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The 611 of torah

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2Timothy 3:14-15

Why does this matter and how can this help our spiritual condition?

If we are going to learn anything from the Book of Genesis at all, one of the first things we want to understand is that:

  • The Spiritual Realm is always created 1st, even in our actions, and especially in our words. Our strategy / tactics must be patterned after the strategy / tactics of GOD.

Reasons for Why We Study From the Hebrew Perspective

  • What we miss in our English translations, we recover in our reading of the Scriptures from the Hebrew language.
  • Acquire the tools we need to pull down the man made barriers erected between us, GOD and His WORD.
  • Dismantle Falsehoods.
  • Fall in Love with the Language of GOD, the native language of mankind.
  • Insert GOD back into our understanding of HIS Language.
  • Make God’s language our 1stlanguage.
  • Identify Key Words that are common to Christian thought and relearn them from their Hebraic Roots.   
  • Look at word origins further back than our customary Christian thinking.
  • Train our minds to understand a detailed and mathematically perfect language – that exist in no other language or form.
  • Torah Teaches us the secrets of how to separate Good from evil, and the sacred from the secular.  
  • There is man’s technology (the secular), and God’s technology (the sacred). Our assignment is to separate the sacred (Holy, clean) from the secular (profane, unclean).

Ezekiel 22:26
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Ezekiel 44:23
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

Starting from Part 5 of the Message in the Letters of torah, you were provided with an example of the application of gematria in scripture. The 611 of torah, will extend this example by providing insight into three words that connect numerically to torah; daw’ber’rath, daw’ber and dah’ber’rah.

We have leanred that, the letters of torah; tav – vav – reish – hei, equals 611. What other words equal 611 in torah, that you would have not been able to see, without looking at gematria?

For now, let’s see what information we can unlock in the scriptures by connecting the dots in the word for torah itself.

What does torah teach us about the connective fabric that exist between GOD’s Words torah; daw’ber’rath, daw’ber and dah’ber’rah, that shed more light on His Teachings?

Remember: Hebrew Letters are read from Right to Left.

The first word we will look at is ‘daw’bear’rath

dalet (4) beit (2) reish (200) tav (400) =606

dalet – beit – reish – tav; spells daw’bear’rath

daw’bear’rath (Strong’s #1705) appears in the scripture ONLY 3 times. Joshua 19:12, 21:28, and 1 chronicles 6:72.

Jos 19:12 = The demarcation points of the Territory of Zebulun are being outlined in detail.

D’bear’rath, a Levitical City

Jos 21:28, 1 Chron. 6:72, daberath, a Levitical City that bordered the City of Refuge at Kedesh, out of the Tribe of Issachar. The City of Refuge was a place the children of Israel, or the stranger that dwelt among them, could go for safe haven, in the event of causing the accidental death of another person.

In the event of causing the accidental death of someone, you would dwell in the City of Refuge until the death of the High Priest, which made atonement for your sin. This is a prefiguring of the atonement our High Priest, Yeshua has made for us.

A BRIEF INSIGHT: Kedesh means to sanctify, set apart, or to consecrate, which makes someone or something holy. kuf – dalet – shin;

kuf bears a strong resemblance to the English letter, P. Kuf is the Hebrew letter that represents Holiness of GOD and man. kuf is formed by combining 2 other Hebrew letters, the vav and the kaf; which also equate to 26, the same as the 4 letter name of GOD, YHVH [yud (10) -hei (5) -vav (6)-hei(5)].

There were a total of 6 Cities of Refuge, 3 on each side of the Jordan, 3 East and 3 West, surrounded by 42 Levitical Cities. Each City of Refuge bears a Characteristic of Christ, the Messiach. Kedesh, (holiness), Shechem (burden bearer), Hebron (to Join/Fellowship), Ramoth (to be High/Exalted, Golan (Remove, Deliver).

History tells us that the surrounding Levitical cities became cities of refuge in their own right, more so, in a supporting role.

Daberath was one of those Levitical cities.

Today, we will focus on it’s name and discover another layer of truth and purpose symbolized by the torah.

dalet (4)

dah-let = Door, path, pathway, access, The WORD,

dat (dalet/tav) in Hebrew means religion/decree. Read in it’s Hebrew Pictograph form, it reads, “door to the cross”. The Levitical city of d’ber’rath, begins with the dalet and ends with the tav, which shows us a path from, “the door to the cross”.

However, before you can arrive at the door of the cross, you have to pass through the tabernacle, (the beit) to become a Leader (the reish), only then can you access the cross/covenant.

beit (2)

Tent, Tabernacle, House, Sanctuary. The tabernacle is the dwelling place of GOD requested, the meeting place between GOD and man.

reish (200)

Headship, First, Head, Leader. The reish conquers their passions. Should reish reject their birthright, they become like the wicked who turns away from GOD and abandons the torah, an intentional non-believer. It is our faithful devotion to GOD, that makes You the rosh, i.e. the Head (Deut 28:13). However, Our disobedience to GOD’s Word, will have the devastating effect of making our enemies the rosh, instead (Deut. 28:44).

REPEAT: Our disobedience to GOD, will elevate our enemies above us. Our behavior elevates the enemy. Obedience is our most powerful weapon of choice.

tav (400)

Covenant, Cross, Truth (emet, as in Truth stands firm and prevails), Mark, Sign, Seal of GOD, is a guarantee that can never be nullified. Malachi 2:6, Torah is Truth. tav is the symbol of repentance and perfection.

Let’s put all the letters together again…

Remember: Hebrew Letters are read from Right to Left.

dalet, beit, reish, tav = d’ber’rath = 606

d’ber’rath is a Levitical City, bordering a city of Refuge, whose name is equivalent to ….torah

Let’s read Joshua 19:12 while inserting the meaning of each cities name…

12  And turned from Sarid (survivor), eastward toward the sun rise unto the border of Chislothtabor (foolishness), and then goeth out to Daberath (Word of torah), and goeth up to Japhia (to shine forth, or cause to shine).

12  And turned from being a survivor, eastward toward the sun rise unto the border of mountains of foolishness, and then goeth out to receive the Word of torah (ha d’bear’rath), and goeth up to shine forth, or to cause someone else to shine.

POINT BEING: The Names of these cities and places have meaning…

hei (5) dalet (4) beit (2) reish (200) tav (400) = 611

Remember: Hebrew Letters are read from Right to Left.

With hei, added before the word daber, you have…

The letter hei, when prefixed to a Hebrew word, means “the’. When the letter hei, “the” is added before the word, ‘d-bear-reth’ we have “The d-bear-rath” meaning, The WORD of the Covenant.

hei (5) dalet (4) beit (2) reish (200) tav (400) = 611 / torah

Read this again…

Jos 19:12  And turned from being a survivor, eastward toward the sun rise unto the border of mountains of foolishness, and then goeth out to receive the Word of torah or the WORD of the Covenant (ha d’bear’rath), and goeth up to shine forth, or to cause someone else to shine.

What message are you seeing between the lines?

There’s More…

the ROOT word in daberath, is d-b-r, daw-ber.

Remember: Hebrew Letters are read from Right to Left.

dalet (4) beit (2) reish (200)

Every word in Hebrew is formed from a 3 or 4 letter root word. The root word in d’ber’rath is d’ber; and dalet – beit – reish, which means, ‘WORD’ in Hebrew.

In order to say, ‘WORD’ in Hebrew, (d-b-r, da’ber [1696]) – it must be formed with, and begin at, the Door (Messiach), lead to – the tabernacle (the Sanctuary, Dwelling Place of GOD & His People) and produce/develop the reish (Christ our High Priest and You).

ha daw’bear or ha daw’bar means, ‘The WORD’

Remember: Hebrew Letters are read from Right to Left.

The Word

hei (5) –dalet (4) beit (2) reish (200)

ha daw’bear’rath means, ‘The WORD of The Covenant’

hei (The) dalet-beit-reish (WORD) tav (Covenant)

Remember: Hebrew Letters are read from Right to Left.

When hei, added to and precedes, d’ber’rath, it’s numerical equivalency shifts/moves from 606 to 611, torah.

ha daw’bear’rath reads, The WORD of the Covenant. It’s not just an innocuous name of a city. In Hebrew, names convey messages about the character and nature of a place, person, or a thing. Names reveal a great deal of information about the spiritual condition of the people and places identified in scripture. We have been reading over this type of information forever, almost as if we didn’t need any further revelation or information.

(The) ha

(WORD) dalet, beit, reish


ha d’ber’rath, is a place where the WORD of GOD Dwells.

The WORD, begins with recognition of Messiach, who stands at the Door. Anything that we say, repeat or honor in the WORD of GOD, begins with Messiach.

Look at the scripture again…

Plot out the boundaries / borders of the territory of Zebulun…

Jos 19:12  And turned from being a survivor, eastward toward the sun rise unto the border of mountains of foolishness, and then goeth out to receive the Word of torah or the WORD of the Covenant (ha d’bear’rath), and goeth up to shine forth, or to cause someone else to shine.

Between Survival and Foolishness and the Covenant and the Light.


Every letter in torah has a corresponding numerical value. You have seen that torah is equivalent to 611.

611 is also the numerical value of ha d’ber’rath, one of the Levitical cities that lies between the borders of Zebulun and Issachar.

ha d’ber’rath is not just a physical place, it is a spiritual place. A place of torah, a place where the WORD of the Covenant resides. ha d’ber’rath is the alternative, between two destinations; survival and foolishness, a place that allows you to shine or to cause someone else to shine.

The root of d’ber’rath is da’ber, meaning WORD. ha d’ber’rath is founded upon the WORD. ha ‘ber’rath is a place where the WORD of GOD can be found. A place of Covenantal relationship.

There are no superfluous words in scripture. Every word, letter, jot, title, oilve, fish, tent, jar of wine, and piece of bread, is divinely placed into the torah. GOD was not writing a fairy tale, bedtime story, nor sprinkling words around like abstract decoupage. Every word has purpose and intention and deserves more than anyone’s literal and superficial focus and attention.

Torah teachings are not about learning a bible story. torah contains the meat of the Word of GOD.

“And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us…full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:14

“In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD and the WORD was GOD.” John 1:1

(Word in Greek is Logos. Word in Hebrew is da’ber).


Deborah, is spelled dalet-beit-reish-hei

Deborah, a Prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth (Judges 4-5), is one way to read the preface to this teaching. There is another translation from the Hebrew.

Judges 4:4 Deborah, a woman, a seer (a prophetess), a woman of fire!

ish’shah appears twice in this verse; once as woman and the second time as wife.

For consistency sake, let’s translate it with the same each time; We could read this as, Deborah was a woman, a seer, a woman of lappidoth or, Deborah was a wife, a seer, a wife of Lappidoth.

Which sounds more reasonable?

Lapidoth is from the root word, lappid meaning torches. Some versions report that Deborah was married to a man that provided torches/candles for the sanctuary and was called by the name of her husbands trade.

Alternatively, we have the option of reading the text to understand that Deborah was a woman on fire for GOD. The actual letters of her name read, ‘what comes out of the Word”, ‘What comes out of torah!’, [hei = ‘what comes out of’]. Ref: The Message In The Letters of Torah, Part 4 for information on the letter hei.

Deborah has become a common name in the English language. So when we hear, Deborah, we think of a woman. However, being that deber means WORD, and deberah means, ‘What comes out of the WORD’, the scripture might be placing greater emphasis on the fact that Deborah is a woman, more so, than her marital status.

It is my personal belief, that what comes out of torah, is Fire for the WORD of GOD!

What came out of a life spent in the WORD, was a woman, a seer, a prophetess, a woman of fire.

Deborah’s name means WORD, which she taught and judged the land and people of Israel with. She is the living embodiment of what comes out of a life of torah… Deborah is a Judge of Israel, a teacher, leader, the spiritual guide to the Children of Israel. She is what comes out of the WORD, she is a product of the WORD.

Deborah’s name is prophetically and intentionally given. On the pages of scripture, GOD is doing more than just calling her Deborah (d-b-r-h). He could have called her by any other name. Even with GOD providing such a huge distinction, to provide us with clear evidence of her importance in scripture, we still miss this crucial piece of information, because we do not know that GOD is even calling her the WORD.

In addition, notice that Barak refused to go to battle unless Deborah went with him/them. Barak, God’s General, was not like-minded with the world, i.e., as the world is about women standing in the place of authority/leadership in the Church. Barak understood the dangers inherent of going into battle without a WORD (Deborah). He took his Word with him… Barak took da’ber, and da’ber was a woman.

GOD calls her Deborah, intentionally. But, without the benefit of any knowledge of Hebrew, we will miss the message, completely and be unable to connects the dots as we should.

Deborah is one of those rare individuals on the pages of scripture, whose name prefigures Christ. The character and nature of Deborah bears a clear connection to the Messiach, by virtue of her name.

Who has ever pointed out the women in scripture who were a prefiguring of Christ? To date, ONLY GOD.

Her name clearly identifies her as personification of the WORD. (As mankind should exemplify themselves to strive to become, to this very day). She is called the WORD. More specifically, she is what comes out of a life in the WORD. Deborah is a product of the WORD of GOD.

By any other name, her role would be and has been questionable. As a spiritual leader of Israel, as a Judge, Counselor or Teacher, even warrior of GOD, her role bearing the headship and leadership of the House of GOD has been diminished.

For generations, we have taught that Deborah was just a small once in a lifetime, exception to the role of women in the Church. The entire time, being oblivious to the force, effect and import of her name, Deborah, which places her at the forefront of the list of all those whose ministry and service to GOD was a prefiguring of Christ, the Messiach.

In no uncertain terms, GOD calls her the WORD. A foreshadowing that GOD knew of the entire time, but man has yet to perceive, acknowledge, address, respond, and per his usual customs and traditions, attempt to refute.

In Hebrew, the meaning is obvious. In English, we can’t even see it.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness –2 Tim 3:16

All scripture, down to the shapes and forms of the letters, to the letters used to form words, phrases, including the very words and names themselves, are designed to tell us something.

If all scripture is given by inspiration of GOD, then ALL scripture is profitable… end of story. Everything in the scripture is relevant and pertinent for our teaching and instruction, reproof and correction.

“I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now” John 16:12

So my original question stands…When will we be able to bear the meat of the Word?

It’s very true that the women of GOD do not dominate the pages of scripture. GOD lifts up the names of the women sparingly. This has caused people for centuries to teach, preach or even feel, that women are insignificant or ignored in the totality of scripture.

But that is not the case. I hope to demonstrate this to my readers numerous times through our studies together, that Women are like a secret weapon of Heaven. Arguably, women appear to be kept on the backside of the mountain, but their entrance is decisively powerful whenever GOD calls them forth to intervene on the stage of human destiny.

GOD has never watered down the role of women in scripture. The role of women has been critical to divine history, legacy and prophecy.

The information we are accustomed to reading right past, contains manna we need. But even if we aren’t there yet, and can’t see Deborah as a WORD carrying Prophetess who judged the people of Israel, and who was a spiritual and military leader, just remember this… Understanding will come. In the meantime…

Never go to battle, without the WORD.


Spiritual Notation: tav is the 22nd Letter in the Hebrew Alephbet, The Last and Final Letter of the Hebrew Alephbet. “Esther is the last of 22 GODLY Women in Scripture who took decisive steps to heighten the spiritual level of the Jewish People”. Talmud, Yoma 29a. The WORD of GOD is connecting One Woman, One Matriarch for every letter in the aleph-bet.

God Bless You,

This teaching is dedicated to Adrian “The Tzaddik”… who knows that GOD’s plans for us are revealed to us by the spirit…and covets earnestly the best gifts… 1 Cor 12:10, 14).

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In order to access more teachings of this kind on the Hebrew Letters:

NOTE: There is NO WRONG WAY TO SPELL A HEBREW WORD IN ENGLISH. By that I mean, the process of transliteration requires that we use one of our English letters to represent the sound that a letter/word makes in Hebrew. Example: The Hebrew letter tav for instance, is equivalent to the sound that the letter ‘T’ makes in English.

Because we are using the English letters to substitute for the Hebrew letters as we transition from Hebrew to English, the goal is to convey the sound that the letters make. The primary goal is to reproduce the sound corectly.

For instance, stated another way, let’s say the word pony was a Hebrew word. If I wanted the English speaking world to say, ‘pony’ properly in Hebrew, I would attempt to reproduce the sound using English letters by spelling it out, ‘poe – knee’. In this way, the English speaking community would know how to best replicate the sound of the word ‘pony’ in Hebrew.

It is understood, that ‘poe-knee’ is not an English word, so it is not possible to spell it wrong in English. The object is to convey the proper pronunication.

As you continue learning a little Hebrew, remember this important point. You will see slightly differing spellings/transliterations of the words as you read and research further in your studies.

It is OK to Spell the Hebrew word using English letters, how ever you want to, as long as your goal is to duplicate the sound, it is fine. There are nuances in how we each will transmit the spelling, and that is alright. Our primary goal, is to ensure that you can say the word properly when speaking out loud!

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No enemy Can Overthrow Your Anointing!…

38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

Acts 5:38-39

Gamaliel tried to warn them!

One of the most difficult lessons my Pastor had to teach me, was not to defend myself against false accusations, a mean spirit or baseless hatred.

It was a very difficult lesson to learn, and I really had to press in, with every fiber of my being, and make my own flesh bow down. Because I honestly, from birth, can not stand a bully.

I grew up with confrontational people. So, I recognize a confrontational spirit when I see one, hear one, read one, or sense one.

The older I get, the stronger my zero tolerance policy becomes for a mean spirit. So, my deliverance is still in progress, because my flesh must be kept constantly under surveillance by the spirit.

One of the things that I LOVE about GOD the most is that… He taught me,

The Spirit of GOD is a Gentleman. The Spirit of GOD will never, “put a person on blast”, try to shame or humiliate. The Spirit of GOD does not ridicule or engage in fault finding. Man does that, not GOD.

And anyone operating in the Spirit of GOD, does not do that. “You will know them by their fruit”.

GOD asks that we build up, edify and encourage each other in the body of Christ. If GOD needs to rebuke someone, He will send a Prophet to do it.

And you never know in what manner the prophets will come. I know that everybody does not believe that we continue to be in the age of the prophetic. But Christians do, and that is who I am talking to. Christians that believe, the unredacted counsel of GOD.

God says He rejects the proud. I believe Him. GOD loves the humble. I believe Him about that too. His like-minded servants, operate in the same way, with chessed – Kindness-Tender Mercies-Patience-Humility-Love-Forgiveness-Long Suffering, to name a few. These are the Secrets to our Strength. These, are why we are still here today, Undefeated and Indestructible.

It must be that way, in order to serve the LORD GOD of Heaven.


The enemy tries their best to get us to operate with their weapons. But we know the weapons of our warfare are not carnal. The minute we pick up the worlds weapons, we are vulnerable, and we have opened the door to spiritual threats.

Christ taught Matthew to, “Bless those that curse you, and pray for those that despitefully use you.” Then Matthew transferred the teaching to us.

This one teaching, can elevate the anointing on our lives to an incredible level.

We don’t need to get angry, enter into verbal disputes or banned battles of any kind. We don’t need to enter into word cursing competitions or word smith-ing confrontations.


All we have to do is humble ourselves and pray!

Our Prayer LIFE, is our enemies worse nightmare. So we pray unceasingly and give our enemies no rest. This is how we win many battles. We need a prayer life! Not a prayer minute, or a prayer day, or a prayer season….Prayer must become a LIFESTYLE!

The POWER of Humility is Formidable!

Our Humility, alerts Angelic forces, in every realm.

Our dominion over our own flesh, to resist the urge to fight back and defend ourselves, produces that miraculous substance called Faith.

Our willingness to pray for someone, like our own life depended upon it… that’s priceless.

Prayer Places the Power in Your Spirits Hands!

When we serve GOD with every loyal fiber of our being, when we meditate on His Word Day and Night, until only our spirit can speak and our flesh has to listen, will cause our speech to become saturated in the anointing….

Then Christ in us, the Hope of Glory will arise and settle the dispute!

This is when GOD, will come for His Word to perform it!

So please, by all means, continue teaching speaking, preaching, ministering the Word of GOD.

Enemies will come… they are drawn to the WORD… I believe they either miss the anointing or they long for it!

So, let your light so shine into the world!

If your speaking love, harmony, unity and the peace of GOD is disturbing them…. Oh well. The people you are sent to communicate with, will know that you were sent to them, and they need to hear the Word from you, exactly as it was given to you!

The people you were not sent to communicate with, will know that you were not sent to them, and they still need to hear the Word from you, exactly as it was given to you.

If it were not so, why are they listening?

Either way, you are on task!

Scripture speaks far better than me, and I am particularly fond of Gamaliel’s warning…

The Apostles Before the Council

24Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow. 25Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people. 26Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

27And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, 28Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. 29Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 30The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

Gamaliel’s Counsel

33When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them. 34Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; 35And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. 36For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. 37After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

38And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

40And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

42 “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

To anyone found fighting against the Men and Women of GOD, I do not recommend it. Consider this a Restraining Order!

Today’s message is dedicated to someone I do not know. But, I saw your humility and kindness. I saw that you carried yourself in a way, that is in the image and likeness of GOD. I know that reflection when I see it. It is the cornerstone of the faith!

I saw your fruit! Your virtues will always draw the Anointing, and your humility will always draw the favor of GOD. I pray anyone who comes at you like an enemy, will recognize the anointing on your life, and repent, and be made whole.

Every time I even think of this, I will pray.

Be Encouraged Man of GOD…

May the anointing settle every dispute!

Rev. S. Madison

I was only able to share this with you because I was taught this by the MOST AMAZING PASTOR EVER, who made me learn it, even when I did not want to. I’m passing this on to you, because I know from experience, that if you follow it, NO ONE CAN EVER MOVE YOU OUT OF YOUR PLACE, no matter how hard they try or what lengths they go to. Stay in your position, stay humble, don’t defend yourself, stay prayerful and protect the people of GOD to the best of your ability.

GOD will handle the wicked!

I know this, like I know my own name.

God Bless You,

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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.


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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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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