The beginning of language on earth can be traced back to John 1:1, which states:
“And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
“I am the Alpha and the Omega–the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come–the Almighty One.”
To the Hebrews, Mem is more than just a letter of the alphabet.
Mem as a letter represents a mathematical value of 40. It has a built-in word structure similar to Majim, which means “water.”
When applied to days, months, or years, the number forty (40) does not necessary mean an actual measurable amount of time. Rather, it conveys something related to the time-life dimension like a “generation.”
These concepts can be compared to water, which is an indefinable expanse without borders, a condition in which people could drown and die.
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”
Mem also means that there is a purpose to the “trials,” “testing,” or “probation” of life on this side.
Israel spent forty years in the wilderness being tested by God before they crossed over Jordan to inherit the Promised Land. (Deuteronomy 8:2-5)
Jesus was tempted by the devil for forty days. (Luke 4:1)
Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven.
“Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD–with the first of them and with the last–I am he.”
The word sabbath means “rest,” and the first we discover about it in the Old Testament is that the Sabbath day belongs to God. He calls it “My holy day” (Isaiah 58:13); “My sabbaths” (Exodus 31:13). “The seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God” (Exodus 20:10). Since the Sabbath clearly belongs to God, it is unscriptural to refer to it as the “Jewish Sabbath.” Yes, it was made for man (see Mark 2:27), but it does not belong to man—Jew or Gentile. It belongs to God. God set aside this Sabbath day, this day of rest, to signify His perfect and finished work of creation (see Genesis 1:31; 2:1-3; Hebrews 4:4).
God took six days to create everything that goes to make up our planet. Then He set aside (sanctified) the seventh day as His Sabbath (see Exodus 20:11). Like creation, salvation begins, not by doing something but by resting in the perfect, finished work Jesus accomplished in His doing and dying.
(The Gospel Herald)
He said to me:
“It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.”
There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins. Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory. And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. Who will condemn them? Christ has died, and more importantly, he was brought back to life. Christ has the highest position in heaven. Christ also intercedes for us. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. Ecclesiastes 7:20, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:16,
Romans 7:34, Romans 8:27
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.
1 John 2:1, Hebrews 9:24, Hebrews 7:25
Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
So Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him,
“If you live by what I say, you are truly my disciples. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
2 John 1:9, John 8:31, Matthew 5:16
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. For I have no greater joy than this, that I hear that my children are walking in the truth.
1 John 3:2, 3 John 1:4
Rejoice, because your names are written in heaven; in the book of life, called the Lamb’s book of life, written from the foundation of the world.