(Ver 1.1) This lesson is “Part 13” in the Bible study series revealing the Lord Jesus Christ, that was being hidden by the Spirit of God in His design of the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet. This is a truly amazing subject of immense revelation. If you have not read this series from the beginning, it is highly recommended that you go and do so with “Part 1” first. There is just too much information that has been given in each lesson that cannot be fully repeated in the others. Please also understand that “advanced spiritual lessons” from the word of God are potentially offensive to the unsaved, immature carnal, or newly born Christian. If you do not feel you are a spiritually growing and mature believer in Christ, please judge yourself and consider if it is your desire not to be hurt no matter what is said. No lesson published here is given to cause any person to stumble away from the LORD. Thank you in advance for your participation in desiring to know more about Jesus today, than you did yesterday.
Today we will be learning only a limited amount of God’s important information about the letter “Lamed”. There are literally volumes of books that could be written on each letter and how it applies to the work of God in Christ Jesus. Here is a quick list of the contents of this lesson’s sections:
- Introduction – The Lamed Shepherd Staff
- Jesus Found in the Lamed Letter Order of 12
- Jesus Found in the Lamed Gematria Value 30
- Important Bible Concepts of the Lamed Staff, Rod or Scepter
- GOD’S Name Connection with the LAMED
- Prophetical Patterns Found in Old Testament Shepherds
- Abel the Natural Type for One of Christ’s Main Purposes
- Moses Natural Deliverer of Israel from Egypt,
Jesus Spiritual Deliverer of Church from World
- David the Pattern of Christ’s Shepherd’s Authority
- Jesus Our New Covenant Shepherd
- Jesus – His Shepherd’s Authority
- Personal Application of God’s Lamed Authority!
- The Conclusion
Let us get started with learning this incredible picture of God’s Lamed Authority in Christ Jesus.
1. Introduction – The Ancient Hebrew Lamed Pictogram
The ancient Hebrew letter “Lamed”, is the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and has the gematria number value of “30”. We will be talking about these numbers more later. But it is very interesting that we can “first” find Jesus, learning and speaking with the Rabbis in the temple was at the age of 12. The Lamed letter has the sound that is similar, but slightly different to the English letter “L” depending upon the placement in the word. The letter “Lamed” is spelled as a root word with these three letters; “Lamed” + “Mem” + “Dalet”. The Hebrew root word H3925 that is made from these three letters, means to “goad”, and thus to teach or help the one being goaded to learn. This word is sounded as “Lamad” and it is mostly translated a form of “teach” or “learn” in the Old Testament. This is a very clear representation of what the ancient Hebrew letter “Lamed” represents.
Most can view the ancient Hebrew pictogram of the “Lamed” and see the clear image of a wooden “staff”. This was a very common possession of many people in that time in history. The nomadic traveler that walked from place to place, would carry a staff as an aid for their journey of travel. We can see this in the life of Jesus in Mark 6:8. In this verse Jesus tells the 12 disciples to go cast out devils using the authority that He had given to them and for them to only take their “staff” with them. This staff was clearly a “sign” of their delegated authority, as well as being an aid for their travels.
The basic picture of a “staff” is also a very significant object found in the hand of shepherds in the Bible. This makes this letter Lamed a direct connection to a shepherd that watches over his sheep. This wooden object was constantly carried by a shepherd to help him guide, manage and protect his flock. The shepherd’s staff was generally used for the tasks of “goading”, “guiding”, “protecting”, “correcting”, “comforting”, “controlling”, “teaching”, etc. The shepherd’s “staff” also clearly carried the meaning of “authority”. This symbolism of authority and shepherds will grow increasingly as we connect this object as describing the LORD Jesus Christ.
The clearest symbolic meaning of a Lamed staff is “authority” over sheep. We can understand this by the connection of the shepherd having “sheep” under his authority, that need to be managed. Remember we learned the root word Lamad was spelled Lamed, Mem, Dalet, and it meant to “goad. This is certainly one usage of a staff to help train the animal to move to safety, water or food, or whatever was required to help them learn. A goad is a term, that denotes staff usage and application. The shepherd would need to train his flock by calling to them and potentially by goading them for their benefit. When the holder of the staff pokes or prods an animal with the pointed end of their staff, they usually did so to encourage them to move forward to something good, or away from something harmful. From this we learn, that the goading by a good shepherd was based upon “love” of the sheep. Therefore, the Lamed does represent a teacher of words.
If we analyze the letters of the word “Lamad” H3925 we learn the “Lamed” means “shepherd’s authority”, the “Mem” means “moving strong waters”, and the “Dalet” means “a door of entrance into the house”. Placing these together we arrive at “Shepherd with authority, speaking words to move His sheep into His house”. How did we arrive at that conclusion? We know that moving waters is defined by Jesus to be His spoken words in John 7:37-38. In verse 37 Jesus said, “If any man thirst let him come to me, and drink”. Then in verse 38 Jesus said, “He that believes on me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water”. Finally, in verse 39, the writer reveals this was spoken of the Holy Spirit that those that receive that believed upon Him. This may not yet make sense to why this is words, until we find out how Jesus defined His words in the previous chapter. Jesus said in John 6:63 that His words were Spirit and Life. So, we have confirmed the connections of words to water. We can further confirm this with John 15:3 where Jesus said, “Now are you clean through the word that I have spoken to you”. This is clearly connecting spoken words to the cleaning power of water.
Now for the last letter “Dalet”. We learned in the “Dalet” lesson that this letter represents the picture of a “door”. We further learned that Jesus directly said that He was the “door” of the sheep in John 10:7. Hopefully, you can see the message connection to Jesus in all of these letters. In John 10:7, Jesus is implied to be the target location of entrance into ultimate safety for all sheep to go into. This would imply the Lamed staff of authority was being held by Jesus to help His sheep move towards the door. With the realization that water is words we now can see how authority is implemented in love with words. Therefore, we have “The Shepherd moves with His Words, the sheep into the Door of salvation”.
Let us confirm this with information from the New Covenant. It is very interesting that Jesus when appearing to Saul on the road to Damascus, said to him; “it is hard for you to kick against the prick”. This occurs in Acts 9:5, and the word “prick” (G2759) is defined as someone who is “goading” another. In this statement of Jesus, He is claiming to be the one that is using His Shepherd staff of authority to strongly encourage Saul to change his direction of travel. Jesus uses a stubborn animal analogy that means “those that are resisting His word of training are only kicking against Him personally and He is suggesting very strongly this is useless since Saul is the animal being trained and He is Chief Shepherd”. The order of intelligence, authority, and power was on Christ’s side, and not Saul’s.
This is one of your first confirmations for Jesus being the Shepherd that is goading Saul with His Lamed “staff” of authority (Words) to change Saul’s direction. That is very amazing to relate to our study of Jesus the ultimate shepherd in authority. Let us continue with some other foundational concepts and connections to Jesus next by looking at the Lamed number values.
2. Jesus Found in the Lamed Letter Order of 12
Most Biblical scholars and diligent students of the Bible, recognize the awesome significance of the number 12. Therefore, we will begin this section of the lesson with a story of Jesus growing up after birth. It is interesting that Joseph and Mary took the child Jesus to the temple 8 days after His birth to be circumcised according to the Law of Moses (Luke 2:27, Lev 12:2-6). We also know from Luke 2:42 that it was the custom of Joseph and Mary to go back to the Jerusalem temple every year specifically to celebrate Passover. But it is not until Jesus was 12 years old that God mentions Him being personally in the temple by name. But something happened on this trip with Jesus at the age of 12 that was significant to God for Him to write about it. Could it be because of Jesus’ Lamed 12th letter connection? It appears that it could be based upon what we are about to learn.
Because God writes specifically about the age of 12 Passover trip of Jesus, we must understand that something had to have changed for God to mention only this one trip. There are no other mentions, that I know of where Jesus is again related to be in the temple, until after He turns 30. Wow, this is very significant since both of these numbers are associated with the letter “Lamed”. Because of these facts, we can connect Jesus directly to the number 12 by God writing about Him specifically to be at the temple in Jerusalem at the age of 12.
As we should know Jesus was present at Jerusalem for Passover like he had been for the past 11 years of His life. What was significant about this trip that made it different than the previous ones? We need to know that at the passing of the age of 12, and entering into the 13th year of life, the Jewish people traditionally considered the young male child to have moved into manhood. In other words, at this age a child has become accountable to the Law of Moses. This is actually very significant. Jesus was stated in Galatians 4:4 to have been born of a woman under the Law. We already know Jesus was circumcised on the 8th day of His natural life, so His parents followed the law very specifically. We also learned that this family’s custom was to present themselves according to the Law every year at Passover. We are observing the Law being followed very faithfully in the first 12 years of the life of Jesus.
But this trip things became radically different than all of the previous years. Jesus made the conscious choice to stay in the temple in Jerusalem when His parents Joseph and Mary left to go back home (Lk 2:43). It is interesting that they never worried about their eldest son for a long time after when they could not find him with any of the people that were traveling with them. It actually took 3 days for them to find Jesus again (Lk 2:46). Finally, Joseph and Mary found Jesus sitting in the temple in Jerusalem and Mary was not very happy.
Finding Jesus at the age of 12 in the Temple, brought the response to His mother, “Didn’t you know that I must be about my Father’s business” (Luke 2:49). This answer to his mother Mary, appears to be a significant meaning to what was happening. Mary must have needed to be reminded who His Father was. With this passage of 12 years of His life, He had to understand that He was now responsible to be fully accountable to what was written about Him in the Law. No doubt Jesus had seen and heard things read about Him in the Law while at the temple for 12 years. The others at the temple were completely amazed at the things Jesus knew and understood in Law.
Jesus appears to be embracing the Father’s authority given to Him by staying to focus upon the Law. Yet it is clear that He still submitted to His mother’s and Joseph’s authority to continue in their house to mature until the age of 30 (Lk 2:51). It was age 30 when we find Jesus being baptized by John to begin His earthly ministry with His full authority power.
The number 12 is a dominate number from Genesis to Revelation. Here is a quick list of some of the most significant mentions of the number 12:
- There are 12 months in every year (Est 3:7)
- There are 12 hours in every day (Jn 11:9)
- There are 12 hours in every night
- Ishmael the first son of Abram and Hagar had 12 sons (Gen 25:16)
- Jacob had 12 sons (Gen 35:22)
- The 12 sons of Jacob become the 12 Tribes of natural Israel (1 Kings 19:31)
- Jesus had 12 apostles (Mat 12:10)
- Jesus healed a woman that had an issue of blood for 12 years (Mark 5:25)
- Jesus raises a daughter of 12 years old from the dead (Luke 8:42)
- One of the 12 disciples named Judas betrayed Jesus (Mat 26:14)
- Jesus going to the cross said He could call 12 legions of angels to save Him (Mat 26:53)
- Jesus fed 5000+ and had 12 baskets of fragments left over (Mat 14:20)
- The New Jerusalem has 12 foundations containing the names of the 12 apostles, 12 precious stones found in the walls, 12 gates made from 12 pearls guarded by 12 angels each containing a name of the 12 tribes of the children of Israel, and the size of the city is 12,000 furlongs high, wide and long. All of this is called the Lamb’s wife (Rev 21).
We can certainly see how the number 12 has great significance and application to being a pointer to the works of Jesus. Therefore, let us now briefly look at the number 12 and gematria number 30 of the Lamed to connect us with Jesus.
3. Jesus in the Lamed Gematria Value of 30
It is also most interesting that we are told by the Holy Ghost through Luke in chapter 3 and verse 29, that Jesus began His mortal life’s ministry at the physical age of 30 (Lk 3:23). When this occurred His spiritual Father in Heaven baptized Him with the Holy Spirit, being sent down from heaven in the form of a dove (John 1:32). It is fascinating that the name of the prophet “Jonah” means a “dove”. Jesus connects Himself to this prophet by saying “As Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of whale, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”. During the baptism of Jesus, He goes under the water and the dove comes upon Him, and then Jesus begins His ministry preaching the Kingdom of God is near, repent. And in Jonah, the prophet is spit up out of the mouth of the whale, and he obeys God and goes to Nineveh to deliver the message from God for them to repent. Pretty amazing parallels.
Therefore, we have both number values of the letter “Lamed”, 12 and 30 being connected to Jesus directly. These even connect Jesus to His Heavenly Father. Th mortal ministry of Jesus only lasted for 3 ½ years but made more of an impact that anyone else in human history to the world. Therefore, we can see the number 30 definitely applies to Jesus.
It is also very amazing that Jesus was sold to be crucified for exactly 30 pieces of silver. We can read this very clearly in Matthew 26:15. In this verse we can see how Judas made a covenant with the leaders of natural Israel to betray the Christ. Remember Jesus calls the betrayer the “devil” in John 6:70. This was prophesied to occur in Psalm 41:9. In this verse God says “My own familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, has lifted up his heel against me”. This appears to teach us something very deep that we are unable to get into any detail today. Just do not forget these verses.
But also remember that it was this betrayal by the one named “Judah” who was filled with the devil, that brought about the availability of the New Covenant for all humans. These were two covenants, two choices and two eternal consequences. Apply what 1 Corinthians 2:8 says to us about Jesus being betrayed and crucified. In this verse God says “Satan would not have crucified the LORD of glory had he known” what was going to happen to himself. That is also a very deep subject that cannot be taught any further.
In Genesis 41:44 we can read that Joseph was 30 years old when he stood before Pharoah. Joseph was a prophetical type of the Messiah Jesus. Then according to 2 Samuel 5:4, David was 30 years old when he became the king of Israel. We should also be able to understand how David was a prophetical type of the coming seed of David called the Messiah, Jesus. Finally, the Jewish priesthood normally never began their works in their priestly office in the temple until the age of 30. All of these types point us to the work of Jesus, especially with Jesus being called the King of Kings in Revelation, and our “High Priest” of the New Covenant in Hebrews.
There are other cases for Christ as the type of the number 30, but we are trying to keep this lesson shorter.
4. Important New Bible Concept of a Staff Made from a Branch
Before we go further with learning about a “staff” being a representation of Jesus, we need to better understand how God uses the object and symbol in the Old Testament Hebrew writings. Two of these Hebrew words used by the LORD God that have the meaning of a “rod” or a “staff” are H7626. and H4294. These Hebrew words have the following meanings in Bible Lexicons, like Strong, BDB, and others:
- A Branch
- Spear, Dart
- Writing Instrument, Pen(cil)
- Measuring Rod
- Tribe (figuratively)
These applications of the Hebrew concept of a branch are tremendous. We will begin by remembering that Jesus is called the “Branch” in Isaiah 11:1. And in Jeremiah 23:5 Jesus is called the righteous “Branch”. Therefore, we have two references to Jesus as being related to a “wooden” branch that can be made into many other objects, like a rod, a staff, etc. Never forget the number of uses for pieces of wood from a “tree”, they are practically endless. But also remember the essential fact that Jesus Christ was crucified on wooden posts made from a “tree” (Gal 3:13). God has just connected Jesus to being a figurative “branch” of a tree. Please remember this potentially new concept.
When we study more in-depth the Hebrew word H7626, it is not only used by God to describe a wooden “staff”, but also the descendants of a family. For example, in Genesis 49:28, God lists the names of the 12 sons of Jacob and calls them the 12 “tribes” of Israel. In Genesis 49:10 we find the same word being translated as “scepter” applying to only the royal line of Judah for which Jesus would come. The Hebrew word translated as “tribes” and “scepter” are the exact same word. God binds these two realities into one common word. What we are observing is the confirmation of Romans 1:20, where He reveals the invisible (spiritual) things of God are clearly understood by the natural things that He created, even His eternal Godhead powers.
It is also important to know these descendants that are called “tribes”, are also called “heirs”. An “heir” is simply a family descendant that inherits the family’s possession upon death of the parent(s). Remember Jesus is called the “Heir” of God in Hebrews 1:2. This truth could be a great stumbling block for some. Why would God the Creator, need to make His “Son” named Jesus, His pre-imminent heir? There are clues in the Bible everywhere to answer this question. The bottom-line answer is Lucifer. I apologize that this cannot be expanded any further today in this lesson due to the length of the subject. But, also remember that all saved Christians are called “joint-heirs” of God (Romans 8:17) by us entering into Christ (the Dalet Door).
We have just learned God’s connection of a natural tree branch to be the same as a branch of the family lineage, that God calls a “tribe”. God chose one human “branch” of the first Adam’s family tree. This chosen branch was named Abraham, and God used Him to bring forth His chosen Son. From this man Abraham, came Isaac, and from the Isaac branch, God chose the branch Jacob. From Jacob God selected one family tribe/branch called Judah. There were many branches of the First Adam tree but God only chose the Abraham branch family, to bring forth the Christ. From Christ came a New Creation (Gal 6:15) with the combined family of God from heaven and earth being joined in one united God/man named Jesus.
Romans chapter 11 has God writing about several new concepts of branches being cut off or being grafted into a tree (family). What God is doing is using natural concepts of trees and branches to teach us about far greater hidden spiritual works that He was doing in His Spiritual family in Jesus Christ. Jesus repeated this process of cutting off branches when He described himself to be like a figurative vine and people being the figurative branches (Jn 15:5). All branches that did not produce fruit were cut off and thrown into the fire (hell). These are things that were happening in Jesus Christ to create a brand-new Kingdom of God.
But God’s New Creation in Christ (2 Cor 5:17) only occurred after Jesus was raised from the dead, to pay the sin penalty for everyone that would receive Him as LORD and produce fruit. Being raised from the dead first, Jesus became the “First born” from all the dead (Col 1:18) and thus a New Beginning for a new creation. This made the risen Lord Jesus the primary heir of God’s previous kingdom with all authority being passed to in heaven and on earth (Mat 28:18). God did this because Jesus was from both dimensions of reality. We are also saved like Him being born again, to become joint-heirs (Rom 8:17) with Him. Remember Jesus was the firstborn of many brethren (Rom 8:29), and those that were born-again were made these many brothers and sisters of Christ. Let us now shift our attention to another new concept hidden in the name of God, which contains the letter “Lamed”.
5. GOD’S Name Connections with the LAMED
We are first introduced to one primary name of God in Genesis 1:1. This verse says “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”. This name of “God” is the Strong’s Hebrew number H430. It can be transliterated into the English language as “Elohym”. The second letter of this primary name of God is the “Lamed”. What we immediately see is this name is being called our Creator. This name H430 of God also occurs approximately 2600 times in the entire Old Testament.
We should also take notice this Hebrew name H430 is plural by the ending letter “mem”. H430 comes from the singular word “H433” that is transliterated as “Eloahh”. This word means, a “god” singular. This information confirms that God in His chosen revealed form is a “triune” plural being. Another way to possibly say this is, God reveals Himself to be a “complex unity” of three manifestations or divine nature roles, called, “God the Father”, “God the Son”, and “God the Holy Spirit”. This is similar to the human concept that calls one man, a father, a son, and a husband. These are just three roles of one man that has multiple relationship types.
Now we need to realize that the word/name “Elohym” is often shortened to “El” (H410). This name H410 “El” is recorded in the Bible approximately 242 times directly in the text as a name for God. Twelve times this word was translated as other words than “God”, like “mighty”, “power”, “great”, “might”, “strength” and others. What we are learning is very profound to our study of Jesus being the God of all “Power” and “Authority”.
The Hebrew shortened name of God “El” comes from two Hebrew letters. The word begins with the “Alef” which represents God as a strong “OX” head of power and strength. We learned this represents the “servant” Jesus in the “Alef” lesson. This letter is connected by God to our study subject “Lamed”. We can begin to see that the “Lamed” staff picture represents a symbol of “authority” and “leadership”. Placing these pictures together we arrive at the meaning “Strong Power with Leadership Authority”. That is very interesting because it does describe who God is exactly. We can confirm that even the alphabet letters being placed together by God, tell us the truth.
Now here is another interesting concept found in the Bible. There are well over 100 names of people and places listed in the Bible that have the shortened name of God “El” (H410) imbedded within them. Some of these are very profoundly related to the LORD Jesus Christ. For example, in Isaiah 7:14 where God prophesies about Messiah being named “Immanuel”. This is one of the most direct confirmations in the Bible, revealing Jesus was God. This name literally means “God with Us”, and it is repeated in the Greek language as “Emmanuel” in Matthew 1:23.
Another interesting name containing “El” is H1008 that is transliterated as “Bethel”. This Hebrew word means “House of God”. It comes by combining a new Hebrew word H1008 meaning “house”, with our H410 the short name of God. Remember, we learned in the “Beyt” letter lesson that this letter also means “house”. We can see the intelligent design of the construction of the Hebrew language. There is the basic building of words by God combining 2 or more root words together to form a new combined word meaning. Then there is the most fundamental building of root words by combining two or more letters together. Adding these letters together to form the root words, are built upon each letter having individual meanings that are being connected to form new combined word definitions. These are such interesting signs of intelligent design of the Hebrew language. This word “Bethel” simply means “the House with God’s Power and Authority”.
We could write book after book about Jesus being found in names with the “El” God name found in them. We will end this section with the name “Israel”. This Hebrew word H3478, is derived from two other Hebrew root words like the “Bethel” word was. The first word is H8280, and this word means “to have power as a prince”. Isn’t that interesting because Jesus is called the “Prince of Peace” in Isaiah 9:6. This word H8280 is again combined with the H410 “el” short name of God. From this combination we get the fuller meaning, “He will rule as a prince of God”. This is a confirmation of Jesus’ claim in Matthew 28:18 where He said to have received from God all delegated authority within heaven and on the earth. Some may try to reject this meaning, but it is further confirmed by the Holy Spirit’s writings through Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:27. In this verse it is written “He has put all things under His feet (Jesus)”.
We have just quickly explored the God (Alef) connection to the divine authority (Lamed), that is being given to the Son of God (Jesus) through one name of God “El”. These facts of truth, should cause you to think and ask a lot of questions. For example, why was it necessary for the Supreme Almighty Father God, to delegate all of His heavenly authority to Jesus the Son of God? This question will need to be answered in a series of lessons all by itself. Let us continue with a short review of Old Testament prophecy patterns of shepherds that point us to Jesus next.
6. Prophetical Patterns Found in Old Testament Shepherds
Hopefully you already know some things about Bible patterns, types and shadows. These are just more of God’s designed tools using natural information that reveals His supernatural intelligent design hidden in His written Word. God uses real historical patterns of real people in real situations, and in real places to disclose greater hidden divine spiritual truth. This is where He uses historical hidden outlined information, like a sewing pattern to create a future dress, shirt, or pair of pants. Most of these were designed by God to teach us about far greater spiritual truths revealing His work to bring about His Son Jesus.
What we will discover by searching in the Old Testament, is that there are repeated types found containing natural shepherds with their “staff”, that represent prophetical patterns for the coming Messiah. Some of them should be very obvious and others have not been seen to be a pattern of Jesus because of their implied implications applying to the spiritual realms. We will only go through a quick overview of a select few patterns, for the sake of time. Let us get started with Abel.
7. Abel a Natural Type of One of Christ’s Main Purposes
If we go and read the Old Testament, starting at Genesis 4:2, we find the second named son of Adam and Eve to be a son named “Abel”. In this real historical account, there are two brothers. The elder son or we could also say the “firstborn” son of the first Adam was named “Cain”. This son “Cain’s” name is spelled “Qof”, “Yod”, “Nun” in Hebrew. These are the pictures of “the rising sun” (Qof), “the working hand” (Yod), and the “seed continues” (Nun). This is an interesting name. These letters have the implied meaning of “God’s (who is light) early work of His hand, to create a son (seed)”. This appears to be a hidden reference to Lucifer.
If we go and read Isaiah 14:12, we will discover the created being named Lucifer, is called the “son of the morning”. The Hebrew word H7837 is defined as “dawn” and thus the translation of “morning” meaning the rising of the sun. We know from God’s word that He claims to be “Light” in 1 John 1:5. So if Light (God) is rising in Isaiah 14:12 the implication is given that Lucifer was one of God’s earliest or even a “first” of all of His creation. It also is plainly stated that this created angelic being is called a “son” by the Hebrew H1121. This is the word “ben” formed with a “beyt” house joined with a “nun” seed to mean a son. We already learned in the “Beyt” lesson that this name is used to describe the LORD Jesus as the Son of Man and the Son of God.
Some are probably raising their eyebrows at this information. But it is confirmed in the book of Job, when the angels appear before God in heaven where they are clearly called by the title of the “sons of God” (Job 1:6). The same Hebrew word H1121 (ben) is used by God to describe Lucifer’s and the angelic descriptions as “a son” in both verses of Job and Isaiah. Job states directly the son title of angels is a direct reference to be of “Elohim”, and Isaiah makes Lucifer’s connection to God the Light by indirect symbolic reference. If you struggle with this, don’t let it keep you from continuing to read and see what else we can learn about who Cain could represent.
We have not yet fully covered the letter “Qof”, but this letter contains the meaning of the “gathering” of light at sunrise just as the Hebrew word H7837 means dawn of light. It represents a time of movement from darkness to light. Combining this letter “Qof” with the other two “Yod” and “Nun”, we can also get the meaning the “the early gathering hand of seed”. It is interesting that this is exactly what Cain brought as an offering to the LORD. Genesis 4:2 tells us Cain was a “seed” planter and in verse 3 we are informed Cain brought some of his planted “seed” produced “fruit” as an offering to the LORD. This type of work would involve “metal” tools for sowing the seed, as well as for harvesting the “seed” (Nun).
Another key point is Cain’s offerings of his “fruit” produced from “seed” was rejected by God (Gen 4:5). From this information we can again begin to see how Cain, appears to symbolically represent a pattern of Satan, another spiritual being whose “fruit” (labors) from his “seed” (words) have been rejected by God (Gen 3:15). We can more clearly conclude this by us knowing this man Cain, was the first natural murderer. This natural title for Cain corresponds with Satan being called the ultimate “murderer” by the LORD Jesus. In John 8:44, Jesus calls the “devil” a “murderer” from the beginning. This should be obvious that Jesus is giving us a pointer for us to go back and look at the book of “Beginnings” (Genesis) to find the first “murder”. We will find that we are studying about it right now in Genesis 4.
Abel’s is the name of the “younger” or “second” named son of Adam and Eve. Uh oh! Remember Jesus is called the second man in 1 Corinthians 15:47. If Cain the older son is a type of Satan the murderer from the beginning, then Abel does fit the pattern to be Jesus, since Jesus was not murdered by Satan until almost 4000 years after the death of the pattern type named Abel (1 Cor 2:8). This is still a good fit for Satan being Cain, because we are learning that Satan was created long before even the first man Adam was created. Jesus, the Last Adam (1 Cor 15:45) and Son of Adam (Lk 6:5), was born much later. Remember patterns are only outlines, and all of the details will be filled in by God with more revelations from other verses in the future.
The younger son’s name Abel, is spelled in Hebrew; “Hey”, “Beyt”, “Lamed”. This name’s meaning becomes much more obvious to us by combining the ancient Hebrew picture language definitions of each letter. Abel’s name could be thought of as saying “Behold (Hey) the Son’s House (Beyt) of the Shepherd’s Authority (Lamed). Please just look up each ancient Hebrew letter’s meanings and you will find this combined application. It is amazing that this name Abel ends with our Bible study letter “Lamed”, meaning authority. It is also amazing the “Beyt” appears as the middle letter the picture of a father’s house where his son and heir is born. Finally, the letter Hey means what is being connected is a revelation to behold and to be amazed with. This is certainly an outlined picture of Jesus, because Jesus was significantly questioned about where He got His authority in the Gospels (Mat 21:23).
We can get a further confirmation about Abel being a type for Jesus by the description of both men’s blood being spilled onto the ground. This is just another parallel between these two individuals. God says to Cain, “the blood of your brother cries to me from the ground” (Gen 4;10). We know the blood of Jesus certainly flowed onto the ground while hanging on a cross (Tav) (Jn 19:34). Then in Hebrews 12:24, God writes of Jesus “the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than the blood of Abel”. There is no doubt the shepherd Abel was a type of Jesus the “Good Shepherd”. It should become more obvious by how God connected Abel’s blood to Jesus’ blood with both speaking.
It would be great if we could go and study every letter, word, and verse of Genesis 4 to find Jesus in more specifics, but that is not possible in this introduction and overview of the “Lamed”. We should be able to see how one shepherd named Abel is a picture of the great Shepherd named Jesus Christ. Finally, please just realize that we can read in 1 Corinthians 2:8, that Satan would not have crucified the LORD of Glory, if he had known what was going to happen to him, and us in the world. This is truly an amazing application discovering how these will fit with Cain and Abel types found in Genesis 4. We will continue next with the overview and application of Moses as a type of Jesus.
8. Moses Natural Deliverer of Israel from Egypt,
Jesus Spiritual Deliverer of Church from World
The description of Moses being a prophetical pattern of the LORD Jesus is amazingly clear when found and seen in scripture. Moses himself prophesies to natural Israel in Deuteronomy 18:15, that God will raise up a Prophet from among the brothers of Israel, and Him should they hear. This is clearly the coming Jesus Messiah. Then in Hebrews 3:5-6, God compares the servant Moses’ faithfulness over his house, to Jesus the Son of God’s greater service over His own house. These are examples of Moses being type for Christ, and there are so many direct comparisons found in the Bible, that they cannot all be listed in this lesson. We will only touch on a very few.
For example, in Exodus 3:1, Moses is stated to be a servant (Alef) that keeps his father-in-law’s flock. The term flock implies Moses to be a shepherd of sheep. Remember who Moses was. Moses lived in the house of the ruling family of Egypt, before he left to become a shepherd of a “flock” in a wilderness. Moses moved from a life of wealth and luxury to a life of hard work and poverty. This sounds very similar as a type and pattern for the supreme ruling God the ruler in Heaven, coming to the earth as a man to become a “Good Shepherd” of His people. In 2 Corinthians 8:9, we find Jesus being called “a former rich man, but for our sakes He became poor that through His poverty, we might also become rich”. We can further see that this was God’s intent for the people that Moses delivered also. These people were taken out of the slave poverty of Egypt to be given a land flowing with milk and honey (Exo 3:8).
In this verse of Exodus 3:1, we are told that Moses “led” his flock. It just so happens that after the Hebrew word translated as “led” (H5090) there appears the hidden “Alef+Tav” untranslated word H853, which are the two letters that Jesus claimed to be in the book of Revelation. This is just another direct connection that God is prophesying about Jesus in this verse. This information clearly teaches us that Moses was a rich ruler that became a poor shepherd, and he was a pattern of the coming Alpha and Omega Lord Jesus. The parallels to Jesus should be becoming very clear already. Now we need to connect our study subject the “Lamed” staff to Moses as a pattern for Christ.
Then in Exodus 4:2 God asks Moses, “what do you have in your hand”? The Hebrew word H3027 translated as hand, means “power”. Therefore, we discover another connection to Jesus who was anointed with the “power of God” (Acts 10:38). Moses replies; “A rod”. We already learned the Hebrew word H4294, translated as “rod” is defined by Strong to be a “branch” indicating it comes from the “wood” from a tree. But we can notice this word is also translated as “staff” as it probably should be in the context of “tending a flock”. This symbol of a staff and Moses designates that in the eyes of God, Moses had authority. Not just over sheep, but also in more powerful ways that Moses did not yet understand. This power and authority status of the type Moses is a continuation of prophecy that is only fulfilled in the coming Christ/Messiah. We will be learning more about how this is true as we continue to learn. We are now going to go through the example of David as a type of Christ.
9. David the Pattern of Christ’s Coming Shepherd’s Authority
It is definitely important to know that David was a key shepherd prophetic picture of Christ. This story of David and Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17, has many amazing parallels. This real story is a battle between two opposing kingdoms, or nations who are enemies. The Philistines have gathered and arrayed themselves against God’s covenant people of Israel. The Philistines are clearly a figure of the kingdom of darkness in the world ruled by Satan. The natural nation of Israel is plainly a pictured type of the New Covenant church. Goliath the giant is called the “champion” of the evil nation without a covenant to God, and this can only represent Satan/Lucifer. The young boy named David was just a simple shepherd that only watched over his father’s sheep as his primary role in life. This image represents the humble servant of God called Jesus Christ who came into the world to help gather His father’s lost sheep back into His Father’s sheepfold (Mat 15:24). Remember Jesus is called God the Father’s Holy Child in Acts 4:30.
This battle takes place between two mountains, representing the two spiritual kingdoms: darkness and light. The area between them is called “Elah”, and this was a valley of potential death. David writes of this location in Psalm 23:4 when He says, “Lo though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil”. This name “Elah” can be interpreted to mean a “mighty oak”. It is interesting that this is a tree that produces very strong wood. But notice one major root of this name “Elah”, is the name of God’ El” that we looked at earlier. Remember this root is spelled “Alef”, “Lamed”, and means “Strong Authority” or the “God with Authority”. This is because the “Alef” alone represents a picture of “God” who is strong and the “Lamed” alone represents a picture of the “authority” of a shepherd.
The Hebrew word transliterated as “Elah”, combines the name of God El with the letter “Hey”. The letter “Hey” represents an instruction for us to “behold”, “look”, “see” what is being connected and revealed. For example, we learned in previous lessons that the name of Jehovah translated as “LORD”, is spelled “Yod”, “Hey”, “Vav”, “Hey”. These combined letter meanings proclaim, “The hand, behold; the nail, behold”. This was a clear hidden prophecy of who Jesus was, and how he would die on a cross.
This name “Elah” also has the meaning of a “covenant oath” as well as the curses that take place when the oath if violated or broken. Can we think about what this is saying? It would appear that God places a story of two nations in His Word, that takes place in a valley of God’s strong oath of covenant. But there was only one young boy named David that remembered God’s covenant. The rest of the nation of Israel was cowering in fear of this giant (1 Sam 17:13). This is sounding more like our Christ, when facing Satan and the cross, than many can see at first. Now let us look at some other interesting information concerning the Lamed connections being made by God.
In 1 Samuel 17:7, Goliath had in his hand a great “spear”. In this verse, the shaft of this spear is called a “staff” in the KJV. It is described to be as great as a “beam”. All of these are symbols of someone who has great power and authority. Clearly this is significant to our discussion of the “Lamed”. God appears to be telling us that Satan has the same kind of ability in the spiritual realm of darkness. We can confirm this in the verse of Colossians 1:13, where we read Jesus has “delivered” us from Satan’s (Lamed) authority (G1849) ruling in the kingdom of darkness. Can we see the parallels being made? David delivered Israel from the authority of the Philistines and Goliath their champion, and Jesus has delivered us from the authority of Satan ruler of the darkness. Thank you, Jesus!
Notice how the battle takes place and see the application into our current times. When David was running to fight Goliath, the giant cursed David saying in 1 Samuel 17:43, “Am I a dog that you come at me with a stave (shepherd’s staff)”. This Hebrew word H4731 means a “stick” and Goliath’s words are a prideful demeaning reference to a weapon called a “staff” held in the hand of the young shepherd “David”. Goliath clearly underestimated David’s power and ability that was backed by God. This was the same for Satan who vastly underestimated God’s plan of deliverance through Jesus Christ.
Here again we see a young boy that tended sheep for his father, who is fighting a huge giant with far greater weapons of war and trained skills. This Goliath is clearly a type of Satan, that has grown in power and size from the earlier little serpent symbol found in Genesis 3:1 where he only defeated one man named Adam and his wife named Eve. It is also very important to see that this same devil has grown into a much larger “great red dragon” in the book of Revelation. This should inform and warn you that his tricks of deception have potentially significantly increased. However, to the Christian, we have still been removed from his authority over us, if we give him no place of entrance into our life.
If you read the entire story of David and Goliath, you will continue to find that David is very courageous and fearless of this great giant. The only weapons that he is running with to fight this giant is the tools of a common poor shepherd. David places 5 stones in his shepherd’s bag (1 Sam 17:40) and five is a number for God’s grace. With God’s grace, David takes his staff of authority, and his sling, which projects the stone. This sling can be associated to be a symbol of the human mouth that speaks (the mouth representing a word projectile spiritual weapon system, against our spiritual enemy Satan). Notice, we can confirm this from David’s actions, while facing the giant. Count how many times David “speaks” confidently (projecting and releasing faith words) and says exactly what he is about to do, and then does it by God’s participation of grace. David remembered that this enemy giant had no covenant with his God, and he did.
Please go and read this chapter and we will notice, before the physical battle begins, there is a different war of wills and words fought. Goliath curses David with his symbolic spear of authority and power, using the power of his gods (the devil). We can see where Goliath’s trust and confidence was in his god, who was not named JEHOVAH LORD (1 Sam 17:43). Goliath then proclaims his will of intent to feed the flesh of David to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the field. We can clearly see a spiritual battle that is taking place between two kingdoms and two gods. One is Satan the god of this world, and the other is JEHOVAH, the creator of heaven and earth.
Remember we are learning of God’s Old Testament “shepherds” with “staffs” that are types and pointers to Jesus. One common prophetic thread between Abel, Moses, and David, is they all have brothers that are a problem to them. For example, David’s eldest brother is mentioned in 1 Samuel 17:28. In this verse David has to endure verbal abuse by his elder brother. It is very clear that David was not looked upon as a rightful member of their family. Then we can read in Exodus 32, about Moses’ brother Aaron, that gives in to the children of Israel to make them a false god in the image of a golden calf. This sin caused the wrath of God to fall on many.
All of this is in parallel with the very interesting fact that these correspond with Abel’s abuse and natural death committed by his older brother Cain. Now how are all of these types connected with Jesus? When we see Jesus walking the earth in the flesh, his physical brothers also reject him, abuse Him, and kill Him by nailing Him to a wooden cross by Satan’s leading. Wow, these are pretty amazing parallels between all of these shepherds.
There are many other types and shadows found in these stories of shepherds and others. But we will need to conclude this section for now. Hopefully you can see the comparisons from Abel, Moses, and David to Christ. It is essential that our Christ/Messiah is called the “Son of David” in Matthew 1:1. It is highly recommended that you go and read the 23rd Psalm of David about shepherds now. This Psalm will come to life when seen through the eyes of Jesus and His work to lead us into the path of righteousness, so that we can dwell in His house and family, forever and ever.
10. Jesus the New Covenant Lamed
and Shepherd of the Sheep
Remember the Lamed is a picture of a shepherd’s hook and a staff of authority. Interestingly, the letter picture is of a staff that is pointing down, as if held by someone that is in heaven holding the staff while reaching out to the people of the earth, trying to gather them. That cannot be a coincidence, it is more likely to be a “God Incidence” of prophecy. This picture looks very similar to the English uppercase letter “J”, depending upon the font style.
The essential connections that are implied with God’s selection of this symbol are great and should be obvious, if we know the Bible. We have learned a lot of them today. Let us analyze some of the Bible implied truths about a “staff”. The “staff” of authority is a useless item without a “shepherd’s” hand to hold it. The main reason for the “shepherd” to have and hold his “staff” in his hand, is for him to guide and protect His sheep. Therefore, without “sheep” the authority symbol of the “staff” is only useful for personal travel. This concept reminds us an old saying “He who leads, without anyone following, only takes a walk”. There is a lot of wisdom in that message.
This section is about Jesus claiming to be the “Good Shepherd” (John 10:14). Jesus by making this faith declaration is claiming to have sheep that will follow Him. Further, by Him making this claim Jesus has just implied that He has come down from heaven to the earth to gather some of His potentially lost “sheep”. In order for Him to accomplish this He had to have been given authority to do so, and this is the symbol of a “Staff” (Lamed). We are all making these connections, right? Let us look at a couple of verses that apply to find His “lost sheep” first:
Jer 50:6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
This verse in Jeremiah is a very obvious definition of who “lost sheep” are in God’s dictionary. This verse plainly says “God’s people” in the Old Covenant have become “lost sheep” and their shepherds have caused them to go astray. That is very profound information. God clearly defines “sheep” to be a symbol of people. Then God informs us there are others in the world that were called to be “shepherds” with authority. It should be obvious by further implied references that a figurative “shepherd” in the natural world is someone that should lead, guide, and feed God’s people into the path of knowing God.
Jesus, we find in Matthew 9:36 had great compassion upon the people, because He saw them as sheep without a shepherd (G4166). This clearly teaches us that God saw the need for good “shepherds” as a requirement for His people. We can see this concept again repeated in the New Covenant. We will find that God has established “shepherds” in the church. This Greek word G4166 is most often translated as “shepherd” but it is also translated as a “pastor” in Ephesian 4:11. In this verse God writes that He has established some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some “pastors” and some teachers. That is very interesting information to remember. Let us now focus upon our first verse about Jesus claiming to be a “Shepherd”:
Mat 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
This verse is very applicable to our subject and contains a vast amount of implied information. This verse begins with Jesus saying He was “sent”. This simply implies He came from somewhere else, and we know from other verses that He came from Heaven (Jn 6:38). Then Jesus narrows His reasons for His personal appearance to focus only on finding the “lost sheep” from the house of Israel. This clearly says the people of natural Israel were lost people that were apart from God and needed to return to Him. There are multiple parallels found in this statement, to the information we read about in the Old Testament shepherd types and shadows. Even though they were focused upon helping natural sheep, we can relate these to what Jesus was doing with spiritual lost sheep.
Now let us focus upon some other direct claims of Jesus that were spoken from His mouth to confirm His fulfillment of the prophecy of the ancient picture of the “Lamed”. This should not be a lot of new information for most serious Bible students. We will turn to the book of John and chapter 10 to read some selected verses:
Joh 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Joh 10:3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
Joh 10:4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Reading from verse 1, we find Jesus claiming to be speaking in a “sheepfold”. His claim is that He has entered into the sheepfold by going through the legal doorway. His appearance is contrasted with someone else called a “thief” that entered illegally. We must understand Jesus is speaking of the “world” as the symbolic sheepfold. This is the realm of the earth’s atmosphere, where humans breathe air. Jesus says His entrance into the world was lawful and this was because He was born of a natural woman like every other human since Adam and Eve. Jesus’ entrance into the world is being compared with someone that was not created here or born here legally. This can only be the devil.
Notice the concept given about a shepherd’s voice being known by his sheep. This is essential to understand. A shepherd is not a “cattle wrangler” forcing or driving his animals to go where he desires. Every sheep has their own freewill choice to follow. Because the good “shepherd” is so caring and loving to his flock, they will willingly learn his voice and follow him happily to the next green pasture to feed.
In these verses we can see Jesus, speaking and comparing His purpose for coming into the world’s sheepfold. This is being compared with someone called the “thief” that is being implied to be significantly evil and harmful to God’s sheep (people). This thief is not someone that a true sheep will want to follow, and they are usually tricked or forced to go where they would not really want to go. This “thief” we must know is Satan, and Jesus speaks more directly about His role as a shepherd versus this thief in verse 10:
Joh 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
We can see this more clearly in John 10:10 where the thief, who is Satan, only came into the world to steal, kill and destroy. But Jesus says His purpose was to give His sheep “life abundantly” and this will be achieved by His personal death. This is the basics of the Gospel being proclaimed. Let us move down to verse 14 next:
Joh 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Joh 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Joh 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
As you can further see, Jesus is now directly claiming to be the “Good Shepherd” of the sheep. As we saw in Jeremiah earlier, He came to show people the truth and the right way to the Father. Notice the intimate and personal relationship between Jesus and His sheep. The term “know” represents personal close fellowship. Jesus said I “know” my sheep and they will also “know” me. This represents “covenant” relationship, as between a husband and his wife. Let us move down to verse 26 next:
Joh 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
Joh 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Joh 10:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
We can clearly read that it is “believing” in Jesus that causes anyone to become a following known sheep of Jesus. Jesus again in these verses, says all of my sheep can hear His voice and recognize Him as their Good Shepherd. These verses and the others that we did not cover prove Jesus to be a “Shepherd” that had authority to gather all of His believing people to save them. Therefore, let us go analyze the subject of Jesus’ authority to learn more about how this relates to the Lamed.
11. Messiah Jesus – The Shepherd’s Authority
One of the most key aspects of the physical ministry life of Jesus on the earth for three and half years was all of the people that took note of His authority. The fact that we can see Jesus had great authority over the kingdom of darkness, made Him unique above all others on earth.
Mat 7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
A good shepherd is a guide to the blind, hurt, lame and hurting sheep. Jesus operated with this role by teaching His lost sheep things that had been kept secret since the foundation of the world. Jesus taught them using mostly parables that were on their level of natural understanding. When they came to the saving position of believing in Jesus being raised from the dead, and calling Him LORD, then they would be able to understand the spiritual applications of these natural truths. If they had not believed in Him or did not want to make Him their Messiah, they were unable to understand these truths.
Mat 21:23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
Mat 21:27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
Here is an example of the religious Jewish leadership demanding to know where Jesus got His authority to teach what He was teaching and to do what he was doing. Clearly, they were clueless to whom they were speaking. They had no idea that this was their God of the Torah in the flesh. Since these were men in authority, they recognized that Jesus was acting with greater authority than they even possessed. They could not go into towns and heal everyone. But Jesus did this more than once.
It is very interesting in this discourse, they asked Jesus one question and Jesus asked them one question back. Jesus said you answer me this question, I will tell you by what authority I do these things. But they refused to answer, because His question would have exposed them and answered their question simultaneously.
Mar 1:27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.
Jesus constantly did things of such great authority, that He cast out evil spirits continually. Even when the devils questioned His authority to cast them out, Jesus only said “Shut up and come out of him” (Lk 4:35).
These were just a sampling of verses in the Gospels that declare Jesus was operating with great authority, in His teachings to His lost sheep, and in the casting out of evil spirits that possessed and oppressed the sheep. All of these verses clearly show Jesus was a guiding shepherd teacher and a protecting shepherd from the wolves that wanted to devour His lost sheep. These facts show that there was a symbolic Lamed “staff” of very great authority present in the spiritual hand of Jesus. Praise the LORD!
12. Personal Application of God’s Lamed Authority!
We need to learn how to personalize each ancient alphabet letter picture. How do we apply this ancient picture of a shepherd’s staff to us as Christians in these last days? The first application is do you know Jesus the Great Shepherd? Can you recognize His voice? Do you follow where He is leading you? If you answered no to any of these questions, it is time to turn your life over to the God who created you and knows everything about you and loves you enough to save you from an eternal existence separated from Him. There is a link at the bottom of this lesson that will help you to be introduced to Him. Please go and click on this and follow the basic instructions. Then leave a message to proclaim you accepted Him as your LORD. If you have already done this, then we need to begin to learn what God has given to us by entering into the LORD Jesus Christ. Here is one verse that will help us:
Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
This verse is Jesus telling us to take a new look at how His “staff” of authority applies to us right now. In this declaration from the mouth of Jesus, came His personal authority that was given to Him by His Father. He has delegated the most awesome gifts of righteousness and authority that people could possibly imagine (Rom 5:17). Jesus says “I give unto you power”. This Greek word is G1849 (exousia) and it should be translated as “authority”. The applicable definition of this word comes from Thayer and it is defined as “the power of rule or government” and is further said to be “the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed”. Did you know Jesus gave you this ability over the devil?
But many will say: I don’t feel like this is true! Others will say: “it doesn’t work for me”. But yet God is not a man that He should lie” (Num 23:19). Therefore, it must be true regardless of if we know it or believe it, or it looks like it is working or not. Do you remember the time when a man came to Jesus asking Him to help his lunatic son? This son had a spirit like “epilepsy” that would cause the child to fall on the ground and shake. His father said it oft times made him fall into waters or fires trying to kill him (Mat 17:15).
The disciples were given “authority” to heal this boy. But the disciples tried to cast out this spirit and failed because of the deception of the enemy. Jesus looked at His disciples and was very frustrated at them, calling them “a faithless generation” (Mat 17:17). He further informed them that it was because of their unbelief that they could not cast this spirit out! What caused their unbelief in this case, when their faith was sufficient in many other cases of deliverance? The reason they failed for this child, was because the demon in the boy made it look like it was not working this time, and they gave up.
When Jesus cast out this spirit, the same thing happened that must have happened with the disciples. When Jesus commanded the devil out, the child fell on the ground and looked dead (Mk 9:26). But Jesus just ignored what the devil made it look like, and simply took the boy by the hand and lifted him up totally free (Mk 9:27). This implies that when the disciples tried to cast out the demon, the devil tore the boy the same way and he fell on the ground. The boy could have appeared dead, or he just could have continued to make the child shake and foam at the mouth, and one of these delaying tactics caused their faith to change to unbelief. Do you see the difference?
We have been given this authority regardless of how it looks on the outside world, and in our personal circumstances. God says it will work, if you will not change when it is applied in your life. The devil will try to delay you to change your mind also. He will even try to distract you away from using your spiritual authority. But where is this authority and why have many not known about this before?
We need to give God a chance to reveal a new Hebrew word translated as “heart” in the Old Testament. This word is H3820, and it is only two letters. The first letter is the “Lamed” representing “authority”, and the second letter is the “Beyt”, representing the house where a family resides within. In this application we need to see that a tent must be entered into in order to be experienced. We can all look at the outside of a mansion, but never go inside to experience it. Therefore, the concept being taught by these two letters represents a man’s “Authority is Inside”. Or it can also be expressed as “the authority of the human is inside”. Did you get what this is saying? Please don’t miss it. What God is expressing is the location of human authority is in our spirit.
When Jesus was physically present upon the earth in His mortal flesh, we saw that He had great authority, even over the demonic spirits. We have also seen how He could delegate this authority to His disciples. But this authority was spiritual and not a natural ability. It required spiritual “faith” to be effective to release God’s power. What is “faith”, or a better question would be “where is our faith”? Everyone has “faith” in something, but do we have any faith in the words of Jesus? God answered this question in many verses but Acts 8:37 is a good one. Here we are told to believe with all of our heart.
According to this Hebrew word, we discover a mystery of where Jesus obtained His authority. Remember the Hebrew word H3820 is normally translated as “heart”. This represents the center of a human being. This location is within the unseen spiritual interior of the physical body. Remember a tent is God’s symbol of the human body where the human spirit resides inside. This human body spirit container is called a tabernacle in the New Testament (2 Peter 1:14), because this is also where God’s Holy Spirit comes to live when we ask Him inside to sup with us. When God is invited into our tent, He joins with us to become one Spirit (1 Cor 6:17). Therefore, we have just learned and confirmed:
- Our Body is a Tent/Tabernacle
- The temporary tent residence of our human spirit
- The tabernacle that we invite God into,
to be joined with our spirit to be One
- And God calls this place “inside” to be our heart (Lamed + Beyt)
Whose spirit did Jesus have on the inside of His physical Tabernacle body? You better answer God’s Holy Spirit, because that was the temporary temple residence of God in person. Jesus confirms this speaking in John 2:19. All of the people believed Jesus was speaking of their stone temple, but we are informed He was speaking of His mortal body, being buried for 3 days and being raised up again to eternal life. This is very amazing information.
But how does that help us? The answer is because Jesus died and was raised from the dead, He obtained all authority in heaven and on the earth (Mat 28:18). He immediately gave this fully obtained authority to everyone that believed on Him. He further sent the Holy Spirit to live inside of us, so that we would have the spiritual power and authority on the spiritual inside to release this on the outside in the physical realm. Do you see how Jesus was a pattern for us today? How He operated with power and authority is how every believer can do the same. Don’t believe this? Jesus said in John 14:12; “Whoever believes on me, the works that I do, shall you do also, and greater works will you do because I go to my Father”. Wow, when was the last time you raised anyone from the dead? Don’t feel bad, because we are all rising to a higher dimension of authority everyday by learning the truth.
Some may still say I don’t believe any of this. You may ask, why don’t I feel like I have any authority? Why doesn’t this authority seem to work over the devil in my life? Just don’t forget what we learned at the beginning of this section. The devil is going to try to make us doubt it is not working, even when it is working, to get us to fail.
Also remember what we have just learned from God’s chosen spelling of the Hebrew word “heart”. God gave us spiritual authority over our spiritual enemy only on the inside of our body, hidden within our spirit. It is NOT normally an external feeling that can be experienced with our five physical senses. God requires us to have “faith” in Him and His Word. This includes us believing in even how He chose to spell the words that have important revelation within them. Do you see the parallels in that last statement? There are hidden messages in letter definitions that were not understood for a long time. These were opened up now so that we could believe in our unseen human heart, about His spiritual works.
Another great Hebrew word that is created with the “Lamed” as the first letter is the Hebrew word H1980. This word has the root word “LK” which consists of the “Lamed” + “Kaf”. The letter “Kaf” is a picture of a man’s open hand. It is the letter that directly precedes the “Lamed” staff. Thus, they are already intimately connected by alignment, association, and usage. It requires a Kaf “hand” to hold the Lamed “staff” of authority. These two letters together have the meaning of in the hand of a man. This certainly applies to Jesus, but it also applies to Christ followers called His sheep.
The word H1980 is most often translated as a form of to “walk”. This is because a man with a staff in his hand implies that he is traveling somewhere to arrive at his destination. In Biblical times, many travelers were the only source of information from other locations of the world. Thus, this word also means to be a “messenger” with a “message”. But this word is also used as a form of “relationship” between two individuals that were “walking together” in unity.
For example, in Genesis 3:8 we find God walking in the garden of Eden to fellowship with His created man and his wife. It is implied that God and Adam did this walk together often, because Adam recognized the sound of God’s voice walking in the garden and ran and hid because of their sin. However, the second time this word is used it has a different ending result. In Genesis 5, we read of a man named Enoch. This man also walked with God, and their relationship was so very close that God took Enoch off of the planet without him seeing physical death. Wow!
Do you see how us having a staff in our hand has any application to our lives on this earth? God is saying to us, that we need to have close intimate relationship with Him personally daily, minute by minute. We must use our faith to walk with Him to get the messages that we need for our lives. A part of this must be fellowshipping with the Word of God, and the other part fellowshipping with the Spirit of God in prayer, worship and praise. But it does not stop there, because we still live in a natural world right now. We have this staff of authority in our hands to walk to others and bring them the “Good News” from the Kingdom of God. This is exactly what Jesus did personally in the flesh when He was here, and this is the example for us to follow.
Our spiritual authority has been given to us in our spirit, residing in a temporary spirit tent dwelling called our body. God accomplished this by joining our spirit with the Holy Spirit of Christ, and this was all defined by the Hebrew word “labe”, that is translated as “heart”. In or physical body, we have been given the “staff” of authority to walk with God and to bring His message to others. Christians have been given great gifts from God that contain His authority. This authority is inside the house where the Spirit of God abides forever. We have been given a powerful “staff” of authority and we are told to hold it in our hands and never to turn loose of it. Jesus transferred this staff with His commands (words); “Go into all the world”, and “in my name you will cast out devils”. God desires for us to continue finding and inviting lost people to become a part of His sheepfold.
We have been going through a brief study of the ancient Hebrew letter “Lamed”. We have learned that this letter is a picture of a shepherd’s staff. It represents God’s ultimate authority. We should have seen how this authority was given to the Son of God, named Jesus after His resurrection from the dead. This authority was further delegated to His body on the earth with Him being the “Head” (Resh) in heaven. We have not yet learned about the “Resh” letter, but that was your first introduction to Christ being the head of the body, called the church.
We have seen several verses that can help us to see Jesus as the ultimate “Good Shepherd” in this lesson. Every “Good Shepherd” will have a staff in His hand, and Jesus is no different. Here is just another verse relating to Christians being “sheep” and Jesus being our Shepherd:
1Pe 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
This verse in 1 Peter is an obvious reference to Jesus as the Shepherd that was being prophesied in the ancient Hebrew letter “Lamed”. This is just another confirmation that Jesus is our Shepherd that David wrote and prophesied about in Psalm 23. Remember this verse is a fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 53:6 where the prophet wrote that we were all like sheep that went astray. We can again confirm those saved in the church body, are the sheep that have returned to their true shepherd. Let us conclude this lesson with another ending prophecy of Jesus in the book of Revelation:
Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Here is an awesome description of Jesus coming back to the earth to rule for 1000 years with His saints. We know this is Jesus because Jesus claims to be the Faithful and True witness in Revelation 3:14. Then we can confirm Jesus is God, because these identical terms were used to describe the LORD in Jeremiah 42:5.
Notice in these verses that the coming Lord Jesus is clothed in a robe dipped into blood (v13), and is riding a white horse (v11). God further describes a sharp sword in his mouth, which is a representation of His words of authority, eminence and power. We can also clearly see the church riding behind Jesus on more white horses, with clean and white robes, representing purity and righteousness. But it is verse 15, that we need to focus upon.
In verse 15 of Revelation 19, we are told Jesus will rule the nations of the world with a “rod” of iron. Notice the transition that has occurred during this context. Instead of a wooden shepherd’s staff, this one is made of strong iron. This iron rod/staff is for a much different purpose than the wooden staff of the Shepherd Jesus, that managed docile loving sheep that follows Him willingly. No, we are seeing two different rods, and purposes for two different groups of people.
Notice the Greek word G4464 that is translated as “rod” in this passage, means a stick or baton that presents the holder to be royalty in a kingdom. This certainly fits Jesus as the King of kings”. It is normally translated to be a “rod” like we saw in Moses’ hand of authority. We again see in Revelation 17:14 that Jesus the Lamb of God is called the LORD of lords, and the King of kings. Clearly there are many references to the multiple roles of Jesus within God’s Kingdom.
What we are confirming is the fact that during this current church age of grace, Jesus offers humans a loving Shepherd. Anyone can join His flock by believing and confessing Jesus as their LORD. But when the age of Grace ends and the fulness of the gentiles come in, there is a new transitional time for judgment that will begin. This time will initiate a 7-year period called the time of Jacob’s trouble. Jacob as you know is the foundational member of the natural nation of Israel. There were 490 years prophesied about these natural people by the prophet Daniel. This is 70 weeks of years. Every week has been fulfilled, except for the last week that many call the 3 ½ year “Tribulation”, followed by the 3 ½ year “Great Tribulation”.
This final week of prophecy to the natural people of the earth will end the ability to be saved during the 6 days (6000 years) of God’s work for humanity. There will be a 7th day of “Rest” called the Millennium, that will follow the “Great Tribulation”. These verses in Revelation 19 describe the ending battle to fully subdue the devil’s kingdoms ruled over the people on the earth. This is why this battle is brought about with the stronger authority of iron. The weapon that will ultimately defeat the devil, will be the sword coming out of the mouth of Jesus. It is this picture that represents His powerful words. We will hopefully talk about these concepts when we arrive at learning the ancient Hebrew letter “Zayin”, the LORD be willing.
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(Ver 1.0) This will be a very short lesson that will focus upon only one picture of the complete Hebrew alphabet (Alef-Beyt). This picture was found on the internet by searching for images of the “ancient Hebrew alphabet”. It is freely available on most search engine websites. It is included here just to assist those that are becoming truly interested in studying this amazing subject. If you would like, please take it and print it to put it in your own subject study notes.
We hope and pray that everyone is learning more about the Lord Jesus than they ever knew before in this awesome Bible study subject. When we come to realize that every book, chapter, paragraph, sentence, name, place and even has a revelation of being about Jesus, we begin to understand a little bit, how AWESOME GOD IS!
(Ver 1.1) This lesson is “Part 5” in the Bible study series about the Lord Jesus Christ, being hidden by the Spirit of God in His design of the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet. This is a truly amazing subject of immense importance. The Jewish people of the natural nation of Israel, have been the keepers of God’s written Hebrew Words for nearly 3500 years. Their faithfulness to keep it intact and preserve it accurately, as it was spoken to Moses and the prophets directly from the Spirit of God, is amazing. But what is most amazing to many, is how every letter of their alphabet, pointed them to their coming Messiah, and they totally missed His personal appearance, even crucifying Him on a cross (Tav). We of course are no better than they, because all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23). If it were not for the grace of God, everyone would still be headed to hell in complete spiritual blindness to what God has freely done for us all and given to us in Christ Jesus.
Today’s lesson will focus upon another one of the most essential letters in the Hebrew Alphabet relating to Jesus, called the “Dalet”. The “Dalet” is the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The number 4 is very significant, and we will see this very soon. We should have already learned a lot about Jesus as letters of the Alef-Bet from reading the other lessons written in this series. If you have not read the series from the beginning, you might like to go to “Part 1” to begin with the introduction to the basic concepts.
The letter “Dalet” we are about to discover is certainly one of the major ancient Hebrew alphabet letters, that describes Jesus precisely. God created a natural pictogram for the letter “Dalet”, that contains massive amounts of hidden symbolic, literal, implied natural and spiritual truths, etc. All of these reveal Jesus to us directly or indirectly.
Today we will be learning only a limited amount of this important information. There is literally volumes of books that could be written on each letter and how it applies to the work of God in Jesus Christ. Here is a quick list of the contents of this lesson’s sections:
- Introduction – The Dalet Door
- Jesus Found in the Number 4
- The 4th Son of Jacob – Judah
- Dalet + Vav + Dalet = Jesus God’s Promise to David
- The Door Prophecy of Jesus’ Words
- Jesus Declares His Legal Entrance into the Human Realm Through a Door
- Jesus the Ark Door of Our Salvation
- Jesus Our Passover Door
- Jesus Our New Covenant Door
- The Conclusion
Let us get started with learning this incredible picture of the ONLY “Door” of access to the Father, named Jesus.
1. Introduction – the Dalet Door
The ancient Hebrew letter “Dalet” is the 4th letter of the alphabet, and also has the gematria number value of “4”. Most can view the ancient pictogram of the “Dalet” and see the basic image of a door. But we can confirm this by studying the Hebrew word H1817 that is often translated as “door”. This Hebrew word is comprised of the Dalet, joined with the “Lamed” and ending with the “Tav”. This pictogram has a powerful meaning and can be understood to say, “The Door (Dalet) of (true) Authority (Lamed) will be hung on a Cross (Tav)”. This sounds like God. But this is just one of our foundational prophecies of our Savior Jesus.
These three letters placed together spell the word “Dalet” and represent the isolated letter “Dalet” in word form. This word occurs approximately 90 times in the Old Testament and is translated as “door” or “doors” 70 times, Therefore, this Hebrew word is confirming the pictured representation precisely as being a “door”.
Here is a key to understanding correct Bible interpretation. In the Bible God calls multiple things by the same name. The subject “Door” is literally no different. There are many separate things that can be a door in the Bible. The first is always the literal natural plain representation as a physical door to a house. But we are about to discover today, that many other physical things can be called doors, including the human mouth (Peh). There are also spiritual doors, figurative doors, etc. that must be taken into account to see how they apply in our study of the Dalet.
Please notice that our “Dalet” door picture has exactly 4 basic drawn connected line components. Interesting how we just found the number 4 again. There are two side posts found in God’s door design, with one top lintel post, and one implied threshold bottom surface (Exo 12:22). Adding these together we get 4 rudimentary components of a basic door design. The drawing of the ancient Hebrew “Dalet” has all four of these 4 elements in the shape of a rectangular box, with the top “lintel” post being a greater extended length. This extension appears to imply the top extended lintel post is of a greater importance. This information should help us know that it is definitely not a coincidence that the letter “Dalet” is a basic picture of a door. Knowing this we can conclude that this letter was God’s specifically planned 4th letter of the alphabet for His own very important purpose to teach us about Jesus. It is absolutely imperative to know that nothing in the Word of God is there by random participation.
But realize that these four door elements, are really just the supporting structure for the main component called the “door”. The 4 side posts are basically just limitations for the main component called the “Door”. If Jesus is the “Door” and He was God, and He was, this would be another very prophetic imagery being given to us. Remember the 4 post design points us to the physical human realm of limitations for mankind within the 4-dimensional space and time realm. What we are suddenly learning is the “Door” picture appears to provide the representation of God our living Door, becoming a “man” and limiting Himself to the features of His created human realm. This is exactly what God says He did in Philippians 2:7. Wow, we have one of our first major contributions confirming the Dalet design defines the Word of God’s appearance upon the earth as a human, to die on a cross. Now consider this next factor and how it can be a prophetical picture of the work of God in person, in human form.
We must add the center swinging door access component to our total of 4 side posts, increasing the total number of major components to 5 connected parts. It is essential to know that the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the “Hey”. This letter occurs twice in the name of God, Jehovah. This letter has the direct meaning to say “Look”, and “Behold” as in someone who is excited and taking in an extended breath of air to shout “WOW”. I wonder if that is why the word “Wow” occurs so much in our Bible studies? I believe it is! What we are observing is when God appears in the human realm, there will be many that are amazed and excited and will shout “WOW”. But there are others born of the devil’s seed that will not react the same way. Which one are you?
It is very interesting that the number 5 is a symbol of God’s Grace in the Biblical study of God selected numbers. We should certainly be aware that if these 5 door components do represent God’s personal appearance, then it was only because of this work of divine Grace, that we were saved. Wow, another match for the confirmation of the ancient Hebrew “Dalet” design to represent Jesus’ death on a cross.
But also, do not forget that it requires “nails” to hang a door upon “hinges”, to allow the door the ability to swing open or be closed. But that type of door was normally only available in a more permanent type of house dwelling like we will read about in the Exodus Passover. For our pictured “tent” dwelling the actual door was usually very different. In a tent type of dwelling, the door was normally just a rod where a veil or curtain was hung but this was also accomplished by nails. It is this veil that we will soon see is also a picture of the coming Christ.
Every “Beyt” tent house must have a “Dalet” door. We learned in the “Beyt” lesson that God and Jesus both have a house and a family associated with them. It was the Father’s House in Heaven that begat His Son’s House. It is the “door” (Dalet) that covers the entrance or exit to the “Beyt” house dwelling, that allows legal entrance into the house and family dwelling. It is the interior area behind the door that was set apart for only the family or their special guests. This area was where they lived inside out of the exterior elements, where they slept, and were protected. Then exiting the house through the door represents the concept of going to work to bring food into the house. Therefore, the “door” represents the basic concept of “movement” from inside to outside, and vice versa.
The concepts that are implied in this “Dalet” door diagram are vast. Every tent or house has walls of separation. But a walled structure without any gate or door, means no exit or entrance to the house. Those on the inside, could not exit, and those on the outside, could not enter without a door. This lack of a door implies a total divided separation of the lives of those on either side of the separating walls (Chet). The Chet is the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet and is a picture of a wall, and we have not covered this letter. However, we still know that in the spiritual realm there are doors of access between heaven (spiritual) and earth (natural). We can read about Satan coming from walking on the earth to present himself before God in heaven in Job 1:7. It is very interesting that Satan tells God he has been going “to” and “fro” and “up” and “down” in it. This is another connection of the number 4, that reveals Satan could access the natural realm.
But we find another type of spiritual separating existence like a “wall” in the Luke 16:19-31 story that Jesus tells of two men that died. One poor man named “Lazarus” died and went to Abraham’s bosom. Another rich nameless man died and went to hell. In this real story we learn there is a great gulf between these two spiritual realms, and there was no way from within either place that someone could travel to the other place at any time for any reason. Hell is an example of a permanent spiritual wall (Chet) of separation. Please beware now while you can still learn how to not go there in this lesson. Abraham told the rich man in this story that the way to not come to the place of flames, is found in the implied letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, and books written by Moses and the prophets (Luke 16:29). That is exactly why we are studying this subject of an exit door today.
Therefore, we have just learned that the presence of a “Dalet” doorway in a walled existence represents “Freedom of Movement”. Consequently, we have found another major component for what a “door” represents in the eyes of God, and we need to apply this door characteristic to how it represents Jesus. We can begin to do this by remembering what Jesus said about Himself in John 14:6. Jesus in this verse clearly claims to be a type of “door” access to His Father, by stating “No man comes to the Father except by me”. This is very clearly Jesus saying He is personally going to limit access to His Father in Heaven, and this must be one of the major reasons why He is becoming this “Dalet” door letter representation. This is the function of every door to limit access to selected individuals.
Have you ever seen pictures of the place called Buckingham Palace where the Queen of England abides within? There are outer walls, and gates on the outside of a Palace dwelling. Then there are doors with guards on the outside of the Palace house walls (Chet). This makes entrance into her realm of normal interior existence severely limited to only those who she permits to see her. And they do this by entering into her Palace door (Dalet).
This is exactly one of the major reasons why Jesus has come to the earth to die on a cross (Tav), believe it or not. We can begin to learn this is true by Jesus stating in Luke 12:51, “Think not that I came to bring peace upon the earth, I tell you no, but rather division”. This is another entire book subject of immense importance about our study subject. In this statement Jesus just claimed to have come to bring a “Chet” wall of separation. If we study to find this reason for why Jesus needed to become a wall (Chet) correctly, we will find it was because of Lucifer’s rebellion in heaven. Knowing this we must then realize the reason for Jesus becoming a Dalet “Door” was it is the “door” keeper that grants access to some, while simultaneously separating access for all others (Lucifer). We should see this in some of the examples of doors as we continue to learn.
We have just been introduced to a few of the direct or implied applications for this letter to represent the work of Christ. One major application of Jesus as the doorway of access to His Father, is found in the book of 1 Timothy. In 1 Timothy 2:5, Jesus is described to be the human/God mediator between God and we that are in Him. Because we are “IN HIM” we have access directly to God the Father. Because He (Jesus) is IN us, God the Father has direct access to us by His Spirit. Wow!
This was God becoming the “doorway” solution for the human problem of permanent separation from Him. He became one of us, so that we could become one of Him. Wow, that is describing Jesus to be a “doorway” (Dalet) between two previously permanently separated walled (Chet) realms of existence.
Let us continue to learn other applications of a “door”. A “door” can also represent an “opening” to have an opportunity that you could pass by, if you do not choose to walk through it. This too points us to Christ, because He died once for all humans to have at least one opportunity to enter into the “door” of eternal life. But this opening of opportunity passes us by after we enter into another “door” called natural death (Job 38:17, Psalm 107:18). This is why normal unsaved people w/o demons, have such a great fear of natural death. While saved people who have entered the “Door” of Christ, know where they are going if and when they die.
I recently had a friend that passed from this world. He was a Christian, so we believe he just passed from the earth physical realm into the presence of the Lord Jesus in the spiritual realm (2 Cor 5:8). It is because of our belief in Christ Jesus in this lifetime that causes the door of Jesus to be entered to be in the presence of God in heaven.
We have only been introduced to the subject of the Dalet briefly. But we will list some of the key points that must be understood to continue. A Dalet is:
- A door of entrance or exit into or out from a house and/or family
- A representation for a decision point to stay on one side of the wall or the other.
- Choosing to enter the house, is a cross (Tav) over point of freewill choice.
These were only some of the basic concepts found within God’s “Dalet” door design. Perhaps these were enough to raise your interest levels in learning more of some of the details of Christ being our only exit door. We are about to discover that Christ died on a cross to give “access” for lost humans to enter “INTO” Him as a “door”. In choosing to do this by faith we receive salvation and deliverance from the bondage of Satan. Satan held us behind a wall (Chet) of “sin” where we were bound because of our fear of the looming eternal death door that was imminent for us all being “IN” the first Adam (Heb 2:15). Who do you want to be IN? Jesus is the correct answer for life. Are you ready for some new details you probably have never seen before?
2. Jesus Found in the Number 4
There are many well educated people including, Christian teachers, Jewish Rabbis and Hebrew teachers, who view the number 4 to represent the human realm of natural existence without God. For example, there are 4 dimensions of natural existence called, height, width, length, and time. These 4 dimensions severely limit humans to forward time and 3-dimensional space. Compared to God who can be everywhere all at the same time, and even apart from time, humans have a severely limited natural existence.
Also notice that there are 4 major directions of travel found on a natural compass, called north, south, east and west (Gen 13:14). One year of our calendar time is divided into 4 separate seasons (Gen 1:14). The night watches of the city guards standing on the gated walls, were separated into 4 divisions time (Mat 4:25). On and on we could go with the number 4 being very important in the natural human realm.
When we know the “Dalet” is the fourth letter in the alphabet and it represents a door that could be Jesus, we can begin to search for patterns of the number 4 that stand out, to also point us to Jesus.
We can find that the number 4 is a very significant number in God’s Old Covenant creation, because of the significance of His usage of the number 4 as a prophetical type and pattern for His coming personal appearance on the earth. The very first time Jesus appears in the Bible as the “Alef” and the “Tav” which he claimed to represent in the book of Revelation 4 times, is found in Genesis 1:1. In this verse the Alef+Tav appears as the 4th word and is untranslated and ignored by translators. This is just the first amazing coincidence for the number 4 in the first verse. Now let us see another in days of creation also found in Genesis 1.
Four is the total number of days that passed to bring in the entrance of the LORD Jesus Christ into the world as the joining of two doors (Dalets) representing God and man. This revelation utilizes the God created prophetic pattern of Genesis chapter 1 where the 6 days of creation are a complete history of all human natural time including what is happening now. This prophecy was understood by God’s prophet writing in Isaiah 46:10, where God says “I make known the end from the beginning”. Therefore, we know we can read the creation account of the beginning and see the end laid out.
But in order to further understand the timing we must find God’s definition of one day found in either Psalm 90:4 or 2 Peter 3:8. In these verses God defines 1 day in His eyes to represent 1000 years of normal human time. It would appear God’s definitions of time are significantly different than the natural human perspective. Therefore, the 4th day within the God created six days of work, and 1 day of rest, would prophetically reveal a time period that would occur 4000 years after creation began. This 4000 year, or 4th day would fall within the total of 7000 years or 7 days for the completion or end of our natural world. It just so happens this 4-day representation is the precise amount of time from when Adam sinned, until Jesus died on a cross in our place, to save us from the required death penalty (Gen 2:17).
There are also many other patterns of 4 that are found significant and we will talk about some of them in this lesson as we go. For example, for our introduction, let us remember that Jesus waited exactly 4 days to raise “Lazarus” from the dead. This story represents another significant prophecy pattern of the number 4, revealing the timing of the spiritual work of Jesus to save mankind from their condition of spiritual death. Remember Lazarus had been buried for 4 days, with a large stone “door” (Dalet) covering his tomb. What we find in this real story are multiple symbolic types that are being revealed as greater spiritual realities in Christ.
The dead man Lazarus, represented a type of all humans since Adam in a state of spiritual death (being separated from God). The dead man Lazarus laid in the tomb until he stunk, and so was the smell of humans in God’s nostrils (Amo 4:10) after 4000 years without Christ. Remember the tomb was a separated place containing only the dead and darkness. This is clearly a type of the world where Satan was ruler of darkness (Eph 6:12). The stone (G3937) should become obvious to represent Jesus himself, because it is the only “Door” for human exit from the darkness and death realm moving into the light and life realm. This we will discover today, describes Jesus precisely in His work on the cross. Hopefully you know this story found in John 11:38-44. If not, please go and study this story again, looking for all of the examples given to Jesus our Rock and Door called the savior of mankind (1 Cor 10:4), and Lazarus as the type of the dead separated human race. We will review a little more of this story to help you recall how this relates to our lesson of a “Dalet” door.
Remember, the man Lazarus was in darkness and separated from light who is God (1 Jn 1:5). Then recall there was a closed door “stone” that would not allow access to the light (John 9:5) for those on the inside of the tomb sleeping in darkness (Eph 5:14). But Jesus will also become the door of human salvation as we will learn later by hanging on a cross (Tav).
In doing God’s work on a cross, we will find that Jesus would become a new door of exit, to grant human access back into the fullness of God’s light. Also, remember the dead man Lazarus was wrapped in grave clothes, that will be removed after exiting the tomb door, and these will be exchanged for new clothes for life. Today this symbolism is being lived out in the church who were once dead in our sins, and are now alive and told to put on Christ in Romans 13:14. So we find another pattern of Lazarus’ resurrection to be an image of the church as raised from the dead people that have a new life wearing “Christ”. This occurs when we are born-again, to receive a new spirit. When this occurs God removes our old grave clothes meaning that we have exited the darkness of our old man which was in the first Adam to now be in Christ wearing light (Rev 12:1).
In this Lazarus prophecy, there was a very clear exit of a man, from the darkness where he lay asleep (dead), and there was a very clear passage back into the light to meet with Jesus, face to face. This describes the life and death condition of all humans, originating from the first Adam that caused us all to die, until we believed in Jesus being raised from the dead, in exactly 4 days or 4000 years of total human history.
We have just seen Jesus in the flesh raising an actual dead man named Lazarus. Jesus waited exactly 4 days to arrive to bring him back from the dead. So, Lazarus, was alive like the first Adam before he sinned, and then he died and was in darkness for 4 days stinking. The stone door was opened picturing the crucifixion of Christ on a Tav cross. The dead man was raised as a type of the second birth back exiting darkness and returning into the light of life. All of this was provided by the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Finally, there was an exchange of death clothes for life clothes representing being clothed in Christ. We will only go over quickly one other parable that Jesus taught to see His emphasis upon the number 4.
In Luke 13:6-9, we find “4” verses that describe a symbolic “fig” tree. In this parable, Jesus described a “certain man” as an owner of a garden. This is clearly God who planted a Garden in Genesis 2 for His created man to tend. God spoke His first commandment to His created man in Genesis 1:28, saying “Be Fruitful”. This fruit is clearly what God desired of His creation to produce for Him, because it is how God’s creation will end in Revelation 22.
Now look at the 4 verses in Luke 13. We have a land owner that comes to a gardener that is caring for a “fig” tree. This tree is approached by the owner and He is searching for fruit on this “tree” for 3 years and finds none, so he tells the gardener to cut it down. But the gardener pleads for the owner to wait one more year and allow him to fertilize and care for it to give it another chance. This is clearly a type of mercy and compassion being exhibited. But notice how long this “fig tree” is given by the owner? It only has a total of 4 years to produce fruit, and if no fruit is produced then the limit of the owner’s patience has ended.
Wow, now we can see another amazing parallel into the 4000 years or 4 days of creation of God’s patience for His creation to produce any fruit that is worthy. If you recall there is another major encounter with a fig tree that Jesus uses to teach His disciples. In Mark 11:12-14. In these verses, God the creator of heaven and the earth in the flesh comes to a “fig tree” looking for fruit to eat. But He finds none! Does this sound familiar? Remember this encounter is occurring precisely 4 days (4000 years) after Adam sinned and failed to produce any fruit. Do you remember after Adam sinned that God says Adam clothed himself with fig leaves (Genesis 3:7)? This a direct connection to what Jesus is doing in the Gospels with telling a “Fig” parable and cursing a fig tree without any fruit.
Jesus speaks to this fruitless fig tree a curse that caused it to die in less than 24 hours. This was clearly God declaring the end of one natural garden that was planted in the first Adam. This teaches us that God is implementing a New Creation spiritual Garden in Christ, the Last Adam. FYI, this new garden is guaranteed by God to produce “fruit” because of His personal attention and participation. Praise the LORD!
This was just a very limited introduction to the number 4 being directly connected to Jesus as the Dalet Door. We will soon notice that the number 4 will continually pop-up like it was designed specifically by God, which I believe it was. But let us now get into some new detail picture representations of the “Dalet” letter to help verify how these examples of the number 4 in prophecy, and in the natural can fit with what the “Dalet” represents to be in Jesus Christ.
3. The 4th Son of Jacob – Judah
This is a section that will certainly be one that many will find amazing when discovering it. Do you remember the name of “JEHOVAH“ was spelled using the Hebrew letters “Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey”? Do you remember that this name meant “Behold the Hand, Behold the Nail”, using ancient Hebrew pictogram letter representations? These letters of the primary name of God in the Old Testament points us to a man that will be nailed to a cross. This makes this name of God to be a profound revelation of the Creator God exiting heaven, to come to the earth personally in the form of a Man that can die on a cross (Tav). What is also interesting to understand, is the fact that this name of God consists of exactly 4 Hebrew letters, the same number of lines drawn in the ancient Hebrew “Dalet” pictogram. This is not a coincidence either.
Do you remember that Jesus’ name Yeshua, contains the name of “Jehovah” added to the Hebrew word for “Saved”? This is another amazing pointer to exactly what the nail prints in the hands of Jesus has done for everyone that believes in Him. But now we are going to add the “Dalet” to this mystery. What happens when we add the 4th letter Dalet as the 4th letter in the name of Jehovah? This would make the new name “Yad, Hey, Vav, Dalet, Hey”. Do you know what name this is, in the Hebrew language?
This is actually a very significant name found in the plan of God to manifest in His chosen man named Jesus Christ (Messiah). This name “Yod, Hey, Vav, Dalet, Hey” is the name of Judah. Who is Judah? He just so happens to be the 4th son of the twelve sons of Jacob. That is a lot of coincidences of the number 4 being connected together, isn’t it? We should all know and understand that Jesus is called the “Lion of the Tribe of Judah” in Revelation 5:5. We can clearly see in the genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:33 that Juda is one of the key fathers of the coming future King David and his son the ultimate eternal King of Kings called Messiah, and Jesus.
Therefore, we have some very amazing connections taking place with the “Dalet” addition to the name of Jehovah who becomes a man to die for all of humanity’s salvation. How does the meaning of Jehovah change when we add this “Dalet”? We would have “Behold the hand, behold the nailed door”. Some people try to find fault and criticize any and everything possible to discredit what is taught. Some say, we are taking the two “Hey” letters out of order and placing them first. While this is not wrong, it does not change the actual saying in any way to keep them in their proper order. In the proper order, the name Judah would be “The Hand, Behold! The nailed Door, Behold”. Can you see how this door being nailed is found in the name of Judah? Now pay attention to a prophecy of Jacob about his son named Judah:
Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
This is a strange prophecy of immense application to Jesus. First notice the statement that begins by saying “a scepter” will not depart from Judah. A scepter is normally viewed as a royal staff signifying the holder’s ruling authority and power. This is clearly Jesus who is stated to rule with a “rod” of iron in Psalm 2:9 and Revelation 19:15. We also must conclude that Jesus would certainly come from a “seed” that is exiting from between the legs of Judah as stated in Genesis 49:10. Jacob’s words spoken of Judah are clearly a prophecy of Jesus that would be born of a virgin woman on God’s calendar on the 4th day of mankind’s history. On this 4th day’s entrance into the world, Jesus would become a living doorway to exit out of one kingdom of darkness that Satan rules, to enter into God’s New Covenant kingdom of light that we found in the Lazarus prophecy.
The essential take away of this section, is for us to learn and understand that God “Jehovah” in heaven needed a “door” to be placed in His name to give Him legal access back to humans on the earth after sin, and for the humans on the earth to obtain legal access back to Him. It also simultaneously teaches us that Jehovah needed an “exit” door for His adversary Satan and all of his followers. God became Jesus to become this additional “Dalet” Door inserted letter into His name to teach us and to prophecy what He was about to do in Christ. We will learn more about this as we continue to confirm these words and concepts in other verses.
4. Dalet + Vav + Dalet = Jesus God’s Promise to David
Here is another important name in the Genealogy of Jesus Christ that contains a huge prophetical picture diagram for the work of God in Christ. There are several verses that we learned in the “Beyt” lesson concerning God’s promise to King David, that his future “Seed” would build a house for the LORD. We learned in that lesson, that this “Beyt” house being built was a combined Son from two dimensions of existence. One was the natural realm where David was being promised, and the other was from the spiritual heavenly realm where God was going to send His “Seed” (Word) into the world to become joined as the simultaneous Son of Man, and the Son of God. There was a lot more scriptures in the “Beyt” lesson if you do not recall this, please go and reread it to help you see what is next.
We only want to focus upon the name of David today in this lesson. It is very interesting that the name of “David” contains two “Dalets” connected by one center “Vav”. This is not a coincidence. The letter “Vav” is a picture of a nail, in the ancient Hebrew. This letter identifies symbolically the joining of two things by implied covenant bond, because the two separated items become one together by nails. This is still the law of Marriage from Genesis 2:24, and Jesus is the nail, plus the two doors needed by God to be joined.
What God is confirming is why He selected this man named David to be the King, that would bring the Messiah into the world, and God hid this information in David’s name. Only Jesus could be the true God/Man that could enter two doors of two separated realms of families and houses (Beyt), simultaneously. Because Jesus was 100% a man, and 100% God, only He could provide God a united and joined doorway path for the two separated realms to have close contact. Without Jesus being a common joined door (Dalet), the death of humans occurred when standing unworthily in God’s Holy presence. But because Jesus died and shed His blood for us as a God/Man Door go between, we have been completely reconciled to full intimate relationship with Him being placed in Christ (2 Cor 5;17).
In other words, Jesus could grant humans safe admission into the Holy God’s presence in the spiritual heavenly realm becoming a human door of access, and He can approach God, His Father, because He was also fully and completely God. Jesus became the sinless/spotless Lamb to die for us to provide this access coming from two directions to occur. This is profoundly prophesied in the name of David. The first letter “Dalet” is one side of the problem, and the ending letter Dalet was the other side of the problem. These two doors that were separated, are being connected together because of the power of the “Vav” “Nail” in the center. Of course, the “Vav” nail also represents Jesus, but we have not taught on this letter yet. This will hopefully come later; the LORD be willing.
Just know that Jesus had a physical body tabernacle (Beyt), that granted the Spirit of God personal access into the physical realm. This was a new and living “Dalet” door for God to have access to the natural realm. Perhaps you have never seen this in the Bible, but here is an important verse to learn from about Jesus being a new “Dalet” door:
Heb 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Notice this verse begins with the description of a new and living way. This is God referring to a “doorway” that provided Him entrance into the natural realm, and humans a close and direct access for us to hear, from the Spirit of God personally or at least as close as possible in this temporary form.
If you look up the Greek word G2665 that was translated as “veil” in this verse, you will see in Strong’s that this word is referring to a curtain door that covered the entrance into the Most Holy location in the tabernacle of God. God informs us in this verse, that this veil being implemented for His new temporary Tabernacle “In Jesus”, was the flesh of Jesus that covered the Holy Spirit on the inside. Wow, this was an amazing advancement for God fellowshipping with humans on the earth from the Old Covenant process.
But it is also important to realize that this was only a temporary transitional phase of God’s plan of salvation for humans. Jesus said to the Jewish leaders in John 2:19, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”. Then in verse 21, John clarifies that Jesus was speaking spiritually of His natural body temple, and not their physical stone building.
Please just understand that God could personally walk around sinful humans without anyone falling dead legally because He came into the world as walking and living tent with a veil covering in His flesh that protected them. We have just seen a major confirming set of verses that claim Jesus is a veiled tent Dalet type of doorway.
Then remember, that Jesus had the same Holy Spirit on the inside of His mortal body before He was about to die, as He did later in His eternally resurrected body. This teaches us that God had made a onetime doorway transition path from the natural to the eternal spiritual realm using the same veiled doorway in the flesh of Jesus. Did you get what was just said by the Holy Spirit? Can you see how this relates to the joining of two doors by usage of a “Nail” (Vav) in the name of David?
This reveals to us, that whoever, chooses in the living natural realm to enter into the joined door of Jesus, can now approach God in the Spirit realm by faith, without shame or condemnation (Romans 8:1). Wow, this is all found in the ancient Hebrew pictures of the name of “David”. Did you know that God could give such awesome direct prophecies even in the names of real humans? As an interesting side note about how Genealogy names can contain prophecies of Jesus, here is a sentence of prophecy provided by combining the meanings of the names in Genesis 5 from Adam to Noah:
“Man was appointed mortal sorrow, but the blessed God shall come down teaching His death shall bring the despairing, rest and comfort”.
We do not have time to go through all of the details of every name that makes up this prophecy. But this hidden message found in real people’s name implies God was at work in directing human affairs a lot more than many realize. Let us finish this section about the name of David prophecy.
If you go and read the book of Ezekiel, 4 times God speaks of David as His servant that will shepherd His people and reign over them “forever”. This is not speaking of the literal King David as a natural human. We all know this man named David was a sinful man who died, and was buried in a grave, and he too needs a savior. No, these verses are simply using “David” as the name of the natural “father” to associate with Jesus his son.
Study it, believe it, or reject it, whatever you want to do, but it is God hiding truth in plain sight and it is not that hard to find. Praise the LORD!
5. The Door Prophecy of Jesus’ Words
We could write another book on this single detail of the “Dalet” being Jesus the Messiah. Therefore, we willonly cover this topic as a very rapid overview of information that contains significant more specifics. We will not even include all of the verses to shorten the content and this means you need to look up the verses found in Ezekiel 47:1-12. We will however put verse 1 as a beginning:
Eze 47:1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
When we read this verse with our spiritual eyes opened, we begin to see a significant amount of symbolic spiritual information being revealed. Please notice what is being prophesied by the prophet Ezekiel is about a door, a house and this location contains an “altar” for sacrifice. This sounds a lot like what we encountered in the last section about Jesus being found in the name of “David” as a joined temple doorway of the natural and the spiritual.
We will begin by noticing the verse is about a “house” (Beyt) and a “door” (Dalet) in the house. Then we observe water (Mem) flowing out of the house’ door. What could this possibly represent so far? Natural water is a symbolic spiritual representation of spoken words. We know this by several verses, including John 15:3, and Ephesians 5:26. Both of these verses are about the Word of God that is able to make humans clean by them hearing what is spoken to them. Please take the time and read these verses to confirm that you see this for yourself.
Another key verse is Jesus speaking in John 7:38, where He says “He that believes on me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water”. In this verse Jesus is again emphasizing a description of New Covenant believers, being filled with His Holy Spirit, to produce “rivers” of flowing water. That description is a good direct explanation of what we read in Ezekiel 47:1. The only challenge for some, is the fact that Ezekiel is prophesying using symbolism, and Jesus is speaking in literal spiritual terms mixed with the metaphor of rivers as words, and in Ezekiel words are waters. Now we need to learn about a new application for the “Dalet” door design found in a human body temple:
Psa 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Now, how does God connect the “Dalet” to rivers of words? We just read the answer in Psalm 141:3 above. This verse is very clearly claiming the human mouth is a literal “Dalet” door that opens and closes by lip movements. We are all aware that the mouth is a two-way door of entrance and exit. We can breathe air in and exhale air out with our mouth. We can drink natural water and eat physical food with our mouth. It is also possible to vomit out of our mouths if there is an upset stomach type of condition.
Pro 23:8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
Notice this verse is using the natural vomiting metaphor as a spiritual application to words spoken. This is not our main subject, but it is very profound. It has direct spiritual applications to all of the people that have become the “body of Christ” on the earth. But let us go over a new claim that Jesus spoke to us all, while He was physically present upon the earth. Jesus said this:
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Jesus is speaking and declares a very radical statement about spiritual realities. Jesus from what we read in Ezekiel 47:1 was the first spiritual God house upon the physical earth that was releasing waters of life to heal people. In the physical body of Jesus lived the Holy Spirit. He guided Jesus to speak everything that He said. Jesus literally claimed these words were coming out of the door of His mouth as rivers to give us all life. Let us confirm this with another statement:
Joh 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Do you see the water transfer being exposed in this statement? Jesus said if we will drink of the “water” (words) that He spoke, we would never thirst again, and this accumulation of drinking in His Words, would result in our ability to fill up our well (spirit), so that we could spring up words for “everlasting life”. Wow, this is really amazing. Here again we are witnessing the connection (a Yod, a nail) between two doors, being repeated. But in this metaphorical usage this spiritual door only has in common spiritual words that flow from Spirit to spirit.
Jesus is literally claiming to speak words that would fill a dry location, and when this location was being filled, it could continue to be filled, by them hearing His words. These spiritual words spoken would keep filling until overflowing, then these words would begin to leak out to become a wellspring of eternal life for ourselves and others. Jesus teaches this concept in Luke 6:45, when He said “A good man out of the treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good, … for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”. Wow this is so amazing.
We could go through every verse in Ezekiel, but that is too much information for this lesson. But please notice some of the key points related to our subject of the “Dalet” a door. We should know that these verses are about the family of God, that entered the “Dalet” door Jesus. We will learn this detail very soon. But we also must know that this is about good God “words” as our living water source of eternal life.
If you read down further in Ezekiel you will find a man that measures the depth of the water exiting the “door” of the house. It is amazing that he measures the water that exits the door, 4 times. Remember the “Dalet” is the number 4. Then we find these words being spoken (waters) are very clean and not polluted words of death. We know from reading James 3:11, that bitter and sweet waters (words) cannot both proceed from the same fountain door opening which is a mouth (Peh). The Peh is just another Hebrew letter not yet covered, and this word literally contains the meaning of the “mouth” and “the power of the words being spoken by its usage”. Surely you can begin to see the intelligent connections and design of God found in the entire alphabet.
Finally notice the comparisons of this prophecy to God’s grand finale in Revelation 22:1-2. These verses in Ezekiel and Revelation are direct prophecy and fulfillment viewpoints. In Revelation 22:1, God sits on the throne with the Lamb, and out of them flow “rivers” as clear as crystal. This represents ultimate purity and holiness in their spoken words. From this river flows life, that feeds the trees of life on both sides of the river. These trees are the saved people of the earth and we are told that we will produce brand new spiritual fruit by drinking in God’s pure words spoken to us, every month (Isa 61:3). What we have learned is a very profound introduction to spiritual doors, and flow of spiritual words for life. I pray this will inspire you to thirst for more, of knowing Him and His Word.
6. Jesus Declares He Legally Entered into the Human Realm
Through a Door
We will not teach this topic in depth today either, but it will be a continuation of some of the concepts that we have learned previously about “doors”. This topic will focus upon a new “Dalet” door type that is not yet fully understood by many Christians. Remember in the “David” lesson God gave us two doors being connected by one nail. We were introduced to one door representing the human natural realm, and the other door representing the heavenly spiritual God realm and Kingdom. It is Jesus that becomes the “Nail” (Vav) to connect these two realms and we will verify in this section, how Jesus entered into the earthly realm legally to do this by going through the human door of entry.
We will only cover the first legal door “Dalet” entrance in this section into the world. Let us look at some key verses on this subject:
John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Joh 10:2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
This is a radical claim of authority that Jesus the “Last Adam”, is declaring in opposition to Satan’s illegal entrance into our world, at the time of the “first Adam” (Genesis 3). There are two direct spiritual powers being spoken of here. The first spiritual power in verse 1 is referring to the “lesser light” of Day 4 of creation, who rules the Kingdom of darkness. This is clearly Satan as he is also being called the “thief”. Later in this chapter of John 10, we are informed in verse 10, that he only came into the world to “steal, kill and destroy” from humanity. This is plainly speaking of “Satan” and his theft of the ownership and rule of the kingdoms of this world (Luke 4:5-6), that are under the authority of his darkness.
We need to understand the symbolic references that are being made by Jesus to teach us how to apply this information to the spiritual kingdom realms that are being spoken about using figurative natural expression. The first and most important reference is the “sheepfold”.
What is a spiritual “sheepfold” in the context of this discussion? We need to begin by looking up the Greek word G833 that was translated as “sheepfold”. This Greek word literally means an “open air” realm of existence. This can certainly apply to the concept of a sheepfold, where there is a large open air, green pasture, that is fenced in. This type of enclosed area would require an entrance and exit capability that provides access through a “gate” that could be opened and closed. The keyword meaning of this enclosed area is defined with the word open “air” environment. Knowing this, let us read about our enemy Satan’s realm stolen domain:
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Now we are discovering something very important to help define what a “sheepfold” was in the mind of God. In this verse of Ephesian 2:2, God speaks of Satan being the “prince of the power of the air”. This is a description of the “atmosphere” that surrounds our planet. It is this area of “air” that limits normal human realm reaches. So far no one has ever created another kingdom on “mars” or the “moon” because there is no suitable atmosphere in either. So, we can conclude the “sheepfold” of God was the planet earth that Satan had no legal access into.
In John 10:2, Jesus shifts the focus off of the illegal robber and thief Satan, that climbed into our world illegally, and is now focused upon Himself as the “Good Shepherd” (Jn 10:11) that entered into the world through the legal door. Wow, what is the legal door using spiritual definitions? How do spirits legally come into our world? To understand this we better just focus on how Jesus came, since He clearly says He entered legally by the “door”.
Ok, this is not rocket science. It is actually not complicated at all. God became a child in the womb of a woman named Mary, in order to gain legal entrance into our world. The fact that God was born of a human woman, gave Him the complete and legal right to enter our planet as a human to save us. However, we should also remember that God in Jesus completely stripped Himself of His full deity powers to become like the rest of His creation, in order to not to be accused by Satan to be illegal on the planet, like he was. We learn this plainly by reading Philippians 2:5-8.
There is a significant amount of symbolism to transfer and understand about the unseen spiritual world realm. We cannot cover this in greater detail. Just understand that the sheepfold is the planet realm of breathable air. The sheep are all humans on every part of the globe. The “thief” that climbed in illegally was Satan, the ruler of the darkness. The “good shepherd” that gained access by entering into the legal human “Dalet” entrance door was Jesus Christ. God is writing and speaking of His created world on planet earth, where He first planted a garden named Eden, and there He placed His chief created ruler named Adam to oversee the works of His hands. Adam rebelled, disobeyed and sold us to Satan, and he becomes the god of this world (Ps 8:4-6).
This was why God entered the “door” of legal access, being born of a woman into our world, to redeem us from this evil power that was sending us all to hell. By Jesus becoming the “Last Adam”, He had the legal right as our “kinsman redeemer” to buy back what was stolen from us by our sin debt. He accomplished this payment by shedding His blood, with His death upon a cross (Tav). Thank you, Jesus! We will discuss the last part of John 10 containing another “Dalet” door of exit from our world soon.
It is just very profound that Jesus comes into the world on God’s “day 4” of creation to be born a child in Bethlehem. It is more than a coincidence that God accomplishes this using a “Dalet” “door”, the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Let us now stop and go over a couple of Old Testament patterns of “Dalet” doors that represent Jesus the Christ.
7. Jesus the Ark Door of Our Salvation
We are going to review a couple of the Old Testament examples of Jesus as the door of salvation in the New Covenant, with the type of the door of the ark. As you should know God called a man named Noah to build an ark. God describes this story beginning in chapter 6 of Genesis:
Gen 6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.
God begins in this verse speaking to Noah some key building strategies. There must be a window at a certain height. There also must be a “door” in the “side” of the ark that is lower than the window. The door will become obvious to be the entrance into the ark for everyone to be saved from the coming destructive flood. It will be this “flood” of water that will kill every living creature, that has not found salvation and safety inside of the ark.
Gen 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Here is God instructing Noah and his family members to enter into the “door” (Dalet) of the ark. They have been declared “righteous” in the eyes of God in their generation. Ok, let us stop and relate this to Christians quickly. Are Christians called righteous? There are many verses that reveal we have been made righteous by entering into “Christ” (Rom 3:26, Rom 5:17, 1 Cor 1:30).
Now pay attention to the word this “generation”. God is again connecting what is happening here to the coming church age. Remember what Peter wrote about the church? 1 Peter 2:9, God through Peter writes “You are a chosen generation”. Isn’t this what was happening to Noah and his family? They came into the ark, and they were saved out of the destruction of this natural world. We as Christians are entering to a spiritual door, and we will be saved out of the pathway leading to eternal damnation.
Gen 7:13 In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;
There are at least 130 verses in the letters written to the churches, that claim we are “IN HIM”, “IN WHOM”, or “IN CHRIST”. All of these verses reveal something we have been given as a gift from God about Christians entering into the “Door” (Dalet) of Jesus. These verses further imply that Christians have exited the world that will be judged very soon. We see a direct correlation to entering into Christ, with the entering into an ark for Noah.
Gen 7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
Gen 7:16 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.
Wow, so Noah, his family, and every animal entered into the ark “door” (Dalet) and God shut the door! This was the sealing of complete salvation. Before this, everyone still had the “freewill” choice that would have allowed them to not go in, or to exit before the door was shut.
These were just a few of the key verses that reveal much more than you probably understand at their first glance. There is a very significant lesson this website that describes some of the key concepts about this subject, called, “Pitch within, and Pitch without”. This lesson will not be repeated here. Therefore, please go and read about it to gain a greater understanding of what is happening here about a “Door” representing Jesus.
There were other significant parallels being given concerning the spiritual church of God to our salvation, by entering into a door of Jesus. Please recall that Jesus in Matthew 24:37 said very clearly that when He returns to the earth for His church, it will be the same as it was in the days of Noah. Jesus is making a direct comparison of these two events. We will hopefully learn more about these concepts and parallels as we continue.
8. Jesus Our Passover Door
The Old Covenant is full of types and shadows that point us to Christ being a type of “door” (Dalet). We will continue with Exodus chapter 12 and the children of Israel being “freed” from their bondage from Egypt. In this true story, there are found multiple spiritual parallels to the church and Christ. Moses was God’s chosen deliverer of Israel, is a direct type of Jesus Christ. The children of Israel are a direct natural type of saved spiritual people and nation of the New Covenant, called the church. Egypt is a type of the world’s darkness and the kingdom of evil. And Pharoah that refused to let God’s people go free, is a direct type of Satan our ruler and prince of the power of the air, our adversary.
We will not go through every verse in this chapter. There is another series found here that provides a lot more detail on this subject. There were a series of great signs performed by God through Moses to convince Pharoah to let His people go, but none of them worked, because of his pride, arrogance, and desire and hunger for power and control. This sounds exactly like the devil today.
Therefore, God brought about one last plan. This was a judgment against everyone called the “death” of the “firstborn”. This judgement would affect anyone that did not believe the words of God spoken through the chosen servant Moses. God told Moses to take a lamb into every house (Exo 12:3). How, did the lamb get into the house? Obviously, he was led through the door (Dalet). How many days did the lamb stay in the house? Curiously it was for “4” days (Exo 12:6). Is all of this just a coincidence or chance occurrence? Obviously not. This is just another confirmation of God’s superior knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and the “Dalet” being designed as a “door” as the 4th letter of the alphabet.
Then the lamb in the house, had to be killed and its blood collected in a bowl. It was this blood that was then instructed to be placed upon the “doorposts” of the house (Exo 12:7). Wow, another coincidence? Eventually, people are going to have to see the intelligent designs being given to them, aren’t they” I sure pray they do!
God says in Exodus 12:23, that when He passes over each house that contains blood on the door, He would not allow the “destroyer” to come inside to kill any of the “firstborn” in that family. But in every house without the “blood” found present on the doorposts, the “firstborn” of man and beast were slaughtered. It is most interesting that on this day of “Passover” the “moon” was at its peak fulness. Remember “Satan” is the symbolic moon. This too is symbolic for what was coming in Christ’s work and blood to become our door of release and freedom from our captivity in the kingdom of darkness.
I would strongly recommend that you go and read and study the series of lesson on “God is Love” found here. In this you will find, God’s concepts of the hidden parallels between a “Passover” door and the doorposts, and Jesus being a hung as a “door” (Dalet) of salvation for us to enter, being nailed to a cross. Both set of wood posts had blood of a lamb, and both sets of posts had a door hanging on them, etc. By entering into the Passover door, the family was saved from death, and by entering into the body of Christ by Faith, we are also spiritually and eternally saved from hell. The parallels are amazingly eye opening.
What we should find, is this Passover door w/ blood covered posts, is a pictured type and shadow of the far greater Lamb of God sacrifice on a cross. In this sacrifice God’s firstborn natural son (Heb 1:6) died in our place, so that we do not need to. Remember that Jesus is actually called the “Only Begotten” Son of God in John 3;16. Only begotten simply means a naturally born Son of God that was born of a natural woman. It was Jesus’ primary reason for being born as a mortal man, so that He could physically die as well as spiritually die as a gift of substitution. Thank you, Jesus!
9. Jesus Our New Covenant Door
We would all love it if Jesus, would just come out in the open, and directly say “I Am the Hebrew Dalet”, like He does with the “Alef” and the “Tav” in Revelation 1:8. However, even in the Alef and the Tav we must still recognize that we are required to make the necessary language translation, from the Greek “Alpha” and “Omega”.
God would have made it so much easier for us to search, find, and see Jesus if He had chosen to write the entire Bible in one language to everyone. However, this is not His chosen method of communication. He does this for a lot of very wise reasons, and one was because He was desiring to reach the entire world to save everyone. At that time the majority of the world all spoke “Greek”, and that language would allow Him to reach so many more people. God also likes to hide Himself in His writings, to cause us to want to desire to find Him. This is what we are doing by searching for Jesus to be the “Door” of the New Covenant.
Today we have already found a lot of information about Jesus’ relationships to “Doors”. Now we are going to see how Jesus claimed to be the “Dalet” exactly, but just not as a direct corresponding alphabet letter in Greek. Today, using this “Dalet” letter, Jesus is rather observed to be calling Himself to represent the pictured symbol of a “Dalet” door pictogram design. This information again is written by God using the Greek language to record it. But it is this Greek description that matches precisely to the “Dalet” ancient Hebrew pictogram. Let us stop and read the Words of Jesus written in Red Ink, to see His direct claim. We will do this by returning to John 10. In this verse we are going to find a “New” door that was not previously mentioned:
John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
The Greek 2374 translated as “door” literally means a portal or entrance as in opening or closing. This is truly a profound statement of spiritual truth. Jesus is not speaking literally or naturally as in the physical realm of doors. Jesus is rather speaking figuratively of a spiritual type of access to God. Wow, this is eye opening, if you accept it. Ask yourself, these two questions and see if you already know or can find the answers:
- Who are the “sheep” that Jesus the door, is giving entrance into the Kingdom of God?
- Who are the “non-sheep”, that Jesus is locking out from entering into the Kingdom of God?
If you did not know already that you were one of His sheep, it is time to get saved so that you will know Him and His voice personally. In John 10:14 Jesus claimed to be another symbol called the “Good Shepherd”. In this verse Jesus said, “I know my sheep, and My sheep know me”. From this we learn People are obviously His sheep but these people are only saved people in verse 9:
Joh 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Jesus confirms that human salvation is the key to know Him as the Door and the Good Shepherd. Then in the next verse Jesus claims the access to entering this Door to become His sheep is to believe:
Joh 10:26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
This verse is Jesus proclaiming what Paul wrote being inspired by the Holy Ghost later. Paul said in Ephesians 2:8 “By grace are we saved, by faith”. Our participation in believing what God said is the key to becoming and remaining His “sheep.
To answer question 2, Jesus reveals two kinds of animals in His parables. Notice these next words of Jesus to better understand the soon coming of His glory:
Mat 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Mat 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Mat 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Mat 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
There are two groups being divided. These parallel the two parties involved in John 10. Remember in this chapter there was Jesus called the “Good Shepherd” and the “Door” of the sheep. And He is at enmity with another called the “thief” and the “stranger” that entered into God’s sheepfold illegally to “steal, kill and destroy” them (John 10:10). This enemy and evil one, is of course, the devil called Satan.
Finally notice the “sheep” that are set on His right hand by the angels and they enter into the Kingdom of God. This is opposed to those are called the “goats” that are divided on His left hand that are blocked from entering into Jesus, the Door of Heaven. These are vital “door” and “gate” concepts being taught. There is only a one Door access into eternal life. Jesus became this “Door” to also be the “Doorkeeper” or “Porter” that allows access and acceptance versus blockade and denial of entrance into God’s Kingdom. Jesus Christ is the ONLY DOOR access into the Kingdom of God.
This is a good time to remember the two kingdoms that we were introduced to in the beginning of this lesson teaching the number 4 of the Dalet. On Day 4 (Dalet), the “Door” (Dalet) was born in a manager in Bethlehem. 33 ½ years later, Jesus died upon a cross (Tav). Three days later, He arose from the dead, and our “Faith” and “Confidence” in this resurrection grants us entrance into “Christ” the Dalet “Door”. Surely you can begin to see that all of this was prophesied in the letters of ancient Hebrew alphabet.
Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
John was given a personal view of an “opening Door” in heaven. This Dalet type of Door appears to be another reference to the LORD Jesus Christ. He appears to open His mouth proclaiming loudly with a sound like that of a trumpet; saying “Come Up Here” (1 Cor 15:52). We know very clearly that this trumpet sound, is a voice and is stated to be a talking Spirit from God’s spiritual realm in heaven. This voice is clearly speaking to people on the earth that are NOT yet physically or spiritually with Him in heaven.
This calling up, is the catching away of the bride of Christ (Rev 21:9), as the door of the end of the two days of the Church age of Grace closes (1 Ths 4:16). At the time revealed in Revelation 4:1, the fulness of the Gentiles has entered into the salvation door of Christ (Rom 11:25) and we are going up to meet with Him in the air (1 Ths 4:17). This is a new door opening of an appointed opportunity to be prepared for, and it is a very soon coming happening, believe it or not. Glory to God!
We have gone through a lot of potentially new information for many about the different concepts of the types of “Dalet” doors, and how they relate to a picture of Jesus Christ. You hopefully recall some of the types of Dalet doors we have covered:
- Being born of a woman as legal entry into the physical realm.
- Being saved from the world’s wide path of hell, by entering into the “Door” of Jesus Christ.
- Taking advantage of life’s most important “doors” of opportunity are many: for example, 1) to hear the Gospel, 2) to believe and receive Jesus and get saved, 3) to study and learn the Word of God, 4) to open your mouth door to preach and teach the Gospel, 5) to be ready to get raptured, etc.
There is a lot more information in God’s Word that was not able to be covered today about “doors”. This lesson has already exceeded 10,000 words and that was above the initial desired target.
We concluded our lesson with a direct claim of Jesus being the ONLY “Door” for His sheep. It is this “Door” that directly represents our study letter Dalet and Christians are His sheep. In this chapter of John 10, we can clearly see Jesus claiming to have figurative “sheep”. We can find out in many verses that believing Christians are His sheep, but we will go back to the Messiah prophecy of Isaiah 53 to help us know this role could be anyone in the world that accepts Jesus as LORD:
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Do you see the direct connection that God makes of people to be like sheep? According to this verse all people in the world wandered away from knowing God, going into their own ways. But God had mercy upon us to lay upon Himself every sin. Wow, that is an amazing display of God’s Love. Also in John 10, Jesus claims to be the “Good Shepherd” of the sheep who gives His life for us. He is truly the best shepherd that any person would want to follow. We can connect Jesus as our Lord in the description of Him in Psalm 23. This Psalm written by David, one of our subjects today was speaking of His future Dalet Door Son directly. It is also interesting that this chapter is describing Jesus as the ancient Hebrew letter “Lamed”, that has not been covered yet. Hopefully, this letter will come, the LORD be willing.
Thank you for taking the time to read and study God’s amazing Word with us today. If you do not love God and His word, it will be too late very soon to get to know Him easily. Jesus will be returning to the earth to catch His sheep away to be with Him in heaven. During the tribulation time it will be harder to give your life to Him than you can possibly imagine. The pressure of the enemy to take His mark, will be nothing like you have ever seen. It is best to turn your life to Him ASAP, and now is the perfect time. Please go to the link below and click on how to get saved. Do it now, because you are not guaranteed a tomorrow.
God loves you very much, we love you and bless you! We will continue to pray for you and ask the same for us. Never underestimate the power of the devil to lie to you and to deceive you. You believe you are above deception; you are already deceived. Be warned! Always place your trust in Jesus, and His work that is freely given to us. Remember always 1 John 4:4 “You have overcome them, little children, because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”. God bless you all!
(Ver 1.2) This lesson is “Part 15” in the Bible study series about the Lord Jesus Christ, being hidden by the Spirit of God in His design of the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet. There are some that question the validity of this study. This is a good and understandable attitude towards anything anyone teaches about the Bible. I praise you for having this attitude towards everything you read about God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus or His Word. Question everything. Do your own research. Study every subject lesson for yourself. Do not take anyone’s word as truth, without your personal involvement to verify, and re-verify it personally. There is a number of good sources of information on this subject on the internet. Just go to “DuckDuckGo” and type a search for the “Ancient Hebrew Alphabet Pictogram”, and many research sites should appear to get you started. There are even a lot of good charts and alphabet letter pictures on search engine “Images” sites. Please study and learn for yourself. Then don’t believe anything they say either. I have found some the Spirit of God in me, gives me peace about and others that I have rejected as being off the middle ground of balanced truth.
I have only studied this subject in recent years. When this came to my attention, I too was skeptical. Then I bought an iPad and downloaded the eSword Bible App, and this came with a good starter lexicon concerning Ancient Hebrew pictograms. The more I researched the subject, the more it came alive in my spirit. The Holy Spirit bore witness with my spirit that this was such a very amazing intelligent supernatural design. You see, if this was only human created drawings, it would not contain such deep and rich hidden meanings. But if it was God inspired, He is able to place hidden information about Jesus in every little part of the drawing. Then by Him placing specific picture letters together, He is even more wise to have the ability to tell a complete story containing prophetical applications to what He was going to do in the future. I cannot tell you how amazing this has become to me, and I pray it will for you also.
Today’s lesson will focus upon one of the most essential letters in the Hebrew Alphabet relating to Jesus, called the “Nun”. The “Nun” is the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We should have already learned a lot about this letter, by reading from the beginning of the series, especially in the “Beyt” lesson. If you have not read the series from the beginning, you might like to go to “Part 1”.
The letter “Nun” is one of the major ancient Hebrew alphabet letters, that describes Jesus precisely. God created a natural pictogram for the letter “Nun”, that contains massive amounts of hidden symbolic, literal, implied natural and spiritual truths, All of these reveal Jesus to us directly or indirectly. One individual asked me how do we know these letters mean what is taught here? There are many reasons, but I will give you a few of the major explanations, that give us confidence:
- The Hebrew language usage of the “Nun”, defines the basic individual letter meaning using the definition of the word “Nun” (H5125, Nun + Nun = Sprout).
- The ancient Hebrew letter “Nun” pictogram, looks like a sprouting “seed”
- The ancient Hebrew letter “Nun” resembles the image of a sperm cell that was only possible to view by supernatural participation in its original design.
- Jesus makes the personal claim of being what the image of the “pictogram” letter “Nun” signifies.
- Jesus had made the personal claim to be the actual Alphabet letters like the first letter “Alef”, and the last letter “Tav”, and this implies He could be all of the letters between them also.
- Other Bible writers make the direct claim that Jesus is the pictogram representation and/or the letter’s definition.
- The Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit that this information is the Truth.
- After studying ancient Hebrew letters for a significant time, it should become apparent and revealed that these letters were placed there by supernatural intelligent design and not by natural human reasoning.
No one here in any Bible lesson being published, is saying believe us, we are always right. That is very foolish to believe we would make this claim to everything we teach is 100% correct. Have you ever met anyone, that is 100% correct besides God? I have not and neither have you.
If you are new to the ancient Hebrew alphabet study concepts, do your own homework, study and prove us wrong. Be an Acts 17:11 good Berean type of Bible student and verify everything, anyone teaches. Use your iPad and your “eSword” Bible App. Then select a Hebrew Strong’s number, to view the word meanings in the included ancient Hebrew lexicon. You can read about the word sources, the letter meanings, and the basic messages that the combined alphabet letters are communicating. It is an excellent beginner’s tool.
I hope this encourages you to read this lesson with an open heart (spirit), and mind. Spiritual realities are easily rejected by naturally thinking people. God is a Spirit and those that worship Him, MUST worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23-24). Let us move into the Spirit, moving with the Spirit’s flow, and let us open our spiritual eyes and ears, to hear from the Spirit about what He says to us in this awesome letter “Nun”.
1. INTRODUCTION – THE NUN
The ancient Hebrew letter “Nun”, is the 14th letter of the alphabet, and has the gematria number value of “50”. Fourteen and fifty are both very significant numbers in God’s Old Covenant, because of the significance of each usage as prophetical types. Fourteen is the total number of years Jacob had to work for the bride that he loved. He was tricked by his father-in-law after their 7-year agreement, and He was then forced to work for an additional 7 years for Rachel (Gen 29:20). Jacob is a direct type of Jesus. But we will not be able to teach this concept today.
Fifty represents the year of total “freedom”, called “Jubilee” (Lev 25:10). In the 50th year, all debts were canceled, all bond slaves went freed, and all land sold to pay debts, were restored to the original family owners. Wow, that sounds a lot like Jesus’ work on the cross (Tav) already.
There are many that view the year of Jubilee as being related to the very soon coming “catching away” of the church (1 Th 4:17). I am definitely a supporter of this belief. There are many parallels between these two events that we will be unable to learn about in this lesson. But notice, in both events, land ownership is returned to the rightful family owner. We should know that the world system is currently under the control of Satan (2 Cor 4:4). This dominion of land ownership will be legally transferred back to Christ’s ownership, during Revelation 5 events, with the opening of a scroll implied to contain the title deed of the earth. Also, please understand that both events, Jubilee and rapture begin with a loud “trumpet blast”, and then people are freed (Lev 25:9, 1 Cor 15:52).
Most see the basic pictogram of the “Nun”, as the representation of a concept of a “sprouting seed”, as in an herb seed, a fruit seed, a vegetable seed, etc., which is being planted and watered to grow a “new” plant of the same kind as the “seed” contributor. It is interesting that a sprouting “seed” must have water, to produce any new life. The seed in a desert without rain, has little chance of producing any life. But when the “seed” is touched with rain in the dry desert, this place becomes a different living environment, until the rain water stops.
It is very interesting that the Hebrew letter directly before the “Nun”, is the “Mem” and this letter is a picture of “water”. God has connected these two letters together by His design in the Hebrew alphabet. These two pictures relate to almost every living thing in creation. Without the existence of three essential elements, “light”, “water”, and “seeds”, there would be no life right now on this planet.
It is most interesting that this pictured ancient “Nun” letter, significantly resembles a greatly enlarged male sperm cell which is called a “seed” in Genesis 38:9. The above photo is a picture of a magnified sperm cell. Many can see this meaning in the “Nun” representation. It is a significant reminder that when a human is conceived in the womb, that the child grows and develops in a sack of water. A water connection is a reoccurring pattern in the majority of environments where a “seed” produces a new life.
Many can also see the representation of the ancient Hebrew pictogram as an image of a “tadpole”, or hatching fish egg. This causes many to believe the letter represents “fish”. Therefore, the letter “Nun” continues the pattern of the meaning of a “seed” that is interacted with “water” to produce and sustain new life. The letter “Mem” directly preceding the “Nun” are definitely connected together by supernatural intelligent design. Let us go deeper into the concept of “seed” as a continuation of life.
A sprouting seed, represents the “continuation” of “life”. Each new generation of human life, or an animal’s life, or a tree or plant’s life, was reproduced by the spreading of “seed”, into a female of the kind, or the ground soil. There is an essential law of God about “seed” given to us in Genesis 8:22. In this verse God decrees His designed law of perpetuation for all created life. This verse says “As long as the earth remains, “seed”, time and harvest will never cease”. Wow, this law is the reason why you are here, alive, and able to read this Bible lesson right now. You were once just a seed in your “father”. But now seeing you we all can understand that your “seed”, was joined with an “egg” to grow in water, until it produced your ability to experience “life” by birth. This is exactly why Satan has been trying to kill every human on this planet before they receive this life experience. It is only a living human full of Christ, that has the ability to crush Satan’s head (Romans 16:20).
It is this representation of a microscopic reproduction cell, that proves it was supernaturally created by the Creator God, and not by a human’s simple mind who did not have a microscope to see what this cell looked like when it was first written in tablets nearly 3900 years ago. The fact that this letter “Nun” is joined with the letter “Beyt” and is transliterated as “Ben”, that God writes in the Bible as a “son”. The Beyt represents a house and a family, and the “Nun” represents a “seed” and placing them together we get “the family continues in the new son”.
In human terms, it is also interesting that it is the sperm “seed” (Nun) that will determine the gender of the produced child. It is also interesting that the father’s seed contributor donates ½ of the necessary DNA to create the child. Wow, again we see amazing truths about how Jesus came to be called the Son of God, simultaneously being called the Son of Man, and how this was accomplished by His Father God, sending His Word to a “virgin” woman named Mary. Mary received God’s “seed” (Word) into her spirit (Luke 1:38) and she conceived. Perhaps you need to be introduced now, to the concept that the Word of God is called “seed” in Luke 8:11. Therefore, the Seed of God was God’s Word, and this was made manifest as a human male (John 1:1-14). We have just been introduced to the concept of the “Nun” being a symbol of the Word of God. Please keep this in your mind as we continue.
The letter “Nun” like other letters, has a corresponding Hebrew word called “Nun”, that is used in the Old Testament. This word is H5125 and Strong and the NASEC gives the definition of this word as “be continued”, “perpetual”, and “propagate”. This primitive root word provides another word H5126, that is used for the name of the father of Joshua, who was called “Nun”. Joshua in the Old Covenant, is another major “type” of Jesus in the New Covenant.
This fact of Joshua being the son of Nun, connects Jesus to being a “Seed” from His Father God. This is a very amazing connection to our subject of Jesus, because Joshua is the exact same name of Jesus, just in two languages. Jesus is the transliterated Greek name of Joshua, and Joshua is the transliterated Hebrew name for Jesus. We are beginning to be introduced to a major clue, teaching us that the LORD Jesus Christ, was produced from the “seed” of God.
Therefore, this letter “Nun” fundamentally represents “seed”, plural or singular. If you have never studied this subject in the Bible, it is an awesome essential Bible study to learn. You should find at the very least 10 separated and distinct things that God labels as “seeds”. There is a lesson series on this website that is called “Understanding Seeds”, if you would like to learn more. What we are going to do with this concept, is to search our Bible for the word “seed’ and continue to learn.
There are two major God created laws concerning “seed”, found in “Genesis’. We already learned in Genesis 8:22, a “seed” sowing was God’s designed “propagation” method for life’s continuance. Therefore, a “seed” by God’s definition means, a “seed” must be “sown”, from a current living entity, in order to produce that life to continue to exist, in the next generation. Wow, that is really amazing, even if you do not yet understand what God is speaking of.
The first mention of “seeds” in Genesis is chapter 1 and verse 11. In this verse God gives us His Law, “the seed within itself”. God created “herbs”, “grass”, and “fruit trees”, as mature living life organisms, and He declared each of these life forms, had its own “seed” in side of itself to reproduce, remain and continue on the earth. This identical law was reapplied, in the design of the fish, bird and animal realms, as well as the human domain. This is why Genesis 8:22 said seed (Nun), time and harvest will never cease as long as the earth remains.
This was a quick overview and introduction to the letter “Nun” meanings and applications to being a representation of Jesus Christ. Let us now go into a few very essential details on this letter pointing us to Jesus.
2. Jesus Christ Our Natural “Seed” (Nun) – New Covenant Representative
In the Bible, Jesus claims that He is two types of “seed” (Nun) of the New Covenant. We will begin with the natural “seed” first. As part of this claim by Jesus, God reveals Him to be our human and divine representative that is able to keep His covenant for all mankind, if they will humble themselves, submit, and accept Him as their Lord. Let us begin our detail study of Him being a “seed” (Nun), by viewing what God says about being fully humans. We will accomplish this by searching for Jesus as a “Seed” (Nun) where He is directly connected, by the Holy Spirit’s inspiration through the New Testament writers:
- Romans 1:3, Jesus called the “Seed” of David
- Galatians 3:16, Jesus called the Promised Seed of Abraham
- 2 Timothy 2:8, Jesus confirmed to be the “Seed” of David
- Hebrews 2:16, Jesus confirmed to be the “Seed” of Abraham
These 4 references represent the major direct references of Jesus being a natural human “seed” (Nun) of men. However, from these four verses, we can clearly see how Jesus is being called a natural “Seed” (Nun), of two major Bible men. Both of these men were given direct heavenly promises about a coming “Son”, which we know from these verses, is revealed to be Jesus the Christ.
This knowledge of a human “seed”, representing Jesus, brings us to also recognize the fact that Jesus is also called a “Son” many times in the New Testament. We learned in the “Beyt” lesson that a “Son” is the Hebrew word “ben”. You should remember that this word is comprised of two letters, the “Beyt” + “Nun”. In ancient Hebrew letter meanings, this can signify “The Father’s House continues in His Seed”. Knowing this, we can clearly see how Abraham’s and David’s house will continue forever in their risen Son, named Jesus Christ. Let us continue this section of the human “Seed” being Jesus with a potential new expanded view.
Remember, Jesus is called the “Son of David” in at least 12 verses in the Gospels. At least three times in the Gospels, Jesus is called the “Son of Abraham”. What we are learning is a pattern of Jesus being the human “Seed” from two earthly houses of two fathers. But also remember that David was in, and from the house and family of Abraham. So, we are now being introduced to the concept of generations through the passing of “seed”. This occurs when one man’s name, house and family can only continue, as long as his seed remains alive to be passed down. If the father dies, and leaves no heir to his house, the family name has ended.
If you read the Luke 3 genealogy of Jesus you will find Jesus came from the natural “seed” of many fathers, being passed down many times. If Satan could have killed one of these fathers before his seed of “Christ” could be passed, this would have been a very significant situation for God. This is exactly why Satan, who did not understand which seed Christ would come from, has tried to kill all children throughout all of history. But this Luke 3 genealogy and Jesus himself, makes another shocking claim in the Gospels that few pay attention to.
One of the key mentions of Jesus as a “Son” (ben=Beyt+Nun), occurs in around 82 N.T. verses. God calls Jesus by the title of the “Son of man” in multiple Bible verses. But Jesus called Himself, the “Son of man” more times than any other name or title. He did this in every book of the Gospels. If Jesus was speaking Hebrew, which I believe He was to Jewish people, He said “I am the Son of Adam”. This is because the Hebrew word H120 that is often translated as “man”, is also the same exact word that is translated as “Adam”, the first man’s name. This would make Jesus the Christ, also a “Seed” of Adam. This is completely amazing when you learn Jesus was being called the Son of Adam, is also called the “last” Adam (1 Cor 15:45), and the “second” man (1 Cor 15:47) by God in the New Covenant. These essential facts gave Jesus the legal right to be the first Adam’s, kinsman redeemer. The kinsman redeemer is revealed by God in multiple verses, but the book of Ruth and Boaz as a type of Christ, is one of the best examples. Wow, we could write a book about that subject also. But we need to move on to another direct claim of Jesus saying He is another very special type of spiritual “Seed” (Nun).
3. Jesus Claims to be a New Spiritual Seed (Nun)
We must learn in this lesson that Jesus made direct claims to being a “seed” (Nun). Remember what a “seed” was created to be. A “seed” has the great potential to create “new life” of the same kind as the source of the seed contributor. But Jesus was a new unique man, that was a “Seed” from two families that become one in Christ. We have already seen the natural family of man contribution to Jesus. Now we will explore the spiritual God contribution.
Every “seed” produces new life of the exact same kind as stated in the law of “seed” producing after its own kind in Genesis 1:11. God establishes a law of reproductive same kind of new life, for His and our benefit. We must understand there was a need for “new life” after Adam died and let Satan become the God of this world (2 Cor 4:4). Adam sealed the fate of every human to eternal death, but God became a man to initiate a brand-new creation (2 Cor 5:17), to give us His newly created life. We are about to learn that God accomplishes this by becoming a combined physical and spiritual “Seed” Himself to die. Thank you, Jesus. Praise the Lord!
But a “seed” must be buried into the ground in order to create this new life. A seed literally was designed by God to die, and to be buried. We will discover in this next verse that Jesus makes the direct claim to being this very specific type of “seed” that will produce our new life. It is this gift of new life that will again permit humans to resemble Him, and to be remade into His designed image and likeness. But this newly created human will have something better than Adam originally had, and that was God living in Him, and not just coming to visit Him, walking in the garden. What Adam lost; Jesus the Last Adam restores to new, but it is greatly enhanced and designed not to fail. Let us read the verse, and then analyze the words being spoken:
John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn (Nun=Seed) of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
Can you see that Jesus just claimed to be a “seed”? It might be a little concealed by the choice of word the translator selected. The Greek word that was translated as “corn” is G2848, and this word literally means a single “kernel” of seed. In an ear of corn, each kernel is a “seed” that is able to produce an entire new corn stalk when planted. This corn seed can also be ground into corn meal to produce bread. But a corn kernel is not the seed type that Jesus claimed to be.
What type of “seed”, did Jesus just claim to be? It is found in the translated word “wheat”. This Greek word G4621 means a grain, but it is mostly used to represent “wheat”. It is used 14 times in the N.T. and 12 times it is translated as “wheat”. It is most important, to know Jesus is speaking symbolically and figuratively when using this analogy. Jesus is only using the natural to teach us about a much greater spiritual “seed” concept.
This “seed’ type of wheat, is actually very accurate based upon other words that Jesus reveals about Himself. It is the grain heads of the wheat stalk, that makes ground-up flour that humans bake wheat-based bread with. Now relate quickly about bread being baked, and apply this to what Jesus did for us as a spiritual “seed”. Jesus would be killed, and then buried in the ground for 3 days physically as a natural “seed”. But His spirit that came down from the father, would spend these same 3 days in hell, a place that is a very hot oven to pay for our sin debt. This would appear to connect Jesus to being like bread also. It is very interesting to notice this is exactly what Jesus claims to be, that is made from the grain of wheat:
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
We get the confirmation for which type of “seed” (Nun) that Jesus is claiming to be, by reading John 6:51. Here Jesus makes another astounding claim to be the “living bread” sent down from heaven. Here Jesus is speaking to the Jewish people who knew the story of Moses and the children of Israel in the wilderness. We can clearly understand how Jesus said the manna that was sent by God from heaven to feed Israel, was a type of who Jesus was when He appears to them in the flesh. Jesus is calling Himself, a far greater spiritual bread that is alive. The “manna” that God fed them with in the wilderness only provided physical strength and temporary life, but Jesus is claiming to be a spiritual bread that will save them eternally. Remember bread is made from “crushed” grain seed (Nun), mixed with “water” (Mem). Remember water is also a type of a life-giving essential substance, and this represents the Spirit and the Word of God. We have again repeated the pattern of the combined “Mem” and “Nun” connection. Now notice this prophecy of Jesus found in Isaiah:
Isa 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
Hopefully, you understand this chapter is Messianic and concerns Christ’s death on a cross (Tav). But notice the Hebrew word H1792 that is translated as “bruised”. This word describes a “crushing” experience of a “seed” that is done to produce bread. The Hebrew word H2233 is the word we found in Genesis 8:22 that God gave us in His law of “seed”, time and harvest for producing fruit.
We have just gone full circle from New Testament claims of Jesus being the “seed” that was given to produce brand new life in dead humans, returning to the law of “seed”, time and harvest, and finally the prophecy of how God was going to perform this plan in His Son Jesus Christ. What was the plan?
Jesus actually gave us the answer in John 12:24. Jesus claimed to be a spiritual “seed” that would be crushed for our human sin penalty, His body would be bruised, and then be nailed on a cross and die. Then the physical body of Christ a “seed”, would be buried in the ground. Jesus just described this spiritual work by giving everyone a natural farming lesson of how to produce increase. One planted grain of wheat seed can produce many other seeds when matured. These produced “seeds” can continue to grow new plants. This process can produce exponential growth over the process of a short time.
How did the whole Church body of Christ, go from 1 seed Jesus Christ, to the church size it is today? This answer should be self-evident. We can read after the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, He met with His disciples and breathed on them in John 20:22. This was the first generation of church new-life beginnings. Then we see 120 people in the “upper” room on Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit falls upon them and now the church body has multiplied by 10-fold. 3000 men outside of the building suddenly heard the commotion going on, and they come to believe in Jesus after Peter preaches the Gospel to them, and now there are at least 3120 people in the church body in only a very short time. This is suddenly almost a 30-fold growth. Can you see the exponential growth taking place in the body of Christ?
This “Seed” principle of new life, is why Satan is very sorry for killing Jesus on a cross (1 Cor 2:8). It was this concealed “Seed” (Nun) plan of God that doomed Satan to hell, and it was God guarantee of a new “Seed” in Christ, that will cause a victorious church in the very soon coming end of this world.
This exponential growth of seed time and harvest, was how God designed all natural things to function. It is this natural “seed” pattern of continuance and growth that was implemented in the unseen spiritual realm to operate also. It is amazing how one man named Adam with his wife named Eve, could produce over 7 billion people currently on the planet in 6000 years. This is what is happening in the end-time church also, before He returns to harvest His wheat, separating it from Satan’s tares of the world which will be burned in hell (Mat 13:25-30).
4. Jesus the Word (Seed) of God
One of the most significant mentions of Jesus being a Spiritual Seed is found in the New Testament. But to understand this foundational concept, let us first remember what Jesus taught us in the Parable of the Sower. Hopefully, you know this parable already. It will not be covered in depth in this lesson. In this parable, Jesus teaches about sowing “seed” (Nun) into four types of ground. 3 types of seed fail to produce “fruit” and one type of ground produces 3 levels of varying measures of “fruit”. In the explanation that Jesus provides, Jesus is the implied “Sower” of the “seed” (Nun). Jesus the Sower we are told is “sowing” the specific type of seed, named as the “Word of God”. The soil ground is defined to be the heart of humans. Those that receive His “Seed” and produce “fruit” are those that are saved. We should all be able to apply this knowledge to the “Nun” concepts we have learned so far, of a “sprouting” seed to produce new life. Humans being saved is the goal of Him sending His “Nun” Seed into the world.
What we have just established is God declaring His Word to be His “Seed” unto human salvation. But this is a double reference, because Jesus is called the Word of God in several scriptures. Please begin with John 1:1 and read down to verse 14. It begins, “In the beginning, the Word=Seed was with God, and the Word=Seed was God”. We have just discovered that God’s Word was God, and we paired this truth with the parable of the Sower definition of what “Seed” is, and we have God’s Word is His Seed, and His Seed is God that saves us. Wow, I pray you understood.
Then in John 1:14, God declares to us all, that God the Word (Seed/Nun) was made “flesh” and “dwelled” among us. The Greek translated as dwelled, means to “tabernacle” with humans. This personal tabernacling was a prophetic fulfillment of the type given to us in the God patterns of the tabernacle given to Moses. This is why the “Beyt” alphabet letter in the image of a “tent” tabernacle is so significant. This “Beyt” tent was a prophetic picture of God personally dwelling in a human body on the earth to die for all sins.
But let us place the Bible facts together. God came and tabernacled (Beyt) with humans, and this was accomplished by Him (the Word Nun Seed) being sent as a “seed” (Nun) which impregnated a “virgin” woman named “Mary”. The physical Nun Seed child of God, named Jesus was produced by the spoken “Seed” of God’s Word and this was joined with Mary’s natural egg to become a male son, and a human child named Jesus. This male son, was a son from two joined dimensions of reality. The mother was a completely physical/natural woman, born from Adam’s sinful lineage to die. And the Father of Jesus was completely the spiritual God creator of heaven and earth. This made Jesus the “seed” of natural men like Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, etc., as well as equally the spiritual “Seed” (Nun=Word) of God the Father of Heaven.
Let us confirm Jesus is called the Word/Seed of God, in other verses quickly. It is essential to understand that in 1 John 5:7, that the trinity of God is being called to be one God, in the triune form of the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit. In this verse God has revealed Himself to be the Father, the spoken Word of God representing His “Seed” (Nun), and His Holy Spirit.
In Revelation 19:13 Jesus is again called by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit as to be named “The Word of God”. This makes Jesus using the referenced definition of the “Seed” = “Word of God”, in the parable of the Sower, to be God’s Seed (Nun). Therefore, we have been given three witnesses within the New Covenant that claim Jesus is God’s spoken Word that was a “Seed” that became flesh to be born as a baby, and then to die as a man. This is very profound and significant revelation for many Christians to consider and learn.
God created His entire creation using Word/Seed (Nun). Therefore, God’s Word is the substance that created the world we live in and is also the substance that still holds it together. This is why Acts say “In Him we live and move and have our being” here on the earth. Then God does the most radically unexpected thing ever imagined by angels, devil, demons, and humans, He becomes a part of His creation by sending His Word/Seed (Nun) to become flesh to contain His Spirit. It was this combination of human and divine that saved us from our eternal demise of hell. This act was the ultimate expression of God’s Love for all humans. We should be in awe of this work, the devil certainly is, and it took him by complete surprise.
We are going to conclude this lesson on the sprouting “Nun” Seed of God being the LORD Jesus with a few verses of prophecy. We should all be able to see how these verses confirm the “Nun” Seed of God concepts for what we have learned today:
Isa 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
The letter “Nun” represents a generation of “New” life. The letter “Nun” is clearly revealed in this verse of Isaiah. God declares through the prophet Isaiah, “Behold, I will do a new thing”. This represents the “Seed” continuation law of new life found in Genesis. God created this law to place into effect the way of salvation for every human. Jesus was this “Way”, and He claimed He was the only way for true life in John 14:6.
The Hebrew word H6779 that is translated as “spring forth”, is another “seed” (Nun) confirming characteristic. This word literally means “to sprout” as a seed in order to grow new life. God revealed this same concept in Isaiah 42:9 and we know this is written about Jesus because He tells us in Revelation 21:5, “He is making everything new”.
Now notice in this verse of Isaiah 43:19 the repeated pattern of joining a “seed” with new waters that will flow in a previously dry wilderness. Symbolically we know both of these references are referring to God’s Word. The lack of water is a location where the Word of God was not taught. The “seed” is still the Word of God that will be spread by it being taught. Do you believe God connecting the “Mem” (water) and the “Nun” (seed) together in Christ is a coincidence, or could this just be another major example of His supreme intelligence? You should know what I think already!
The last Messianic verse we will review is also about Jesus being a new tender plant that came from a Nun Seed:
Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
A tender plant, and its roots come from a “Seed” (Nun). The Hebrew word H3126, again carries the meaning of a “sprouting seed”. Jesus in these words is being stated to be, a new growing plant, which originated from a “seed”. This aligns with the concept of the “Seed” (Nun), that Jesus claimed to be. Jesus said, unless a “grain of wheat” (Nun) die, and is buried, it abides alone.
Notice in this verse the repeated connection of the “Mem” (water) (or lack thereof), with the “Nun” (seed) again. Jesus is foretold to be born as a tender plant in a land where it is void of the true teachings of God’s Word. Jesus makes the reference to the Pharisees; your traditions make the Word of God of no effect (Mat 15:6). Jewish leaders were teaching the people only human thoughts of their traditions and not the True Word (Nun) of God. But God would send His Seed Son into this dry environment to bring them light and potential new life.
What we are observing, is the plan of God to do a brand-new creation in Jesus Christ, His Seed of New Life. These verses were written about Jesus, many years before Jesus came to the earth in the flesh to die. The ancient Hebrew alphabet was designed by God to foretell of this event, even many years before Isaiah wrote about it. Wow, what an amazing God we serve.
Peter wrote in 1 P Peter 1:23, that Christians are born again not by corruptible “Seed” ((Nun), but by the “Incorruptible Word of GOD!”. These are two types of seeds that every human must experience in order to enter the kingdom of God (John 3:5). The first seed is natural, the second seed is supernatural. Being born of only the first guarantees your eternal death, because in in the first Adam we all die. But being born-again by the “Seed” of God guarantees your eternal life (1 Cor 15:22).
There could have been a significant amount of other spiritual information, that could have been shared in this overview and introduction lesson on the Nun. However, this information provided should have been enough to get you interested into digging into the Word of God for yourself. It should have given you a hunger to know God more today, than you did yesterday. God became a man named Jesus, so that we could become one with Him as His New creation (2 Cor 5:17).
Thank you very much for reading and studying the Bible with us. We love you more than you know, and pray for you, please do the same for us. Jesus is coming back to the earth, sooner than you can imagine. If you are not ready to meet Him, it will be a very sad day for you to miss Him. If the LORD is willing, there will be more Bible lessons coming. God bless each and every one of you with the “Spirit of wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him”. Be blessed in Him
(Ver 1.1) This lesson is “Part 23” in the Bible study series about the Lord Jesus Christ, being hidden in the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet. Today’s lesson will focus upon the last letter in the Hebrew Alphabet called the “Tav”. The “Tav” is the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We should have already learned a lot about this letter, by reading from the beginning of the series. But if you have not read the series from the beginning, you might like to go to “Part 1” to start.
The letter “Tav” is one of the two alphabet letters, that Jesus directly claimed to be represented by personally in the Bible. We have already learned that Jesus said in Revelation 1:8, 1:11, 21:6, and 22:13, that He was the “Alpha” and the “Omega”. These are the first, and the last letters of the Greek alphabet. This was Jesus claiming to figuratively be, not only the beginning, and ending of all things, but also Him making the plain declaration that He is even literally every alphabet letter that makes up the languages that we can know Him by. Please make a note that Jesus made this claim in Revelation, 4 times. This number will become a repeated pattern in this lesson.
We must understand that the words of Jesus claiming to be one language’s first and last letters, would definitely apply Him to be found in the exact same corresponding letters, of every language. God knows every language in existence. Just because you speak a language like English, and the New Testament is written in Greek, this does not mean we all have to learn to speak Greek. This means the Greek Alpha and the Omega, could have been translated to be the A and the Z, and it would teach us the same concepts given to us by God from Greek.
Do you remember what Jesus Himself, claimed in John 12:24? In this verse of scripture, Jesus claimed the He was a “corn of wheat” seed. He then said that He would remain alone, unless He died, was buried in the ground to sprout, and then to bring forth much new fruit. Wow, this is very amazing news about His “death” on a “Tav” cross, and what happened afterwards. But please realize Jesus is speaking of Himself as being a spiritual seed, and that this planting will be of Him being raised from the dead, in order to produce His new spiritual fruit called the new creation of the church.
This knowledge should help us understand that these translation concepts, must also include the original Old Covenant Hebrew language, since Jesus was born a Jewish man. Most likely Jesus gave this alphabet representation claim to John by speaking to him in the Hebrew language. And John would have made the translation, from Hebrew to write it in the Greek language for the world to read.
We can easily reach this conclusion, because when Jesus appeared to Saul of Tarsus, being described in Acts 26:14, Jesus spoke from heaven to Saul in the Hebrew tongue. Remember Jesus was still in heaven when John received this revelation. Therefore, if Jesus spoke the Revelation verses to John in Hebrew, like He spoke to Saul in Acts, then these letters written in Greek would have been the Hebrew alphabet beginning and ending letters, called the “Alef” and the “Tav”, respectfully.
It is essential to realize that in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the “Alef” and the “Tav” are combined to form a mostly untranslatable word. This Hebrew word is H853 in the Strong’s, and it occurs in over 5000 verses of the text. In most of these verses, we can find Jesus being secretly referred to in the words, with God using figurative types, shadows, allegory, and other forms of writings. This is exactly why Jesus looked at the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem, and said to them, “Search your scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, but these are they that testify of me” (Jn 5:39). Remember, that Jesus was speaking to people who were Jewish, and He was referring to the Old Covenant Hebrew language when describing of their testimony of His personal hidden identity.
These words of Jesus combined with His spoken words in Revelation, claiming to be two direct alphabet letters, should cause us to begin to believe, that if the beginning letter and the ending letter of an alphabet is about Jesus, then every letter in between must also have something to “testify” about Jesus being LORD. So let us get started with the specific last and ending Hebrew letter “Tav”.
INTRODUCTION – THE TAV
We have already briefly seen the “Tav” in previous lessons in the series. The letter “Tav” has been assigned a numeric value of “400”. The “Tav” Ancient Hebrew letter pictogram, is a visual image of a cross. The letter sound in the English language is like the letter “T”. Like most Hebrew letters, there is also a word of the same “Tav” sound. This Hebrew letter sound alike word is “Tav” H8420, and it means “a mark”. Therefore, the basic meaning of the letter “Tav”, is that of a “mark”.
A mark is some kind of inscription, line, or figure that emphasizes or distinguishes something or someone. Marking a date on a calendar makes that date special to someone. But a mark could be a person’s signature. Usually, people sign their name as their mark on contracts or legal agreements, but for those unable to sign, they could simply scribble their identifying “mark”.
This Hebrew word that is translated as “mark” is comprised of two Hebrew letters. The first is the “Tav”, and the second is the “Vav”. The “Tav’, as we are learning is a “cross” picture, and the “Vav” happens to be the picture of a “nail”. A “nail” will certainly leave a mark in the body of a man hanged on a cross. One of the meanings of the letter “Vav”, is that of making a “connection”. People do this by nailing two boards together. The separated boards become joined together by the “Vav” nail. Humans were separated from God before Jesus was connected to the “Tav” cross with a “Vav” nail. Do you think any of this was a coincidence? Of course, it was NOT!
This word H8420 is used in Ezekiel 9 twice, in verses 4 and 6. In this context people who are not in favor of the nation of Israel’s sin, received a mark (Tav) on their foreheads. Everyone that does not have this mark to save them, is slain. This appears to be a type of a parallel of soon coming end time events that are described in the book of Revelation.
In Revelation 13:7, people are doomed to hell by receiving the “mark” of Satan’s beast. But in Revelation 7:4 God seals 144,000 men to save them, by placing a mark in their foreheads. Then, in Revelation 22:4, the people who do not receive the mark of Satan, receive the name “mark” of the Lamb in their foreheads. We can begin to see how there are two “marks” and “names” in which all humans can choose between. The “Tav’ mark represents God’s name and family, and this certainly appears to be the wisest human selection. The other option is to receive Satan’s name as a mark (Rev 13:7), and stay in his family.
Therefore, the letter “Tav” has at the least, six specific, indirect and direct meanings assigned to it as being the “mark” of God.
- The number 400
- A “cross” mark as pictured
- Jesus as the “Last”
- The Cross, God’s “goal” or “mark” to obtain
- The “sign” or “mark” of a covenant
- The “name” and “mark” of the family house we belong
These are just a few of the major meanings found in the letter “Tav” that we will be learning about today. Let us begin with understanding more about the letter “Tav” number value 400, first.
1. TAV – 400
The “Tav” letter has a specific number value of 400 assigned to it. If there were any other number of letters in the ancient Hebrew alphabet, the number 400 would not have fallen on this last letter “Tav”. Therefore, there must be a pre-designed higher intelligence meaning, for this specific number to be associated with this specific cross letter picture.
Remember, that Jesus spoke 4 times in Revelation that He was the last letter of the alphabet, and 4 x 100 = 400, the number value of this last letter. It is interesting that the number 100 is the value of the Hebrew letter “Qof”. This letter is drawn as a picture of a rising sun. In Malachi 4:2, God writing about Jesus says “The Sun of Righteousness, will arise with healing in His wings”. Therefore, we are observing another prophecy of the number 4 being multiplied by 100 as a sign of a man that dies on a cross (Tav), and He will arise (Qof) from the dead to give us His righteousness. We can figure out that Jesus thought that this was talking about himself, since He was the one that claimed to be the letter “Tav”, 4 times. But what does the number 4 have to do with a rising “Qof” (100) sun, in association with the timing of a cross (Tav)? We are about to find other potential prophetic associations with the number 4, 40, 400, and 4000 as we continue.
The number 4, in its various forms, is actually very significant as a pattern in the recorded records of the Old Testament. We should know by reading stories in the Bible, that the number “40” is associated with a time of “testing”, “temptation”, and “judgement”. There was Noah that entered into the Ark, when it rained 40 days to destroy the world. There was Moses that met with God on mount Sinai for 40 days (Exo 24:18), and this time delay away from the people of Israel, caused them to fail a very important test (Exo 32:1). Later in Numbers 32:13, the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness for 40 years to eliminate one generation that refused to possess the promise land. Everyone should also know that Jesus was tested by Satan, for exactly 40 days in the wilderness (Mk 1:13). After the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb, Jesus met several times with His new, New Covenant family on the earth for 40 days (Acts 1:3), before ascending into heaven to sit down. Finally, remember that Jesus waited 4 days before He raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:39). That will become very significant to our lesson soon.
There was exactly 400 years stated in Genesis 15:13, when God tells Abram, that his seed would be in bondage to a nation that was not of God. There, they would be treated harshly, and be as servants and slaves. But God said He would judge that nation, and his people would be delivered, and come out from them with an abundance of His blessings. This was God speaking of the natural nation of Israel that would be delivered from Egypt, through God’s chosen servant named Moses.
This Old Covenant story of deliverance, is full of types, shadows and prophetical patters of the coming New Covenant, implemented by Jesus Christ on the cross (tav). We learn this truth by reading 1 Corinthians 10:11, where God says the words written in the Old Covenant are “ensamples” for us in the New Covenant. The Greek word translated as “ensamples” is G5179, and this word means a “die” as struck, a “stamp”, or a “scar” as a mark. Especially remember the “scar” reference, because this is a very specific type of “mark” (Tav) symbol, that we will see again soon. But the main definition states that the Old Covenant was a “type” of the New.
God informs us by using this specific Greek word selection, that the Old Covenant, has applications for covenant examples, and covenant warnings for everyone in the New Covenant. These words were given for us to learn from, to not repeat their mistakes. But what does the number 400 associated with a natural nation being freed from physical bondage, have to do with the church? Could it be that it is because the church is called a spiritual nation (1 Pet 2:9) by God, and we have been freed from our spiritual bondage from Satan (Col 1:13), a hostile enemy of God?
Let us please remember, that from Abraham to Christ was approximately 2000 years, and from Adam to Abraham was also approximately 2000 years. Adding these together we have a total of 4000 years of human history from the first Adam to Jesus, who is called the “Last Adam” (1 Cor 15:45). Isn’t that interesting that we are studying the “last” letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and Jesus is also called the “last” Adam? It should be easy to see the “Tav” connections to Jesus taking place.
Then, know that no human was ever spiritually saved until after the Last Adam, Jesus died on the cross that is representative of the last letter (Tav). When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, He was raised up 4000 years after the first Adam sinned to allow Satan to rule over our world (2 Cor 4:4).
It should be becoming more obvious now, how the “Tav” being a cross, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and having the number value of 400, is a prophetic pictured image and timed prediction of the crucifixion of Jesus. God is shining a light upon the timing of Jesus’ coming death on a cross, as a pattern of the number 400.
Therefore, the number of 4000 years appears to be the essential timing for God’s detailed work of salvation. The number 4000 is simply “400” (Israel’s natural captivity period) multiplied by 10. The number 10 is the Hebrew Letter “Yod”, and this letter has the meaning of “work”. Can you begin to see the connection, to what God was doing in Jesus on the cross, was His greater work of all human spiritual salvation?
If Israel, was in physical bondage for 400 years, why can’t the number 4000 years, be a greater reality relating to humans being in spiritual bondage to Satan, the time from Adam to Jesus? 400 years of physical bondage, must be a type of the greater 4000 years of spiritual bondage. But how do we confirm this transition?
It is interesting that in the Hebrew mindset, multiplying any number by the number 10, can be viewed as “a completeness of order”. Or in other words, multiplying a number by 10, brings that number to a stated “fulness” of “completion”. Therefore, multiplying 400 x 10 = 4000, causes the number 4000 to be the fulfilment of the prophecy of the number 400 as a type. God confirmed this pattern with reading in Galatians 4:4. This verse states Christ’s appearance on earth, happened at a very specific planned and timed event within all of human history, and God called this event “the fulness of time”. This word can also be understood to be the “fulfilling of”. For example, Romans 13:10 says “love is the fulfilling of the law”. Do you see the concepts being taught by this word selection?
If we look up the Greek word G4138 that was translated as “fulness”, we learn it can be defined to be “completeness”, as in a cup that has been filled. It appears that God has reused specific patterns of events of previous time periods that happened to natural Israel, to reveal prophecy of Jesus’s work for all humanity. Please remember, that patterns are prophecy (Ecc 1:9). And, the Spirit of true prophecy is always a testimony of Jesus (Rev 19:10).
This one Old Covenant pattern describes their physical bondage to, and deliverance from Egypt. This recorded natural event and timing, appears to represent something spiritual, that happens to the New Covenant church through Jesus. Hopefully, you are already knowledgeable to what this work of Christ was.
In studying the Bible for many years, I have come to the conclusion that the 7 days of creation described in Genesis chapters 1 and 2, are an outlined prophetic view into the entire history of man upon the earth during this age. If we apply God’s time of one day representing 1000 years, as defined by 2 Peter 3:8, and divide 4000 by 1000 years, we arrive at 4 days within God’s defined scale of all human time as 7 days or 7000 years total.
Now take this number back to “Day 4 of creation” and see what God did. If we read Genesis 1:13-19, we will find God’s description of day 4 of creation. On this day God set two rulers into place. The rulers were called the greater light, that rules the day, and the lesser light, that would rule the night.
These two lights are called in other parts of the Bible, the “sun” and the “moon”. These two ruler separations, represent two “kingdoms”. The Day is the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, who we know is called the “Sun of Righteousness” in Malachi 4:2. We saw this earlier in this section with the mention of the “Qof” Hebrew letter that is the number 100.
The kingdom of “darkness” and the “night” is the dominion of the devil (Col 1:13, Eph 5:8). It is amazing that by humans choosing to enter into God’s “Kingdom of Light”, they have been freed from the spiritual kingdom of the darkness of this world (Col 1:13). There are multiple other lessons available here to confirm all of this with many scriptures. It is most interesting that this event of dividing spiritual night from spiritual day, took place 4000 years after Adam sold us into Satan’s authority, and this was prophesied exactly on Day 4 of creation.
Therefore, we can see how the “Tav” representing the number 400 has significant value and application to the work of God to die on a cross, and this occurred 4 days in God’s spiritual timeline, when Jesus died 4000 years in the timing of the human calendar. These 4000 years represented spiritual captivity to a spiritual enemy of God and man. There is much more that could be written about this, but this was the quick overview of the number 400 of the Tav, and how it relates to Jesus’ deliverance of humanity on a cross (Tav).
2. TAV – THE OBVIOUS MARK OF A CROSS
The first and most obvious meaning of the letter “Tav”, is taken from the plain, direct, and clear picture of it, as a Roman style “cross” of execution. We all need to take the Bible as “literally” as possible when reading and studying. Think about how intelligent God is compared to us. Then imagine Him not being able to “Say what He means and mean exactly what He says”. This is why I believe firmly that every pictogram of the Ancient Hebrew alphabet was designed by God, to get across a plain message meaning of the picture, to point us to the main subject of the entire Bible, named Jesus.
The first known crucifixions in human history, took place 500 years before Christ. This means this cross letter was written in Hebrew texts, 500 – 1000 years before Christ would die upon a cross. The first usage of a cross occurred during the “Persian” empire. It was used to make examples of at least 3000 people during the time of Darius, the King of Persia. But this method of execution became especially perfected during the Roman empire when Jesus was physically living in Israel.
Observing the picture of the ancient Hebrew letter, we all can plainly see that the “tav”, represents two crossed wooden poles, that are overlapped to form the exact shape of a common style of Roman execution device, called a “cross”. Today, many people wear this symbol as jewelry, with most not having a clue to its meaning, purpose or what God has accomplished for us in Christ hanging on a cross (Gal 3:13, Rev 5:9).
The death sentence on a cross was designed for ultimate pain, and a slow death. This “crossed” wooden pole device was implemented as the cruelest, and most humiliating method of a slow death. This method of death took place by “nailing” a human’s feet and hands, to two crossed wooden posts. The posts were made of the wood from trees, that were able to hold the large nails. This combination was able to secure the weight of the human, being hanged on it. With every breath the crucified human would have to force themselves upward creating ultimate pain, to allow air into the lungs and to exhale. Eventually the human would not have the strength to breathe again, and would suffocate.
We should all be able to understand that a “tav” represents crucifixion. We know from reading the Gospel eye witnesses accounts, Jesus was crucified and died. We can find that Jesus was hung upon a cross from 9 am (Mark 15:25) until 3 pm (Mark 15:34), a period of 6 hours, with half of them in sunlight and half of them in darkness (Mark 15:33). We can also read in Psalm 22:16, and Zechariah 12:10, that Jesus was prophesied to be “pierced” in His flesh. We know these prophecies were fulfilled in Jesus by reading John 19:31, and Revelation 1:7. This information clearly confirms the “Tav” as a cross, in the eyes of God, was speaking about Jesus.
This “Tav” cross death of Jesus and the release of His blood to die, is exactly what has been pictured in the ancient Hebrew alphabet letter “Tav” for approximately 3500 years when Moses first wrote the Torah. I call this God, hiding His truth in plain sight. Now let us look at the important concept of this letter being the last in the alphabet.
3. TAV THE LAST LETTER = JESUS THE LAST
The fact that the “Tav” is the last letter of the alphabet, causes it to figuratively represent “completion”, “conclusion” and “closure”. As we know from studying Revelation 22:13, Jesus directly claimed to be, “the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last”. This was a very profound statement. In this statement He used the first and the last letters of the alphabet. Therefore, all of the words of Jesus in Revelation 22:13, were in clear agreement with the “Tav” being the “Last” letter.
Obviously, being the last is the opposite of being the “first”. When two human captains are picking a team for a game from a selection of possible players, usually they pick the best player first, and the least desirable player last. Therefore, being called “last” in a normal human mindset, usually carries the connotation, that the final option being chosen, discussed or observed, is not the best choice. However, in God’s mindset, He usually saves His last option, or selection to be His greatest work.
We have already seen where Jesus is called the “Last Adam” in 1 Corinthians 15:45. So this was the first picture of Jesus as being called a final, or ending “Adam” (man), that is implied to never occur again. Clearly, we learn Jesus was God’s best selection saved for “last”, and only He could save us all.
Mat 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Wow, could these words being spoken by Jesus, reveal something very profound that was happening in God’s work hanging on a cross? I believe it does. Keep this in your mind as we continue learning about Jesus being called the “Last”. See if you can think how God’s Last Adam could possibly become a new beginning to be called the “First”? This is going to be amazing, and I hope you can see, and receive it. We will continue, by looking at some “last” words of Jesus while hanging on the Tav cross.
This “last” Hebrew letter “Tav”, further becomes directly connected to Jesus’ recorded death while hanging on the cross (Tav) by us observing this letter was a cross, and it helped manifest the death of Jesus. But we should know that it was actually Jesus’ choice to give up His spirit willingly (John 19:30), that caused His death (James 2:26). Everyone in Israel was shocked that Jesus was already dead including the Roman soldiers when they came to Him to break His legs to force death quickly (John 19:33).
Before the willing departure of His spirit, Jesus spoke some very specific “last” spoken words. One of His “last” recorded statements, was with Jesus crying out, “It is Finished” (John 19:30). This Greek word G5055 translated as “finished’, literally means to be “completed”, “concluded”, or “fulfilled”. It is definitely true that everything that the Holy Spirit wrote would happen to Jesus was being fulfilled. We can read in Matthew 26:54-56, Mark 16:49, and John 19:36 to name three, that many scriptures were “fulfilled” in the work of Christ’s death on a cross. Therefore, the words “It is finished” may mean, “Everything spoken of me, has been completed”. But that application could not be completely accurate, because Jesus had not yet risen, not yet ascended into heaven, and not yet returned to the earth to reign 1000 years, etc. Or maybe we are not seeing clearly what God has just accomplished in the words “It is finished”.
When anyone speaks the Hebrew alphabet, beginning with the “first” Alef and continuing in alphabetic sequence, they will always arrive at the Tav “last”. The alphabet speaker could be described as being “finished” speaking when they arrive at the last letter “Tav”. Isn’t that interesting? When were the “First” recorded words of God found in the Old Covenant Hebrew text?
Do you remember how God created our world in Genesis? Creation was accomplished with God’s spoken words. 10 times in Genesis 1 it is recorded “God said”. Therefore, God created everything in our world using “spoken” words that held His power to create. God formed these words from selected specific alphabet letters. Are you beginning to see how alphabet letters that form words, could be viewed as potential creation building blocks? Could this be the reason Jesus is claiming to be the alphabet letters “Alef” and “Tav”?
Who is God’s Word? The “Word of God”, if you do not know is Jesus Christ, the second member of the trinity (1 Jn 5:7). The Bible says in John 1:1-3, that God in the beginning, through His spoken Word, created everything that was created. In John 1:14, God writes that the “Word”, who is God, became flesh as the man Jesus. Colossians 1:16 further confirms that God created everything that exists in heaven and on earth, by Jesus Christ whether they are things that are visible, or invisible realities. Now remember in Revelation 19:13 that Jesus is named the “Word of God”. Therefore, we have Jesus the Word of God who was God, being spoken by God, to create our physical world. If Jesus, is the WORD of GOD, which He clearly is, He must also be the individual alphabet letters that create the words.
God’s chosen words of creation were made from specially selected alphabet letters. The precise organization of each specific chosen letter to form the correct words, caused everything in the mind of God to manifest in our newly created world, after God spoke them. Think about this! Do you even know what this is saying, based upon us knowing John 1:1? This verse says, that in the beginning before there was anything created, there existed the Word, and this Word was with God, and this Word was God the Creator! Therefore, these spoken words that created are still God? The answer is yes, He is still the Word.
All of this information, is saying to us that the spoken words of God created everything that we can see around us in our universe. This information claims that the “God Particle” that is being searched for by modern scientists are, divine “sound waves”. These spoken words of creation, made up of alphabet building blocks, are the seed elements that are holding all of the universe together (Heb 1:3).
Wow, this is a very amazing revelation to many Christians, but it can become still even more amazing. Could Jesus who is God’s spoken living word, who created everything, and is holding all of our world together, could He say anything that could cause His creation to begin to “end”? Remember, in Matthew 24:35 and Luke 21:33 that Jesus makes the direct prophecy, that both heaven and earth will pass away. But when does this coming end, begin? Could it be at the cross?
Remember according to John 14:24, Jesus claimed whatever He spoke only came from what He heard His Father tell Him to say. We also know it was this Father God that spoke the Word (Jesus) to create the universe. What then would you think happened when the same creator God who said “Let there be Light”, would come to the earth to die, and while hanging on a cross, He says “It is finished”? What would manifest in all of our creation, through these words spoken by Jesus the creator of heaven and earth? Do the spoken words of Jesus hanging on a cross, still have the same power to cause changes for life or death to occur? The answer must be YES! Therefore, we must ask this question, what did these pre-death spoken words upon a cross (Tav) the last letter, cause to occur when He said “It is Finished”? What was being “completed”, “closed” and “concluded”? When you figure this out it will help set you free completely from the devil.
By Jesus speaking “It is Finished”, causes us to see potential new meaning for these words using His claims of being the first and the last, and the “Alef” and the “Tav”. When He died on the cross, His physical mortal life’s work was definitely “finished”. His mortal work to pay for the penalty of the first Adam’s sin, was completed with His death. But that was not everything that had to happen to save us. Maybe, you do not yet “fully” understand the power of God’s three little words “It is finished”, but they will become more amazing as you study the Bible. We will only be able to be introduced to this potential new concept in this lesson, or we would need to write an entire book to teach it more completely.
But also remember after death, that Jesus had to spend 3 days, and 3 nights in the heart of the earth (Mat 12:40), and then He had to be resurrected from the dead by the Holy Spirit (1 Pet 1:3). Believe it or not, this God designed resurrection from the dead reality, began a brand-new creation that never existed before (2 Cor 5:17). Jesus died upon the feast of “Passover” to save all humans from the old creation, and He was raised from the dead on the feast of “first fruits” to begin a brand-new creation of freedom from Satan. Satan is a type of Pharaoh holding humanity as captive slaves, and his spiritual kingdom of the dark world is a type of Egypt.
This information alone, should be turning on several light bulbs in your heart and mind. Why does God in His Word, claim that there is coming, a new heaven and a new earth? God says this will happen in Isaiah 65:17, 66:22, 2 Peter 3:13, and Revelation 21:1. Why are there exactly 4 verses in the Bible that use the words “new”, “heaven”, and “earth”, in them? In these “4” verses God clearly reveals there is coming a new heaven and new earth. We can foresee from reading Revelation 21:1 that this new heaven and new earth will come to completed “fulness” after the 7000 years of total human history. This represents the fulness of the one week of God’s Genesis 1-2 creation pattern of prophecy.
Wow, is God’s current created world going to end totally at a sudden and surprising single moment of time, or will the ending be a transition period of delay, with a possible big grand finale? If it is a delayed event, that means it is all future. But if it is a transitional phased overlap, that means it could be happening now, which it is. Therefore, when did this ending, begin to happen? What did God accomplish to guarantee the final ending outcome that He desired?
From what God has revealed to us in scriptures, there was a new creation transitional event that occurred at the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. We are learning that God initiated a new creation transition by planting a new “seed” named Jesus. This new seed Jesus, died and was planted in God’s current old creation. It was this new surprising “seed” planting, that will result in an amazing new reality, and Satan was clearly caught off-guard by this plan (1 Corinthians 2:8). It will be this new “first seed” planted that will grow, and increase to produce God’s desired “fruit” of harvest that He has waited for, for a long time (James 5:7). This new creation was initiated by God, and began to manifest at the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Perhaps you do not understand the concept that Jesus was a “seed”, so let us cover this briefly.
Many “new” creation things happened at the resurrection of Jesus. For example, at His resurrection, God initiated a New Covenant that never existed before between the risen Jesus and any believer in Him (Heb 8:18). In the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, God created a new Kingdom of Light, without any darkness in His Son Jesus (Col 1:13). Remember also that God created a new royal priesthood and a new holy nation (1 Peter 2:9) and Jesus is called the King of all kings, and Lord of all lords of these people (Revelation 19:13). In the New Covenant, Jesus gave a “New Commandment” of Love, to govern in the hearts of everyone in His new creation (John 13:34). In this new creation is being built a “New Jerusalem”, and this new Holy city has never existed before (Revelation 21:2). In the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God raised the God man Jesus, from the dead “first”, before everyone else. Jesus Christ, is now called “the Firstborn from the dead” in Colossians 1:18, and Revelation 1:5.
Why was it necessary for Jesus, the sinless Son of God to be born-again, and to be named the “first” one that this happens to? Uh oh! There appears to be a new connection revealed, that is recurring to Jesus being called the “Alef”, the first letter of the alphabet, the “beginning”, and the “first”! We have just found a new reoccurring pattern being revealed. That is about all we can cover on this subject today. But hopefully it will raise your curiosity to find more on your own.
But remember this key! The resurrection of Jesus from the dead, initiated a New Kingdom, house and family of God called “Day and Light”, and this kingdom was separated from the “night and dark” kingdom ruled by the lesser light Satan, as we saw earlier in the Genesis 1 prophecy. This new life that Jesus experienced first, simply initiated His immortal eternal work after death. All of this information implies, that there was something very significant that was wrong with God’s current creation, that needed to be fixed using a new “beginning”. The full transition of God’s new beginning in Christ, is still awaiting completion to occur. This will transpire after the full “end” of our current creation. Check out this verse that Paul wrote about this creation transition that was being eagerly awaited to come to fruition.
Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Do you see what God is saying here? The word “creature” literally means “creation”. God is saying His current creation in heaven and on the earth, are earnestly awaiting the full appearance of the “sons of God”. This is an astounding statement, since Paul himself wrote 2/3 of the New Testament, and when he wrote this book Paul said creation was still awaiting the appearance of the Sons of God. If you do not know what this means, let us take it back to the pattern of the Genesis 1 old creation. On the end of Day 6 came God’s creation of a fully mature righteous man and woman, and God gave them dominion over the entire planet. This is believed to be a pattern for what is being waited for, at the end of day 6 or 6000 years, when the church is awaited to spiritually mature enough to use their spiritual authority over their spiritual enemy Satan.
This new coming beginning, was decided by God to emerge in a new-birthed spiritual Son, who was the uniquely combined earth and heaven participant, named Jesus. Jesus the God/Man, was the “first” one to be born and risen from the dead.
Let us conclude with a discussion of one possible meaning of the “Tav” as a letter that represents the “Last” or “ending” of God’s original creation (Gen 1:1). We have learned that “to be finished”, means a termination has been initiated by the death of Jesus on a “Tav” cross. We can confirm this by reading this verse in 1 John:
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
First take notice this verse claims the devil has been sinning from the beginning of creation. Do you understand what this verse is saying? God clearly says Jesus was “manifested” as a human (implied to die), in order that the works of the devil can be “destroyed”. But this Greek word G3089, translated as “destroyed” does not mean to cause the devil to be demolished, as in obliterated or cease to exist. Hopefully you do know that you cannot kill a spirit being like Lucifer.
This new knowledge implies to us, that Satan has done a lot of evil to corrupt God’s creation in both heaven and on the earth. God personally becomes a man (Mat 1:23), so that He could use a single “Tav” cross work, to move His current creation into a transitional time for undoing all of these works of evil, and to begin a new creation that never existed before. This is confirmed in the Greek word definition. This word means to cause to be “loosened” from. Anything that needs to be loosed, implies something was previously “bound”. In our case all humans were in bondage to Satan for 4000 years, and were bound for hell. Therefore, Jesus’ resurrection started a new creation work to untie the devil’s bondages that he has placed upon those in heaven and on the earth to whom he was in covenant with.
Then after God’s work in Jesus dying on a “Tav” cross, He reveals to us a new beginning for a new spiritual way of living in a new kingdom, and these two works occurred simultaneously, but with three days of separation apart. Wow, did you notice what God just said? There was three days of tomb transition for the one-man Jesus, to move from being fully dead to becoming fully alive forever. This appears to be prophetical time that will reveal the 3,000-year time period of God’s old to new spiritual transition. After these 3,000 years, Satan will be fully and completely eliminated from the earth. This is again the concept of one day representing 1000 years as we used in the 7 days of creation.
This time will include the 2000-year (2 day) church age, which is followed by the 1,000-year (day of rest) time of the millennial reign of Christ. We are at the end of the 2,000-year church age, so the return of Christ is very imminent. Only after 3000 years from the resurrection of Christ will; 1) the devil and all evil be placed in final eternal bondage (Rev 20:10), 2) the old heaven and earth creation can be consumed with fire (2 Peter 3:7), and 3) a new heaven and a new earth can be created (Rev 21:1).
It appears from Jesus’ words that He was proclaiming “His physical work on the earth as a mortal man was to die for human sin, and to redeem mankind out of the kingdom of darkness, was completed”. This work was His most direct accomplishment, by Him fulfilling the plain picture of the “Tav”. But as we have learned, there is another meaning for it is finished, by what happens directly 3 days after His death. This act of God clearly “signifies” and “marks” a creative new beginning, that had never been available before. This resurrection work of God in Christ, sealed the coming demise of Satan, and lifted Christ followers into a new creation reality of living “in Christ”. Being made “In Christ” a new creation, we are now far apart from the evil of this world, having been fully reconciled to be with God forever. Praise the LORD!
4. TAV – GOD’S CROSS MARK TO OBTAIN
We have covered this subject in other lessons, but it is worth reviewing again, for all the new readers and subscribers that were led by the Holy Spirit to come and study the Bible here. This Hebrew letter “Tav” has an interesting application for the church today. We are told in Matthew 16:24, that Jesus said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross (Tav) and follow me.
What was Jesus saying to us, by speaking the words for us to take up our cross (Tav)? He has basically instructed us to stop living for ourselves and for our independent purposes. In other words, He says come end your mortal life and become a born-again spiritual follower after dying to self. In order for us to take up a “Tav” cross and follow Jesus, we are required to come to the “cross” and pick it up. Let us talk about this concept in more depth.
This “cross” symbol of the “Tav” can be viewed as a turning point of opportunity for every human. We could also call it, God’s most significant “cross” road choice for a new direction, provided for all of mankind. This cross picture represents a map of two roads with a center intersection. When we arrive, and we will all arrive at this decision point, we are standing at the center of an intersection that represents the ultimate eternal decision point for eternal consequence.
Every human has been given the freedom right to choose to remain moving in the direction towards the “mark” of eternal death in hell, or we can repent and change our direction point to life eternal. We do this by choosing to believe in Jesus, and to change directions towards knowing God’s eternal life cross “mark” destination. This is God’s purpose for everyone, and He provided it, by the death of the LORD Jesus who came to bring us into His Light and Life of knowing Him.
From the death of one Man named Jesus hanging on a cross, He has provided every human the only available exit point, from continuing on the default wide highway path to hell. Jesus said the majority of the world would choose this path of destruction, but no one is forced to do so. Jesus died on a cross (Tav) to become the only exit gate/door from the chosen road Adam gave to us leading to eternal death. God in Jesus selected to become the right human choice for us, by Him freely offering anyone the gift of eternal life. We simply need to believe in Him being nailed to the posts of a wooden cross, experiencing death for us in hell, and then being raised back from the dead. This act of LOVE gave us something, unexpected, new, meaningful, powerful and profound to believe in.
One of the ultimate messages of the “Tav” (cross), was God giving to us a new cross (Tav) “mark” to travel towards. And it is by our faith in His visible marked signpost of His death, burial, and resurrection, and us calling Him our Lord, that gives us the confident “hope” of our same resurrection experience in the soon future.
By Jesus calling Himself the Alef and the Tav, being the first and the last letters of the Hebrew language, He was giving us a major clue to who He was and what He was doing for us. Please recall, that the Alef is the first letter of the alphabet, and the “Tav” is the last letter. And by joining these two letters together we get the Hebrew word H853 and this word occurs more than 6000 times in the Old Testament. I still believe that every occurrence points us to Jesus in some way.
The first letter Alef as we should know, is the “Ox” picture as a strong servant. The last letter picture as we have learned today is the “Cross” picture in ancient Hebrew, meaning a “mark” or “sign”. Placing these two together we arrive at the meaning, “driving the servant ox to the mark”. Remember, in ancient times, farmers would be placing a yoke upon their strong oxen, and then attaching them to a plow. The land owner would then place a “marker” in the distance to plow towards. This was done so that they could travel in straight lines through the soil to plant seeds, to produce fruit. Doesn’t that sound interesting?
Do you realize that these two letters (Alef+Tav), just described the work of God to save every human? You do know this, if you have studied the parables of Jesus in the Gospels. It would be worth your time to go now, and re-study them and find how many have something to do with farming and producing fruit. You will find in these natural examples, that sowing is done with God’s Word and if fruit is produced this growth causes human salvation.
What we have found, is that in these two letters (Alef+Tav) that Jesus claimed to be, were the combined overview of the entire plan of salvation and the work of God to spread His saving seed, which is the Word of God. God sent His Seed into the world and He became His Son. Jesus was God the manifested strong servant, to sow seeds into the hearts of everyone that would listen. All that listened intently and placed their determined confidence in Jesus, would be saved to enter into the New Covenant church creation.
We can further expand this topic with the fact that when we are saved, we are loosed from Satan, and newly bound and joined together with Christ like two yoked oxen that are pulling and working together to reach the end mark for our life’s calling. Jesus invited us all to “take His yoke, because it is easy” in Matthew 11:29. In this statement, Jesus is claiming that He is the “Alef” who is God, for us to be yoked with. To be “yoke” means to be in covenant with, and this is our next subject.
5. TAV – THE COVENANT MARK
The next very significant meaning of the letter “Tav”, is it also being defined as a “sign” or a “mark”. But this mark is different than the life target mark we learned in the previous section. This “sign” or “mark” was implemented by God first in the flesh. This was an external mark as a scar, that was performed when making a covenant between two individuals.
This type of covenant “mark”, occurs multiple times in the Bible, and is still done in many places around the world today. Let us describe the basic process of what God is teaching. During the making of a covenant between two humans, each of them would use a sharp instrument, like a knife to make a cut mark in their flesh, either on their hands or wrists to cause blood to flow. Both bleeding covenant partners, would then mingle their blood by touching their cut hands or wrists together, and this would cause the covenant to be bonded as long as they were both alive. This cutting of the covenant, would also result in a lasting visible personal “mark” called a scar.
An individual covenant scar could be seen on that person’s body, as a continual reminder to him that he was in a covenant with someone else. Or one covenanted human could show his covenant mark on his hand or wrist, to remind his covenant partner of their covenant commitment to both keeping the promises of the covenant. This mark could also be shown to anyone else on the earth, even an enemy to verify that they had a covenant relationship that their enemy would have to deal with, if they attacked them. If someone was smart, they would make a covenant with the strongest person they could, and this would ensure their peace and safety against all enemies. Wow!
The very first covenant making event between two humans, occurred in Genesis 2. God created one man, named him Adam. God saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone, and God put Adam to sleep and took a rib from his side. This type of surgical procedure would normally cause the flow of blood. From this rib. God made a woman, who would be Adam’s wife. This was the God created model for a male and female marriage covenant (Gen 2:24), and it is the pattern for every ongoing marriage covenant, including Christ and the church (Eph 5:32). From that day forward Adam could have shown Eve the scar in his flesh, as a sign/mark that they were both made from one body. Wow!
Do you remember when God made the covenant with Abram in Genesis 17? As part of this covenant, God required that every male, was to be circumcised. And by anyone not agreeing and submitting to this mark in their flesh, caused that man to not be a part of that covenant. This cutting of Abram’s flesh, left an external covenant scar, and it could not be undone or redone.
At least, three things resulted in performing this covenant act. First, there was the initial cutting of the flesh, and this caused pain, and bleeding. Second this made a permanent mark upon the man’s flesh as long as he was alive. Third, making this covenant, made this man unique, separate and different than all of the rest of the people on the earth, because he had a covenant with the “Most High” God, and they did not. Finally, it is important to know that God’s covenant mark was normally, never seen by other humans, since it was uniquely private and covered.
This pattern of circumcision continued throughout the history of the natural nation of Israel. But God also killed animals in the Old Covenant, and their blood was sprinkled on all of the covenant people coming out of Egypt in Exodus 24:8. Therefore, the pattern of cutting flesh, producing blood and causing it to be mingled upon those agreeing in covenant, is continuing.
But now we jump to the New Covenant in Jesus, and find that the patterns of these natural covenant marks are still taking place. But they are now being implemented by God in the unseen spirit realm, instead of the external natural human visible flesh realm:
Heb 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Heb 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
It is very clearly written in the New Testament, how the shedding of the blood of Jesus on a cross (tav), implemented a brand-new God covenant between any human (Jew or Gentile), that would receive His blood. Because Jesus shed His blood, we are not required to cut our external flesh and bleed to create a visible flesh covenant mark. But this does not mean that no flesh has any scars in it, in the New Covenant.
Here is an important fact of all God covenants ever made. No created being, has been able to keep a God covenant. The first known revealed covenant in the Bible with Lucifer the highest angelic being failed, because of his rebellion. The Adamic Covenant between God and man, failed because of his rebellion. The marriage covenant with Israel also failed because of their rebellion. Because God is Holy and His standards of perfection are so pure, God had a challenge of how to save his most loved creation man, who He had made in His image, after His likeness.
Therefore, in God’s wisdom, He solved this problem by becoming a man in His creation that could, and would keep His necessary covenant standard of perfection. Then by Grace through Faith in Jesus, God included every human that would believe in His work, the right to be identified before God in the name and the body of Jesus, who is our eternal mediator between every imperfect human and the Holy God (Heb 12:24).
It is very essential to recall, that because Jesus’ body was hung on a cross for us, the external scars in His hands and feet from the nails, and the Roman spear that punctured His side, will always be a visibly “marked” reminder to all humans that are identified to be “in” Him. This will be an eternal reminder of His great love, grace, mercy and sacrifice (Jn 20:27) that took place to save us. Every time we will see Jesus during our eternal existence, the external physical scar reminders will be sufficient proof to cause us to remember, what He did for us. We can easily recall, how our saving covenant was implemented through His flesh and blood given for us freely. But there is also another new spiritual covenant “mark” given to every saved human. This spiritual mark is unseen with natural eyes, and it is very much like the mark of Abram.
Jesus did not personally need any internal spiritual marking to take place for His saving work. But humans did. Humans will receive a new immortal body at the resurrection. But when we were saved, we received a brand-new spirit (2 Cor 5:17), and God did a spiritual covenant work inside of us, as His “signed” evidence of our salvation. Instead of an external “mark” like Abram, Christians are given an internal spiritual reminder mark for the benefit of our spiritual enemy the devil to see. This new internal “mark” takes place only in our unseen spirit:
Rom 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Wow, do you see how God places His new covenant mark inwardly upon the unseen human spirit? Do you see how it is done by divine spiritual hands, and not natural human hands? These are amazing parallels that are patterned after the Abram covenant. Any human can be made clean by receiving the finished work of Jesus’ shed blood by faith. And the new covenant mark (tav) is made by the Spirit of God inwardly in our hearts when we believe, and confess Jesus as LORD.
6. TAV – MARK OF THE FAMILY YOU BELONG
The next significant meaning of the “Tav” alphabet letter, is that of a representation of a family “name”, or the “mark” of the family house. We are going to learn a potentially new concept for some, and for others it will be a review of some items we learned in the description of the Ancient Hebrew letter “Beyt”.
As an introduction to a Tav family mark, please allow me to write about some personal human family examples of a family mark. This human example, is patterned after the Tav God created concepts. This natural human example, will help some to understand the spiritual concept that is taking place by God’s spiritual handiwork.
My great grandfather, owned and raised some livestock, many years ago. This was a common type of human farm work 150 years ago. But there existed the possibility of losing one or more of them, because of broken fences, unexpected storms, natural disasters, or other potential unforeseen problems. These lost, loosed or stolen animals could present significant ownership problems and disputes when they were lost or found by the true owner, or other human neighbors. The loss of any owned livestock would be a significant risk for a greatly reduced personal income and wealth.
Therefore, to resolve the legal disputes, and losses of income, the owner would mark their cattle externally, with their identifying family mark. This mark would be a unique sign or symbol identifying the owning farm or ranch, and it helped to eliminate the risk of loss. Can you begin to see how this “mark” is very similar to the covenant mark we learned previously? This concept clearly represents a “mark” of identity and a relationship of ownership.
This “marking” of cattle was called “branding”. And it was done by a custom-made medal device, usually made of iron. This device could be called a branding iron. The branding iron end, containing the identifying family “mark”, would be placed into a fire of intense heat, to make it glowing red hot. The hot end of the iron containing the mark, would then be applied to the leather cow hide of the living animal. And this action would leave the lasting scar, that would identify the animal for its entire life. So, this process is almost identical to what we learned about before in the “covenant mark” discussion about Abram. This is why this concept of marking a beast for a mark of ownership, sounds a lot like the same covenant terminology and patterns. Both concepts left a visible “mark”. This human implemented process of branding, copies the pattern of a God created family covenant mark, like circumcision.
I included a picture of my great grandfather’s branding irons, above. These were handed down from generation to generation. No, they are not still being used today. But they teach us and remind us about God’s created concepts that He has done for us in our spirit by placing His mark upon our heart. Just as the children of Israel were circumcised 8 days after birth, to receive God’s “covenant mark”, so it is with the New Covenant. The number 8 represents a “new beginning” and when a child of the living God is circumcised at their new birth, God places His Holy Spirit inside of our spirit as a “seal” of the covenant that has taken place (Eph 4:30).
What we are learning, is the fact that every human belongs to someone. We are either owned by God, or owned by Satan. If we read 1 Corinthians 6:20 and 7:23 we will find God with the price of the blood of Jesus, “bought” us out of the kingdom of Satan. We can clearly see that a very significant financial transaction took place to transfer ownership from being lost to being saved. Silver and gold were not a sufficient price, for this legal purchase. It required the life blood of God Himself to make this purchase (Ps 72:14, 1 Peter 1:19).
Satan was the default owner of every human, after Adam sold himself, and all of his children, to the devil (Isa 52:3, Rom 5:19). if you have not given your life to Jesus, and made Him your LORD, intentionally and voluntarily, you are still an owned slave of Satan (Rom 6:20). Because, God worked such a great work to save us He has caused a legal transfer of ownership to be made available to every human. This concept teaches us that God gives us the freewill choice to which family we will belong. Therefore, we have not been permanently “marked” yet! As long as a human is living on this earth, they can make that choice, but any delay would cause a great risk of not entering into God’s family. Now let us explore the concept of how and when we are “marked” for ownership within one of two families, for final ownership.
Let us look this God identifying family mark by reading in one ending verse in Revelation, found in the “Last” book and the “Last” chapter:
Rev 22:4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
This verse in context is describing God’s people. It very clearly states that God will write upon us, “His Name”. Uh oh, sound a lot like a branding, but I do not believe it will hurt. But this concept will be Him giving us His personal ownership “mark”. This act of receiving God’s name as His family mark, is the same as when a loving wife marries her husband and takes his name to be her own. This is what Christians lovingly do with God.
In this section we have been talking about this “mark” concept because the Hebrew word H1004 translated as “house”, has its roots in two Hebrew letters. The first letter of the word, begins with the second letter of the alphabet called the “Beyt”. You should recall that the beyt, represents a tent dwelling, and has the meaning of a house, and the family that lives within the house. Therefore, this letter also signifies the location of the Father’s house, where the Son comes from.
The last letter of the word H1004 translated as “house”, is the last letter of the alphabet the “Tav”, representing a “mark”. Placing these letters together, we get the meaning, the “mark of the house”. God uses this word to teach, each house is formed and governed by the home’s founding father’s name. The strong father would be the designated family originator, like the “House of the LORD”, the “house of Jacob”, the “house of David”, and etc.
To conclude this section of the lesson about a family mark decision point of a cross, we need to remember that Satan has a family house, and is a father of many children that do evil (Jn 8:44). Satan demands humans to take the permanent “mark” of his name in Revelation 13. Everyone that does this, will be forced into hell with Satan, and an everlasting torment with him. This too will be like the concept of getting branded or tattooed. Satan will coerce people with very strong motivations to willingly take his mark. He will do this by starving people. Everyone without his mark will not be able to buy or sell normally through the government created system.
When this motivation is not enough, there will be stronger consequences for not taking his mark. If seeing your relatives starve was not enough, Satan will cause everyone not taking the mark, to have their heads cut off (Rev 20:4). All of this will be a last desperate measure for Satan to control the planet entirely. But those that have read the Bible and believe what God says will happen will never take the devil’s mark, no matter what.
Please evaluate which marked family you are in right now! Please make the wise choice to live and not die, by receiving the “mark” of the cross (Tav). Believing in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and calling Him your LORD, will insure a new family life.
Thank you for reading and studying this Bible series about the ancient Hebrew alphabet containing the hidden meanings that point us to Jesus Christ. God gave us this language with intentional intelligent design pointers. These “signs” were pathway directions to obtain eternal life. These signs were multi-dimensional. These clues existed in plain sentences, the words contained in the sentences, as well as every letter that created the words. Wow!
By finding and following God’s freely given “signs”, we could live with Him, know Him personally, and never die spiritually to be separated from Him. This is why Paul wrote this verse indicating his direction of travel was to achieve the end destination of a very specific “mark” (Tav).
Php 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
This is an amazing verse about our study subject of the “Tav”. As you can read, the end of Paul’s calling of God in Christ Jesus, was a direct prize to obtain. Paul said this prize was a called “mark” for him to travel towards. This describes the definition of the last ancient Hebrew letter “tav” precisely, especially when joined with the first letter of the alphabet. This is because Paul also called himself a servant (purchased voluntary slave) of Jesus Christ (Rom 1:1).
The Greek word G4649 in Philippians 3:14, was translated as “mark”. This word has the base meaning of “to peer”. Peering can be defined as someone who looks “intensively”, and “searchingly” to find, or reach to obtain a destination. Therefore, this “mark” is a personal “goal” to achieve to reach in this human life before death. This is clearly speaking of humans to become Christians, and then continue on the right path looking to obtain the reward, of what Christ has given to us all on a cross.
These words are both an encouragement to continue as well as a warning not to quit. Paul wrote about this in other verses like this chapter in Corinthians:
1Co 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
In this chapter God writes through Paul, about a race contest that we are running in. God says if we continue running His race to achieve his ending mark, we will obtain an incorruptible crown of life. This should encourage everyone to continue.
Thank you again for taking your valuable time to study the Word of God. Hopefully these lessons are a blessing and will give you the strength to continue your race to obtain God’s final “mark” of victory.
(Ver 1.0) This is “Part 3b” of the Bible study series, revealing “Jesus Hidden in the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet”. This is also “Part 2” of the very important ancient Hebrew letter “beyt” study. This series is designed to reveal the patterns of the Lord Jesus, hidden in the ancient Hebrew Alphabet pictograms. He can be found in every letter, but there are some letters that just appear to be most valuable to understanding Him. The “Beyt” is one of these letters. If you have not read the series from the beginning, it is recommended that you go and start with “Part 1”.
Today, we will continue our learning of the second letter of the ancient Hebrew alphabet called the “Beyt”. If you have read “Part 1” of the Beyt subject, you already know this letter represents a “tent” diagram where a family is planted, resides and grows. This letter also represents and identifies, all of the family members that are currently living in the house of their “father” or have come from his house. It is the “father’s name’ that marks the house. For example, notice this verse:
2 Sam 3:1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.
Here is a great example of two houses that were at war with each other. The house of Saul was a type of evil, opposing God’s selected servant David. In this verse we learn that houses can grow weaker or stronger. Therefore, it can greatly matter, whose house you choose to belong to and to who you are choosing to be in, either God’s house or the house of the devil.
In the natural realm this was chosen for you by your father Adam. Adam chose to join his “house” with Satan in rebellion, and everyone born in the natural family of Adam is destined to die (Rom 5:12). But in the spiritual realm, Jesus came as the “Last Adam” to create a new family for every human’s choice to live (Jn 10:10). Wow, it seems like an easy choice to make, but the deceiver tricks people into making the wrong choice (Rev 12:9).
This is why we are learning about two opposing spiritual houses and families, one of God and the other of His adversary the devil (Act 26:18). In Revelation 13, the beast representing the devil’s family, demands for humans to take his “mark”. We learned a “mark”, represents a family house’s name of the father. And in Revelation 13:17, we can understand this beast’s mark is joining people with the house of Satan and an eternity in hell (Rev 19:20). If you did not know that Satan was a father, and has a family, please read what Jesus revealed in John 8:44.
But Jesus in Revelation 2:17, offers those that desire to be joined with His family, the gift of receiving His name as their choice. Two spiritual families with two spiritual names of the heads of these family members. The house and family of God, is a very desired family to want to be in. We can identify people in the Old Testament that had this desire. For example, David:
Psa 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
One of our key subjects today will concern King David, the writer of this Psalm. It is very clear that David valued the “House of the LORD”. It is very clear that David desired to be in God’s family. David also makes it clear the spiritual house (beyt) and family, that we seek after determines our family association.
David was only interested in dwelling in God’s house and family. David could read about the alternative house to dwell within, in the Old Testament. Approximately 10 times, God wrote to remind the children of Israel, of their time in the “house (beyt) of bondage” (Exo 13:3, Exo 20:2, Deut 6:12, Deut 8:14). This was God using the natural nation of Egypt who held the natural family of Israel in bondage, as a “type”, for the unsaved people of the world. In the world today, people who do not belong to Jesus, are all in captivity in the house of Satan, under spiritual bondage to sin. But Jesus came to “set all of the captives free” (Luke 4:18).
We have already learned a significant amount of new information found in the one picture of a house tent that people in the Old Testament lived within. We have learned that this picture represents a “house” that was built by a man, in hope of being a future father. We have learned that this tent dwelling is empty at the beginning, and needs to be filled with a “new” family.
We learned there are two positive ways for any good father and husband to fill his house with his family. However, we were just introduced to one new negative method of entering an evil family. The devil uses tricks, traps, deception, and lies, to take people by force into his house of darkness. But Jesus, is always loving and good, He only offers people the positive right of choice to voluntarily join with Him in His house. We will soon learn today about God’s purpose of creating a new house and family of God by us entering into the LORD Jesus.
Unsaved natural humans can be rebirthed into God’s new spiritual family by being “born again” (John 3:3). This process occurs, by hearing the Gospel (God’s seed planted in the spirit of a human), believing in the Son of God as the risen from the dead Savior (spiritual conception), and confessing Jesus as their personal Lord (new birth activation) (Rom 10:9-10). This incredible new life experience (1 Cor 5:17) continues as we experience spiritual growth to maturity. This process is also a new marriage covenant relationship with the LORD Jesus who is the Son of God (Eph 5:31-32).
The son in the “beyt” family was essential to carry on the family name (mark), and to be given the primary part of the inheritance of his father. It is this son’s family responsibility to take the bride selected by his father. Then, these two will be joined to go out of their family houses of their fathers and mothers, to marry each other, and build their own “beyt” house and family. This was God’s stated Law of marriage found in Genesis 2:24. It is a pattern of what we will be discussing today about Jesus’ work for His Father.
Today, we are going to begin this study of Jesus in the “beyt”, with an analysis of a major promise made to one King named David. This promise was concerning a future son, that would come from a seed from his own body. This son was called a coming seed from the house of David, he is foretold to rule over his father’s “house” (beyt) of David and the kingdom of Israel forever (Luke 1:32-33). It does not appear that David was personally revealed the name of this future eternal King. But we discover in other parts of the Bible, this man is Jesus Christ the eternal risen from the dead LORD! Let us begin to learn what this has to do with a “beyt” family and house.
House (Beyt) + Seed (Nun) of David
Joined to the House (Beyt) + Seed (Nun) of God
Forms Jesus, the Son of David, the Son of God
We are now going to study a very important promise that God made to King David, about a coming son that would originate from one natural seed (nun) of David, and one spiritual seed (nun) spoken from God. These two seeds represent the continuation of two “beyt” houses and families of God. The Kingdom of God “seed” (nun) contributed in this promise will be sent from God’s greater heavenly spiritual house (beyt) to the earth.
This spiritual “seed” will be spoken by a heavenly messenger named Gabriel to a virgin woman named Mary” (Luke 1:26-27). The promised natural “seed” that will be contributed by David also happens to be the virgin woman named “Mary”. The virgin Mary was the natural seed “daughter” of King David. It will be the virgin woman Mary’s faith, that will receive the spiritual spoken “seed” of God. It will then be the power of the Holy Spirit that will overshadow her (Luke 1:35), to fulfill the promise that was made to David.
We are beginning to be introduced to an amazing concept designed by God. It occurred when one natural seed named Mary, that came from the house of David, was prophesied by a prophet of God named Samuel, as a promised spoken to David. The end of the promise, was about the implied coming of a female “seed” (nun) of the house (beyt) of David. This woman would be joined with the spoken spiritual “seed” sent from God’s heavenly house (beyt). It will be the union of these two “seeds” being joined together, that will unite the natural and the spiritual realms to form one new unique divine human “seed”, called the promised Son of David and the Son of God. This final “promised” fulfilled combined seed, would be named by His Father God, Jesus (Luke 1:31).
This is the promise that we will be studying in God’s Word and it is so amazing, that it causes a lot of people to not believe in it as being possible. But too often humans limit what God is able to do. We will only be going through a few key verses found in the Old Testament in this section, to focus on God’s single promise spoken to David. This promise was spoken by God in the Old Covenant family, and houses of Israel, Judah, and David. We will also be viewing selected verses in the New Testament to confirm what God is saying in the Old Testament. Let us get started.
We should all at least be beginning to know that the name “Israel” originally came from heaven, which is the spiritual location of the house of God. We have learned how this name change from Jacob to Israel, appears to be a marriage covenant name transfer of one of God’s hidden heavenly names. We know this from reading multiple verses in the Old Testament, where God says “the house or the people who are called by my name”, like in 2 Chronicles 7:14, Jeremiah 7:10-11, 14, 30, and Jeremiah 32:34, to list a few.
It will be this man Jacob that is renamed Israel by God that will bring forth God’s promised “seed”. God made this promise to Abraham, his grandfather. This marriage covenant is spoken of in several verses, but Jeremiah 31:32 is one of the clearest. Therefore, we should all know that God was in a marriage covenant with these people and He was their Husband and the entire nation was collectively called His wife.
Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt (aka, the house of bondage); which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
But we must also know this future promise to Abraham was repeated in a promise to David concerning the same identical one seed (nun), that would be called the Son of David (Mat 1:1), and the Son of God (Mat 8:29), simultaneously. So, we are seeing the potential for two houses, the beyt of David, and the beyt of God being combined, to produce one joint Son. Let us review how this is possible according to the Bible.
Remember in the ancient Hebrew alphabet, that the “beyt” + the “nun” = a son (H1121). The “beyt” is a tent house, and the “nun” is the father’s seed that is contributed to cause his house, family, and name to continue, by the passing of his “seed” (nun) to a new generation. God combined these two letters, to give us the Hebrew word for a “son”. It is the passing of natural or spiritual “seed”, that is being sown by, in, and from the owner father’s “house” (beyt), that will produce their physical or spiritual heir. It is also interesting to know that one key Greek word translated as “seed” is “sperma”, in which we get the English word “sperm”. This information gives us one of the main concepts that was spoken of by God calling Jesus the “Seed of David” (John 7:42).
We have not covered the letter “nun” in detail. This is a future lesson in the series, God be willing. But there are at least 10 things found in the Bible, that are called by the name “seed”. The male sperm is one of them (Gen 38:9). And a born child is another reality that is called a “seed” (Gen 4:25). For our subject today, the other key “seed” that is most relevant is the Word of God (Luke 8:11). The Word of God is the most powerful and prevalent spiritual “seed” found in the Bible (1 Pet 1:23).
It is also essential to know that it is the father that determines the biological “gender” of the child. If the father contributes an “X” chromosome the child is female, and if a “Y’ chromosome, the child is male. The female mother only contributes one “X” chromosome every time to produce a child. Therefore, the mother nor the born child has a choice in this matter of gender determination, period. Consequently, it is only the human, or spiritual father’s seed contribution and the hand of God’s guidance, that can create a child as a female or a male. This will become very pertinent to our discussion of Jesus being formed as a male child, from two joined families, as we continue. Let us look at a verse that helps us to see what God is doing in Jesus:
Rom 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
So far, all of this information up until this point simply means that Jesus the born child of Mary in Bethlehem, had a natural father named David. Jesus came from David’s DNA, as God writes in Romans 1:3. In this verse God said “Jesus was MADE (G1096) from the “seed” of David”. The Greek word translated as “seed” is the Greek word G4690 “sperma”. This word proves Jesus came forth from the “sperm” of David the King. We should agree this “seed” represented Mary, a daughter of the House of David.
Then notice the Greek word translated as “made”. This word is the Greek word G1096 “ginomai”. From this Greek word we get the English words “gene’, “generation”, “genetics”, “genealogy”, and “genome”. All of these words relate to “DNA”, “RNA”, etc. being transferred. What we have just confirmed, is that Jesus had a natural father’s family and house that represents David. It had to be David’s natural sperm “seed” that would be passed down multiple generations to create a female child “seed”, named Mary. It is this female child born Mary from the house of David, that would grow to be a virgin woman capable of receiving spiritual “seed” from God’s powerful spoken word (Heb 1:3).
Mary, God’s selected female seed was born in the house (beyt) of David, and she would have an “egg” inside of her body with David’s DNA, that would cause her to “make” his natural son named Jesus. This information represents the maternal half of the family line of Jesus. It is because of the one male seed of David’s generational house, that would contribute an “X” chromosome, at the exact perfect time in human history, to cause the birth of a “female” seed of David, named “Mary”. It is Mary that will birth Jesus her firstborn son (Mat 1:25), and God’s only begotten Son (Jn 3:16).
It would be good if you could go and study the Luke 3 genealogy of Jesus. Remember a “genealogy” means the passing of “genes” from one seed (nun) to another, creating each new generation. In the Luke 3 genealogy, we will find how seed, after seed was passed from Adam, all the way to Mary, who gave birth to Jesus the Christ in Bethlehem. In this family lineage includes Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, David, and many other male seeds.
But the last “seed” is required by God to be “female”, so God could be the Father in the naturally created child making process. This requirement would allow God to fulfill His role as the male head of the house and family, as well as determine the gender of the child named Jesus, who also must be God’s male Son heir. Knowing this we can better understand the prophecy of God given to David the reigning King of Israel in the book of 2 Samuel and chapter 7. Let us begin to read and study the O.T. prophecy:
2Sa 7:5 Go and tell my servant David, Thus saith the LORD, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in?
God sent a message to King David. David personally desired to build the LORD a more permanent house (beyt). This new house was intended to be a more enduring dwelling, rather than the original temporary and portable tent tabernacle. Remember God’s previous temporary house was in a tent constructed originally by God’s directions given to Moses (Exo 25:9). This is very essential for us to know, that the temporary earthly tent tabernacle of God, was a human created tent of a “pre-existing” heavenly dwelling pattern (Heb 8:5). This sounds very important, if you can see it.
Therefore, we are directly connected with two houses following one pattern. There was the original heavenly “temple” that we can believe was created by God as permanent, and this is being contrasted with a new earthly house that must obviously be a temporary “tent” structure. This is the reason that God chose the symbol of a “tent” as the design of the “beyt” alphabet letter. It should be becoming very obvious that this “old” and “ancient” design, is not the final plan of God’s dwelling.
No doubt God placed this desire for a future permanent dwelling, in David’s heart. But God did this, not to fulfill David’s desires in his natural lifetime, but rather to prophesy God’s divine plan for David’s, and God’s shared Son, named Jesus, to fulfill this desire. Notice that the last sentence just called Jesus, both the son of God and David. We found this truth in Romans 1:3, where God called Jesus His Son, made from the seed (nun) of David. This represented two fathers, and two houses, one was the spiritual God, and the other was the natural man, David. Let us examine some of the words Jesus spoke on this subject, while present physically on the earth:
Mar 12:35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
Do you remember this question that Jesus asked the Jewish rulers in the temple? In Mark 12:35 Jesus said, “how say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?”. Then Jesus begins to quote a verse that David personally wrote about Messiah:
Mar 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Jesus reminded the Jewish people, what David had written while being inspired by the Holy Ghost, “The LORD said to my LORD, sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool” (Psalm 110:1). This is an amazing verse of scripture that contained a very significant hidden mystery. This verse is quoted 5 times in the New Testament, making it very important for what God is doing in Jesus. Let us start our understanding of this statement, by observing what God says in Isaiah:
Isa 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
Notice what God says through the prophet Isaiah. God is talking about His house in two locations, asking a very specific question to the humans on the earth. He begins by saying, “Heaven” is the seat of His throne. Then He says, the “earth” is the footstool for His feet. In other words, God is saying to humans, there is no way you will ever be able to fully build me a house, where I can completely fit or rest. Wow, this is very profound, but we do not have adequate time to cover it in depth. However, we are going to be introduced to God’s solution to this problem very soon. Let us continue to see what Jesus said next about this subject:
Mar 12:37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Jesus continues speaking to the Jewish rulers, using the information found in the hidden riddle, written by David in Psalms. Jesus said in Mark 12:37, “If David calls the Christ his LORD, how then can He be his son?” This is supernatural wisdom of the Christ, demonstrating God’s superior knowledge, and their inferior lack of it.
Jesus had just tried to make them think and to answer this very profound question. Jesus was not saying that the Christ was not the son of David, but rather He was trying to get them to see that the son of David, must also be the Son of God, in order to fulfill the prophecy of David.
We have further confirmed how one man named Jesus was coming into the world from two houses, one natural of the house of David, and one spiritual from the House of God the Father from heaven. This is an amazing revelation, that teaches us that God is solving two problems in two houses (beyts), by combining them through a common one Son solution. A lot of readers will not yet understand that statement, but do not reject it because it is not understood. It will hopefully come into better light shortly.
2Sa 7:6 Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt (the house of bondage), even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle.
David is then given more information about God’s plan of salvation. We can see a confirmation that when the people of natural Israel were delivered from Egypt which we know is also called the “house of bondage” by God. We should know that God came down personally by His Holy Spirit, and lived with natural Israel, in a temporary “tent” (beyt) dwelling. We know this was when He made them His Old Covenant natural wife, and natural family. This would be a sign of God bringing Himself down from heaven, to establish His family and His name in the earth. Wow, are we not studying about a tent alphabet picture? Do you see any new connections?
Do you remember that God said His feet will be located on the earth at rest in Isaiah 66:1? But here in 2 Samuel, God says He is walking in a “tent”? Notice both scripture descriptions involve God’s “feet”. But the Isaiah reference is a God of a future seated position of rest, and the 2 Samuel reference, is a God of temporary feet movement. If you did not know, the “rest” position is the New Covenant house of God in Jesus, where Jesus is seated in heaven awaiting His enemies on the earth to be made His footstool (Heb 1:13). But the “walking” about in a “tent” (beyt), is an Old Covenant God position in a temporary transition state of mobility, indicating no rest is taking place. Wow, that is “deep”.
One thing we need to see implied in this verse of 2 Samuel 7:6, is God did have a great desire for a permanent dwelling for His Spirit, but it was not going to be a temple made of bricks and stones. Acts 17:24 confirms this by saying, “God has made the world and everything that is in it. Seeing He is Lord of heaven and earth, He will not dwell in a temple made by human hands”. That was a paraphrase, but it conveys the essence of the inspired message about two houses (beyt) in heaven and on the earth. What we are beginning to see, is that God had already provided His Holy Spirit, with a living temporary temple (tent), to dwell in, by forming the human body from the dust of the ground (Gen 2:7). Let us continue with some of our main verses of 2 Samuel 7:
2Sa 7:12 And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
2Sa 7:13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
For the sake of time, we skipped down to verses 12 and 13. These two verses are about one man’s solitary “seed”. As we know, this man was named David, the earthly king of the natural nation of Israel. We can see in verse 12, that David will sow one seed (nun) that will come from his physical body, and it will “continue” until it produces one son (ben) that will continue David’s throne eternally.
We can clearly see in these verses, that this coming seed that will eternally rule, will only come after David is physically dead and buried. This implies a long period of time has passed before the “seed” will come forth. Between David and Jesus was approximately 1000 years, so that is a significant passage of time, before David’s promised seed would be fulfilled.
Did you notice that in these two verses of 2 Samuel, that God said twice, that “He would establish ‘his’ kingdom”? Whose Kingdom is God speaking of? Also did you notice verse 13, that God said “He will build a house (beyt) for my name (the family mark)”? Could this name be called the house of “Israel” that is on the earth and in heaven? So, we have the combination of the establishment of a kingdom that is to be joined with the building of a house (beyt) for God. This will be combined with the joining of two kingdoms, one of David and one of God. Wow, this can only be speaking of one man, that came from two “seeds”.
This is no doubt the new “Kingdom” of Jesus Christ. What we are observing is this future “seed” that will have a combined eternal kingdom found in two realms of existence. One is David’s natural throne, and the other is the spiritual Kingdom of Heaven. This may be difficult for some to accept, but Jesus confirms this after His resurrection in Matthew 28:18. In this verse Jesus said, “All power in heaven and on the earth, is given to me”. Why would Jesus speak of these two different realms of authority and power, being combined in Him? Why would it be necessary for God to hand over the power of earth to His Son Jesus? An even more amazing question, is why would God the Father of heaven, need to hand over heavenly authority to His Son Jesus also? Why was all of this necessary for God to accomplish? These are excellent questions to which to learn the answers. We will probably not be able to cover these questions in this lesson.
Now notice one of the “beyt” house key lesson concepts, mentioned in verse 13. In this verse we see God promising David that it will be his “seed” (nun), that will be building God’s house (beyt). Wow, this is a very radical promise, and it has nothing to do with a physical building made of bricks, and mortar. This is definitely pointing us to a spirit realm reality and fulfillment, which we will see very soon.
Remember in this section, we are exploring the concept of a two-letter word containing the “beyt” + “nun”. This formed Hebrew word is “ben”, and in English it is the “son”. We are learning that this promised “Son” must be Jesus, the Christ, and this Son must be the Son of God, equally as the Son of David a human. This also confirms the concept of two houses being combined into one “new” family. The key word is “new”, because this type of a production of a “son”, had never been accomplished before by God (Isa 43:19). God has planned the joining of one natural house on the earth from David, with the other a divine house in heaven from God, to create a never before seen new “heir”.
What we have arrived at in our Bible study journey, is the awesome truth that God came into the world to be “born” a human and divine Son. This child grew up into the man that God named Jesus, who is called the Son of Man (Adam), the Son of Abraham, the Son of David, and the Son of God. This made Jesus the Son of two realities named Israel, God the Creator, and Jacob the renamed originator of the natural nation of “Israel”. The name Israel literally means, “He will rule as God!” As you can see, we are being introduced to a brand-new concept that is amazing. The Spirit of God who dwelt, lived, ruled in a kingdom throne in heaven, came personally into the natural world, to begin a new spiritual family for Himself. In doing this great work He would also come to save the human house and family of Adam, that entered into a covenant with death and hell (Isa 28:15-18).
Jesus was, and still is, the only man that is capable of continuing the majestic Kingdom of His Heavenly Father’s name of “Israel” into a New Covenant house (beyt) family. Simultaneously, Jesus is the only son of David, that can fulfill the promise of reigning on his throne over natural Israel, eternally. We have just confirmed that one seed (nun) came into the world and this seed has come from Abraham, and David to fulfill promises given to them. It was this “seed” (nun) that came from the houses (beyts) of God (Israel in Heaven), Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel on earth), Judah, and David, that is fulfilled in one united Son named Jesus Christ (Israel of God that will rule forever in heaven and on earth – Galatians 5:16). We are about to learn about this new “beyt” house of the LORD Jesus, the “eternal Son (beyt + nun) of God” next.
THE NEW COVENANT HOUSE
AND FAMILY OF THE LORD JESUS
So far, we should have learned that God has selected one man named Abraham, and from his house (beyt), chose only one seed (nun) to be his begotten son named Isaac. And from Isaac’s house (beyt), God selected one seed (nun), to be his chosen son named Jacob, who God renamed to be Israel. And from Israel’s house (beyt), God selected one seed (nun) of 12 tribes, to become a son named Judah. And from Judah’s tribe, God chose one future seed (nun) to bring a son (ben) named King David, to continue to bring forth a female daughter seed (nun) named Mary. And from all of these continuing generational seeds (nun), God at the right time brought forth His promised seed (nun), and made His promised “Son” to be the Savior of the entire world (Heb 2:16), named Jesus Christ.
God’s promised “Son” (ben) of salvation, would actually be God, the Word (seed) becoming human flesh. We know this because Jesus is a name that means “Jehovah Saved”. Jesus’ name contains His Father’s name, and one of His main purposes, for becoming a Son. We have also learned that the name Jehovah means in ancient Hebrew pictogram form, “Behold the hand, Behold the nail”. This means the work of Jesus is found in the name of His Father. But there is more evidence that Jesus was the manifestation of God making Himself into human flesh to die on a cross.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God, and He created everything good that can be seen (Jn 1:1-3). Then in John 1:14 we read about “The Word (seed) of God was made “flesh” and dwelled among us”. This simply means Jesus was Jehovah the unseen God being made manifest in flesh (Heb 1:3). As you may know, all of this is really much deeper, than can be described today. But consider this fact, and see what God has said in the prophetic verse of Jeremiah that comes directly before Jeremiah 31:32, that we looked at earlier:
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
As you can see this verse is about the subject of two “beyt” houses. This verse is about Jesus the Christ, and is not about a natural nation of people. God is foretelling to His Old Covenant natural people, in His previous family household, that there is coming a brand-new family covenant house with a brand-new family tent door entrance (Jn 10:7). This New Covenant was one that never existed before, that He will be making with the House (beyt) of Israel and the House (beyt) of Judah. These natural people certainly did not yet realize or understand what this meant. This was because they did not yet understand that the seed of the Messiah was already in them, and simultaneously in the Seed (Word) of God, when this prophecy was spoken.
Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Notice this verse is very profound. God Himself will provide a “sign”. This declares God’s personal participation in the sign being given to them. The virgin being spoken of is the coming woman named “Mary”, who was the natural “seed” of David. But God then says this virgin would conceive and become pregnant with a son. This is exactly what we are reading about in the 2 Samuel promise to David. This verse confirms again, that this divinely given sign, would be God Himself impregnating Mary, with His Word. This would be done to produce a physical child, but this Son would be named “Emmanuel”, that means “God with Us” in human form. Wow, this is really amazing how God spreads the truth out in the Bible. Let us look at the New Covenant writings to the Hebrews to help us understand what God is speaking of in Jeremiah 31:
Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
As we can see Paul quotes the Jeremiah prophecy concerning two “beyt” houses, in chapter 8 of the book of Hebrews. Here in this verse, God says there was a major problem with this Old Covenant, and it was this “fault found” and other issues that cannot be taught today, that causes God to implement the New Covenant through Jesus. Notice this verse in Jeremiah is quoted in the New Testament, revealing these words are concerning, and written to, and about the church.
We now know that Jesus is the prophesied Son of God the Father, and we know that He is also the chosen Son of David. We know this New Covenant is with Jesus, because verses 1 through 7 are speaking of Him as being the High Priest of a much better covenant than the one that God the Father, had made with the natural children of Israel in the Old Covenant. Take a look at this next direct contextual verse, that will prove we are studying the same subject about a “beyt” house and family of God:
Heb 8:2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Wow, this is one of those profound verses about our subject of the combined “beyt” house of God and David. Remember we read in 2 Samuel that David wanted to move God out of the temporary “tent” and into a more permanent house, but it was not for him to do. This promise was made to Jesus, and he has become the High Priest of the “True Tabernacle” that the LORD “pitched”. The Greek word G4633, translated as “tabernacle”, literally means a “tent”. Remember a tent house is what the “Beyt” is a picture of. That is an amazing direct connection with God’s plan for His Son, Jesus to build the house of God and the House of David into one combined new family. Let us quickly confirm Jesus is a Son that is creating a new family for God:
Heb 3:5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
Heb 3:6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Can you see that these two verses are about two (beyt) houses? Verse 5 is speaking of Moses’ faithfulness to create the temporary tent house of God in the Old Covenant. But that is being compared with another house (beyt) that is much greater. This house (beyt) in verse 6 is about the “Son” (beyt+nun), named Jesus Christ. It should be very clear to you that this is called the House of Messiah, our combined Son of David, and the Son of God.
Hopefully, you can see the connection to the “prophecy” of David’s desire to build God a permanent house. God promised David that it would be “one” seed that would fulfill his desire to build a house for the LORD. We can confirm that this new house is fulfilled in Christ. But now notice how God describes this permanent temple as being the church. Pay closer attention to the fact that God places the responsibility of remaining in the new “beyt” family and house of Jesus Christ to those that have voluntarily joined His family. Let us continue to learn more details about this plan of God and how it has been implemented in the church:
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Wow, these are all amazing verses of truth. Do you see the connection of God’s Son Jesus, in the “beyt” house alphabet letter prophecy of David? These verses are directly focused upon the prophecy of Jesus the Son of David, that would come to the earth to build God a permanent dwelling (house).
Notice what we see, in verse 19 by the mention of people in the church choosing to come into the “household” of God. The Greek word G3609 translated as “household”, means “domestic”. The term “domestic” is defined as “as relating to a family”. This word is related to the term “domain”, which represents a realm of authority of the head of the house. This leads us to the word “dominion”, which represents a realm of sovereign kingdom rule. We can see how people that were called “strangers”, and “foreigners” in verse 19, are speaking of people that were abiding in another kingdom house (Satan). But they have now left that evil family rule, to be saved by entering into God’s new family Kingdom formed in His Son Jesus Christ.
Verse 20 reveals God’s radical concept that originates from His designed plan to build a permanent temple for His Spirit. Jesus came to the earth to save people from their death, to “build” them into a new house for the Holy Spirit of God to dwell in. The Greek word G2026 that is translated as “build”, comes from the Greek word G3618, meaning “to be a house builder”. Wow, this is such great accuracy in fulfilling prophecy. We can further see how Jesus in called the chief corner stone of the “building” project. This makes the glorified, and resurrected “body” of the LORD Jesus Christ, the chief building corner stone, that we were all, aligned and joined with. Each newly saved human, becomes a new living stone. Each person is only one of many others, that will be formed into a new spiritual temple of the living God. Jesus is not only the builder; He is also the primary part of the building.
Verse 21 confirms the building plan of God using His Son Jesus, to build together a brand-new Holy Temple. Notice in this verse it clearly says this house of God is “growing”. Wow, do you remember what we read about in the beginning about the house of Saul, at war with the house of David? In this verse God says the house of Saul grew weak, and the house of David grew strong. Do you see how every verse in the Bible has something to do with Jesus, yet? God has placed duplicate natural patterns from Old Testament stories that relate to future Kingdom of God spiritual fulfillments.
Finally, Ephesians 2:22 further confirms all of the people in the church, are being built together for God’s habitation of the Holy Spirit. We find this additionally confirmed in the book of 1 Peter:
1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
What does it mean to be a “living stone”? This verse is God referring to humans in two realms of existence, that we have been learning about in this lesson. We learned of Jesus being born of the physical “seed” of David. In this natural human dimension of life, there exists death and this is what Jesus experienced for us. Then there is the more essential spiritual heavenly life that Jesus possessed, by Him having the Spirit of God living inside of His Body. Jesus after resurrection from the dead, was raised to be physically immortal as well as spiritually immortal. He was the first example, that we are all desiring to follow. This why He is called the “chief corner stone”.
Eternal spiritual life for a lost physical human, is only possible after the Holy Spirit comes inside of a mortal human body. Unsaved people today have a temporary basis for natural physical life, but lack the personal experience of joining with God’s spiritual “eternal life” defined in John 17:3, as “knowing God”. Spiritual death is present now in the mortal body for the lost, but it is finalized by them being separated from God, and not knowing Him, in their eventual realm of eternal existence in hell after physical death.
If you are truly saved, you have the Spirit of the living God inhabiting your physical body (1 Cor 6:19). His Spirit inside your body has been joined with your human spirit (1 Cor 6:17) to become a new creation that never existed before (2 Cor 5:17). We can clearly read we are God’s new “spiritual house” in 1 Peter 2:5 and we now can begin to understand why it was necessary for Jesus to build this new “beyt” house and family of God.
To complete this section of God’s new House of Jesus Christ, it is most interesting to learn about the Old Testament Hebrew man named “Joshua” which is the same name as “Jesus” in English. Joshua was a definite type of the coming LORD Jesus. Therefore, God’s selected name Joshua must reveal something, and it does.
Exo 33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
In Exodus 33:11, we find God speaking of Joshua. We find Joshua being called a servant that we learned was the first “alef” ox picture letter. Then at the end of the verse we find that Joshua departed not from the tabernacle. This word means a “tent”, the beyt second alphabet letter. Finally, we find Joshua being called the son of “Nun”. Remember beyt + nun = a son. Wow, this is not a coincidence that we have been learning about all of these subjects.
This Hebrew name “Nun”, comes from the Hebrew word H5125, which just so happens to be formed with three Hebrew letters. There are “two” nun letters representing seeds, that begin and end the word. And these two “seeds” are joined together in the middle with a “vav” representing a nail. These are not amazing accidents; these are just more intelligent design confirmations.
Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Here in this verse is found our combined subject of God’s and David’s houses. David moved by the Holy Spirit declared his final “dwelling” will be in the house (beyt) of the LORD! By Him making this choice, David says the LORD’s goodness and mercy will follow him all of his mortal living days. David could foresee in the spirit, that this natural life was not his final home destiny. And that His coming “seed” would be the LORD, and He wanted to make sure that this would be his choice. If you have not made this choice yet, to join the good house (beyt) of Jesus Christ, this is the perfect time to do it. There will be a link at the bottom of this lesson to direct you how to join the best family possible.
Hopefully, this lesson was an eye-opening experience to see how one ancient Hebrew alphabet letter called the “beyt”, was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. There were literally many verses, and several other lesson subjects, that were omitted from this study. These omissions were due to the unlimited amount of information found on this subject in the Bible. If you are a curious wise Bible student, it would be recommended that you continue to dive into this subject of the old house and family of God originally in heaven, being transitioned on the earth through Moses, versus the new house and a family of God in the Son Jesus Christ.
Here is a list of questions that were not answered in this study:
- Who was in the family of God in heaven before Adam?
- Why did God create an earthly family through Adam, if He already had a permanent family in heaven?
- After Adam sinned and rebelled to join with Satan’s family and the kingdom of darkness, why did God want to save any of us?
- Why did God need a Son (ben=house+seed) from heaven to come to the earth, to be joined with a natural son (ben=house+seed) of a natural man named David?
- Why did God come to the earth personally to save us?
- How did God save us through Jesus His Son (son=house+beyt)?
- Why did God create a new Covenant, a new family, and a new house (beyt) in His Son Jesus Christ?
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(Ver 1.2) This will be “Part 3” in the Bible study series, revealing the Lord Jesus hidden in the ancient Hebrew Alphabet. Today, will be “Part 1” of the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, called the “Beyt”. The current plan will be to go through each letter, as long as the LORD directs and permits. We may or may not go through every letter in the correct alphabetic order. God is appearing to direct us into the more significant alphabet letters first. That does not mean any are not important, it only means, that God appears to place significant emphasis upon selected letters, like the Alpha (Greek)/Alef (Hebrew), and the Omega (Greek) /Tav (Hebrew) as direct names and titles of Christ. We learned this in the book of Revelation. We are about to discover that the “Beyt” is another letter that God places extraordinary meanings that apply to Jesus within.
If you have not read this Bible series from the beginning, it is highly recommended that you go back to “Part 1” to start. Today’s lesson will be divided into at least two or three separate parts. There is an extraordinary amount of information, and revelation found in the Bible about today’s Hebrew alphabet letter “beyt”. Here is a list of today’s lesson subjects:
- Introduction to the Beyt
- Basic Bible Concepts of the Tent (beyt) “House” and “Family”
- Alef (Strength) + Beyt (House) = The Father
- Hey (Behold) + Beyt (House) = Love
- Tet (Surround) + Beyt (House) = Good
- Beyt (House) + Nun (Seed) = The Father’s House Continues in His Son
- The House (Beyt) Name of the LORD
Finally, please be advised this entire lesson series may have potential new information, and revelation from the Bible, that you may have never seen, or heard before, or even imagined could be hidden in the Bible. It will also be a very spiritually mature lesson needing a lot of serious thought and study. This means it will take you significant time to begin to understand what the Lord desires us to see. Don’t plan to rush through it, and think you can get everything that is given.
Any new information is potentially offensive, and could result in your immediate judgment to condemn it as being false teachings. But that is exactly what God says would happen. In Acts 17:11, God gave praise to the church at Berea, because they were more noble than the church at Thessalonica. The Bereans did not automatically reject the new revelations given to Paul by God, simply because they had never heard them before. Rather, they studied daily in their Scriptures to confirm what was taught, was actually what their written Word of God said.
If by chance you disagree with any part of this lesson, or even find a typographical error, wrong Bible verse reference, or any other unintentional mistake, know everyone is human and can come short of perfection. Therefore, it would be a great blessing for you to share whatever you believe needs attention in a comment. Thank you in advance for your kind participation, in helping us to share the Word of God.
Please determine to be a Berean type of church member. Any new revelation will always be found in the Bible, if it is a true reality from God. Also, the Holy Spirit inside will always bear witness with your spirit when His written Word needs to be confirmed.
ALL new information brings to us knowledge, but new revelation from God, brings us the opportunity for the change of God that is needed in us!
1. Introduction to the Beyt
The Beyt is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It has a number value of “2”. Two is significant because of the Law of Marriage found in Genesis 2:24, where God says two separated individuals (a male and a female), will become one new (united) family. Remember the first Hebrew alphabet letter was the alef. This letter was a picture of a single ox, and it represented “strength”. Therefore, using the number of the second letter, could represent two weaker individuals, that when joined together can be stronger in unity.
Perhaps you will recall that we learned about the first letter “alef” which represented a strong “ox” having a yoke to plow the field, as preparation for harvest. We learned that this letter has very strong pointers to Jesus. Remember in Matthew 11:29, Jesus called for us to take His “yoke”, indicating He was this letter’s prophetic ox servant. By Him using the call for us to be “yoked” with Him, we are symbolically being called out of the world, to be joined with Him in united marriage as one (alef).
This being joined with the Lord to labor with Him, is one of the very significant parts of the works of Christ to save humanity. We must understand this because Romans 5:14 declares Adam, to be a figure (modeled pattern or type) for Jesus to come. That subject alone could be a book by itself. But the short take away for this number of two, becoming one, is the fact that Jesus is now joined to His wife on the earth, and because of this union, we are saved and Him joined with us, makes us much stronger, than our enemy. We will speak about this more as we continue.
Today’s letter is transliterated into English as “beyt” or “bet”, but it has other potential sounds when combined with other letters. This letter is equivalent to the Greek letter “beta”. It is interesting that the complete set of letters that are used to make up the known language, are called the “alef” + “beyt”, or “alphabet”. From an alphabet all other words are formed and originate. Remember this as we continue to learn.
This letter “beyt” in the ancient Hebrew paleo pictogram representation, appears as the image of a “House” or “Tent”. It is noted by its characteristics of being like a simple architectural diagram, of the floorplan of a modest tent dwelling. One potential meaning for this simple beyt tent diagram, is to represent a “space” that needs to be filled by entering in.
To accommodate this need, the tent diagram has an entrance door at the top of the letter, that allows the outside individual to enter into the house to rest, sleep, eat, take shelter from weather, etc. Therefore, this letter beyt can represent the meaning of coming “in” to the house. Consequently, the letter diagram can represent an internal space for peace and safety. When this letter is used as a prefix, it has the application of being “in”.
Another key representative definition of this Hebrew letter is the “family” that resides in the house. Therefore, this letter can also mean, “coming into the family”. In God given family terms, there are two primary ways of permanent access into a family’s house. The first is by “covenant” invitation (marriage) (Eph 5:31-32), and the second is by being birthed inside the tent (family) (John 3:3). This is logical, sense this interior of the tent was also where the birthed child was normally conceived.
This was the quick overview of what this beyt letter represents in Bible terms. But it is a single little picture that contains literally vast amounts of implied application. There is an old quote that says, “A picture tells a thousand words”. This is the path the LORD is leading us into. We are discovering what one little picture of a tent means to God and how it applies to the LORD Jesus Christ. Let us get started.
2. Basic Bible Concepts of the “House” and “Family”
of the Tent (Beyt)
We have already learned that the “beyt” represents a tent house where a family resides (abides), grows, and originates from. In this section of the lesson, we will be introduced to some of the God inspired concepts hidden in the letter picture of a house (beyt). Some of these have been revealed to us in the Bible after Jesus arose from the dead, but the basic foundation will be found in the Old Covenant and with the combinations of other ancient Hebrew letters joined to the “beyt”.
As part of this individual letter study of the “beyt”, we are going to go through a small number of other Hebrew words that are created by joining another important letter to the “beyt”. Some of these letters, we have potentially not yet studied. This intelligent letter joining process, may introduce a new concept to some. We are about to see that each letter being combined to make up new words of the language, are done so by a purposeful strategy. Nothing is randomly selected in the Bible. There are no accidents, or coincidences of spelling or word choices. Everything in the Bible is present because of the extreme intelligence of a far superior intellect than any human.
This is a good time for an introduction, to this new concept of the joining of letters together in the Hebrew “alphabet” by intelligent design. We just learned in the letter introduction, that the word alphabet came from the combination of alef + beyt. And from the almost infinite combinations of these alphabet letters, can come every other word that could be formed and spoken. Wow! That is an awesome concept, but it becomes even more amazing when we learn “what” these two combined letters “alef” and “beyt” are defined to mean.
It is very important in our study to know that there is a two letter Hebrew word formed from these exact same letters, in the exact same placed order of “alef” + “beyt”. The “alef” begins a Hebrew word that when it is combined with the “beyt”, is most often translated as a “father” of the house. This word represents the head family member of the entire household. This is the Strong’s Hebrew word “H1”. This word occurs in the Old Testament over 1200 times, making it a very significant subject for God in His Word.
This is an excellent time to introduce you to a God selected key individual named Abraham. The name Abraham is H85 and is a contracted word that includes the word “H1” translated as “father”. The name actually means “a father of nations or a multitude”. This is exactly what God said to Abram in Genesis 15:5. God informed Abram to look at the stars and count them, because this number represents how many children he could have. Yet at this promise, Abram was an old man, and his wife Sarai was barren.
We could spend a lot of time studying the name Abram and Abraham. Both names contain the word H1 father (the alef + beyt). But God added one letter to Abraham, called the “hey” which means “behold”. This letter changed Abram’s name from “exalted father”, to Abraham meaning “father of many nations”. This was God naming Abraham to help cause His Genesis 15:5 prophecy, to happen. This will have to be another lesson, since we are focused only on the “beyt” of God today. But the subject of Abraham will return soon in this lesson for another major reason.
Abraham appears to be one of the most significant chosen men in the Old Testament. From him comes the nation of Israel, and many other nations of the earth. The Islamic religion and people came from his relationship with a slave girl from Egypt named Hagar. But it was the promised child through Sarah, that will bring forth the promised “seed” called the Messiah/Christ. And because of Christ, Abraham becomes the spiritual father of every believer in Christ (Rom 4:16). Therefore, Abraham becomes the father of 3 of the major world religions. But being in Christ as Christian, is the only nation that saves us.
Remember the “alef” letter represents an “ox” with great strength, and we have just learned that the “beyt” represents a tent house or the family in the tent. Therefore, the meaning of these combined letters is, “the strength of the family and the house”, and this is God pointing us to Himself as being the ultimate “Father” with the ultimate house. Remember that it was God the Father, that spoke all of the creation into being. It is God the Father, that progenerated every other spiritual being either angelic or human.
Eph 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Eph 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
These two verses give us a foundation to the rest of this Bible lesson on the “beyt”. First, verse 14 begins with naming God as “Father” to whom every human should bow to. Then in the same verse it is written that it was this Father God who is the Father of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. The fact that Jesus is called LORD, designates that Jesus is also, God the Son.
Next, in verse 15, we have the confirmation that God has a family that is in both heaven and earth simultaneously. We have just discovered some amazing facts about God in the Holy Bible. These include the following statements:
- God is a Father (Hebrew H1 Alef+Beyt),
- God has a Son named Jesus
- God has a family
- Part of God’s family is in heaven
- Part of God’s family is on the earth
Let us observe a few other implied facts of truth from these two verses. Notice, because there is no mention of the realm of hell in these verses, we can logically conclude that there are no family members of God under the earth. Yet we still find people like in Luke 16, that go to hell. This would imply these people were not a part of God’s family, and this implies the existence of another possible family that belongs to someone else. We will find by studying the Bible correctly, that this spirit being is Satan, an adversary of God (John 8:44).
Next, we can further logically conclude that because God is stated to be a Father, with a son named the LORD Jesus Christ, He is implied to have a wife that gave birth to His son. Hopefully, you already know that a wife in a relationship with God represents the people, that are in covenant with God (Jer 31:32).
In verse 15, God is plainly revealed to have a family, and based upon our knowledge of the “beyt” so far, we must conclude that He must also have a house, where His family abides. This just further confirms that God has a covenant wife, and children that define a God designed family. Could this be why the devil is attempting to redefine the God created family unit? It would seem if the devil could convince everyone to rethink the family unit being one male, one female and their children, he could get people to throw out the rest of the Bible.
Then based upon John 4:24, we know God is a Spirit, and therefore His family, wife, children, and family house must be a spiritual certainty. However, we understand that we primarily learn about these unseen spiritual realities, by observing God’s created natural patterns of houses, and families that are firmly established in the Bible (John 3:12).
That was a quick introduction to the New Testament family of God. We have seen clearly God to be a spiritual “Father”, and the head of a house and family. We can begin to observe and understand how the ancient Hebrew letter applies to God the Father. But now let us go back to the Old Testament to analyze further, this Hebrew word H1 for father.
3. Alef (Strength) + Beyt (House) = The Father
Notice the order of mention of the letters. The ox alef is the first letter of the word “father” (H1) and the “beyt” the second. The ox-alef represents the strength of a father, and he is the head of the household, which is represented by the second letter the tent-beyt. This combination order signifies that “the father, and his strength is in his house”.
Throughout the Bible, it was always the strong father in a house, that made the key family decisions. This even included the choices of who their children would marry. Is there any reason why you cannot see how this description matches your knowledge of who is “God the Father”? We can actually find this patterned example of God the Father, written in the life of Abraham, by him sending a servant (type of an ox), to get a wife for his son Isaac in Genesis 24.
Please go and read this story to help you see the patterns of word selections that God uses to describe the life of Abraham and his son Isaac. We learn in Galatians 4, that this story of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar and their children were selected by God because they allegorically inform us of the hidden spiritual family of God the Father in heaven. If you don’t understand this, it is too much information to share here. There is another lesson series specifically written to describe this amazing revelation. Please go to “Understanding the Spiritual Family of God” to help you.
This story of Abraham sending his servant to obtain a wife shortly after Isaac was planned to be sacrificed by Abraham in Genesis 22, was a significant pattern for the coming work of God through His Son Jesus. Remember, that Jesus was both God’s sacrifice (Isaac), and His servant (ox), that would be sent into the world to save us. But it was also the Holy Spirit that would be sent into the world to live in the bride of Jesus, to help her get ready for the wedding. We learned about Jesus being as an ox servant in the first alphabet letter’s lesson on the “alef”. Knowing this gives us the strong indicator that God the Son, is planned to be a father of a coming house in the future, like Isaac was. It is interesting to read in Isaiah 9:6 that Jesus is prophesied to be the “Everlasting Father (H1)”.
It was God the Father, that selects the wife for His Son that He would die for, to save her. It was the blood of Jesus (God’s strong alef servant), that was used to purchase, and redeem her from another close relative’s family, like Isaac’s wife was. We need to transition into a new Hebrew word and learn about the subject of the “son”. This will be our foundational introduction to the “Son” title of Jesus. We are going to be introduced to a new ancient Hebrew letter that is combined with the “beyt”, by God’s awesome intelligent design. This new letter connects Jesus into the House of God.
4. Hey (Behold) + Beyt (House) = Love
We are going through a few words that are created by joining other letters to the “beyt” study letter. If we join the “hey” meaning “behold” with our “beyt” meaning house or family, we get “behold the house”. Or in other words we could say “look to the house”. This can also be defined as, “provide for the family”. It is interesting that children born into a family have absolutely no voice in determining who their parents are, or what house they will live in. This would include who their relatives will be, and what were their family tree origins (tribe, nation, etc.). No, this family birth decision must be considered only a gift from God.
Therefore, this Hebrew word carries the implied meaning of “gift” or “give”. This information defines the concept of “love”. The parents of the house should love the child that they were given from God. We know from reading 1 John 4:8, that “God is love”. Therefore, we must understand every human family must love each other and God, because God first loved them (1 John 4:19), and created them (Malachi 2:10). The fact that God declares that He is love, confirms that God has a house and a family that He can love. We just learned this by observing the Hebrew letters “behold” (hey), and “house” (beyt), that were combined to form the Hebrew word for “love”. It was this word H157, that gave us the meaning and definitions of the letter, to be the root of a “love gift” from God.
We are being introduced to a foundational “beyt” family concept. God has created the subject of love to be strongly tied to the subject of a beyt “house”. This would seem to imply that “love” was, and should continue to be the motivation for every God style “beyt” house and family.
This love concept would be initiated by a man loving a woman, and these two joining as a husband and a wife, to form a new family. Then love producing a family of children, with the wife becoming a mother, and the husband becoming a father (alef + beyt). These should be very simple basic concepts, but the devil is doing his best to try to destroy this foundation of true love, in a “beyt” type of God created house.
Let us now move to another basic characteristic of the God intended design for His “beyt” house.
5. Tet (Surround) + Beyt (House) = Good
We have just seen how God’s type of house and family is founded upon “Love”. This is an essential part of any “good” family. We can clearly learn from Genesis 1, that the entire world that He created for humans, contained only “good”. In fact, God called His creation at completion, “very good”. This teaches us there was “no” evil found in the work of the LORD. Adam and Eve had the manifested true nature of God the Father at the beginning.
What we learn from this is the Hebrew word H2896 that was translated as “good” is designed from the connection of two Hebrew letters. The first letter, is the “tet” and we have not yet studied this letter. But in ancient Hebrew it represents a picture of a “basket”. A basket represents a place of containment. When we place “fruit” in a “basket”, it is contained or surrounded by the basket. This is a very interesting selection of letters when placed together with the “beyt” our tent house letter that we are studying.
This Hebrew word H2896 simply means “to surround the house”. But it is the kind of father in the house as the chief authority, determines what kind of house and family someone experiences. This Hebrew word H2896 is normally translated, defined and associated in the context of being in God’s family. Therefore, God’s house is always defined to be “good”.
Psa 122:9 Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good.
There are a lot of verses, that could be used to show God’s house and family to be good, but this one was a great example. Now, it is how we define “good”, that will determine what type of “god” we see Him to be? God warns us in Isaiah 5:2, “woe to those who call evil, good, and good, evil. This teaches us we better make the correct determination of this definition.
According to the Bible, and the ancient Hebrew definitions, to surround a house with “good” means the house is surrounded with “grace”, “beauty”, “love”, “health” and “prosperity”. This is very meaningful, because these characteristics describe the LORD God and the LORD Jesus precisely. Their heart is only “good” continually towards those in their “family” and “house”. A good house, is a functional and an organized house. There should never be any strife, confusion, or chaos in a “good” type of God house.
Let us now move to the God intended product, of the true love and good God based “beyt” house next.
6. Beyt (House) + Nun (Seed) = The Father’s House
& His Name Continues in His Son (Seed)
Let us dive into another Hebrew word that is “very” significant to our God family, and house subject being about Jesus. Since we have seen in Ephesians 3:14, that God is the Father of the LORD Jesus, we need to look at the Hebrew word H1121 “ben”. Interestingly, this word begins with the letter “beyt” (the house) and is joined with the 14th letter of the alphabet the “nun”. We have not yet covered this letter, but it is a picture of a sprouting seed, and this letter represents continuance. The picture of the “nun” alphabet letter actually resembles the image of a magnified “sperm” cell, produced from a “father to be”.
The sperm cell in the Bible, is called a “seed” in Leviticus 15:16. It is the exiting of this sperm cell from the father’s body, that can cause a son to be formed. This information should help you to see what the Hebrew word “ben” (son) means. Placing these two letters (beyt + nun) together we obtain the meaning “the house continues”, and this word is translated as “son” over 4000 times. Therefore, this concept and word is extremely important to God.
It is noteworthy to see that the “beyt” is the first letter in this Hebrew word “son”. This is the opposite of the Hebrew word for the Father where the “alef” ox was the first letter in the word H1. The Father is always greater than the house he lives within. He is the builder of the house and exists before the house. Therefore, the house while important comes second, representing the father coming into his house. But this word H1121, the son comes from his father’s house as a seed (Genesis 4:25). The son is born in the house, and in the family of his father, and then exits out of the house to create his own family house and dwelling. Do you see the importance of the order of the Hebrew letters? Even the order has prophetic meaning.
This was an introduction to a couple of new concepts called generations and inheritance. The firstborn son of every family was normally given the responsibility to continue the family name to the next generation. Every father was always pleased when they had a son, because he knew that his family and his name would continue. This was Abraham’s huge problem in Genesis chapters 12 to 16.
Sarah was barren and unable to have children. Abraham had resigned to make a child of one of his servants, his heir (Gen 15:3). But God had mercy and intervened in his situation and promised him that he would have a child from his own “seed” (Gen 15:4). Did you notice how God included the Hebrew letter “nun” (the seed) in His promise to Abraham? That is not an accident either and has huge hidden truths in it. We will get to this as we continue this series, the LORD be willing.
Let us look at another witness to confirm from the mouth of the Son of God named Jesus, personally that His Father (who is love), has a family house:
Joh 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
This verse spoken by the Son of God, describes a very good house of His Father. These words confirm that Jesus was, and is the Son of God, and that His Father has a house (beyt) in heaven. We also notice that Jesus’ position on the earth, confirms that He had come out of His Father’s heavenly house as the promised “seed”. This confirms the design of the Hebrew word ben for “son” to be the “beyt” (God’s house) first, and the “seed” (son of the house) second. The word H1121, is very prophetical for the work of God, sending His Son Jesus Christ into the world.
The Greek word G3614, that is translated as “house” literally means a residence or an abode for a family. Thus, we have confirmation that God in heaven has a house (beyt). The word translated as “mansions” is a very poor translation of the Greek word G3438. This word only means “staying” as inside a residence. Both of these words imply a dwelling place for a family, and this aligns with the meaning of our Hebrew letter “beyt”.
This verse is also a covenant marriage union between a husband and his engaged wife. Thus, we are being introduced to the fact that the man Jesus, came to the earth to bring a woman as a covenant wife, back to His Father’s house in heaven.
We are observing another implied occurrence of the two becoming one. This is because the son, named Jesus is speaking to His future covenant bride, and telling her that He will be going to his Father’s house in heaven, to prepare for her a newly built house (beyt), for them both to be together in, as a new family. It is the Father’s role in heaven to determine when the time for His Son’s return to get His bride. Hopefully, this should all be familiar to you.
All of this information about God’s house and His Son are why we are now going to search and study the phrase “house of the LORD”.
7. The “House” (beyt) Name of the LORD
Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
According to the Psalmist David, to have a desire to “dwell” in the “house of the LORD” forever, should be everyone’s primary goal to obtain to. However, notice that David begins with speaking of goodness and mercy, connecting this goodness with him dwelling in the house of the Lord. This would strongly imply, that humans on the earth when David wrote this were not currently living in God’s final house location or family.
Also, the Hebrew word H3427 that was translated as “dwell”, can be defined, “to marry”. Marriage is still one of the primary ways to enter into a “beyt” type of family house. Since this chapter 23 begins with saying the LORD is my Shepherd, should help you to see this chapter is a prophetic picture of the coming LORD Jesus’ house and family. We know this by reading John 10:11 where Jesus claims to be the ultimate “Good Shepherd”. But we will see more of this later.
In the past sections we were introduced to the concepts of the house and family of God the Father, and God the Son. We learned that God has a family in heaven and on the earth and that His Son Jesus came from the heavenly house, to bring back to His Father, a wife from the earth. This concept teaches the fact that God has a “beyt”, and Jesus will have a “beyt”. It therefore, makes logical sense to search for the phrase “House of the LORD” (JEHOVAH), to learn what God reveals about His personal family in the Old Covenant.
My Bible search program “eSword”, on the personal computer found this exact term “234” times in “213” verses. I highly recommend that you go and download “eSword” for free to use in your study of the Bible. The Microsoft Windows version of the software is a free download. But the Apple version has a cost, because Apple charges a significant fee to software developers to make their software available on their platform. However, the software is so good, I have it on my iPad and highly recommend this version also.
If you did not know that you could search for an exact phrase, this is a good thing to learn. In the search window of “eSword”, there are numerous options available. In one dropdown selection box, there are 4 options of search types. These include:
- “Search for all of the words”,
- “Search for any of the words”,
- “Search for the exact phrase”, and
- “Regular Expression”.
I selected the third option for this search. But the other options are useful depending upon what you are looking to find. Each search option is basically self-explanatory, with the exception of “Regular Expression”, and that option permits a much more complex search for a specific character pattern in the Bible. This type of exploration is a very advanced type of searching, and you should learn to master the simple, before you advance to try the complex.
It is important to know that using the selection of “Search for exact phrase”, does not work in the KJV+ translation or any other translation with embedded Strong reference numbers. Always do your phrase searches in a version of a Bible with only the basic Bible translated text like KJV.
It is also noteworthy to see, that by selecting the exact phrase option in my search for “house of the lord”, in the KJV Bible, I eliminated 319 verses that would come up if I had only searched for a verse that had every word. Knowing this, reduced my labor and effort of study, and this was a great time saver. If you do not care about the word order or the specific phrase, or amount of time you spend, then it is normal to only search using option 1, “search for all the words”.
In this lesson today we will only focus upon one word found in the phrase “House of the LORD”. In this phrase is found the Hebrew word H1004. This word was translated as “house”, and it comes from the root of a two-letter word that consists of the “beyt”meaning a house, and the “tav” meaning a mark. We have learned today that the “beyt” represents a house, and the family that lives in the house. You hopefully recall that we have learned in the “Part 1” lesson, that the “tav” is the symbol of the “cross” meaning the mark. Combining these two letters together we get “The Mark of the Family”. This is designating that the head patriarch’s “name”, is the individual “mark of their entire family” tree.
It is this family mark of the father’s name, that normally distinguishes one family from another family and today there are a lot of different families, but them all originating from Adam’s family. For example, in modern terms, the “Jones” family is different than the “Smith” family, because they had a different father. Wow! This teaches us a potential new concept about a house (tent). It teaches us there is one primary owner of the tent, and he is the builder of the family, as well as the father of the house, and the house is called by His name alone.
It also confirms why Jesus called God His Father (John 20:17), and said the father of the religious leaders of Israel, was Satan (John 8:44). In knowing this we have just revisited the existence of two spiritual “houses” (beyt), and two “family heads”. The greatest Father, is God’s house and family in heaven, and now in Christians (1 John 4:4), and the other was of the devil on the earth. In these two houses (beyt), we have one evil destroying father, and one good, loving and saving Father, God. Again, it was the blood of Jesus that redeemed humans from the bondage of being in Satan’s house through the rebellion of Adam.
This was only a short introduction to the subject of the “house of the LORD”. But we have just learned about the mark of the family’s name coming out of a house to move to his son in the next generation. Since this was selected by God as the symbol of the tav that represents a “cross”, this would strongly imply the cross, has a lot to do with the plan of God and His Son. It is only by God’s design that each fruitful father, has “seed” in himself, to continue his family name into the next generation, in his son. We will talk about this concept more as we continue to learn.
We have been going through a lot of potentially controversial new Bible information. If you have gone through this lesson today, without being offended at anything that was taught, it is a miracle of God. We give all praise to the LORD. If you have understood everything that was taught, you are by far a very spiritually awake and mature Christian. But it is wise to reread these lessons to receive what else the Holy Spirit may desire to say to you through them. We praise the LORD for giving you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him. We have only seen the introduction to the subject of Jesus being represented by the tent house “beyt” letter.
We should now be coming into a relationship with some of the basic concepts found in the Ancient Hebrew “beyt” pictogram. This was a picture diagram of a very basic tent drawing with a single door. The door grants entrance, and provides exit to the family that lives within the tent house. We have discovered that Jehovah God has a house. We learned how to search for the exact phrase “house of the Lord” and we can find more than enough verses to confirm the existence of this God house truth.
Since God has a tent house, we understand God existed before the house was built. We further learned that this dwelling place was built by the Father to establish a location for His family. In God’s human design the father accomplishes this first, by bringing His bride into the house through a covenant “union”. Then the two of them can have children, to fill their house. We also learned the father of a house has a “name” and this name is the “mark” of the entire family that is produced from the seed that was “in” their father.
God had a Son as we read in Ephesians 3:14. His son is named the LORD Jesus Christ, making Him a new physical manifestation of God (1 Jn 4:9). This Son of God manifestation was our salvation. The name Jesus literally means “Jehovah Saved”. Wow, this is something to shout about!
We have also been introduced to several new Hebrew letters that have yet to be covered. Included in today’s lesson we saw the “Nun”, the “Dalet”, the “Lamed”, the “Tet”, and the “Tav”. Each of these letters have profound connections to Jesus Christ and our “beyt” letter. By combining these letters, we saw the father was the “Alef” + “Beyt”. We learned the son was the “Beyt” + “Nun”. We learned the house of the LORD had a named mark. The house of the Lord was the source of love. The house of the LORD was where goodness could be found. The common letter to all of these concepts was the “beyt”. This is causing the “beyt” to be very essential in the design of a good “God House”.
We will go through these new letters and more, the Lord be willing. But you should have seen enough to learn how connecting letters together can have great prophetic meanings.
Thank you for taking the time to study with us on Agapegeek. We are extremely blessed to have you spend your valuable time to learn what the LORD has given for us all to see.
If you would like to read the next lesson, click Part 2 of the “Beyt”.
(Ver 1.1) This will be “Part 2” in the Bible study series, revealing the Lord Jesus in the ancient Hebrew Alphabet. Today, we will begin with the first letter of the alphabet called the “Alef”. This is one of the two most obvious letters that Jesus claimed to be directly related or named by. We learned this from the 4 statements of Revelation, where Jesus said “I am the Alpha and the Omega”. We also learned from these references that these signify the beginning and the ending, since this is clearly what they are in Alphabetic terms. What we have concluded based upon this revelation, is that all of the letters must represent Jesus in some form of identity. Therefore, the reason for these lessons.
If you have not read the series from the beginning, it is recommended that you go back to “Part 1” to begin.
INTRODUCTION TO THE ALEF
The Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It has a number value of “1”. The sound of the letter is transliterated into English as “alef” or “alif”. This letter in the ancient Hebrew paleo pictogram representation, is as the image of an “Ox” or “Bull’s” head. It is noted by possessing two large horns on the top of its head with its snout pointing downward to the earth’s ground. Again, this letter also signifies the meaning of “beginning”, since it begins the alphabet.
This picture representation of an ox is very profound in association with our main subject of Jesus. An ox was a “servant” type of animal. It was identified to be useful because it is a very powerful and strong animal. It was used by ancient civilizations as the main worker in the farm harvest field. This beast was used to plow the ground in order to plant and sow seed for crops. The ox also was used during the harvest of grain to break up the harvested fruits of grain heads to make required substance of use for bread making.
This was only a quick introduction, and it should be easily seen how this ox picture letter introduces us to the concepts of the work of Jesus Christ. This work was fulfilled on the earth, during His physical natural appearance in Israel, approximately 2000 years ago. We will now go through some Bible examples of this letter representation to verify this relationship to being Jesus.
JESUS THE PROMISED SERVANT OF THE LORD
Let us begin this part of the lesson, by comparing Jesus’ first coming to being a fulfillment of a servant, like the pictograph ox prophesied by the Alef, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. We will not go over every verse possible, but rather will only hit the major highlights, beginning with Old Testament prophets:
Isa 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
Isa 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
Isa 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Zec 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
As we can read in these 5 verses from Isaiah, and Zechariah, Jesus is clearly prophesied to be the coming “servant” of the LORD. These are certainly speaking of His first coming appearance, in His natural human mortal form. Clearly these can be compared to be like a symbolic ox pictogram. These should be very interesting to you. They should also help you to see how they were fulfilled when we confirm Jesus in the New Testament to be God’s servant:
Mat 12:17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
Mat 12:18 “BEHOLD, MY SERVANT WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN; MY BELOVED IN WHOM MY SOUL is WELL-PLEASED; I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT UPON HIM, AND HE SHALL PROCLAIM JUSTICE TO THE GENTILES. (NASB)
Matthew writes plainly about Jesus being the fulfillment of the Old Covenant prophecies that call Jesus, God’s coming “Servant”. Matthew is literally quoting Isaiah 42:1. If we go back to Isaiah and examine the Hebrew word that God selected to describe Jesus, we will find that it is H5650. This Hebrew word was used to define a slave or bondservant. It is used by the LORD to describe this condition of slaves, approximately 800 times. Therefore, we have no doubt what God was describing Jesus to be, when He would come into the world. Let us move to another interesting account of what Jesus claimed to be when present on the earth:
Mar 10:42 Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, “You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
Mar 10:43 “But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;
Mar 10:44 and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.
Mar 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (NASB)
Wow, these are amazing words spoken by God in the flesh while physically walking among us (John 1:14). Jesus makes the personal claim to be a servant to every human on the earth. He further claims He did not come into the world to be served, but to serve all of us, by giving His life as our ransom. This was God buying us out of our spiritual slavery to Satan (Rev 5:9) through His shed blood (1 Peter 1:18-19). In doing this great saving work of a servant, He is also claiming to be the “Greatest” among us ALL, which He was.
Let us now move to another set of verses about Jesus being the fulfillment of the prophesied servant of the LORD:
Php 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Php 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
Php 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
Php 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
These are more amazing verses of ultimate truth. Verse 5 identifies the key subject of the next 3 verses, “Jesus Christ”. Then in verses 6 and 7, we find very radical claims, that this humble man named Jesus the Christ, was God personally appearing in the form of human flesh. This reveals an Old Covenant hidden divine mystery. These verses should raise important questions in your mind. How could this natural looking human named Jesus, be God who created us? This is where we find the answer in Luke 1:37, “For with God, nothing shall be impossible”. But, why would the eternal Spirit of God who made us, be made manifest to become like us within His physical natural creation?
Remember, Jesus looked like an unspectacular human (Isa 53:2), he walked (John 7:1), and he talked (John 18:1), like humans, but His words were observed to be spoken with noted authority (Mark 1:22). He got hungry (Mat 21:18), He ate (Luke 21:41-43), He slept (Mark 4:38), and He prayed (Mat 26:36) like any normal human. And He died (Luke 23:46), like the natural sinful humans, that were hung with Him on crosses, except His legs were not broken (John 19:32). Yet He had not sinned even once (Heb 4:15)
These are radical truths and questions to think on. But these facts demonstrate a confirming revelation, that God’s ways are not our normal human ways (Isa 55:8), and He is nothing like most humans have imagined growing up in the natural world. We think of God in so many ways that are not truthful and did not exemplify Jesus Christ’s example.
For example, God gets the blame for every major disaster that occurs in the world today. God normally gets questioned about, His existence because it appears that He does nothing to stop all of the great evil that we can see all around us. But all of these thoughts of reasoning are promoted by the devil to get us to not believe in a God as a loving Creator.
We can see very clearly in verse 7, where God took upon Himself an appearance of the form of a strong but lowly “servant”. This is a major confirming reality for Jesus calling Himself the Alef, a picture of the ox.
Notice we can see the true revealed nature of God in verse 8. This verse identifies God’s heart to be filled with immeasurable LOVE! The God who created everything around us, that has infinite knowledge, understanding and wisdom, power and ability, could come to the earth in the form of a slave servant to die for you and I? Wow, what a God we should want to serve. His example that was set before us to become a humble servant, should cause us all to humble ourselves to become like Him. Let us move to a new topic about the God man servant Jesus, learning about oxen “yoked” together.
TAKE MY YOKE
Mat 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Notice that these words are usually written in Red Ink, because they were spoken directly from the lips of Jesus while here upon the earth. Jesus begins by asking people to come to Him in order to be relieved from the extreme burdens of this world. In order to not be “burden” with the sin and death of this world, we are told to take upon us a new concept about servant oxen. This is really a new concept to many Christians.
There are too many people in the world, that do not know they are in bondage as slave to sin and Satan. They are living their lives, having fun, living without a care in the world, not knowing they are being trapped into an eternal destiny of captivity in a lake of fire. Jesus is asking us, very plainly to leave that evil bondage to take a much better path for an easier servant life path next to Him.
Did you notice in verse 29, Jesus said to take “His” yoke? Did you know that Jesus claimed to have a personal yoke? Do you recall when we read about this was part of an ox in the introduction? The servant ox that was working in the field, would always have a yoke placed around its neck. This would be where the master would hook the plow for the strong animal(s) to pull forward to make a straight row. Jesus is identifying Himself to be this ox wearing the yoke, believe it or not!
You also might recall in the Part 1 introduction, we learned about the “Alef” and the “Tav” being Jesus’ identifiers, by His own claim. We learned this symbol occurs over 7000 times in the Old Testament. We also learned how this symbol was an ox plowing to a mark. It just so happens this mark was a cross in the ancient Hebrew Paleo alphabet. This was not an accident. We will hopefully get this letter later in the series, the Lord be willing.
Jesus is asking us in Matthew 11, to “join” with Him in doing God’s work for the coming world harvest. We do this by coming alongside Him, by being “joined” with Him in covenant marriage (Isa 54:5). This concept was established in God’s LAW in Genesis 2:24. God states in this verse: “for this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife”. The term “cleave” literally means to be joined together, like with glue.
A farming “yoke” joined a pair of animals together. In Biblical days, an older mature beast was hooked up with a younger new worker, in order to train them into service to learn how the work would be done. The more mature animal would show the younger new animal how each of the farming tasks were performed. This is exactly the normal Christian life, or at least it should be.
Jesus our mature brother, gives us His yoke and we come alongside Him, to learn what He has for us to do as a fellow laborer. Because He is God, our work is not as hard as we think, or at least it should not be. If we try to work in the flesh, we will be cumbered with a lot of stress, but if we work in the Spirit of Christ, we will find that this is where He claimed “His burden would be light, and His yoke is easy”. It is only when we do it our way, that we will struggle, stumble and can even fail.
Can you see it? This is pretty amazing and potentially new information for some. But all of this was found in the Bible. The Alef first letter of the ancient Hebrew alphabet is a picture of a bull or an ox. This animal is useful as a servant in a field. This letter represented Jesus the ultimate “Greatest Servant”, that died for all of our sins!
We are told to become a yoked servant to Jesus. This yoke provides us eternal security, as long as, we stay yoked with Him. Because God loves you so much, He will give you the “freewill” right to become detached if you choose to. This usually happens when Satan tries to place some enticing trap to distract you off of the yoked path being with, and in Jesus. This is not necessarily one “sinful” act, but it can begin that way. It would also be an opportunity to become rich or famous in the world. Whatever it is, it is your choice to who, you will join yourself to. Either direction you take, you will be joined to, or yoked with either Satan or Jesus, there are no third options available.
Thank you for reading and studying the Bible with us. We are blessed to be a blessing to everyone that will receive the Word of God. God is so very awesome, loving and kind. If you do not know Him today, it is past time to take off Satan’s yoke and for you to offer yourself as the servant of the “Most High”. Praise be to the LORD in advance, for everyone that accepts Him today. Please click on the link “Are You Saved?” to help you get started, and then leave a comment to tell Satan and his world you have renounced and left his ways, for the way of Christ.
God Bless you until next time, the LORD be willing.
I believe we can find Jesus in every letter of the ancient Hebrew alphabet. This belief is founded upon the fact that Jesus in the Book of Revelation, claimed to be the Alpha and the Omega, at least four times. We explored this in the last lesson that was published when discussing the name of Jehovah is comprised of 3 letters used 4 times to say in the letter definitions “Behold the hand, Behold the nail”.
(Ver 1.0) This will be “Part 1” in a new Bible series, the Lord be willing. Today will be the subject introduction. This lesson series will be foundational information designed for every believer. In these lessons we will explore the subject of the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet and how each of these 22 letters can represent, and reveal Jesus in some form, role, characteristic, pattern or work.
It should be becoming clearer to you, that God hid Jesus in letters, words, sentences, paragraphs, and etc., to help us learn to search to find Jesus. We will be learning that the Bible is constructed around layers of intentionally designed natural and spiritual information, with everything ultimately, pointing us to Jesus. We could say the word of God is like an onion. There is the outer skin coating, that is on the visible surface, and we by just touching, smelling and observing this outer shell layer, can gain the strong realization that there must be much more to it, that is yet to be uncovered and seen.
Think of the outer surface layer of the Bible as being the basic information about the book. There are 66 books, written by 40 different authors, divided into two major divisions containing two major human covenants. The first division is called the Old Testament, and consists of 39 books written predominantly in the Hebrew language. And the final division is called the New Testament, and consists of 27 books, written in the Greek language. There is of course a lot of other basic information like book names, author names, etc. that are not going to be covered.
The Old Testament begins with the basic account of the creation of our world, God’s creation of man and his wife, the rise of sin, and the introduction for a great need for our salvation. God initiates a human interaction with His creation to cause His plan to come into manifestation.
He does this by selecting one man named Abraham, that a natural nation named Israel would come from. We can read many real stories about real people and how God built a Covenant relationship with them. Therefore, there are real historical people with actual real names that tell a great surface story of human origin and history. Everything we can read in the Bible really happened as stated, and is the true account of many people, and things interacting with God over 4000 years.
But perhaps you remember Jesus telling the Jewish people, “Search the scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life, but these are they that testify of me” (John 5:39). That is an amazing claim that implies that He was hidden almost everywhere in some form in the underlying layers of hidden verse information. It could be He was found in hidden symbols, patterns, practices, feast holidays, ceremonies, names, titles, or descriptions. Or He could be hidden in natural human typological patterns as in the first man Adam (Romans 5:14). Or it could be that He was hidden in allegorical stories of real people, like Abraham and Sarah (Galatians 4:24).
Knowing how extremely intelligent God is, we can begin to see that Jesus can even be hidden in the letters of the alphabet. This is a great mystery, but God said that this was what He would do in Proverbs:
Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
This verse is amazing. God is claiming to be God and to have an intelligence factor of such great capacity that He can hide Himself in plain sight, using words that we can all read, even knowing all of the word definitions, and still completely miss what He wanted us to search and find. This is such great evidence of a complex design technique that is only possible coming from an infinite intelligent designer.
This is even more impossible based upon the fact that all of this is happening, from someone using 40 different authors that many never met each other, and it was written spread out approximately 1500 years. The beginning authors were all dead, when the ending authors began to write. Therefore, they could not have collaborated together, to plan any of this hidden Jesus to happen. This is one of the main reasons why a computer geek loves Him and His Bible so very much.
JESUS – THE ALPHA AND OMEGA
Let us begin our introduction to alphabet letters, by talking about a very prevalent hidden Jesus in the Old Testament writings using just two letters. Remember Jesus claimed that He is the Alpha (the first letter of the Greek alphabet) and the Omega (the last letter in the Greek alphabet). Jesus made this claim 4 times and it was written using the Greek alphabet in the New Testament book of Revelation. But we do not actually know if Jesus spoke this to John in this Greek language.
It is very possible that Jesus spoke at least 3 languages, and Greek and Hebrew were at least two major known languages for that region and at that time. For example, the sign above the head of Jesus hanging on the cross, was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin (Luke 23:28). It is possible that Jesus spoke this to John in Hebrew, and John wrote it down in Greek to teach and reach the world. We know from reading Revelation 9:11 John wrote the same name in both Hebrew and Greek. Therefore, John knew both languages. This information should make us wonder, why were these two Greek letters Alpha and Omega, so very important for Jesus to claim, and for us to know. That is a great question to ask God. He must be giving us a clue to something significant to learn about.
Could it be that these two letters that Jesus claimed to be, mean something more than just sayings on the surface that He is the beginning and the ending of an Alphabet? Can we ask, do these Greek alphabet letters, transfer and apply to the Old Testament writings with the Hebrew alphabet? Could it also be possible that these two letters that begin and end one alphabet also indicate the other letters in the middle are also representations of the same Author GOD?
I believe that the Alpha and the Omega are revealed clues and pointers to how we can search, find, and discover Jesus in the Old Testament alphabet. Remember the book of Revelation is supposed to be the uncovering of Jesus and it represents the completion of God’s Words to the church.
I have become a believer that the Alpha and the Omega alphabet letters do transfer into the Hebrew language. What we are about to discover, is that these first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet occur over 7000 times throughout the Old Covenant books of the Law, Psalms, and the Prophets. This is an amazing coincidence or more likely a great design pattern given by the designer to hide Jesus in the first and last letter combination of the Hebrew alphabet.
The first Hebrew letter “Alef” is combined with the last Hebrew letter “Tav”, and these two letters form a word that was mostly ignored by every translator of the Bible. These translators either thought these letters represented an unknown Hebrew word, or had an untranslatable Hebrew word meaning. If only these translators would have read the book of Revelation, and applied what Jesus said they might have potentially placed Jesus in many other places that have been hidden from us.
When I searched the Hebrew text for the Strong’s number H853, the Alef and the Tav hidden word combination was found 7302 times in 5650 verses, in one Bible software. Other Bible software had slightly different numbers of occurrences and verses but they were all close enough not to be disputed or argued.
Wow this is very amazing new information to many people. This means translators largely ignored or removed nearly 14,604 alphabet letters from what they were attempting to translate into a language that others could learn from. This was omitted information that should have been considered essential for us to understand our creator God with. This sounds like a major problem. What if we did this with a classic literature book? If someone ignored thousands of letters when translating it, wouldn’t that cause you to wonder what you may have missed?
That information should become a potential concern to everyone. There could be a lot of good information that is being ignored by a lot of the natural people of Israel, and Christians to learn about Jesus. Thankfully, there are a growing number of people that have come to this conclusion, and are beginning to learn more every day about what we have missed, and you can find some of them on the internet. Let us go over some things that help us see how there are definitely things that we have missed.
THE FIRST ALEF-TAV HIDDEN WORD
The first time this word Alef-Tav occurs is found in the fourth word of the very first verse of Genesis 1:1. I will list the word in the text as A-Z for an English translation presentation. Consider what Genesis 1:1 could have said, if they had added the omitted word:
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God A-Z, created the heaven and the earth.
The English equivalent A-Z (first and last letters of the English alphabet), could have been changed to the “God Alef-Tav” as in a Hebrew representation, or the “God Alpha-Omega” in the Greek application. If you know much about the New Testament you can find how this A-Z addition to the Old Testament harmonizes with the truth identifying Jesus as the creator of everything, we see around us that is good. We can find these confirmations in John 1:1-14, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 11:3, and Revelation 3:14, to name a few.
Can we begin to see how Jesus is being directly named in Genesis 1:1, to be the creator God that made the heavens and the earth? This is really more important than you may know. There are vast numbers of people that do not believe Jesus was God in the flesh. Instead, they label Him to be a mere human man that died 2000 years ago as a prophet. Vast numbers of people believe Jesus was a good man but no greater than any other prophet. But clearly Jesus claimed to be both the Most High God who is the Creator and this was first written in Genesis nearly 3500 years ago.
As you can see, if translators would have added these two alphabet letters in their translations, humans could have been curious to learn to at least ask what these two letters of the alphabet meant. This could have potentially caused more people to search for, who or what this represents. The answer to the curiosity would have become apparent, when people reached reading the book of Revelation, where Jesus gives us the definition of these two individual letters as representations of Himself. WOW!
EXAMPLE 2 OF ALEF AND TAV JESUS
The second time this A-Z word is selected by God in His descriptions comes in just three verses after the first. In Genesis 1:4, we can read the next usage:
Gen 1:4 And God saw the A-Z light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
If we had time to write a book about this verse, we could learn a lot of things about seeing Jesus here. But for the quick overview think of what Jesus claimed in John:
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Compare what God said in Genesis 1:4 to what Jesus just claimed, and then tell me, both of these verses are not about Jesus coming into the world? When the A-Z God spoke into the darkness of Genesis 1 and said “Light Be”, He was making a decree for the darkness of the world to end. This was literally God speaking to the destruction and chaos that had been caused by Lucifer’s rebellion and bringing Himself into the world as the coming Jesus to undo the works of darkness (1 John 3:8). Remember Jesus was called, “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).
Are we not witnessing the account of the creation of the current natural world in Genesis 1? Therefore, are these not the words that were spoken by God A-Z to create our world foundation? We again find another book-end conclusion like the A-Z identification of Jesus in Revelation. But in this one God confirms that He was revealing His plan to bring “A-Z the Light of the World” with His first order of creation “Light Be”. God is defining and explaining what was happening in the introduction of Genesis with the climatic conclusion of Revelation. God provides further confirmation of Genesis 1:4 to be about Jesus in 2 Corinthians:
2Co 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
2Co 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
These are radical words being taught. There has not been enough people in the world that have seen what Jesus the A-Z, has accomplished for ALL Christian believers. God reveals a part of His foundational works of Genesis 1:4 to be about Jesus’ work on the earth, by teaching us it is the internal light of the knowledge of Christ in the human spirit, that eliminates the darkness of Satan from us.
There are at least 12 verses in Genesis chapter 1 that share this H853 Hebrew Alef-Tav word. I have just included the first two, but you are welcome to go find Jesus in the others.
EXAMPLE 3 OF JESUS IN THE ALEF AND TAV
Today’s final great Old Testament verse, that confirms how Jesus, the self-proclaimed “Alpha-Omega”, was being hidden in O.T. scriptures is found in the prophecy of Zechariah. I will again include the word in the verse as “A-Z”. Take a look at chapter 12 and verse 10:
Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon (me) A-Z whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
This verse is so profoundly obvious to be written about Jesus. The word “me” in the English translation is actually the “Alef and Tav” (H853) word in the Hebrew. This is one of the times when the translators decided the word Alef-Tav should be made to mean “me”. This decision is one of the few times they chose to potentially help the sentence to point us to Jesus. What we are observing is another major confirmation that Jesus claimed to be this person being written about in this book of the Bible. We know this, because we know this is Jesus’ name in the book of Revelation as He claimed to be the Greek “Alpha and Omega”.
These were only three verse examples given that we took the time to find and introduce to you. But we know this is enough to establish the truth, because God commands us in the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every truth be established. All of these three verses point us to the True Jesus in the New Covenant. Therefore, we have enough evidence to at least conclude, it is a worthy Bible search to look for Jesus in the ancient Hebrew.
There are only 7300 other hidden words like these three A-Z examples, found in the O.T. Bible. This is your mission, if you should decide to seek Him. But this was an awesome place to begin your Bible study to find the hidden Jesus. Do exactly what Jesus commanded us to do and begin to search the scriptures for Him. Jesus promised that you will definitely find Him, if you diligently seek Him (Jeremiah 29:13).
The LORD be willing, we will do another short lesson, just on the first letter “Alef” next. Then, if the LORD be willing, we will go through each and every Hebrew letter in order. Thank you for taking your valuable time to read and study the Bible with Agapegeek. We value your faithfulness, support of prayers very much. We love you all and will continue to make mention of you in our prayers. May God abundantly bless and keep you. Always remember Jesus is LORD, and He is coming back very soon.