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Bereshit – Secret in Bereshit

In the Beginning

בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Gen 1:1)


The gematria of the 1st and 2nd word is 999:

God in the beginning בְּרֵאשִׁית אֱלֹהִים 999


And 999 x 5 = 4995, which is the sum of all 22 Hebrew letters (including sofit) by which all things were created:

22 letters אבגדהוזחטיכלמנסעפצקרשת 1495
5 letters with final forms ךםןףץ 3500


The gematria of the 2nd, 4th, and 5th word is also 999:

He created the heaven בָּרָא אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם 999


The gematria of the 3rd, 5th and 6th word is 888:

God the heaven and “Alef Tav” אֱלֹהִים הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת 888


The gematria of the 3rd, 5th and 7th word is 777:

God, the heaven the earth אֱלֹהִים הַשָּׁמַיִם הָאָרֶץ 777


The gematria of the first 5 words is 1998:

In the   beginning God created the heaven בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם 1998


1998 = 2 x 999 = 3 x 666


Mashiach The Word

The secret is revealed in John 1:1 with Hebrew rendering as follows:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
בְּרֵאשִׁית הָיָה הַדָּבָר וְהַדָּבָר הָיָה עִם-אֵל וְהַדָּבָר הָיָה אֵל


Word דָּבָר in gematria is 206, which is the same gematria of “His essence” עַצְמוֹ, as the Word spoken expresses the essence of the Speaker.

The “atbash” of the first three words in gematria is 1459, as follows:

In the beginning was the Word בְּרֵאשִׁית הָיָה הַדָּבָר  
“atbash” שגתבמ*א צמ”ץ צקש”ג 1459


1459 is exactly the gematria of the all 22 Hebrew letters, as follows:

22 letters אבגדהוזחטיכלמנסעפצקרשת 1495


This comes to reveal that the 22 Hebrew letters are the building blocks of the creation, which can be condensed into the first and final letters known as Et אֵת.

He created the heaven with “Et” בָּרָא אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם 999


The gematria of the last seven words is 646:

…and the Word was with God, and the Word was God וְהַדָּבָר הָיָה עִם-אֵל וְהַדָּבָר הָיָה אֵל 646


646 is the gematria of Elohim אֱלֹהִים, if 600 (instead of 40) is counted for the final Mem.

The name El אֵל denotes loving kindness on the right side, and the name Elohim אֱלֹהִים denotes severity on the left side.

The gematria of the entire verse is 1790, which is 5 times the gematria of Mashiach, also the same gematria of Mashiach spelled out progressively and regressively, as follows:

Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ 358
Spelled progressively and regressively מ מש משי משיח משיח שיח יח ח 1790


The difference of the first verse in Torah and the first verse in John is 911, which is exactly the gematria of Reshit רֵאשִׁית, the beginning:

2701 – 1790 = 911

911 is the same gematria of “beginning of wisdom” תְּחִלַּת חָכְמָה.

Reshit רֵאשִׁית can be understood at four levels, i.e. Mashiach, Torah, wisdom, and Israel, by which creation was made. The four are one, their ordinal number is 206, the gematria of the Word דָּבָר, and their gematria is 1853, as follows:

    Gematria Ordinal number
Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ 358 52
Torah תּוֹרָה 611 53
Wisdom חָכְמָה 73 37
Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל 541 64
  1853 206


1853 is the gematria of:

אֲנִי-אָמַרְתִּי, אֱלֹהִים אַתֶּם וּבְנֵי עֶלְיוֹן כֻּלְּכֶם I have said, you are God, and all of you are children of the Most High (Psalm 82:6)


As it is written:

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. (Colossians 1:15)


“Image of the invisible God” in Hebrew isצֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים הַנֶּעְלָם , which in gematria is 441, the gematria of “truth” אֱמֶת, which is the final letters of the first three words of the first verse of Torah:

בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים In the beginning God created Heaven…


And “Mashiach the first born of all creation” in gematria is exactly the same gematria of the first word “Bereshit” in Torah:

In the beginning בְּרֵאשִׁית 913
Mashiach the firstborn of all creation מָּשִׁיחַ בְּכֹר לְכָל נִבְרָא 913


The remaining six words of the first verse in Torah in ordinal number is exactly 222, the gematria of “firstborn” בְּכֹר, as follows:

הָאָרֶץ וְאֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם אֵת אֱלֹהִים בָּרָא  
44 29 62 23 41 23 222
The earth <> The heaven <> God created


According to Zohar, the first three letters of Torah can be understood hyperliterally as “With Reshit___ created Elohim” בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים. This means the subject is unnamed, and the object is Elohim which has the same gematria of “The nature” הַטֶבַע, as the true source of creation is beyond human comprehension therefore He is unnameable.


The Triple Numbers

As relating to God (YHVH)

My Lord My God (Psalm 38:16) אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהָי 111
God from above (Job 3:4) אֱלוֹהַּ מִמָּעַל 222
Our God (in atbash) אֱלֹהֵינוּ אלף למד הה יוד נון וו 333
You are YHVH (Jeremiah 14:22) אַתָּה-הוּא יְהוָה 444
To YHVH of hosts (Isaiah 2:12) לַיהוָה צְבָאוֹת 555
God of death and God of life אֱלֹהֵי הַמֵּתִים וֵאלֹהֵי הָחַיִּים 666
You are YHVH our father, our redeemer from everlasting (Isaiah 23:16) אַתָּה יְהוָה אָבִינוּ גֹּאֲלֵנוּ מֵעוֹלָם 777
For I YHVH change not (Mal 3:6) אֲנִי יְהוָה, לֹא שָׁנִיתִי 888
God Almighty אֵל שַׁדָּי  (spelled out) אלף למד שין דלת יוד 999
YHVH God is the salvation of our God יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים יְשׁוּעַת אֱלֹהֵינוּ 1000


As relating to the Mashiach the Son (the Singular יְחִידָה):

Wonderful (Isaiah 9:6) פֶלֶא 111
First-born בְּכֹר 222
Son of God, God part of YHVH בֵּן אֱלֹהִים אֵל חֵלֶק יְהוָה 333
Mashiach of God מָּשִׁיחַ אֱלֹהִים 444
Mashiach is God with us מָּשִׁיחַ עִמָּנוּ אֵל 555
Chief cornerstone (Psalm 118:22) לְרֹאשׁ פִּנָּה 666
YHVH in Yeshua the Mashiach יְהוָה בְּיֵשׁוּע הַמָּשִׁיחַ 777
…as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before her shearers…(Isaiah 53:7) כַּשֶּׂה לַטֶּבַח יוּבָל, וּכְרָחֵל לִפְנֵי גֹזְזֶיהָ 888
The Mashiach, the King of Israel הַמָּשִׁיחַ הַמֶּלֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל 999
Mashiach ben Yosef, Mashiach ben David מָּשִׁיחַ בֵּן יוֹסֵף מָּשִׁיחַ בֵּן דָּוִיד 1000


As relating to Israel the Son (the living חַיָּה):

Sons of the living God (Hosea 2:1) בְּנֵי אֵל-חָי 111
From Jacob (Num 24:17) מִיַּעֲקֹב 222
Like a lost sheep (Psalm 119:176) כְּשֶׂה אֹבֵד 333
Jacob a people unto YHVH your God יַעֲקֹב לְעָם, לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ 444
Hand of Israel (Judges 3:30) יַד יִשְׂרָאֵל 555
From the priests of Israel מַכֹּהֲנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל 666
And Israel mine elect (Isaiah 45:4) וְיִשְׂרָאֵל בְּחִירִי 777
Backsliding Israel (Jeremiah 3:8) מְשֻׁבָה יִשְׂרָאֵל 888
Behold the salvation in Israel הִנֵּה הַיְשׁוּעָה בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל 999
And Israel trusted in Mashiach his son וַיִּבְטְחוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל בִּמְשִׁיחַ נְבוֹ 1000


The unification in gematria is exactly the same of Elohim אֱלֹהִים which is 86, as follows:

YHVH (father) YHVH יְהוָה 26
Mashiach (son) Yechidah (singular) יְחִידָה 37
Israel (bride) Chayah (living) חַיָּה 23



Israel and Nations

It is without a shadow of a doubt that Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל is the chosen people.

The suffix of Israel is El אֵל, which is the suffix for the name of angels, such as Michael מִיכָאֵל, Gabriel גַּבְרִיאֵל, etc., hence Israel means the “Upright of God”.

Israel is also called Jeshurun יְשֻׁרוּן, the first three letters are the same as Israel, but the suffix is Vav Nun, which is also the suffix for the name of angels, such as Metatron מֵטַטְרוֹן, or Sandalphon סָנְדַלְפוֹן, etc.

When Israel and Jeshurun are unified in Mashiach, the result is Israel reborn, as follows:

Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל 541
Jeshurun יְשֻׁרוּן 566
Mashiach ben David מָּשִׁיחַ בֶּן דָּוִיד 434


1541 is the gematria of Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל when Alef is counted as both 1 and 1000.

How do the people of the nations become part of Israel?

And if you are of Mashiach, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Gal 3:29)


“Abraham’s seed” זֶרַע אַבְרָהָם in gematria is 525, which is the secret of calling the nations to the promise to Israel, as it is written:

וְזַרְעוֹ, יִהְיֶה מְלֹא-הַגּוֹיִם and his seed shall become the fullness of the nations (Gen 48:19)


The secret of Israel and nations is concealed in the Hebrew word “Achen” אָכֵן, which means “indeed”. The Alef denotes the one nation which is Israel, and Kaf Nun in gematria is 70, hinting to the 70 nations.

If we add “indeed” to the promise above, the gematria is exactly 525, the gematria of “Seed of Abraham” זֶרַע אַבְרָהָם:

אָכֵן וְזַרְעוֹ, יִהְיֶה מְלֹא-הַגּוֹיִם and his seed shall “indeed” become the fullness of nations (Gen 48:19)


Mashiach is the door, and the gematria of “the righteous from the nations” הַצַּדִּיקִים מִגּוֹיִם is 358, which is the exact gematria of Mashiach מָּשִׁיחַ.

The mirror image of 358 is 853, which is exactly the gematria of “Nations in his salvation” גּוֹיִם בִּישׁוּעָתוֹ.

853 is also the gematria of “And he believed in Yeshua Mashiach” וְהֶאֱמִן בִּישׁוּעַ הַמָּשִׁיחַ.

The gematria of “and they shall become Israel”וְהָיוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל  is 568, which is the exact same gematria of “Chosen by Mashiach” בָּחַר מָּשִׁיחַ.

“Chosen by YHVH” בָּחַר יְהוָה in gematria is 236, which is the same gematria of “His chosen ones” בְּחִירָיו, which is also the gematria of the two signs of his chosen people:

Circumcision מִילָה 85
Baptism מִקְוָה 151


236 is the same gematria of God of Jews and God of Nations, which is one, for there is one God:

God of the Jews אֱלֹהֵי הַיְּהוּדִים 126
God of the Nations אֱלֹהֵי הַגּוֹיִם 110


The Heirs

As it is written:

and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Mashiach, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Rom 8:17)


Israel יִשְׂרָאֵל can be permuted to spell יָרַשׁ אֵל, meaning: to inherit God, i.e. heir of God in singular.

“The heirs” in plural is הַיׂרְשִׁים, which can be rearranged as follows, and with the addition of El, the first part becomes Israel, and the second part becomes Elohim:

The heirs הַיׂרְשִׁים
Split in half הים ישר
With the addition of El אֱלֹהִים יִשְׂרָאֵל
  Elohim Israel


The secret of inheritance is revealed as follows:

that the Nations should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Mashiach through the gospel (Eph 3:6)


“Nations as inheritance” גּוֹיִם לְנַחֲלָה in Hebrew in gematria is 182, the same gematria of Jacob יַעֲקֹב. In the same way that Jacob must be elevated to become Israel, so do the Nations as inheritance.

“That the Nations should be fellow heirs” in Hebrew would be שֶׁיִּהְיוּ הַגּוֹיִם גַם-הֵם הַיׂרְשִׁים, which in gematria is 1048, which is the same gematria of “and the Nations shall be of House of Israel” וְגוֹיִם לְבֵית יִשְׂרָאֵל.

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