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Last First and The First Last

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I have been given an exciting new commission from Gordon, the Lords’ Witnesses Church President. It relates to a potentially key example of the relatively newly discovered 
[C39] The Interchangeability Principle of the True Bible Code. As you will see from that link, a certain chap by the name of Jeff (aka the JLW) suggested the principle should apply to Matthew 20:16:

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last. (Matthew 20 ASV)

So much for me opening my big mouth! I now have the task of looking at all the instances of ‘first’ and ‘last’ in the scriptures and seeing if substituting one for the other brings out any greater meanings of significance. Sounds like a massive task, but I am definitely up for it, since I think some very important new understandings should come out of it. So let us see. Amen.

This ‘first will be last' theme has been something that I have picked up on on several occasions during my JLW writings, hence my comment to Gordon on the subject. The task will need me to carry out a forensic search of all instances in scripture of the words ‘first’ or ‘last’ using the excellent Lords' Witnesses' bible research tool Bible Linguistics ( This is likely to be a somewhat extensive task but one which I relish in expectation of uncovering more of God’s secrets held in store for mankind, hopefully over and above those previously uncovered in my Mysteries paper.

Changing the Scriptures

Before I started this exciting new venture of substituting these words in the Bible, it occurred to me as to whether this was tantamount to changing the Bible which is expressly forbidden in scripture. The simple answer might have been ‘no’ since there was never any intention to produce a new version of the Bible for publication to the world as the directly written Word of God. Arguably this is not dissimilar to our noun substitution rules already heavily used as a basic element of the True Bible Code (
[C6a] The Designations Principle).

However, for the odd sceptic that may happen across this research, and for my own peace of mind, I thought I would check on the precise wording of the relevant scriptures to ensure that I would not be breaking this particular commandment from God:

2 You shall not add to the Word which I command you, nor take from it, to keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you. (Deuteronomy 4 GLT)

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book. (Revelation 22 KJV)

Both scriptures define the specific addition to or removal from the scriptures but not the exchanging of words. Being pedantic, some might say that exchanging words amounts to both a removal and an addition combined. I would beg to differ; if that is what the scriptures intended to tell us then, on such an important matter, it would have done so explicitly and leaving no room for any doubt. Furthermore, as you will see early on in this research, I feel certain that this work has been blessed by our God. May Jehovah forgive me if I have misread His intentions in my human frailty. I think the real intention in God’s Word was to warn those of the Roman Catholic persuasion against their proven corruption of His word by removing or adding words and phrases to suit their priestly requirements rather than in the service of God. I have discussed this corruption previously in my
Mysteries and The Trinity papers. Amen.

Genesis 1

I knew this could well turn out to be a momentous task but I did not think it would be as momentous as the very first word substitution, that I came across, turned out to be only some five minutes into starting my research and I quote: 

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. (Genesis 1 KJV)

The Interchangeability Principle of the True Bible Code would have it as:

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the last day. (Genesis 1 KJV)

So, we know that we have a first creative day. From this substitution we clearly have a last creative day. In my initial view this is defining the seventh creative day, 
God’s Sabbath Rest, i.e., His Kingdom as the seventh millennium of His millennial week. In this meaning, the light is defining spiritual as opposed to physical light and the darkness is spiritual darkness, which latter represents the fate of those in Gehenna during the Kingdom years.

However, in discussing this revelation with Gordon, the LW Church President, we believe there is another (significantly!) greater meaning to this substitution. The first day is not only the first day of God’s creative week, but also the first day of the creation of our universe. Consequently, we believe that this substitution is also telling us that there will be a last day of the existence of our universe. If, at first sight, this seems a little far-fetched, we were reminded of a verse from the Book of Isaiah:

10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: (Isaiah 46 KJV)

From this and
The Interchangeability Principle, we believe that in Genesis 1:5, God is declaring the end of the universe from its beginning as described by the prophet Isaiah. It seems as if God Himself is confirming this new understanding of the fate of the universe. Having reached the conclusion that the universe will have its last day, we are then minded to contemplate on when that will be.


End-Times Scriptures

My next port of call was to look at the scriptures that seemed to indicate, if not directly state, that the universe would be destroyed. The first destination that I came across was in the Gospels which spelt a rather more destructive time of the end even than I had previously considered. Does the  time of the end actually mean the end of the universe as we know it and will it end on the date that our chronology finally pins down as the end of the world as we know it once it is correct (
Understanding 101 - The Master Chronology of God's people from Adam to Armageddon)? Given that I believe that we are living in a simulated universe (Variable Speed of Light), I suppose that is actually not so devastating as one might otherwise have imagined:

35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24 KJV)

I think it reasonable to consider that Heaven and Earth define the total bounds of the known physical universe and therefore their passing away represents the passing of that universe. Mark and Luke carry precisely the same message:

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day and [that] hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. (Mark 13 KJV)

33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. (Luke 21 KJV)

Matthew further confirms the Gospel message in stating that the removal of the Heavens and the Earth will occur at the appropriate time:

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. (Matthew 5 KJV)

Just to confirm the Gospels, we then have John’s Revelation observing the new ‘universe’ to replace the old:

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (Revelation 21 KJV)

This seems to me to be a very clear indication that the whole of the ‘old’ creation will be replaced with a new one. While we are about it though, I see that we have another
Interchangeability Principle example here in Revelation 21:1 where we need to replace ‘first’ with ‘last’. I will investigate the implications of that one in a later section of this paper.

Just to demonstrate the power of God, we have His warning from Haggai that He will ‘shake’ creation. Amongst other things, I think this is prophesying the coming apocalypse to precede the ending of the current system:

6 For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; (Haggai 2 ASV)

21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; (Haggai 2 KJV)

Those words of Haggai are referenced by Paul in his letter to the Hebrew congregation. This makes it clear that the things being shaken will be removed, i.e., the current creation will be replaced by God’s Kingdom:

26 whose voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once" "I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens." [Hag. 2:6]
27 Now the [words] "Yet once" make clear the removal of the things being shaken, as having been made, so that the things not being shaken may remain.
28 For this reason, receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us have grace, by which we may serve God pleasingly, with reverence and awe; (Hebrews 12 GLT)

And more of the same warning from Isaiah, first of the shaking and then followed by the removal of the first creation:

13 Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of its place, in the wrath of Jehovah of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. (Isaiah 13 ASV)

6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. (Isaiah 51 KJV)

And then we have a rather more graphic description from that same prophet. Here I have chosen two translations, the strictly literal King James and the rather more flowery symbolic Septuagint. The KJV correctly translates the Hebrew word ‘
צְבָא’ as ‘host’. The Septuagint translates it both as ‘powers’ and ‘stars’. In reality, I cannot envisage that God will ‘dissolve’ all the angels, so I believe that the Septuagint has it right by conveying the meaning that the universe, that we know, will no longer exist:

4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. (Isaiah 34 KJV)

4 And all the powers of the heavens shall melt, and the sky shall be rolled up like a scroll: and all the stars shall fall like leaves from a vine, and as leaves fall from a fig-tree. (Isaiah 34 LXXb)

4וְנָמַקּוּ כָּל-צְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְנָגֹלּוּ כַסֵּפֶר הַשָּׁמָיִם; וְכָל-צְבָאָם יִבּוֹל--כִּנְבֹל עָלֶה מִגֶּפֶן, וּכְנֹבֶלֶת מִתְּאֵנָה. (Isaiah 34 WLC)

Now the following end-times prophecy from the Gospel of Matthew requires some careful thought. At first sight, verse 29 seems to have similar language to previous verses stated to herald the end of the universe. However, this cannot be the case here since, in verse 30, we have the second coming of Christ at apparently the same time of events. Here perhaps we are dealing with the punishment of the demons just prior to Armageddon rather than the actual destruction of the physical universe which, I think, follows fairly shortly afterwards? The sun and moon could be referring to Satan and his immediate lieutenant, the stars being the rank and file demons and the powers being the demonic officer ranks, presumably all in their possessed human bodies at that time:

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. (Matthew 24 KJV)

Similarly, from the Book of Revelation, we have:

12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Revelation 6 KJV)

Again, are we again looking at the fleeing of the physical creation or those evil ones living in it? From past experience in studying the Bible, it will mean both:

11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him who is sitting upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven did flee away, and place was not found for them; (Revelation 20 YLT)

Peter’s second letter has much to say, about that time, which is worth reviewing over several verses:

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as [they were] from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 [Seeing] then [that] all these things shall be dissolved, what manner [of persons] ought ye to be in [all] holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3 KJV)

The above verses appear to give us a potted version of the history and prospective fate of the whole of God’s physical creation. Let us have a close look. First off, in verse 4, we are told that all things are currently continuing as they have from the beginning of creation.

Verses 5 and 6 refer to the heavens still existing at the time of the flood. The world at that time being described as perished but that clearly is referring to the life on Earth (and not the planet itself) apart from Noah and his fellow humans and creatures aboard his ark.  Verse 7 confirms that, down to this day notwithstanding the flood, both the Earth and the heavens are kept in place awaiting the day of judgement. I think Peter is making clear to his readers that we still have the old universe in place at the time of writing (Peter’s and mine!).

Verses 10 to 12 then relate to the day of the Lord, Christ’s second coming, when it prophesies that the heavens shall pass away, the elements shall melt together with the Earth. All these things shall be dissolved. This is certainly using different language to Matthew 24 above. These things are then to be followed by new heavens and a new Earth. This still sounds to me as if we are to be given a new universe to replace the old at the time of the end, although I expect it will not be like the old one we have known. But we shall certainly be given a new Earth within the Kingdom upon which the 2NC Kings and priests will reign:

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5 KJV)

So, how does this relate to the LW chronology, such as it is at the time of writing? Looking at
Understanding 101 - The Master Chronology of God's people from Adam to Armageddon, we have ‘The End of The World Physically’ as 2024 Tebbeth 14 or 2024 December 19/20. So, subject to our chronology, it looks like we are predicting the end of the known universe to be late 2024. I would have to say, though, that is not what the official LW meaning of this date has been up to the time of my writing this paper!

Revelation 21

So, let us return to the other verse we previously identified as having some likely relevance to our current venture:

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (Revelation 21 KJV)

The Interchangeability Principle that we used previously, we have the changed verse as:

1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the last heaven and the last earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (Revelation 21 KJV)

Firstly, I think it no coincidence that I started this exercise with the very first chapter of the first Book of the Bible and am now tripping up over the penultimate chapter of the last Book of the Bible. I cannot but help think that this was a commission ordained well before Gordon’s request of me!

But what is the meaning to a ‘last’ heaven and ‘last’ Earth passing away? I can think of no other than that even the prospective Kingdom of God will pass away, at the end of the seventh millennium, to be replaced by a further environment in which righteous man and angels will live in even closer concert with our God. Amen.


I began this exercise in the expectation of finding some extremely erudite and mind-numbing insight into God’s plan to end the known universe. But, as is often the case in God’s plan, the truth has turned out to be rather more straight-forward than I foolishly imagined. From the foregoing research, it now seems plain to me that the Kingdom of God will bring about the removal of the known universe to be completely replaced by the Kingdom creation. I suspect this will be no great surprise to many good Christian folk. Furthermore, when the millennial Kingdom has run its course, it appears that we will be in for a further 'universe' in which we will then live in an even closer relationship to our angelic brethren and our creator. What either of these two future ‘universes’ will be like one can only imagine at but I am certain that they will offer a significantly better quality of life than many have in the current system.  

As a final thought, this paper will likely be only the first such iteration of the matter at hand and certainly not the last unless the Lord deems it so. Amen.

The Ambiguity

Well, I might have guessed! No more than a couple of weeks after this paper's original publication, I discovered a large grey elephant standing previously unobserved in the room. Having discussed the matter with Gordon, the LW Church President, I can now offer up to my readers the nature of the issue and our response to our dealing with it. So here goes:

​The Greek word for ‘first’ is ‘πρῶτοι’ as demonstrated by the very verse that started this whole exercise:

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last. (Matthew 20 ASV)

16 Οὕτως ἔσονται οἱ ἔσχατοι πρῶτοι καὶ οἱ πρῶτοι ἔσχατοι. (Matthew 20 WHO)

There is a different Greek word for the cardinal number one which can take several different forms of e.g.,  ‘ἓν and μία’, which two both appear in the following verse:

18 Truly I say to you, Until the heaven and the earth pass away, in no way shall one iota or one point pass away from the Law until all comes to pass. (Matthew 5 GLT)

18 ἀμὴν γὰρ λέγω ὑμῖν, ἕως ἂν παρέλθῃ ὁ οὐρανὸς καὶ ἡ γῆ, ἰῶτα ἓν ἢ μία κεραία οὐ μὴ παρέλθῃ ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου ἕως ἂν πάντα γένηται. (Matthew 5 WHO)

'So what' do I hear you say? The problem of interchangeability comes in the Old Testament where the Hebrew word for ‘first’ or ‘one’ is the same: ‘
אֶחָד’. So, we can have two perfectly valid English translations for the same verse that can use the English word of ‘first’ or ‘one’. Again, let us look at two perfectly valid translations from a key verse in the first iteration of this paper:

5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. (Genesis 1 KJV)

5 and God calleth to the light 'Day,' and to the darkness He hath called 'Night;' and there is an evening, and there is a morning -- day one. (Genesis 1 YLT)

5וַיִּקְרָא אֱלֹהִים לָאוֹר יוֹם, וְלַחֹשֶׁךְ קָרָא לָיְלָה; וַיְהִי-עֶרֶב וַיְהִי-בֹקֶר, יוֹם אֶחָד. (Genesis 1 WLC)

To demonstrate the point further, we have the word ‘
אֶחָד’ translated as ‘one’ where this is the only likely option of the two in this other example from Genesis 1:

9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so. (Genesis 1 KJV)

9וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יִקָּווּ הַמַּיִם מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמַיִם אֶל-מָקוֹם אֶחָד, וְתֵרָאֶה, הַיַּבָּשָׁה; וַיְהִי-כֵן. (Genesis 1 WLC)

​Let us take another example of the pinning down of the ‘אֶחָד’ ambiguity. In cases where the first of two items is being referred to, whilst perfectly valid English translations could equally be ‘first’ or ‘one’, in these cases 'first' will be treated as the precisely correct English translation since the second item of two is arguably also the ‘last’. The taking of two onyx stones for the engraving on them of the names of the sons of Israel is a case in point where we compare the KJV with the LXXb translation. The LXXb correctly translates the Hebrew word 'הַשֵּׁנִית' as 'second' not 'other', thereby rendering the precisely correct translation of 'הָאֶחָת' to be 'first' not 'one':

10 Six of their names on one stone, and [the other] six names of the rest on the other stone, according to their birth. (Exodus 28 KJV)

10 Six names on the first stone, and the other six names on the second stone, according to their births. (Exodus 28 LXXb)

10שִׁשָּׁה, מִשְּׁמֹתָם, עַל, הָאֶבֶן הָאֶחָת; וְאֶת-שְׁמוֹת הַשִּׁשָּׁה הַנּוֹתָרִים, עַל-הָאֶבֶן הַשֵּׁנִית--כְּתוֹלְדֹתָם. (Exodus 28 MM)

So, hopefully, the nature of this issue for the current exercise is now evident to the reader. Do we assume every use of the Hebrew word 'אֶחָד' should be included in this exercise for the English word 'first'?  We concluded that this would not be a sensible approach. Although the Ambiguity Principle  ( might be relevant in looking for other greater meanings, we thought that we should stick to the contextual translation for this particular exercise since Hebrew's ambiguity is resolved through its context within the whole meaning of a phrase or sentence. Consequently I will 'only' be looking for Hebrew-English translations where 'first' is the probable correct contextual meaning. So, hopefully, I can now continue my 'First Last, Last First' search unabated? Amen.

​Excluded Verses

Due to the sheer scale and importance of this research, we have decided to exclude certain verses from further analysis. I identify several such cases below. If any of my readers should disagree with these exclusions please contact me via my
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 All cases of ‘firstling’, ‘first-fruits’ or ‘first-born’ have been excluded. I provide an example below:

29 Thou shalt not keep back the first-fruits of thy threshing floor and press. The first-born of thy sons thou shalt give to me. (Exodus 22 LXXb)
29מְלֵאָתְךָ וְדִמְעֲךָ, לֹא תְאַחֵר; בְּכוֹר בָּנֶיךָ, תִּתֶּן-לִי. (Exodus 22 MM)

This and similar verses are excluded from this research due to the key words not strictly being precisely ‘first’. So, in the above example we see the use of the Hebrew word ‘
מְלֵאָתְךָ’ as 'first-fruits' and ‘בְּכוֹר’ as ‘first-born’. Neither of these examples have the precise meaning of ‘first’. Given the prospective scale and importance of this exercise, we think that precision in the language is of vital importance to prevent our being led down extensive non-productive paths.

​And then we find a further Hebrew word 'פֶּטֶר' also meaning 'first-born'. Again we have excluded this from our research:

19 The males [are] mine, everything that opens the womb; every first-born of oxen, and [every] first-born of sheep. (Exodus 34 LXXb)

19כָּל-פֶּטֶר רֶחֶם, לִי; וְכָל-מִקְנְךָ תִּזָּכָר, פֶּטֶר שׁוֹר וָשֶׂה. (Exodus 34 MM)

Continuing with this theme we find yet another Hebrew word 'רֵאשִׁית' meaning 'first' or 'best' in a similar context. Once again we have excluded this from our research:

26 The first of the first-fruits of thy ground thou shalt bring unto the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in its mother's milk. (Exodus 34 ASV)
26רֵאשִׁית, בִּכּוּרֵי אַדְמָתְךָ, תָּבִיא, בֵּית יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ; לֹא-תְבַשֵּׁל גְּדִי, בַּחֲלֵב אִמּוֹ. (Exodus 34 MM)


After some discussion on the following verses, we decided to exclude all examples of ‘beginning’ (רֵאשִׁית) and ‘end’ since, as per the previous example, they did not follow the precise description of ‘first’ or ‘last’. As an example, these verses refer to the beginning of Nimrod’s kingdom being Babylon:

9 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. (KJV)

9 he hath begun to be a hero in the land; he hath been a hero in hunting before Jehovah; therefore it is said, 'As Nimrod the hero {in} hunting before Jehovah.' (YLT)

9הוּא-הָיָה גִבֹּר-צַיִד, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה; עַל-כֵּן, יֵאָמַר, כְּנִמְרֹד גִּבּוֹר צַיִד, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה. (MM)

10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. (Genesis 10 KJV)

10 And the first part of his kingdom is Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar; (Genesis 10 YLT)

10וַתְּהִי רֵאשִׁית מַמְלַכְתּוֹ בָּבֶל, וְאֶרֶךְ וְאַכַּד וְכַלְנֵה, בְּאֶרֶץ, שִׁנְעָר. (Genesis 10 MM)

​After further work, we encountered another Hebrew word ‘תְּחִלָּה’ that could also take the meaning of ‘beginning’ or ‘first’. An interesting example of the use of this word is to be found related to the ‘beginning’ of Abram’s journey to his ‘first’ altar:

3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai; (KJV)

3וַיֵּלֶךְ, לְמַסָּעָיו, מִנֶּגֶב, וְעַד-בֵּית-אֵל--עַד-הַמָּקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר-הָיָה שָׁם אָהֳלֹה בַּתְּחִלָּה, בֵּין בֵּית-אֵל, וּבֵין הָעָי. (MM)

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD. (Genesis 13 KJV)

4אֶל-מְקוֹם, הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה שָׁם, בָּרִאשֹׁנָה; וַיִּקְרָא שָׁם אַבְרָם, בְּשֵׁם יְהוָה. (Genesis 13 MM)

It is interesting on account of both excluded words ‘רִאשֹׁנָה’ and  ‘תְּחִלָּה’ appearing in similar contexts in the space of two adjacent Bible verses. Perhaps this is a coded message from the Holy Spirit that we have indeed made the correct call on both these words.

Further Research Required

The following sub-sections identify verses where we think there is some greater meaning in this research exercise. They represent items which still require further work to turn them into confirmed understandings.

​Item 1 - Genesis 2:11

Genesis 2:11 is the second verse of the Bible containing the word ‘first’ in its text:

10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold; (Genesis 2 KJV)

So the substituted version would read:

10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the last [is] Pison: that [is] it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where [there is] gold; (Genesis 2 KJV)

Having reviewed this example of ‘First, Last and Last, First’ with Gordon, the LW Church President, we believe there is a greater meaning to be attached here that requires the context of verse 10 of this Chapter to be considered. It would seem that this example will require significant work on our baptism understandings that is over and above LW current doctrine. This will represent more work for Gordon to carry out on the main True Bible Code website which I will direct the reader to once that work is completed. In the meantime here is a paragraph, prepared by Gordon, as our current holding position:

'This understanding requires a rewrite of the water baptism covenants! But the first river, the overflowing Pishon, which overflows all the boundaries of age and therefore gave non-ageing life, in an ageless body, must also be last. So Elijah4's baptism of the entire 3rd Holy Spirit also encircles the circular land containing 1NC gold. Elijah can only baptise them once then the 4EC ends. So his final baptism must be ageless Methuselaian. So Adam's first baptism must likewise have made people ageless. Adam died in 3097 BC, 243 years AFTER Methuselah was born in 3340 BC. So in theory Adam could have baptised people Methuselaically. But if not then a successor of his, Methuselah perhaps, could certainly have done that.'

​​Item 2 - Lamech’s Wives

19 And Lamech took two wives to himself: the name of the first [was] Adah; and the name of the second [was] Zillah. (Genesis 4 GLT)

19וַיִּקַּח-לוֹ לֶמֶךְ, שְׁתֵּי נָשִׁים:  שֵׁם הָאַחַת עָדָה, וְשֵׁם הַשֵּׁנִית צִלָּה.
(Genesis 4 MM)

Using the
Interchangeability Principle of the True Bible Code, we then have the verse as:

19 And Lamech took two wives to himself: the name of the last [was] Adah; and the name of the second [was] Zillah. (Genesis 4 GLT)

The prospect of Lamech having a third wife, whose name also happened to be the same as his first wife Adah, seems to have little relevance in the literal meaning. Also describing Lamech’s taking of two wives does not proscribe him from also taking a third. However, we think there may be a greater meaning to this and the surrounding verses to which the
Interchangeability Principle will apply and have meaning where Zillah may be the second but not the last wife of Lamech.

Let us look at a couple of other verses on this account which may provide some clues on this:

20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and [of such as have] cattle.
21 And his brother's name [was] Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. (Genesis 4 KJV)

Why do the scriptures here not say that Adah bore Jabal and Jubal? To describe them as brothers could mean that they had the same father but not necessarily the same birth mother. It is the wording used here that suggests there is indeed a greater meaning. This greater meaning is still to be teased out by the LWs and represents a further piece of work that is outstanding as of this writing.

​​Item 3 - Timings of The Flood Waters Receding

5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. (Genesis 8 KJV)

5וְהַמַּיִם, הָיוּ הָלוֹךְ וְחָסוֹר, עַד, הַחֹדֶשׁ הָעֲשִׂירִי; בָּעֲשִׂירִי בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ, נִרְאוּ רָאשֵׁי הֶהָרִים. (Genesis 8 MM)

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first [month], the first [day] of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. (Genesis 8 KJV)

13וַיְהִי בְּאַחַת וְשֵׁשׁ-מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה, בָּרִאשׁוֹן בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ, חָרְבוּ הַמַּיִם, מֵעַל הָאָרֶץ; וַיָּסַר נֹחַ, אֶת-מִכְסֵה הַתֵּבָה, וַיַּרְא, וְהִנֵּה חָרְבוּ פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה.
(Genesis 8 MM)

Using the Interchangeability Principle of the True Bible Code, we then have the verses as:

5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the last [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. (Genesis 8 KJV)

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and last year, in the last [month], the last [day] of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. (Genesis 8 KJV)

Having reviewed this example of ‘First, Last and Last, First’ with Gordon, the LW Church President, we believe there is a greater meaning to be attached here related to the upcoming rapture timetable for the Laodicean 2nd New Covenant Kings. This will represent more work for Gordon to carry out on the main True Bible Code website which I will direct the reader to once that work is completed. In the meantime here are a couple of brief paragraphs, prepared by Gordon, as our current holding position: 

'2023Tebbeth10: Caleb goes behind the curtain to meet some ark-based people prior to the rapture of the Laodicean 2NCs, on the first annual festival Sabbath day of the 10th month.
2023Tebbeth22: The Laodicean 2NC assembly in the ark of all the tops of the mountains on the last festival annual Sabbath day of the 10th month.

The 600 and first  would become the 600 and last which is the 699th presumably. These are years of Jesus being present in some sense. Jesus is the greater Noah.'

​Item 4 - The Setting of Stones in the Breastplate of Judgement

Health warning – This represents a prospectively large body of future research. Having discussed this account with Gordon, we currently do not have a full greater meaning to all of this as at the time of writing, but it certainly seems that there is one awaiting further investigation. The work on this to date is published at 
The Setting of The Stones.

​Item 5 - Ezekiel 10

As a result of this 'Last First and First Last' exercise we have been able to make some key inroads into understanding this most symbolic of Bible chapters. The work on this to date is published at 
Ezekiel Chapter 10.

Date of Original Publication: 20th December 2023
​Date of Latest Publication Update: 22nd March 2024