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.
Today, we will continue with our exploration of the meaning of the letters that form the word, torah. Today we examine the spiritual meaning of the vav.
Above are the 4 Hebrew consonants that create the word, torah. The modern Hebrew letters lay directly beneath the Paleo Hebrew Letters that give the impression of a halo above.
Torah is spelled with the, tav (t), vav (v), reish (r), hei (h).
THE VAV FUNCTIONS AS A CONSONANT AND A VOWEL:
The vav represents a consonant and the sound of 2 vowels in Hebrew, the ‘o’ as in doe, and the ‘u’ as in blue. The vav in torah has the ‘o’ sound. That little dot above the vav is our indication that the vav is pronounced with the ‘o’ sound as well. That little dot is called a nikkud.
The 2nd letter in Torah, is the vav (V). In this instance, in the word ‘torah’, the vav carries the ‘O’ sound.
The Hebrew letter vav takes the shape of the tent peg or hook. In it’s Ancient Paleo Hebrew form, it resembles our letter Y. Although, I believe it is more accurate to say, that our letter ‘Y’, took the form of the Ancient Hebrew Letter vav.
If you were to visually, connect the two upper stems of the Y with a straight horizontal line, you would create a very nice picture of an ancient tent peg!
Symbolic Meaning of the vav
Vav is the word, ‘AND’ in Hebrew. The vav is a symbol of connection, a nail used to join something together. The vav means continuation; to add, to secure. The vav connects Divinity to Humanity, and our connection to God and each other.
The vav is a symbol of conjunction, completeness and timelessness. As you learn more about each Hebrew letter, you will see that the vav unites opposing concepts, people and ideas.
You will recall, the Aleph, the first letter in Adam is made of a vav (the slanted bar in the center with two yod’s on either side). Both yod’s are connected to the vav. One yod reaches upward toward the Heavens, and the other reaches downward towards the earth.
In the picture of the aleph, you see the work of the vav, connecting Heaven and Earth, the spiritual realm to the physical realm.
The vav connects the upper heavens to the lower heavens, connecting Heaven to Earth. In the aleph, we can see that the vav connects the spiritual realm to the physical realm.
Vav is the 6th letter of the Hebrew aleph-bet…
…and carries the Gematria of 6, (numerical equivalency of 6). Man’s connection to the number 6 is very important in the Hebrew. (See the list below)
God ceased His work of creation on the 6th day
Man was created on the 6th day.
When the Children of Israel left Egypt, they were six hundred thousand in number (Ex 12:37)
Christ hung on the cross for 6 hours (Mark 15:25, Luke 23:44)
The 600 thousand letters in the torah equivalent to the 600K children of Israel leaving Egypt. A letter of torah for each person delivered out of bondage.
The above examples reveal physical completion, redemption and transformation.
Many Infallible Proofs of the Significance of vav
The absence or presence of the vav determines the meaning of the verse. Ref Ex 18:1, Jether becomes Jethro when a vav is added at the end of his name, creating the ‘o’ sound.
Absence of the vav can signify a lack of virtue, character faults, etc.
The Addition of the vav can indicate pleasing character traits, indicate virtue and overcoming personal trials/tests.
There are 5 times in scripture when Jacob’s name is spelled with an extra vav. (Lev 26:42, Jer 30:18, 33:25-26, 46:27, 51:19) In each instance, Israel/Jacob is being redeemed.
In the Hebrew Bible (written in All Hebrew Letters) at the very center of the torah, called the belly (gachon), there is an enlarged vav. Lev 11:42. Appropriately enough, the word found in the very center of the torah is the word, gachon, (which means belly). The vav, which translates to our ‘o’ in English, is the letter in the center of the torah. Let me repeat that another way: At the belly of the torah, is the word gachon, which means belly and the ‘o’ in gachon marks the center of torah.
i.e. the first half and the last half of the torah is connected by a vav!
tav – vav- reish – hei
Torah begins with the tav, covenant. The 2nd letter, vav stands for connection.
The covenant which is connected to man by the nail. The man who bears the nail, He is the One that connects Heaven to Earth, the spiritual realm to the physical realm.
The vav is the symbol of the man that connects Heaven to Earth, whether that be Christ, by Himself… or Christ in you, the Hope of Glory!
Every believer, has the power to bring God’s Glory down into the Earth Realm. The vav is the symbol of mankind’s power to draw what we need from the Heavens and deposit it into the Earth. That’s torah.
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