining them. Then he spoke, and created the heavens and the earth. He created by separating his creation from himself. This separation is a symbol of his holiness. The Spirit hovered between heaven and earth stirring up judgement; this was war between heaven and earth. The firmament/Son stilled the conflict, and this was peace through love.
- 2. The first word by the letters God did not simply create and then walk away. He revealed himself to man. The Word spoke and created the heavens and the earth, The Word came to men. The Word was the Son. The Word came to earth and returned, but returned with an increase; the bride. The Spirit enlivened the bride in the Son to enable her to go with the Son. She was purified and made Holy. The first thought of creation, and the creation itself, were brought to completion as the new life sprang from the Word and spontaneously returned to heaven.
- 3. The first word by formation The Son was totally devoted to the Father and under his authority. He spoke the Father's will into existence in six riddles. He made a covenant with man before man was formed. He set an appointed time. And his bride loved him. His work was complete.
- 4. The first sentence declares it plainly: God created the heavens and the earth.
∞ Ge 1:1 Before the beginning, the triune God dwelt in perfect love. His name is unpronouncible. When he created, there was no one there to see or hear him do it. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The Word was with God, The Word was the Son, and the Word was God. God was separated from his people by ignorance. He was the Light, Life and Bread. His creation was finished by the Son of Man. His creation included heaven and earth, spirit and flesh, and was filled with holiness and Love. He testified in heaven as the Father, Word and Spirit, and on earth as Spirit, Water/Revelation and Blood/Cross his testimony was one. 
| 'In the beginning' בראשית
||1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.||⚫The chapter 'The Big bang' discusses how the first written revelation from God to man explodes from the metaphor of the א aleph. Ge 1:1 says the same thing as the first word of Ge 1:1 and the same as the invisible aleph.
John begins John 1 with an exposition of Ge 1:1.
∞ Created an appointment and Created six.
The six days of creation are a map to the appointed time for Christ to die . The marriage was arranged for the moment of his resurrection. The sixth day points to the Gospel record of how he obtained his bride. 
|God, judge אלהים||1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.||⚫ The first name that God uses for himself is Elohim אלהים: "God separated from his people by ignorance" which sets the theme and purpose of the whole of Creation, the Bible, and the life of Christ: To reveal the invisible God to us.|
|create, cut down ברא||1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.||⚫ God spoke creation into existence. The word create ברא bara tells us that the revelation is the Word and Water which created.|
|sign or wonder, with, all, eternal, ploughshare, against, with, in, him, me, upon, את||1:1 In the beginning God create את (untranslated) the heavens and the earth.|| ⚫ The particle את , which is superfluous indicates that something which is not explicitly stated must be regarded as included in the passage under consideration, or that some teaching is implied thereby. Genesis Rabbah 22:2*. It may be considered as an 'etcetera'.
The את ath used with 'heavens' and 'earth' suggests that a second duality was also created. There is a duality between heaven and earth and one which will be discerned later between spiritual and flesh, or holiness and grace. * The use of one rabbinic rule is not an endorsement of them all.
|heavens (dual form) שמים||1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.||⚫ ∞ John uses both the Gematria  and the formation of 'heaven' שמים  * Gematria of שמים is 3. Reducing the sum of the digit: 3 + 4 + 1 + 4 = 12 = 1 + 2 = 3.|
|the earth הארץ||1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth .||⚫ John used both the Gematria  and the formation of the word 'earth' ארץ. Gematria: 1+200+900=111 Reduced 1+1+1=3 |
☧ Christ type ✞ Key ₩ - Pre-incarnate Word Ⅰ - Revelation - Light Ⅱ - Separation - Waters Ⅲ - Desolation - Land Ⅳ - Spirit born - Lights Ⅴ - Word born - Birds, fish Ⅵ - Bride Ⅶ - Rest ÷ - punint, pun intended ↻ - gate, reversal of two letters. ↬,↫ - metaphor, idea wrapped up in a word or symbol (point to symbol) ↛ - non-sequitur § - synonym, the use of 'or' "holy or separate" ∞ - link
- Ge 2:4 ¶ These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, Ge 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
- Ro 16:25 ¶ Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
- Php 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:
- Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
- Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
- Ge 2:21 ¶ And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
- Joh 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Since God spoke whenever he created, it is proper to understand 'bara' ברא as the word by which God created Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
- We do not use Gematria, we merely observe when it occurs in scripture.
- 1Jo 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
- We do not use Gematria, we merely observe when it occurs in scripture.
- 1Jo 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.