Teaching Paper 013Removing ‘Aleph-Tav’ From Genesis 1:1 Yields ‘Tribulation’

Have you ever noticed the ‘Aleph-Tav’ in Genesis 1:1? By ‘Aleph-Tav’, I mean the short two letter Hebrew word ‘את’ (in red below) consisting of the first and the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet – namely ‘Aleph’ (א) and ‘Tav’ (ת) respectively. Remember that the Hebrew language reads from right to left. There is much intrigue as to the meaning of this short untranslatable word, however, Messiah Himself explains. In several scriptures in the Book of Revelation (chapters 1:8-11, 2:8, 22:13), Jesus states that He is the ‘Alpha and the Omega’ (‘Alpha’ being the first Greek letter and ‘Omega’ being the last Greek letter). Jesus says He is the ‘First’ and the ‘Last’ – the Beginning and the End. Quite simply, Messiah, Who is the ‘First’ and the ‘Last’, is central to creation and is literally present as the middle word of Genesis 1:1 (see diagram below). This perfectly aligns with biblical teaching elsewhere that Messiah is the Word (John 1:1) and that all things (creation) consist in Him (Colossians 1:17).

The seven Hebrew words of Genesis 1:1 are written out below with the numerical value below each word. Note the ‘Aleph-Tav’ as the central word coloured red.

The total value of Genesis 1:1 is 2701 which is an interesting number in its own right, but what happens if you take Messiah out of creation? This can be done mathematically by subtracting 401 (the numerical value of the ‘Aleph-Tav’ – representing Messiah) from 2701. The answer is 2300 because 2701 - 401 = 2300.

For those who have studied the prime-fulfilment pattern (a pattern recently discovered in scripture which maps the prophetic progression to fulfilment, of various biblical groups of people) will immediately recognise the number ‘2300’ as the geometric fulfilment for ‘Believing Israel in the Tribulation’. What caused Israel to enter the Tribulation? Well, they will sign a covenant with the anti-Christ (Daniel 9:27). Jesus said to the stubborn, rebellious and unbelieving religious leaders of His time in John 5:43: “I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive” – referring to the anti-Christ. 

In other words, when you remove Messiah from His rightful place, there is ‘tribulation’ or, more specifically the Tribulation, precipitated by the signing-up of Israel with anti-Christ, at the end of this age. 

It is incredible that Genesis 1:1, the first of all Israel’s scripture, mathematically captures, the final or last judgement for Israel (namely the Tribulation), when Israel ultimately remove Messiah from His rightful place (by signing that covenant).