MORE hidden code in Genesis 1:1 … and why it’s there

Many are familiar with a number pattern of 777, 888 and 999 in Genesis 1:1. However, this first sentence in the Bible, in Hebrew, has more surprises in store. In this video we explore another layer of 'code' in the verse, and the way it connects the creation account with God's plan of redemption and the coming millennium.

More hidden code in Genesis 1:1 … and why it's there

The Bible starts with a description of how God created the heavens and the earth … in seven days. He worked for six days, and He rested for one day … 6 and 1 is 7.

How did God create the heavens and the earth? He spoke, and it was so. Did God need six days to do it? No. He could have done it in an instant. But, when God says He took six days, then He did take six days.

And did God need to rest for a day … exhausted? No. But, when He says He rested, then He did. Why?

He presented a pattern … for us. He hinted at what is going to happen … soon … at the end of the age.

In this video we are going to examine one of several layers of “code”, or underlying numeric structure, in the first verse of the Bible, and we are going to see that the pattern ties the Old Testament to the New Testament, proving that God is the author of the Bible, and providing a proof that we have identified the correct text … in the original languages.

And, lastly, we shall return to this matter of what is going to change in the future... to see that soon, life on earth is going to be very different.

In the book of Ephesians we are told that God has “made known a mystery” … that God has a purpose (Eph 1:9) "… to bring all things together in Christ … things in the heavens and things on earth" (Eph 1:10). In other words, Jesus is central in all God's plans.

When God created the heavens and the earth it was for a reason. It will be revealed, for all time, who values Jesus and a life of sacrifice.

This statement, that God's purpose is “to bring all things together in Christ”, is in the tenth verse of Ephesians chapter one. There are exactly 103,788 Greek words in the original text of the New Testament, from the start of the gospel of Matthew up to the end of Ephesians 1 verse 10. And 103,788 is 31 x 3 x 31 x 3 x 12. Three one … three. Three one … three. Three one three … repeated. It's a pattern.

The original text, and word count, may be checked on our website:

This pattern, three one three, is part of a “code” that is in the first verse of the Bible. There's more to it than simply "three one three" as we shall see.

The “code” shows up in Ephesians 1, and in another significant place in the New Testament, letting us know what God has planned for the end of the ages.

Genesis 1:1 says: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” In the original Hebrew: Bereshit bara elohim et ha'shamayim ve'et ha'aretz. Seven words. Note: There is a mid-word and there are three words to the left of the mid-word and three words to the right of the mid-word … three one three. We might think that it's by chance, but the pattern of 3 1 3 continues in Genesis 1:1. Every letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a numeric value. Apply the value of each letter and we come up with a value for each word. Here are the word values. The value of the first and last words is 913 + 296 = 1,209. And 1,209 is: 31 x 3 x 13. Three one three … three one three. These ways that the first verse of the Bible highlights three one three looks like design.

But 3 1 3 is only part of THIS layer of the “code” in Genesis 1:1. The first and last words produce the pattern. 31 3 … 3 13.

There are five remaining words, in the middle of the verse, and there are 18 Hebrew letters in the five words. 18 is significant to Jews, because 18 is the numeric value of the Hebrew word "chai" (spelled chet yud), and chai means “life” or … to be “alive”.

The middle three words in Genesis 1:1 have a value of 395 + 401 + 86 = 882. And 882 breaks down to 18 x 7 x 7. 18 shows up.

The two words that bracket these three middle words have a value of 407 + 203 = 610. And that is 61 x 10. And 61 (six one) is the 18th prime number. That looks like design.

Even the fact that the days of creation are expressed as six days of work and one day of rest … six one … and the number of words in the opening verse of the Bible, being six and one, hint at the 18th prime number.

This feature of 18 and 61 (the 18th prime number) in Genesis 1:1, might hardly be worth mentioning, except that both numbers are also on view in Ephesians chapter 1.

Ephesians 1 is the 1,098th chapter in the Bible, and 1,098 is 18 x 61 (18 … six one). And 61 is the 18th prime number. Surely, the positioning of this chapter, to produce this result, 18 times the 18th prime number, must be by design.

So, we see that this particular “code” combines patterns of three one three, together with 18 and/or the 18th prime number.

There is another significant passage where this combination shows up … the 17th chapter of the Gospel of John. John 17 is the prayer Jesus prayed after the Last Supper and His declaration of a new covenant. John 17 is the prayer Jesus prayed before the cross, where He would seal the covenant in His blood. John 17 is a key chapter and John 17 is the 1,014th chapter in the Bible. 1,014 is 3 x 13 x 26 … three one three. John 17 is in this order in the Bible for a reason. It's part of the mathematical structure. The “code” connects the start of the Bible to Jesus' prayer.

And then this: From the start of the New Testament to the end of John 17, there are exactly 3,627 verses. And 3,627 is 31 x 3 x 3 x 13. Three one three. Three one three. The “code” connects the start of the New Testament to Jesus' prayer. The verse count produces the pattern … three one three … three one three

John 17 is critical to an understanding of what God is doing on the earth. What is the heart of Jesus' prayer in John 17? Jesus asks the Father to make His people one. “... keep them in Your name which You gave to Me, so that they may be one as We are one.” (John 17:11). And Jesus continues … “Not for these only do I ask but also for those believing in Me through their word, so that all of them may be one just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, so that they also will be in Us … so that the world may believe that You sent Me." It defines God's purpose in redemption: to rescue a people for Himself. To join Gentiles of faith with a believing remnant of Jews, and to make us one in God.

It's in these “so that” statements of Jesus that the “code” is completed, with 18 highlighted. The Greek word INA (spelled iota nu alpha) occurs exactly 18 times in the chapter. Every letter of the Greek alphabet has a numeric value, and the value of the word INA is 61. 61 is the 18th prime number.

If you go to our website, you will find the complete Bible text. On the page for John 17 you can easily identify the words and verify the count for yourself.

So we see that God created this world for a purpose, to test, and to identify, for everyone, for all time, those who would place their faith in Jesus Christ. Once the test is complete, this world will be destroyed by fire. It will be replaced. The redeemed of the Lord will live forever in a world to come.

It may seem that the plan is being worked out over a long time but, in the light of eternity, it is fleeting … like a grain of sand on all the beaches of the earth. The Bible says that a thousand years is like a day in God's sight (2 Pet 3:8, Ps 90:4). From the point of view of heaven, there were two days from creation to Abraham, two days from Abraham to Jesus, and two days from Jesus to today. That's six days gone, and a day is to come … Six and one … six one. Soon it will be 2,000 years since Jesus sealed the New Covenant in His blood.

In the New Testament we learn that “the times of the Gentiles” will come to an end (Lk 21:24). We shall enter a new millennium. Scripture promises a period of one thousand years to come. In that era there will be two key changes. The devil will be bound … and Jesus will reign (Rev 20:1-6). Life is going to be very different.

The prophecy of a millennium to come is in the twentieth chapter of the book of Revelation. Six times, in six successive verses, one thousand years is mentioned (Rev 20:2-7). The chapter closes with the final judgment, and then moves, at the start of the 21st chapter, to the new heavens and the new earth (Rev 21:1-4). This age ends, and this world is replaced.

Remarkably, there is no detail here of what is to happen in the millennium. Why? Because the millennium is to do with God's dealings with the Jewish people. The millennium was symbolised in the giving of the Sabbath. The Sabbath was part of the Law of Moses. Together with circumcision it was a sign for the people of Israel. It set them apart. Sabbath observance was not a requirement for non-Jews. The Sabbath was given to the Jewish people. And the prophets of old have already told the Jewish people what is going to happen at the end of the age.

The Hebrew word for the Sabbath is Shabbat ... spelled shin bet tav. The numeric value of Shabbat is 702 and 702 is 3 x 13 x 18. Three one three and eighteen.

The millennium will be when God completes what He began with the Jewish people. Shabbat is when man rests from his work. God takes over. God does what man cannot. God gets all the glory.

A very different time is fast approaching. All Jews will be regathered to the Promised Land. There they will meet their Messiah. The devil will be bound. And Jesus will reign.

What about the non-Jews? “The times of the Gentiles will be fulfilled” (Lk 21:24). It seems that a window for salvation for non-Jews is closing. It seems that a time of trouble is approaching. And there is darkness before a new dawn. There has never been a more important time in history to take God seriously.