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26 Benefits and Blessings of Unceasing Prayer…

When We Get Serious About Prayer, Prayer Will Do Serious Things For Us…

” … if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.-2 Chronicles 7:14

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” – Matthew 5:44

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” -Matthew 6:5

torah, obedience and prayer are How We Love on GOD.

Nothing can stop prayer from connecting You to GOD. –Nothing other than you…

“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” –Romans 8:38-39

  • The Powers of Prayer are Accessible ALWAYS to the humble.
    • The prideful, arrogant, vain, entitled, angry, etc. need not apply.
    • Humility places you at the head of the line.
    • The humble have the heart and the favor of GOD.
  • Prayer is for the First Responders of Faith.
    • Prayer is our weapon of choice, never a last resort.
    • Prayer enhances all of our other natural strengths…
      • reason, intelligence, logic,
  • Prayer Makes You Mindful of the Presence of GOD.
    • You train/discipline yourself through prayer to stay mindful of the presence of GOD.
  • Daily Expectation of GOD.
    • You discipline yourself to remain in a state of anticipation, to see GOD move.
  • You will check your own spirit before you pray.
    • You will not pray in the flesh.
    • You will search your own heart and try your own reigns… first
      • Prayer strengthens your spirit to reject judgment of others.
  • You will not enter into prayer with secular activities or a secular mindset.
    • You place a premium on separating the sacred from the profane.
  • Your torah studies elevate and strengthen your prayers.
    • You notice a tangible difference in your prayers.
  • You take GOD off of a clock.
    • Your prayers become more focused on the future, eternity vs. temporal.
    • You lose track of time in prayer, to the point of your own amazement.
    • You come to realize how GOD compensates you in time, for all time spent with Him.
    • You expect to wait on GOD, rather than GOD wait on you.
    • You pray to the GOD that was, is and will be…
    • Your prayers become timeless…
    • You begin to understand that prayer can fold time.
    • You confidently place your prayers in time.
    • You pray the, “All Ready Been Done” kind of prayers.
  • Your thoughts will become prayers.
    • Your thoughts more easily and readily line up with the thoughts of GOD.
  • Your conversations will become prayers.
    • Your conversations end with yea and amen.
  • Your dreams become prayers.
    • You begin to awake from sleep with prayerful thoughts.
    • Your dreams become more prophetic.
  • Your decisions are a product of prayer.
    • You become more aware of how you are making decisions…
      • Mindful of GOD and prayerful, or not.
      • A Prayer Lifestyle prevents you from fighting banned battles.
  • You refuse to put up any unwanted barriers between yourself and GOD.
    • Your prayers focused on removing barriers between you and Heaven.
  • You guard your tongue because you won’t risk contaminating your own prayers.
    • You prefer to be silent than to risk speaking evil or spreading vain imaginations.
    • You refuse to waste valuable time pulling down your own vain imaginations/evil speech before you can regain your position of prayer.
    • Your speech/confessions are in agreement with GOD’s Word.
      • Quick to repent.
  • You guard your thoughts, so that you don’t risk losing the anointing power in prayer.
    • Discipline through prayer to control emotions, imaginations, vanities…
    • Superimpose GOD’s Word over and above your thoughts.
      • Will not hesitate to repent.
  • You know before you pray for anything, who you need to pray with.
    • You know who you are yoked with in prayer and who you are not.
  • You know that agreement in prayer is EVERYTHING.
    • Agreement is a powerful weapon.
  • Your vision will become linked to your prayers.
    • You look for the presence of GOD in your interactions and encounters.
    • I call it seeing through the lens of David… when people throw rocks or insults, instead of responding with anger you ask “What is GOD trying to tell me?”
    • Seeking revelation beyond any immediate / temporary provocation.

You give your prayers an assignment.

  • Your prayers become more strategic.
  • Your prayers have targets and you handle the Word like a marksman.
  • You pray for people and incidents that you see as you move throughout your day.
    • From car accidents, to sprained ankles, to mean faces, to harsh words…etc
  • You pray for your enemies as easily and as passionately, as you pray for your loved ones.
    • You will pray for your enemies, as if they are loved ones.
  • You will not complain about making ‘another’ consecration.
    • Your response to making another consecration will not be, “I already did one.”
    • The days of saying, “It’s not that serious”, are over.
  • You long for the closeness prayer brings you with the Spirit.
    • Your One on One time with GOD in Prayer, becomes the most treasured and priceless part of your day.
    • You will not compromise your prayer time.
    • You will make compromises with any other part of your daily schedule.
  • Prayer Brings Forth Light…
    • Effectual Prayer exposes darkness, deceit and deception.
    • Effectual Prayer binds temptation.
    • Effectual Prayer binds pride.
    • Effectual Prayer prevents the temptation to gossip.
    • Prayer binds the evil inclination and wicked speech (loshon hara).
  • Prayer becomes a Garment of protection for the humble.
    • Prayers gives our spirit power to subdue our flesh.
    • Prayer strengthens and nourishes your spirit.
    • Constant and fervent prayer eliminates doubt.
  • Prayer is Partnership with GOD.
    • Prayer keeps us from losing sight of GOD.
    • Prayer keeps us from moving ahead of GOD.
    • Prayer is our methodology that allows us to participate in the plans of GOD.
    • Prayer is how we agree with and engage with, the will of GOD.
    • Prayer gives us the ability to sync up our spirit with the Spirit of GOD.
    • Prayer gives position and power to the humble.
    • Prayer is for the Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
      • How is that? Because it takes the humble to pray.

“Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” –Matthew 18:4

Everything that lives and moves and has its being is of GOD. EVERYTHING created in the earth, above the earth, beneath the earth must respond to GOD.

“Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?

Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.” – Jeremiah 23:23-24

There is no place that your prayers can’t reach to get to GOD!

There is no force on the earth, in the earth, above the earth, or beneath the earth that has the power to control Your prayers—Except You!

Prayer is gifted to the simple….

This teaching is Dedicated to those simple enough to pray unceasingly…

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The Message in the Letters of Torah… Part 5, the 611 of torah

“But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14

My apologies, I couldn’t end this series before providing you with an introductory bit of information about Gematria. There are infinite examples on the internet of the gematria of torah, 611. I hope to offer you a few examples that are not a part of the common internet landscape.

I want to provide a few examples that I have not seen lifted up at all, or not very often.

The Gematria of torah is 611.

tav (400) vav (6) reish (200) hei (5) = 611

Applying a little Gematria…

During the entire teaching on the letters of torah, I told you about a little thing called gematria. Allow me to introduce you to a site that helped me when I first began studying torah called, Hebrew4Christians.com. It is very user friendly, and can assist you in staying grounded in torah concepts.

Hebrew4Christians.com explains to us that: “Within the earliest Jewish traditions, groups of Jewish scholars counted the number of times each letter appeared in the Scriptures (as well as the number of words, verses, paragraphs, etc.). These textual specialists were called Soferim (counters).” They provide an interesting read on the subject, so I suggest you take a look.

Today, I will present a few words that highlight the significance of the numerical connection between Hebrew words.

#1. LIGHT in Hebrew is the word, ‘or’. Pronounced the same was as the English word, or. Example: “My choices are between light or darkness.” Light in Hebrew is spelled,

aleph (A) vav (V) reish (R)

The consonant vav, doubles here as an ‘o’. Ore, (215) means to be or become Light.

All 3 of the above letters have been introduced to you in the teachings entitled, the Undiscovered Adam….(on the letter aleph) and The Message in the Letters of torah… (the vav and the reish).

Watch closely:

The Hebrew Letter that represents GOD is aleph

1st… aleph-vav-reish is how you say, LIGHT in Hebrew. Our 1st observation, which must stand out to you is, that in order to say LIGHT in Hebrew, you have to begin with an aleph– Because GOD is LIGHT.

2nd…You have the vav, the letter that represents the Messiach, The SON of the Living GOD, (at another level, the vav can represent mankind)

3rd…You have the reish, the letter that represents Headship and You, standing in your place of Headship/Leadership)

What connects the aleph and the reish. The vav, is the connection between the GOD of Heaven and the reish on Earth.

Without GOD, the aleph, and His vav, The SON of the Living GOD and the reish, YOU, their Representative on Earth, there is no Light.

From the very first time GOD said, “Let there be Light”, He had YOU in mind.

You were ALWAYS a part of the equation. GOD can not spell Light, without a reish.

aleph (1) vav (6) reish (200) = 207

aleph (GOD) vav (Son) reish (You) = 207

While we are hear, know that Light in Hebrew has the same numerical equivalency as the words; I see (H7200), I Speak (H1696), and in righteousness (H6666), crown (H2213), to name a few.

Sight, Speech, Righteousness and Crown are all equivalent to Light. They are all in line with and equal to; The Father, The Son and the reish, the Light

That is not coincidence. That is the providential blessings in the Hebrew.

But, Rev. Madison…You said Light equaled, the 611 in torah.

“Yes, I did.”

Let’s take a look at Psalm 18:28 for a minute.

“For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.”

(tav) – aleph – vav – reish, …reads (will) Light.

When a tav is placed before the verb, ‘Light’ in Hebrew, the tav becomes the word, “will”.

tav (400) aleph (1) vav (6) reish (200) = 611

When tav takes the ‘imperfect’ form through use of the letter tav… it is expressed in the imperfect tense, meaning ‘I will’.

The Imperfect Form in Hebrew represents “Incomplete Action”. Words like, “will and shall” are incomplete.

In Hebrew, the Future (tense) is called Imperfect. It’s imperfect, because there is an unknown element.

“For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.”

Our focus is on the first 4 words.

For (key) You (atah) will (represented by the letter tav) light (ore, aleph-vav-reish)

transliteration: key atah tah’ear (see Notation #1 at the end of this teaching)

For You Will Light….meaning GOD will light

“For thou wilt light (ore) my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.”

Again, that’s the literal translation…. Let’s look at this same verse from another perspective, applying what we have learned about the Hebrew Letter tav.

tav + LIGHT = 611

tav – aleph – vav – reish… The tav, represents the Covenant and the Cross. Psalm 18:28 says, For YOU will light my candle… David is speaking of GOD. tav-aleph vav-reish is how you say, “You will Light”

“You (atah), Will (tav)” is expressed, by the placing the letter tav in front of the word Light. (I am intentionally repeating this information)

To place LIGHT in the future imperfect tense, you add a tav in-front of the word, ore (LIGHT).

You also know that, tav represents GOD’s Covenant.

David is literally saying, “GOD will light his candle”… but David is also saying, through the Hebrew lettering…The Covenant is Light. The covenant is the candle. As long as David operates by the Covenant, GOD will enlighten the darkness.

Without the Covenant, there “will be” no Light. tav takes this entire conversation to the imperfect tense, because whether or not the light comes, will depend on whether or not YOU accept the covenant.

Covenant + Light = torah.

David has a candle for GOD to Light.

It takes GOD to light our candle. GOD ignites the flame inside our hearts.

He gave us the Covenant, represented by the letter tav in this verse.

In order to say, “YOU will light my candle”, you have to place a tav before the light.

When we take up GOD’s Covenant, the Light comes…

How do I know, that I know, that I know…, What are my many infallible proofs, besides what I have shown you in the letters themselves?

Because David told me so, in Ps 119:130

“The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

God’s Word, brings the Light

When we add the Covenant, God’s Word bring’s the Light

…and that’s the 611 on torah

  • What I want you to learn and remember in this teaching?
  • GOD’s Word always agrees with itself.
  • The word Light (215) means to be or become the Light.
  • Acceptance of GOD’s Word, brings Light.
  • The Imperfect Tense in Hebrew, awaits Your Decision.
  • God is Prepared to do something…What are we prepared to do?
  • The Covenant is how we bring GOD’s Light into the World. We must accept and obey the covenant.
  • You Already Knew GOD called you to be a Light in the World. Now you know, that YOU were already written into the word Light.
  • GOD, Christ and You, spell LIGHT.
  • Christ is in the middle, connecting GOD and the reish.
  • It takes, GOD, Christ and a reish, to bring the Light into the darkness. It’s a Partnership.
  • When we bring the Covenant, GOD sends the Light!
  • As long as David operated by the Covenant, GOD would enlighten his darkness.
  • Place a tav before the Light.

Torah is Viewed From Many Vantage Points….

Take a piece of paper in your hand. An 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper, would be great for this demonstration. You have many options available to you to view this piece of paper. Front or back, you can fold it in half’s, quarters, eights, etc. You can bawl it up, unfold it and look at each individual sub section. You can flip it horizontally, vertically, lining your sight up with the edges in order to gain different perspectives, until you have examined every conceivable aspect and viewpoint.

This is how you study torah. You leave no stone unturned. Examine everything, every word, every phrase. Find the connections. Our goal is a higher perspective from which to view scripture.

“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.” —Psalm 31:24

Just for Fun… a bit of 611 Trivia.

OK, I can’t help myself. So, I just have to point this out! Back in the day, in America, when you used to be able to pick up the phone and call 611 for information/customer service. Does anyone remember that? The phone company had a system set up that allowed you to call for residence and business listings of phone numbers. It was called 611.

Looks like, 611 is connected to the pursuit of wisdom, knowledge and information. Someone at AT&T must have had a little torah in them.

NOTATION #1: You = atah tah (will) ear (light) : when ore, Light is conjugated with tav (will) the sound of ore changes, form on “o” sound to an “e” sound. For now, without straying off into grammar too far, stay focused on the word for ‘light’, which is ore, aleph-tav-reish.

God Bless You,

This teaching is dedicated to Adrian “The Tzaddik”You truly embody the LORD’s Most Excellent Way! I’m looking forward to Your Books, and to the day you agree to become an CO- Author on this site! (1 Cor 12:10, 14)

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THE MESSAGE IN THE LETTERS OF THE TORAH, Part 4 the hei

In Conclusion of our message on the Letters of the Torah, I present the letter hei.

Our work here is to establish a foundation in the beginning stages of torah knowledge. Everything that I have presented so far, has so much more depth than what I have even provided to you yet. We have to build, layer upon layer.

It’s like those roots of the olive branch we discussed in “Men Were Walking As Trees”, the teachings intertwine, they stretch out, they extend into the depths. The Word of GOD, uses everything to communicate with us; the letters, the words, the olive trees, the bread, the wine, the wheat, the corn and the oil… every word, symbol, sign and letter, He uses to communicate with us.

I hope to shine light on those nuances, to show that GOD is using everything to speak of us. Once we abandon that dreamy fairy tale story mentality that scripture is usually presented in, we discover that every word, every jot and title, is written with purpose.

Everything has meaning in the Word. God speaks through Everything!

There is so much more beneath the surface.

Take a look at the pictograph to the right. The letter hei is the last letter in the word torah. Therefore, it is the left-most letter on the photo. It has the Ancient Paleo Hebrew Pictograph of a little stick figured man, with his hands held up in the air. The hei means to “look” or to “behold”

The hei reminds me of the stick figures of man/people we used to draw as little kids. I can’t help thinking of that, whenever I see the letter hei.

  “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.Psalm 33:6-9 (KJV)

The hei represents divine revelation. It is the symbol of the repentant man, who beholds the revelation of GOD. Hei is spiritual life, the breath of GOD, that is the essence of all creation. Hei, is also connected to the “light” spoken of 5 times in the book of Genesis, on the First Day of Creation.

The numerical value of hei is five. Five signifies the 5 dimensions, 5 senses, or the 5 levels of the soul, (Nephesh, Ruach, Neshamah, Chiyah, Yechidah), which we will explore at another time.

Look closely at the letter hei. You will see that the hei is formed by combining the two vav’s, which form the letter dalet (D) and the inverted/upside down yod (Y).

True, it looks like the letter reish, with a vav, but that is only due to this particular block style for the Hebrew Aleph-bet. (I just wanted to point that out because your doing so good, I don’t want you confused later on. Just know structurally, the hei is formed from 2 vav’s and a yod!

When we put all the letters back into their proper place, We have the Word torah.

tav, the Covenant, the Cross, the Mark, the Sign, the Seal of GOD.

The First and the Last, is the aleph and the tav. Christ is the beginning and the end. Christ was speaking torah to us. Torah begins with His signature, Our LORD and Redeemer, the King of Israel, and beside Him there is no other!

Again, the aleph is silent, hidden as it is in the beginning of the torah; aleph precedes tav alphabetically. You can’t accept GOD, without accepting His torah. –it’s aleph to tav! God is implied.

Torah, begins with the tav, the covenant. Elohim – (starts with an aleph), silently preceding the covenant. We know the aleph is always present with the tav. Our spiritual journey begins with GOD and ends at the Cross. The Letters of the Hebrew Aleph-Bet are mile markers of our spiritual journey and elevation in GOD.

GOD’s torah, begins with the Sign of the Cross!

GOD is our access to the Covenant. Torah must begin with the tav, because there is no access to GOD without the Covenant.

vav, the man/discipled who connects Heaven to Earth through acceptance of the Covenant.

The vav draws down the power of Heaven to Earth. Vav connects with the anointing. Vav is the nail, the connecting force that binds the spiritual to the physical/natural.

When I think of the vav, I think of Matt 18:18, “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” The vav has the power to bind in Earth and in Heaven.

Vav represents completion, redemption and transformation. The vav represents the nails that pierced the Savior. The vav continues the conversation, the teaching. The vav continues the Message of Christ, which is the Message of GOD.

reish, operates in their position of authority and headship. The reish leads.

The reish stands with it’s back against GOD’s Glory, no longer a stranger to GOD. The reish refuses to sink to a lower level. reish is the beginning, and if they falter, the reish begins again….standing always for right, against wickedness. The reish, gives their spiritual enemies no quarter, no sanctuary, makes no accommodation for evil. The reish does not make camp in compromise, and is rewarded by GOD, who supports the reish, as they walk in covenant with the Spirit of GOD, in their Kingdom assignment.

God began the torah with the word b’rey-sheet, placing the symbol of the tabernacle before the reish. Reish can only achieve their place in the Kingdom, by staying connected to GOD in the tabernacle. The reish dwells with GOD in spirit.

hei, Divine Revelation, the Breath of GOD…

Hei at the end of a word, means, “What comes out of”

What comes out of tav – vav – reish… What comes out of the covenant is the disciple, that takes their place as firstborn and leads the flock of GOD. They shall ‘Behold’, the Secrets of GOD, and Divine Revelation is their reward.

The covenant births out the vav, the disciple, who dwells in the presence of GOD, and brings torah to the world.

Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt and then the Bible tells us, “For the torah was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17

Torah does not mean law. It is not a legalistic concept. Torah is Teaching.

tav – vav- reish – hei

  • What I hope you remember most about these 4 letters…
  • tav, the Covenant and the Cross.
  • vav is symbolic of man (a person, a human being).
  • reish, only a reish can step out of the tabernacle.
  • hei, Divine Revelation, breathed into the Men and Women of God.

Amen.

Knowing the meaning of the letters as you do now, What message can you see in the letters of torah?

God Bless You,

This teaching is dedicated to one of My Dearest Friends, Heather… The Biggest torah Fan and Scholar of the Kingdom from across the sea!

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Men Were Walking as Trees…

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:3

In scripture you will find many analogies made between man and trees. In Mark, Chapter 8, when Jesus begins the process to heal the blind man’s eyes, he looks up and testifies that he sees “men, walking as trees.” That has always stayed with me and for this reason, I want to share will you a bit of information about the olive tree. It makes all the other metaphors and messages around men and trees, so very clear.

The strongest trees survive the fiercest storms because their roots run deep into the earth, the adamah.

All around the globe, Christianity is under attack. There are many on the frontlines taking serious fire for the faith, while many others are falling by the wayside, tucked away in home territory.

Whether it be from Church hurts, breakdowns in Church leadership, or lack of the requisite knowledge to weather the storms of life, too many are despondant and lackluster. I believe that it is because some have roots, too superficially planted in the ground.

We are tossed to and from, by every wind of doctrine, we flip churches on a dime, we switch faiths many times, we do have itching ears, and we seek every prophetic word in sight, without nurturing any one of them.

Many are unable to give an answer about what we believe, and why we believe it. Perhaps, our most fatal flaw, is our lack of strength in apologetics.

For some, their roots are too shallow…

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The trees with the deepest root systems, are the ones that spread their roots out far and wide to grip the earth. These trees are created to anchor themselves into the ground. They have stood up against hurricane winds, waves and storms that have taken out lesser trees, and cities of men.

If the roots are too shallow, the trees will not weather the storm.

Paul taught us that we don’t bear up the roots… it’s the roots of the tree, that bear us up! (Rom 11:18). Without a strong root system, we are sunk. Torah is our root system.

The oldest known living olive tree is estimated to be over 5000 years old, some are believed to be even older. Their root system is known to grow as much as 40 ft. in width (12 meters) and up to 20 ft. in depth (6 meters).

The olive tree is resistant to both drought and famine. Some times we can feel as if we just don’t have a sure or strong foundation. But, GOD called You an Olive Branch! The roots of an olive tree sprout and send forth new trees again and again.

The olive tree is well reknown for growing up in poor soil and extremely rocky environments. Inhospital conditions will not deter it’s growth or survival. Olives will grow and thrive where nothing else can live.

Scientist are not quite sure why the olive trees live so long. They believe, that it is primarily because they are sheltered by the soil and protected from mutations. saying that “…they simply have no reason to not live forever. The molds and fungi that attack most trees cannot find their way to the essential part of the tree in its bed of rock, and the diseases that come with interbreeding pass them by.”

Are you hearing this! The Olive Tree sets itself in the rock! Sickness and disease has to pass them by!

This must be why GOD selected the Olive Tree as a symbol of His People. A people who would perceive the prophetic clues in His Words that He left behind, and understand their spiritual advantage is to set themselves upon the rock! a tree knows…

David said, “I am like a green olive tree in the house of God.Psalm 52:8

Although, my teaching are detailed, I pray you press in, grow as the wild olive branch grafted into the root… and Thrive!

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Amen.

Today’s teaching is dedicated to: Renae, Congratulations on your enterprises, from across the seas of torah! You always make me laugh about how much I love discovering all the details!

God Bless You,

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THE MESSAGE IN THE LETTERS OF TORAH, Part 3, the reish

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.           Isaiah 35:3-4

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 reish, (pronounced ray’sh).

We are getting into the deeper things of GOD. At the deeper end of the pool you have to let go and float. If you start thinking too hard and begin to struggle with the physicality of it all, you will drown yourself. Nobody has to drown you. You can do it all by yourself.

I need to give you a disclosure here, before we continue…

The Bible is not directed to our physical nature. It was never meant to communicate with the flesh. The flesh can’t comprehend it anyway. For all intents and purposes, the only help we need with the flesh, is to tame it with the spirit.

The Bible was NOT given for the purpose of helping us to figure out, how to maneuver in the physical realm.

The Bible/torah was given to teach us how to maneuver in the spiritual realm, to teach us spiritual matters.

The Bible/torah was given to strengthen the weak hands. To teach us torah. Isaiah 35:3-4

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.

4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

We are studying torah, so that we can wield both hands with equal strength and power, in the spirit. The power of what we learned from our Christian Heritage and what we are learning from our Hebrew Heritage, will make us a triple threat!

I pray that you become Mightier Men and Women of Valor through your torah heritage!

RECAP:

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 3rd letter in Torah, is the reish, (pronounced ray’sh –roll the ‘r’ a little)

In the Ancient Paleo Hebrew , the letter reish takes the shape of the head, the back of a man’s head.
It is acceptable to pronounce it reish or rosh. Both pronunciations refer to the ‘R’ in Hebrew. But, why does the Hebrew Language use the back of a man’s head to express the ‘R’ sound?

There are many ways to see this. The curve at the back of the head symbolizes turning your back to the word of GOD, fighting against the things of GOD. With your back to GOD, there’s a willingness to accommodate the world, allowing one’s evil inclinations to run rampant and unrestrained. In this mode, man bends toward idolatrous values, he becomes a reish – dalet. (Remember: dalet is a Door, and the Door represents access in and out /in or out).

Seeing RED in Scripture

The reish – dalet (pronounced ‘red’) is an actual word in Hebrew. (Ref: Strongs #3381, yaw-rad). ‘red’ in Hebrew means, to go down, to descend.

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves

“Get thee down” is the word, ‘red’ in Hebrew. Red, is when your evil inclinations have taken over and man has succumbed to his baser instincts. Red, is a spiritual descent into a lower level. A descent from greatness.

Turning Your Back to GOD

Do you remember when Orpah showed Naomi the “back of her head”? (Ruth 1:14, 16) [This has also been referred to as ‘the back of her neck’]. Verse 16 employs the word, shuv, which means to turn back, or return. Orpah returned back to her country, her kindred and her fathers house, back to the ways of Moab. Ruth, on the other hand, implored Naomi to let her stay with her. Ruth attached herself to GOD and rejected the ways of Moab.

Going back to Moab was a spiritual descent. Staying connected to the GOD of Heaven, The GOD of Ruth, was a spiritual ascent. The word ‘red’ in Hebrew indicates that spiritual descent.

While speaking of this, I can’t help but think of that expression we have , “He/She was seeing red.” It just connects with what is going on spiritually with an angry person...seeing red. I think most of us have known this place, and for the most part, nothing good is happening spiritually! Clearly, seeing red, is a spiritual descent into darkness.

ROSH is the Head

Symbolically, Rosh represents the head, a person, being first. Reish is the Highest, the Repentant Man, The Beginning, a moral choice, Right or Wrong/ or Wickedness.

Remember, the word is a 2 edged sword. We make choices. Reish is a choice between greatness or degradation. Between, standing before GOD as the Head, the Leader, or being comfortable in compromise.

In the Ancient Hebrew, the reish asks the question, “What is the Highest?, What is the Most Important?” The scripture asks, that we do more than it is our duty to do! “If it is in your power to do good, do it!” (Ref: Eph 3:20, behavior in the image and likeness of GOD, Micah 6:8, Prov 3:27). This is the duty of the reish. Lead.

When reish is operating in it’s authority and headship, the reish draws strength from the covenant. The covenant has your back! (look at the word picture). The reish is the 20th letter of the aleph-bet and as you are learning, the letters carry numerical value, i.e., in this case, a gematria of 20.

Earlier, I said that the reish means beginning. Reish understands and thrives in beginnings and knows how to begin again. The reish is going to bring torah to the world. The 1st word in scripture is beh’rey’sheet, Genesis 1:1, In the Beginning. The word ‘Rey-sheet’ contains the reish. (reish is the root word in rey-sheet).

TORAH BEGINS WITH THE LETTER BEIT –b

Look closely and see, that GOD began the torah with the letter beit (B), which is the Hebrew word for ‘In’. (In (beh) – rey-sheet, = in the beginning).

GOD could have begun the torah with any word He wanted, any letter. He could have began the torah with an Aleph, representing who He is. Nevertheless, He chose a beit and GOD stands outside of the beit, before it, but hidden. In Hebrew, the beit represents the tabernacle. Let’s see what GOD is doing here behind the scenes.

GOD begins the very 1st teaching with the letter beit, with the tabernacle. If we are looking at this with our spiritual eyes, we see all of torah beginning with the tabernacle. And the beginnings of everything, the rey-sheet, flowing out of the tabernacle. (In (beh) – rey-sheet, = in the beginning).

GOD, THE TABERNACLE AND THE REISH

The rey-sheet is born by the Tabernacle. The rey-sheet is formed by the tabernacle. Only a reish can step out of the tabernacle. When we look back at the word torah, we see a similar pattern.

tav – vav- reish – hei

THE COVENANT, THE MESSIAH AND THE REISH

The vav is symbolic of the man, who steps out into the earth, in covenant with GOD and becomes the reish, the leader, the Head and not the tail, the Repentant Man, who is no longer willing to accommodate the world or his/her evil inclinations. The reish takes his/her position of authority and headship, and the reish leads us to…. the hei.

Amen.

God Bless You,

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THE MESSAGE IN THE LETTERS OF TORAH… Part 2, the vav

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.

RECAP:

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.

The Assignment of the vav Reflected in the aleph

Take another look at the word Adam. We discussed this word in great detail in the blog entitled; The Undiscovered Adam and the Unexplained Man, Part 2.

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.

Amen.

God Bless You,

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THE MESSAGE IN THE LETTERS OF TORAH… beginning with tav

In English, our letters have no meaning beyond the role they play to indicate the specific sounds that we apply to our language and to build and form our words.  In Hebrew, the letters retain a history and legacy of sound, ideas, concepts, thoughts and symbols, even number.  

Today, we will explore the meaning of the letters that form the word, torah.

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.

Remember, we move from right to left when reading in Hebrew.

Torah is spelled with the, tav (t), vav (v), reish (r), hei (h).  The vav is represents the sound of 2 vowels in Hebrew, the ‘o’ as in doe, and the ‘u’ as in blue. The vav in torah of course, takes 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.

For those that are a bit more curious about the Hebrew letters, you may be asking yourself what that little dot is inside the letter tav.  That dot is called a dagesh and it tells us that the tav is to be pronounced with a hard ‘T’ sound.  Yes!  tav has 2 sounds, one hard and one soft.  The soft ‘T’ is similar to our ‘Th’ in English.  The little dash underneath the reish is also a nikkud, which represents the ‘a’ sound.

IMPORTANT: You don’t need to memorize any of the rules of grammar/diacritics, and I am being very generic in transmitting them because I feel it’s more important to reveal the concepts about the letters themselves, than it is right now, to speak in terms of rules of grammar.  You will hear me repeat this type of information so often, that you will absorb it by relationship rather than rigid teaching methods.  Let’s just have fun learning about the letters!

The slide below, has been adapted to retain the names of the letters, to make it easier for those who are new to Hebrew to follow along.

Let’s begin with the letter tav on the far right. As you can see, the tav originated in the form of a cross. The tav in Hebrew represents the covenant and the cross.

The cross you see there above the modern Hebrew letter for tav, also carries the meaning of, mark, sign, and seal. Torah begins with a ‘tav’, because torah is about keeping covenant with GOD. Even the word in Hebrew for truth, emet (which we must examine as well), begins with the aleph and ends with the tav.

There is your truth, my truth and GOD’s Truth. If the truth we tell, does not begin and end with GOD, and His Covenant, then that truth is incomplete, imperfect and flawed, like us. So, you see the truth as we define it in our dictionary and how GOD even spells it with His aleph-bet, are 2 completely different things.

I Am the Aleph and the Tav…

The tav is also the LAST Letter in the Hebrew aleph-bet. You will recall, the Aleph is the FIRST.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. –Rev 22:13

When Christ made this statement He was bearing witness/testifying that He was indeed, the messiah. This is one of the primary reasons a great majority of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes, so vehemently came against Him. He was claiming to be the one spoken of in the torah, in the Book of Isaiah.

The Book of Isaiah:

Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. –Isaiah 41:4

Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. –Isaiah 44:6

Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. –Isaiah 48:12

Additional Testimony Recorded by John

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. –Rev 1:11

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last. –Rev 1:17

And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; –Rev 2:8

Also Note: That the acts of the Kings as listed in the book of Chronicles, are listed from first to last.

A Greek/Western Mindset vs. Torah Mindset

From reading our KJV Bibles, naturally, we have learned this verse from the Greek perspective. Although I am aware that we have been taught for generations, that the New Testament was written only in Greek, I want you to bear with me a moment. I am also completely aware, that we were also taught for generations, that the Jews had lost their native language by the first century. This has been proven false as well, but I know the understanding is still out there, and that it is very difficult to shed false teachings.

With that in mind, let us just acknowledge and agree with documented history, which confirms that Jesus was a Jew. I have no doubt that He spoke both Aramaic and Hebrew. That being the case, it is not logical to assume that He abandoned His native language completely when He spoke. After all, He is born to Jewish parents, lived as a Jew, His ministry was to the Jews and He taught the torah from torah scrolls. He was not Roman or Greek, this we know as well.

I have studied and spoke many different languages over the years, but I still think in English. It is natural and instinctive to speak in your native language, even when you are in the presence of those who speak another language. It is particularly natural, to speak English when you are with the English, and Hebrew when you are with Hebrews.

Shifting from Alpha/Omega to aleph and tav

Jesus is speaking to His own people here, so it’s important for us to know, that He did not say that He was the, “Alpha and Omega”. Jesus was Jewish. What He said was, “I am the aleph and the tav, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

What we wrote down was the opposite, or rather a piece of the truth of what He said.

Our Alphabet runs from A to Z. The Hebrew Aleph-Bet runs from aleph to tav. Allow me to pause a moment and explain, why I have a tendency NOT TO capitalize when transliterating the Hebrew. There are no capital letters in Biblical/Modern Hebrew. All the letters are written in block format and there are no form of the letters that would be considered capital. In Modern Hebrew script, the same situation exist.

I like to think, that since the entire foundation of the Biblical Hebrew Language that was given to us by GOD, that every letter has equal footing and significance. Considering that character refinement, i.e., humility, is one of the foundational principles of GOD’s message, I don’t think that I am far off. Character is key and humility is the Essence of GOD.

Having said that, let’s add to the understanding that, the Hebrew language flows from aleph (ELOHIM) to tav (the CROSS). Every letter in between, reveals our prophetic journey that begins with GOD and ends at the Cross, by way of the Covenant. So, when Christ says, He is the aleph and the tav… He is identifying Himself (in the first century)as He is identified throughout the pages of the scriptures (Book of Isaiah), as the beginning and the end, the aleph and the tav.

To say, torah… the word must begin with a tav, as the covenant is the beginning and end of the torah. Torah is about Covenant. Torah is teaching us how to gain access to the Covenant. Torah must begin with the tav, because there is no access to GOD, His Thoughts, His Ways, His Wisdom, His Knowledge, His Son, without the Covenant.

Acceptance of the Covenant is our sign and seal that GOD is with us. “And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you…” –Gen 9:9

Suffice it to say, the even the word covenant in Hebrew (ber-eeth; 1285), begins with the letter beit (B) and ends with the tav (T). You can’t even say the word ‘covenant’ in Hebrew, the Language of GOD, without ending with the tav on the tip of your tongue!,

God Bless You,

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THE JOURNEY BACK TO A TORAH MINDSET BEGINS…. Part 1.2

Q&A Continued…
Below are a few questions that were submitted to me via email that did not come through the posts. I am going to answer a few of them here for the benefit of all participants.

Q#3: Will your articles typically take 10-15 minutes in length to read?

Yes indeed! I am really very impressed with myself that they are that short! It is my teaching style to be at length. Generally speaking, I struggle in class to contain my lectures to 50 or 110 minutes. I try to squeeze every drop, out of every minute with my students and I am not ashamed to hold them captive. Learning is a scientific process. You have to be meticulous in every detail. I demand a lot out of my students, and I have no sympathy for the amount of time it takes to study to show yourself approved.

The Hebrew letters are called the raw materials of creation. I agree. I think every student is like the raw materials of creation. In my class, every student carries a Hebrew Letter over their head, like a crown of torah. They are going to create something powerful with it. Every time they absorb new information, they have the power to create, edify, encourage. They have the power to build. Some in 7 minutes, some in 6 minutes, some in one hour, some in a year. In reading, studying, learning….they are the masters of time.

Imagine my surprise and delight to have written something in a blog that only takes a few minutes to read. I might mess around and find this enjoyable!

So, why am I writing this, if it is such a foreign concept to me?
Earlier I told you that I am going for my graduate level degree in humility. Humility 101 is a marathon. It is all day, every day, and last a lifetime. This is my primary reason.

Secondary to that… I am doing this because my students are making me do it! They have suggested, implored, cajoled, questioned, fussed and looked at me strangely. They have asked me to do this for years, and I have just smiled and said, “one day, maybe”.

This is me, surrendering and being obedient to their request. They obviously have something else to teach me. So I am taking the course.

The most excellent truth of the matter is, teachers can only excel in their particular skill set, as long as they are willing to be students at the same time that they are teaching. My students have probably taught me more than I have ever taught them. I don’t know how many teachers actually share that thought out loud, or even if we share it with each other. However, ask a teacher and find out if they agree.

Students are not learning in a vacuum. Your teacher has just as much to learn from you, as you do from them. It is a symbiotic relationship. I have come to know it as, iron sharpening iron!

Technically speaking, we are just about 20-25 minutes into our first class!

I think this is a good place to introduce you to a few of your classmates. There is Ruth. Her code name is Ruth. I call her that because she is tah-meem. That is Hebrew for blameless. She has such a pure, innocent spirit and is so genuine in prayer.

You will hear me speak of David. That is his code name. I call him David because he is so sold out to God. David is one of the tzaddikim (righteous ones). His children are aware of his spiritual identity, and they see God in him. He is a rare one. He is a man, who has honour in his own country, and his own house.

You will hear me speak of one person, as the Beloved of John. She is a master torah scholar in Christ Jesus. She is the librarian, historian, record keeper par excellance. Although she would never agree with me commending her with praise. In the area of humility, kindness and joy, she is a savant. They are truly her areas of expertise. She operates in a highly specialised skill set in the body of Christ.

Then there is Shamar. shamar in Hebrew means to guard, to protect. She is hungry for the Word. She is a soldier, fearless in spiritual battle. She detests stagnation, apathy, and confusion, and she knows how to stand her watch in the service.

David, Shamar, Ruth and the Beloved of John are like the sons of Thunder in prayer. They each have an-already-been-done kind-of-spirit in prayer, and nothing is impossible with God. They know their names and each of them will recognise their description when they have read it. One day, when their identities are revealed, their families will see that I have made no exaggeration about their spiritual character.

They will attend every class and every lecture with you. They will read what you read, and hear what you hear. They are ministers of the gospel, students, teachers and intercessors. It’s what they do.

Now we’re learning torah!

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