Genesis 1:1 when broken down into Aramaic should be understood to mean “With a first cause God created the heavens and the earth.” That first cause was then defined as wisdom later in Proverbs 8: “I am wisdom…God made me (wisdom) as the beginnings of His ways, the first of the works of old.
From here we learn that the “first cause” to which Genesis 1:1 refers is wisdom and with this insight we read the opening sentence of the Bible as “With wisdom God created the heavens and the earth.” The Hebrew word is pronounced Huh’mah, with the first two h sounds being guttural, a sound not used in the English language.
But what is the Divine emanation of wisdom; of what did it consist? That is a question to which there is no simple answer. In human terms, the eleventh -century biblical scholar Rashi, commenting on Exodus 31:3, explained it to mean the ability to comprehend that which one hears. This is excellent and is foundational to prophecy. But I believe that the revelation goes even deeper and that Huh’mah reveals the secrets of the Tabernacle that accompanied the Hebrews during their forty year journey in the desert. However, neither of theses revelations touches wisdom’s Divine essence. The problem is that no single definition captures the full essence of the Huh’mah of creation – anymore than there is a single meaning to God.
“I will be that which I will be” (Ex. 3:14) is the pivotal expression of God’s manifestation in this vast universe of ours. This verse tells us that we can know God through God’s actions in this world. There is no one definition other than God’s continuing manifestation, a manifestation that may change with the demands of the moment.
This, too, is true for the Huh’mah of creation. Huh’mah is that which Huh’mah has accomplished in this world. It is expressed as the force God used to form the big bang creation and brought into being the time space energy/matter of our universe. And then, being embedded within every aspect of existence, Huh’mah gave the universe the ability to bring forth sentient life – conscious and self-aware – from the seemingly inert, lifeless energy of the big bang creation. How else could we envision that energy, in essence superpowerful light beams, could metamorphose and become alive and aware? Only if within that energy there is sequestered the wisdom of God.
The ultimate expression of Huh’mah through God’s actions in this world was Himself coming in the likeness of man to suffer on behalf of a fallen creation that chose to exercise rebellion within the gift of creation, life, and self-awareness. The good news is that through Christ, it is God’s plan that the same Huh’mah and Divine wisdom and creative ability reside in you! The Apostle Paul stated that Christ is God’s mystery. He would go on to expound stating that the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
The Huh’mah and power of creation resides in you and me through Christ. Let that sink in for a moment. This was God’s original plan we He breathed life into Adam (mankind). The Bible states that after God created the universe – that He rested. This is a vital key as we move forward in our prophetic journey as we allow Christ in His fullness to dwell in us as a sign and hope for others. We must come to a conscious place of rest with confident assurance that He is faithful to fulfill His promises. Rest is essential in our daily lives as it is the sealing of faith as we proclaim and create that which resides within us…The Huh’mah.
In the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist…