Rabbi Michael Ber Weismandl discovered a previously unidentified pattern in the Torah. He identified that the word torah is spelled out at 49 letter intervals.
There are quite a few people who argue that this is a coincidence. Which means this ‘coincidence’ occurs 5 times, once within each book.
In the Book of Genesis and Exodus, we find the word torah at 49 letter intervals revealed in the text of Chapters 1 in each book, from left to right. In the Books of Numbers and Deuteronomy, the word torah is revealed at 49 letter intervals embedded in the text in Chapters 1 of each book, from right to left. (See diagrams below).
The 1st two Books of the Torah point left to right toward the Book of Leviticus.
The last two Books of the Torah point back toward the center. Which is again, toward the Book of Leviticus.
Some of you may have been shown this before. Some of you may be seeing this for the first time. Either way, since we are studying the Torah, I want you to be aware of it in order to make up your own minds as to what you see and decide the significance of the observation. Is this coincidence or a message bearing divine providence?
Let’s take a closer look…
GENESIS CHAPTER 1
Beginning with the very first word in verse one, ‘bereshit‘ (which means, “In the Beginning“) and the last letter of the word we have our first letter in the word torah… the letter tav (highlighted in yellow on the diagram below). 49 letters later, is the vav. Next the reish, followed by the letter hei. All 49 letters apart.
EXODUS CHAPTER 1
Again, beginning with the last letter (tav) in the word shemot, meaning ‘names‘. Counting forward 49 letters in sequence you reach the vav. Continuing in the sequence this is followed by the reish and the hei (highlighted in blue).
The letters of the word torah are presented in order from left to right, in the same direction that we read in the West, as in the English language. In this respect the words are facing toward the Book of Leviticus, the center of the Books of Torah.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 1
In the Book of Leviticus, the equidistant sequence changes to every 7 letters beginning with the 1st yod in the verse in thee word vye-yeekkra meaning “And He called.” After counting every 7th letter, the sequence reveals the Name of GOD, YHVH. The letters appear in the code from right to left, as the language is written in the East.
We have decoded the word torah, found in the Books of Genesis and Exodus. Torah points toward YHVH in the Book of Leviticus.
Pronunciation key: vye in vye-yeek-kra, rhymes with bye.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 1
In the Book of Exodus we return to the 49 letter sequence. This time the word torah appears in the order that words are written in the East, from right to left. From our perspective in the West, the letters appear to be in reverse order. The letters are facing toward the West, toward the Book of Leviticus.
The letters of the word torah are facing toward YHVH in the center of the Torah.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 1
One final time, we have the word torah appearing after every 49th letter in the reverse direction, from the direction of the East to the West. The first letter, thee tav found in the word n’tah’ti, translated “I have set.”
The vav, representing the holam vav in the word torah is located in the word uu-vah-neh-gehv translated, “In the South.“
The letter reish is found in the word b’har translated “In this Mountain.“
And the last letter, the hei is the word the, which in this verse is connected to the word torah; reading ha-to-rah, “the torah.” The hei which precedes the word torah is pronounced “ha.”
I’m hearing another message, in addition to the fact that the word torah is found embedded in the first chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy, every 49th letter, facing toward the West and the Center of the Torah itself.
“I have set in this mountain the torah.”
Coincidence or a message of divine providence?
Is GOD signing His Message with His Name in the Center of the Book, with East and West facing toward His Name and His Word?
Everything points to GOD. Even His own Word on the pages of scripture conveys divine connection. Amen.
Moses kept seeing something burning in the mountain and Yes, God was testing him to see if he would “turn aside to see.”
At the battle with Amalek…
His hands were not literally “heavy” per se. Not heavy the way we think of in the natural.
Scripture actually says in the original Hebrew that “His hands were filled with faith.” Which made them appear heavy in the natural.
11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
12 But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Behind the word steady is the Hebrew word for faith, emunah. Emunah means to be certain of GOD, which makes us steadfast, immoveable and unshakeable. Emunah has its roots in the word, Amen, which we declare in confidence that our prayers will be answered because GOD hears us and He is Faithfulness Himself.
Moses hands were not just steady… that’s the watered-down Bible story version of what was going on. His hands were faith unstoppable!
“O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness (emunah) round about thee?” Ps 89:8 KJV
His Hands Were Faith…
Long story: but the short version I want you to get from God’s Word is this…. faith is in our hands. Faith exudes from our hands… Faith is evident by virtue of what actions we perform in the world. Faith is not something that you say. Faith is something that you do.
Faith is a verb. Faith can’t be just in your conversation. Faith must be in demonstration. (Faith is a noun in English, our language. Faith is a verb in Hebrew, God’s Language.)
Faith is Action.
How awesome would it have been if we had understood this from our childhood? I have not found to date, any version of the Bible that actually informs us that “his hands were filled with faith” or that “his hands were faith.” Don’t you think that would have made a difference to how we would have understood and applied the Word of Truth? Don’t you believe that we would have connected to a deeper truth, a deeper spiritual understanding from the beginning?
Back to your question….
Moses was holding up the faith for everyone—-all the children of Israel— they did not have their own faith. They had faith in his faith. But their faith was not of the same substance and the same quality of what Moses had.
We need to have a faith of our own.
The prayers of Moses, and his show of faith (by raising up his hands) embued power, inspired the people. Moses’ faith moved them to a place of strength and power that they did not have on their own. They had forgotten who they were. They still had the mindset of a conquered people. They had come out of captivity but they still had a captivity mindset.
They saw HIS faith…. and they believed they could win. Moses was a pillar of God, holding up the faith of the people. Moses, Aaron and Hur.
Not very many people draw faith from God. They actually draw it from certain other people. Perhaps you know what I mean. Do you know people who have faith in your faith in GOD, but don’t really have a relationship with GOD of their own?
God is humble enough to understand that. He depends on it. I hope there are people that you know that are simply Holy instruments, vessels of faith and we need them. We depend on them. They are like the letter vav in Hebrew. They connect us to the faith of GOD. We need them.
Their faith inspires us and others. Their faith helps us overcome.
God needs these people to help His people overcome their enemies… those who actually are the enemies of God. Those that want to bend Gods will to their own.
This whole battle is actually about Him. It’s about, if we will serve Him, who will serve Him, when we will serve Him, how long, how convenient it is to serve Him, etc.
This battle is about whose hands are really filled with faith. A great many people have faith in Church, in Worship, in prayer, in conversation, in your dilemma… but not in their own crisis.
Do You Have Faith in the Crisis?
Most believers, too many, have faith until the crisis comes. Then fear approaches and either takes over, paralyzes the person causing them to freeze, (not know what to do and so they do nothing). They freeze in place with doubt, second guessing, they curl up in bed and weep, depressed, they just let days… time pass by. The miracle they hope for is the world to end, just swallow them up whole. They want the problem to go away or to just go back in time… they just want it to stop. Whatever “it” is.
They stop thinking. Stop being ah-dahm, mankind, His crowning achievement.
Fear of the future, the unknown, of self, or the enemy, kills Gods people first. BEFORE the death blow ever comes from the enemy.
The Crisis will Confirm the Level of Faith That You Have…
We can take ourselves out with our own fears before we ever meet Goliath on the battlefield. If we’re not careful, we will fall on our own sword for fear of the situation.
I believe that spiritual death comes when you’re out of ideas.
David was the only man left who was free of fear. That’s why he could say, “Who is this uncircumcised Phillistine!”
His hands were filled with faith. Literally and spiritually. No one had to have faith for him. He had his own.
Moses, David, all the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, were filled with the Word of God and nothing could come between them and His Word.
They understood faith had to be demonstrated, in a crisis when it counts the most, and they did just that.
Their demonstrations of faith helped the people and the nations that weren’t quite there yet but wanted to be.
In the final analysis, the crisis reveals just what king of faith you really have or if you have any at all. What kind of faith are you operating with?
Jesus Saw Their Faith…
Matthew 9:2, “And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.”
Mark 2:5, “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.”
Luke 5:20, “And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.”
There has to be demonstration of faith.
I see us passing by like the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of old, of now. I see some of us coming to the level of Moses and David in our faith.
I pray that all God’s people’s hands are filled with faith, of the substance and the quality of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs.
May your hands be filled with faith and your dedicated prayer life become your lifestyle, not your refuge in times of trouble, but your refuge everyday. Let GOD be the refuge everyday. I pray for your strength to go out to battle when Goliath comes. Whenever he shows up. I decree and declare that your fear(s) shall always activate you and never paralyze you. I pray that you remember who you are, everyday… the crowning achievement of Gods creative miracle and you have power above all the power of the enemy. I see the next evolution of 5 smooth stones in God’s people. I see your enemy’s falling by the power of prayer that resides within you.
That’s what I see as you pass by. I see giant slayers coming forth through the power of prayer.
You will be slaying giants even as you’re passing by or walking away!
Prayer of David composed when Saul sent messengers to wait at the house in order to destroy him and his purpose in the earth.
Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from men of bloods.
3 For, lo, they lie in wait (seek to ambush) for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.
4 They run and prepare themselves without my fault: reveal yourself, arouse yourself to help me, and behold.
5 Thou therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful (compassionate) to any wicked transgressors (those that deal treacherously). Selah.
6 They return at evening: they make a murmur (hamah) like a dog, and go round about (surround) the city.
7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips (language, speech): for who, say they, doth hear?
8 But thou, O Lord (YHVH), shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen (nations) in derision (laugh).
9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence (stronghold, retreat).
10 The God of my mercy shall (come out front to meet) me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies (treacherous watchers).
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips (speech) let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
“He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.” —Daniel 2:22
What else can we learn from this message? The objective is to discover not only, what character and nature of ‘man’ is required when such a situation presents itself, but also, Who is this elect man among men?
Adam…is a Human Being… First
In Part 3 of “When There Is No Man, Be A Man, we saw the term applied first in recognition of ‘man’ as a human being, a messenger of GOD and representative of mankind.
In Gen 5:2, we saw the transition and evolution of the word ‘adam’ as a name. In the diagram to the left, we see that the word adam is created from 3 Hebrew letters; aleph (A) – dalet (D) – closed mem (M).
Gen 2:5b …for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. —there was not a ‘human being’ to till the ground.
CASE IN POINT…
To begin, let us not neglect Genesis 2:5b. Not only is there no man, but there is not a man to till the ground. The word ’till’, is the Hebrew word avad (5647). Traditionally, (in English) this word is translated in multiple ways; labour, to serve, to work. Beyond that surface level of understanding we have the meanings; to obey, perform acts of worship, worship, serve with levitical service, etc.
Now head over to Genesis 2:15…and GOD took the man and put the him in the garden to dress it and to keep it. (KJV). “To dress It”, is avad (5647), and “to keep it” is, shamar (8104).
Notice, the same word (avad) is being used in both places. in Genesis 2:5 we translate avad as to till/cultivate. In Genesis 2:15, we translate it as, “dress”, but which does it mean?
“avad” has nothing to do with working or farming the land. Really, there is nothing to farm, is there? The soil is not fighting against man, yet. There are no thorns and thistles, yet. Everything is well prepared for adam and eve in the Garden. In so many uses of the word avad, we find the application of service/work. The questions we have not been asking are, “Is this strictly limited to physical work/labour? Or, can this apply at times to spiritual labour/work/service to God in prayer and sacrifice?
When GOD first creates the world and takes Adam, the human being and puts him in the garden, it is for the purpose of worship, service to GOD. –NOT physical labor. Adam does not have to work at anything else. He does not have to build any bridges. There’s no need to fight the lions and tigers and bears. Death does not exist in the world, yet. There is nothing to repair, fix, or mend. Adam and eve’s only duty is to study, learn, worship, praise, protect the anointing (shamar), and walk with GOD. They, Adam and Eve, do not need to prepare a home, they already have one. It’s gahn edahn, the first Temple/House of GOD.
Could it be possible, that GOD is speaking about much more than how we traditionally translate the word? Could this mean something much more than mere physical labor?
In Genesis 2:15, we find the words avad and shamar… based on this analysis, that would translate to; worship (avad) and to guard/protect the anointing (shamar). Avodah (from the root ward, avad) in Hebrew is service to GOD in prayer and worship.
Which is more likely, that GOD placed Adam in the garden for the purpose of praise and worship, to guard and protect the anointing on the earth realm, or to farm the land?In addition, why would the Garden of Eden, need to be plowed, tilled or cultivated? WE turn scripture into a fairy tale whenever we minimize or lower the level of the meaning of His Word. For all intents and purposes, we as Christians cause the world to attribute a fairy tale, bible story-mindset to the things of GOD, when we treat them that way. I want my students to take responsibility for that and fix it.
Since the dawn of mankind, GOD has requested only relationship, not farming. Farming has much respect, by all means. However, our primary aspirations in the Word should be to cultivate a relationship with GOD. Instead, we (most of the body of Christ) put people in bondage by condemning them for working on the sabbath. This is problematic. Especially if we are not even speaking of the right kind of work.
Let me just upset the WHOLE applecart!
The work we should be engaged in – 6 days a week- is service to GOD, devotion of the heart. Avodah and shamar. On the 7th day we are to rest. Rest from all the work that we have done. Now, I ask you, if we have not been engaged in avodah and shamar, what is there to rest from? The labor of your hands? We did not engage in avodah. We do not even understand shamar, i.e., how to protect the anointing. So, what are we resting from? Secular activities? YES! We are resting from secular activities.
The objective of resting on the 7th day, is to rest in GOD. Mentally, some of us might understand that. However, rest should be in virtue of the service to the LORD. So, what if shabbat is about trusting GOD with everything, all your labor (service of the heart) from the previous six days? If that is the case, then GOD is not commanding you to hold the 7th day separate as a commandment to intimidate, scare, cause guilt, or whatever else we might think. GOD is commanding you to separate the day, as a sign that you trust Him with the outcome of all that service of the heart. Just rest in Him. Could GOD be saying, I will take it from here? because you trust in me?
Could GOD be commanding you to do something in order to bless you? I’m curious. Do parents enforce rules in order to protect and bless their children? Do they have to understand the rule in order to be obedient and receive the blessing? Could I be actually blessing my child with rules they might not like, definitely not want, but that help to preserve their life? Do I have some children that obey because you gave them the instruction and others that refuse instruction and therefore need a commandment? As a parent do you make it a commandment, because they just happen to have the type of nature to oppose their own selves?
Do we forbid our kids from running into the street because we are unreasonable and controlling? Or might that particular commandment be a blessing to them?
To Dress it and to Keep It…
What misleads us is our own translation. We thought we were supposed to dress and keep the garden. How were you supposed to do that anyway, when the garden was already perfect? Fairytale language is deadly.
Consider this: Adam was created outside of the Garden. GOD, took him and put him, in the Garden. Scripture is very clear, that Adam was created outside the Garden (natural realm) and put inside the Garden (spiritual realm) for the purpose of anointing him for mastery in two realms, the spiritual and the natural.
Man needs the ability to operate in both the spiritual and natural realms, with authority, dominion and power.
Prayer began in the Garden of Eden. Had we been taught this scripture in context to heart-felt devotion and service to GOD in prayer and worship, and how to guard and protect the anointing on our lives and the lives of others, I honestly believe that we would be further advanced in our prayer lives, don’t you think?
Prayer and worship is not our forte within the Church. Our focus was placed on tilling the ground, toil, gardening, cultivating wealth, etc…
Eve Was Created In The Garden…
Eve, was created inside the Garden. The Garden is the 1st tabernacle on Earth. It is the abode of God on Earth, the dwelling place and meeting place of GOD and mankind, Adam and Eve. Eve’s being created inside the Garden is equivalent to Adam gaining a double portion anointing in the spiritual realm, in unity.
Eve is taken from out of Adam, who has been created to operate in both realms. Eve, is in her element in the Garden/Tabernacle/Temple/House of GOD. Together, they have the ability to operate in unity and with the power of agreement in both realms, accessing a double portion anointing in the spirit.
I sincerely doubt if women, when they think about this, will disagree. Women know they are stronger in the spirit then most men. (I only say that because women far outnumber men in the church and they prayer more than men- on average). Women of prayer, can pick up their husbands, children, friends and loved ones in the spirit all day, any day. They set the tone for the spiritual atmosphere in their homes. I am utterly convinced that women have dominion in the Garden of GOD, and are in their spiritual element in prayer praise and worship. Do you know why?
Look at any church in America and many other countries for that matter. Women make up at least, 90% of the Church. (I am making an effort to be conservative). There would be no church’s if women did not hold them up, nurture them and stand by the men and women of GOD who Pastor them.
Yes, Indeed. Despite centuries of brandishing women with the fall from grace in Eden, The Tabernacle was, is and remains our spiritual domain. Women, You have everything they need in their spiritual DNA to excel in spiritual matters.
Men, You are formidable in prayer, if you choose to be. You have the ability, the potential to command enormous strength in prayer. That is, if you gave your voice to GOD in prayer, praise and worship, in greater numbers. You were created/formed to have great strength in both the natural and the spiritual realms. But, for the most part, most men do choose to use it for the House of the LORD.
I’m only speaking of the men who do not use their strength and power for the House of the LORD. Unfortunately, the lcak of men in prayer is the rule and not the exception. The majority of men leave their brothers in Christ to do all the work for them. They say that they believe. But, they just don’t serve. Yet, when the men are in unity they make light work of the forces of darkness. They could.
I could be wrong about this. But, until I see men gathered in the church, in greater numbers praying and pulling down Heaven to earth. I’m going to assume I’m right until there’s evidence otherwise. I honestly believe the world would be in better shape if the men called to GOD would operate in their position, place, and calling. I can’t help but believe this because whenever men pray in unity with one another and alongside the women in the House of GOD- situations change. That’s what I have seen. Especially, when they understand the spiritual qualities and substance of avodah and shamar. When they understand the Torah-centric applications of the Word in them.
I look forward to walking through Genesis 2 and 3 in detail with you all one day.
Aleph is Silent…
ALL the letters in Hebrew are Consonants (with few exceptions of letters that are now used as vowels since the time of the Masoretes).
Aleph is silent in Hebrew.
Also, you may recall from previous teachings, that the Hebrew letters convey concepts, images, ideas, symbols and possess numerical value. There is a lot of valuable data packed into each letter of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet, which translates to a great deal of data in each word, as it is constructed of the letters of the aleph-bet. In short, the Hebrew Letters are treasure houses of information in their own right.
We all love a good secret. So please allow me to share one with you now. Learning the Hebrew Letters, will help you obtain more knowledge and understanding of the sacred text of scripture, it’s content and meaning, but knowledge of the letters themselves will elevate your prayers, and your personal study & devotion time. Every aspect of your ministry will flourish, because you set your mind to learn the Holy language.
After all, one of the most important concepts our torah studies provide to us is, the realization that our words provide us access into the realms and dimensions that would be closed to us in the natural. Words have a very strong impact on all of our interactions. Therefore, we must measure our words carefully for the impact they have on others. Our words allow us to draw forth something supernatural from the natural world. Let’s repeat that:What we need most of all, is for our words to draw forth something supernatural, from the natural world/realm.
The Hebrew Letter Aleph – a
The Hebrew Letter Aleph, is the 1st letter of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet. The Gematria, i.e., the numerical value of aleph is 1.One is unique and Indivisible. Aleph is formed by the combination of 2 Hebrew letters, the vav (V) and 2 yods, (Y). (the vav is the vertical line which is slanted in the aleph, representing the partition between the upper firmament and the lower firmament. The yod’s are connected on either sides of the stem. One facing up (toward the Heavens), and the other facing down (toward earth). the Gematria of the vav is 6, and each yod has a numerical value of 10, for a total of 26. The aleph is equivalent to the 4 Letter Name of GOD, Y-H-V-H, which also equal 26.
In Paleo Hebrew, – The Ancient Hebrew Script, The letter aleph shaped in the form of an Ox head, representing strength, leadership, power. Aleph is the symbol of God. Aleph represents the Oneness of GOD, and His Sovereignty. Aleph represents Divinity, The Father, The Strong Leader of the House. Aleph represents torah, which is the thought of GOD. All of creation is a product of torah, Genesis 1. Which is why even the letters are called, the raw materials of creation. God spoke His Word into the atmosphere and the Word took physical form. Created in the image and likeness of GOD is ‘adam’, the human being. By what other name, could GOD possibly call His noblest achievement?
The aleph is the symbol of God. Aleph represents the Oneness of GOD, and His Sovereignty. Aleph represents Divinity, The Father, Strength.
Aleph represents torah, which is the thought of GOD. All of creation is a product of torah, Genesis 1. Which is why even the letters are called, the raw materials of creation. God spoke His Word into the atmosphere and the Word took physical form. Created in the image and like of GOD is ‘adam’, the human being. By what other name, could GOD possibly call His noblest achievement?
It is only fitting that human beings are given a name that begins with the the 1st letter of GOD’s Name, Elohim(spelled – aleph (A) – lamed (L) – hei (H) – closed mem (M). Mankind’s name begins, with its origins, image and likeness (reflection) in GOD. The image and likeness of GOD is embedded in the very name He gave for mankind, and it begins with the aleph. Adam is God-like in being and will be GOD’s representative and messenger on earth. God signed off on His Creation by adding His Name to our name. Mankind (adam) was created to be an aleph in the earth. Our name carries our assignment.
The Hebrew Letter Dalet – d
The dalet (D) is the 4th letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet and carries a gematria of 4. Dalet is the door and its name carries its designation. The doorpost reaches up and down and the lintel reaches right to left. The 4 directions extend north, south, east, and west. Dalet is the poor (dal) moving toward the tav (Covenant and the Cross).
The root word of Dalet, (dal) alludes to the poor. The gimel – the 3rd letter of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet pursues the dalet in order to provide care, generosity, and kindness. GOD is the Giver of Kindness, who pursues the poor.
Consider Abram, whose name, by the way, also begins with the aleph – the 1st letter of GOD’s Name. Abram was called the Chariot of GOD, who brought GOD’s character and Nature down to Earth. Because of his pursuit of GOD, the LORD bestowed the letter hei (H) to his name and he became Abraham. As you will recall from class, the letter hei (H) is formed with a yod and a dalet, representing divinity, and humility (yod) combined with the anointing to bring the Presence of GOD into the physical realm; into physical reality. His deeds of righteousness were always carried out expeditiously and his kindness to others is legendary.
The dalet is the symbol of the door, the path, the way. Once we, as those reared up on New Testament teachings, hear these words, we connect the dots and immediately recognize the parallels to Christ, Who is The Way, The Truth and The Life. The dalet symbolizes movement, the pathway, access in and out, because it is the door.
Within the Ancient Paleo Hebrew symbol of the dalet, you can also see the representation of the curtain hanging from the rods in the tabernacle. The veil between the Holy place and the Holy of Holies. The dalet is the door (Christ, who stands between us and The Father). Once again, every New Testament disciple who grasps the image of the dalet, hears the scripture saying, “No one cometh unto the Father, but by me”John 14:6. You have to gain access to the door.
The Hebrew Letter Mem – m
This is the spiritual equation that we have so far…
GOD + access to the pathway + Nations, People, Waters, Living Waters…
Adam, carries a message. Between Elohim and the Nations is a door. The name for mankind (adam), openly conveys a message which is concealed to our intellectual minds (hence, the final mem which means ‘concealed’).
Access to GOD is through the door. Who is the door? Who is the door that provides access to living waters? While some don’t accept that Christ is the Way, aka the door, isn’t it interesting that the crowning name for GOD’s highest creation communicates the message of The Way?
Adam’s name just happens to be Adam, which also happens to communicate his purpose in the earth? If we believe in coincidence, then we don’t believe in faith. Look at the word adam once more.
The dalet (Christ, The Door) and the mem (the Nations) spell blood.
Elohim (aleph) + dahm (blood) = GOD, Elohim and The Blood.
Enough said. Christians get this one automatically.
DAM means BLOOD
As you gain greater understanding of the messages conveyed in the letters, this knowledge will be at the forefront of your thoughts as you pray. Your words become infused with the evidence of things unseen and the substance of things hoped for, the products of another level of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
The Hebrew letters form the words of GOD’s message and they have much to teach us beyond the literal reading of the text. The Hebrew Aleph-Bet is able to transmit spiritual values and priorities. As well as, another vision and level of the Plan of GOD
My Pastor calls the Hebrew Aleph-Bet, the Letters of Fire.
Catch the Fire!
Review this material extensively and repeatedly. Be prepared for the next teaching in this series.
Quick Links to Teachings in this Series: The Undiscovered Adam….
Remember: There are levels of meaning in Hebrew. There is more than one way to say ‘man’ in the Hebrew language and they each contain different degrees and levels of meaning in regard to mankind.
++Vocabulary: Elevating our understanding of Gods terminology.
Adam ~ The initial/primary meaning of this word in the Hebrew is human being, the crowning achievement of God; mankind. We, in our English mindset reduced it to only meaning/representing the man, Adam. Which means WE are the only ones that can undo this mindset. We learn Hebrew to grow in the word, not learn a new piece of shiny information, important facts that we never had before, and then revert back to what is comfortable or familiar. The Adam’s have to retain and apply the information that they have learned. “He called their name adam.”
Zakar ~ male, man, belonging to and in covenant with the GOD of Heaven; The man who remembers GOD.
ish ~ (Make note of the patterns you see in how GOD uses this word in scripture).
nephesh ~ (Make note of the patterns you see in how GOD uses this word in scripture)
gul-go-leth ~ every man counted in the omer of manna, or for the 1/2 shekel of the sanctuary. The counting of heads for the poll. Note: It required two shekels to make a whole. Man is one half of the shekel and GOD is the other half. Two halves equal a whole. The Jewish people were one half of the shekel, GOD was/is the other half. This is why a half shekel was taken for each man. The shekel represented man’s connection to GOD. The taking of the half shekel, which was required AFTER the sin of the golden calf, was to be taken as a antidote to distancing yourself from GOD, i.e. breaking the connection. Becoming one half of what you should / could be. In addition, consider that it takes two men to equate to a whole shekel. In brief, this spiritual journey requires unity. There needs to be unity with GOD and man AND unity between man and man. It takes two. The counting of the shekel symbolized that the children of Israel understood what this meant and this understanding was a critical source of their spiritual strength. They were undefeated when in unity with GOD and man. “How can two walk together unless they agree?” The shekel served as advance payment on their lives, a ransom so to speak. Example. In the Book of Esther when Haman sought to purchase the lives of the Jews to destroy them, although thee children of Israel were steeped in disobedience for not going back to rebuild the House of GOD, it was the shekel that merited their salvation (and many other miracles) because they had already obeyed GOD in regards to this commandment. They had laid up the treasure in heaven that moved the heart of GOD on their behalf, in advance of the crisis. While Haman was seeking their lives, they were already accounted to GOD as worthy of redemption. GOD nullified the death decree over their lives. It pays to be obedient in the little things! Amen.`
ba’al ~ rulers, elders, lords who shall not defile themselves with the dead, other than immediate family.
God Bless You,
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Aneinu, in Hebrew is an urgent plea for GOD to “Answer us.” It’s a beautiful prayer that gets to the heart of the matter, especially when you’re fasting for breakthroughs.
And especially when we are…
Praying for Your People LORD, and Believing that You Will Answer their every need… Set them in sure places on High, show them the little signs in all that they do that You will go before them in every situation and circumstance, daily they shall go from strength to strength, from courageous to unstoppable, give them that glimpse behind the veil that allows that moment to witness, to see and perceive that you will be a sanctuary for them in the places where they come to. Amen.
And what shall we give GOD in return?
Give Him Words of Faith to work with… start today, even with a word as small as a grain of sand, until you build up your spiritual strength. Until you become a speaking spirit again. Until your flesh is no longer running things. Until your spirit is in full control of your flesh. Until your spirit is being led by the Spirit of GOD.
This Fast is for Divine Reversal, the day the spirit overcomes the flesh.
David laments about how long it’s taking to overcome their enemies. Enemies arise back-to-back. But the Children of Israel are only facing enemies’ generation after generation because they are not staying under the anointing of GOD. Acts of disobedience are opening the door to their enemies.
In verse 1 and 2, David ask, “How long…”, a total of 4 times. It’s interesting to note that Israel went into exile a total of 4 times; Babylon, Persia, Greece and with Rome.
Where else in the scriptures do we find similar language.... [Using one of the 7 Rules of Biblical Hermeneutics (Rule #6) known as ‘Ka-yoẓe bo mi-maḳom aḥer‘ (“Like that in another place”), i.e., the explanation of a Biblical passage according to another of similar content].
Exodus 16:28“And the Lord said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?”
Numbers 14:11“And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?”
Numbers 14:27“How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.”
David recognizes and expresses two ways in which we can feel that GOD is not with us…
Removal of His Presence; (1a) can cause us to feel forgotten.
GOD Conceals His Face; (1b) can cause us to feel abandoned.
Yet, in the Book of Jeremiah we find GOD’s reply to apathy, idolatry, apostasy…
“Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.”
Sure, we can come up with our own strategies to save ourselves, and we have. But when will we trust GOD enough to abide with Him, without turning our backs, getting comfortable and complacent, without crossing over into apostasy, forgetfulness, apathy?
What causes us to drift back into the world and turn away, and get caught in the cycle of exile? Isn’t that one of the things that David wants us to figure out?
Lighten our eyes LORD, give us Your plan. We purpose to hear Your plan; we purpose in our hearts to listen and obey. We need Your counsel to keep us out of the snares of the enemy, we need to outwit them. It is imperative that we outwit them. If You do not give us the plan, or the instructions, to keep us from venturing into the traps, plots, plans or snares of our spiritual enemies, we will sleep the sleep of death (Jer. 51:9).
Enlighten us with torah… cause us to see beneath the verses… cause our eyes to open so that we understand the message… open our ears to hear… least our enemies prevail over us, over our children and over our futures…
This is why we can trust in Your Mercy…This is why we can rejoice in Your Salvation… This is why we can sing and find joy in the midst of pain and disappointment, or distress… because we don’t allow our feelings to rule over us… because our hearts are not seared, we can receive correction, we possess the humility to repent, because we know you are Faithful, More Faithful that we are… whether we can see Your Face, or feel Your Presence, we trust in You and on Your Name, and we already know that you will never leave us or forsake us…
Sources Citied: Artscroll, The Writings, The Psalms