(Ver 1.0) This lesson is “Part 2” of “Part 14” of the Bible study series revealing the Lord Jesus Christ, that had been hidden by the Spirit of God in His design of the original Ancient Hebrew Alphabet. In this lesson we are focusing upon the letter “Mem” and how it represents “water”. If you have not read the first introduction to this mini-series within the larger series, please go to “MEM Part 1” first. Also, you are able to go to the entire series introduction “Part 1 INTRO” to get the basic foundational information for the entire series.
We have learned the two primary meanings of the ancient Hebrew pictogram of the “Mem” are 1) Water and 2) Blood. We focused upon the subject of blood in the first lesson because the “blood” of Jesus is an incredibly essential subject in the entire Bible for our human salvation. We should have learned that Jesus was the Last Adam. We further learned the named Adam means “God’s Blood”. Based upon this information we should be able to understand that the first Adam rebelled against God and destined all of humanity to separation from God in an eternal hell. But Praise the LORD God who became the “Last Adam” and it was His sinless Mem “Blood” that met His own righteous justice to be able to pay for all of our sins as a free gift.
In the introduction we learned the individual letter “Mem” study is a picture of 3 significant waves of a sea. Therefore, God was focusing this letter primarily upon the subject of moving “Water”. This Mem water symbolism will be the focus of this lesson. We are about to discover the incredible significance of this subject of “water” from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. For example, the world was destroyed twice by water. The first in Genesis 1:2, and the second is found in Genesis 6. Our present world will culminate with its destruction in fire, the antithesis of water. But the new heaven and the new earth will contain a “river” of pure as crystal water that flows from the throne of God in Revelation 22:1, that water provides us life.
The references to “water” in the Bible, is so much greater than these. The various forms of the word “water” is found over 700 times. The words “sea” or “seas” occurs over 400 times. Also do not forget some seas and bodies of water have specific names that are mentioned. The words “river” or “rivers” occurs over 250 times. The words “well” or “wells” occur over 50 times. The words “brook” or “brooks” occurs over 50 times. The word “lake” occurs at least 10 times. But there are many other words that are associated with the concept of water that also occur in the Bible. For example: a “flood”, to “drink”, to “wash”, to “draw” from a well, to “fill” a cup, the “depth” of the body of water, the movement of the water called “waves”, and on and on we could go. To cover this subject fully would take writing many volumes of books, derived from countless numbers of hours from a study with the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Today we will be learning only a limited number of subjects of the total amount of God’s important information about Jesus Christ found in the letter “Mem”. In fact, in this second “Mem” lesson about the subject of “water, we will only be covering the following seven titled subjects:
- Jesus in the letter Mem Number 40
- Jesus’ First Miracle Turning Water to Blood
- God’s Spoken Words are the MEM Waters for Spiritual Life
- Washed with the (Mem) Water of the Word of God
- The Spiritual Cleansing Power of Jesus Water and Blood from Sin
- Natural Water Waves Created and Connected with God’s Spirit Voice Sound Waves
- A God’s Real-Life NOW Application of the MEM – Calming Life’s Storms
- The Mem Water Conclusion
Let us get started with learning this incredible picture of God’s “Mem” letter as being His representation of Jesus Christ.
1. Jesus in the letter Mem Number 40
Remember the ancient Hebrew letter “Mem”, is the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and has the gematria number value of “40”. The number 40 has the basic symbolic meaning for the time of testing, trials and temptations. We find this number as a pattern for these, repeatedly in the Bible. We should know that Noah’s time of testing continued through a time of 40 days of rain that destroyed the rest of the world. We should also know Moses met with God on Mount Sinai for 40 days. Then the children of Israel ate manna for 40 years in the wilderness. There are other examples of forty, but we cannot cover everything today.
It is very essential to observe how the earthly ministry of Jesus begins after a 40-day preparation time of testing. And then we must also notice how the earthly ministry of physical Jesus ends with another 40-day period of speaking a flow of words to the church to help direct them into their arising future. Let us briefly go through both of these confirmation to Jesus being the “Mem” fulfillment of ancient prophecy found in the number 40.
Luk 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
Luk 4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
We must first understand the direct water connection to the “Mem” with these verses. Before this 40-day trial and temptation of Jesus occurred, He was physically “baptized” into the waters of the Jordan River by John. This meant the physical body of Jesus was “fully” emersed within God’s created substance of “water” (H2O) a definite picture of the letter “Mem”. This is truly amazing and definitely not a coincidence. Jesus appears to know and understand exactly what He is doing all the time while interacting with water. He purposely chooses to be fully covered by the “water” before He even begins His ministry. Jesus actually said He was doing this to “fulfill all righteousness” (Mat 3:15).
It is very, very important to note what John said about Jesus before he baptized Him in the Jordan river:
Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Here is your first clue that the “Mem” physical water matter represents a symbolic substance of far greater spiritual application to Jesus. We can see this by how John compares his physical water baptism of Jesus, to a different kind of future spiritual baptism that is assigned to a coming role of Jesus. We know from studying other verses that John is speaking of a “baptism” that Jesus could only perform after He had ascended back into heaven.
We do not see this coming Jesus baptism taking place until the first time it is mentioned in Acts 2. We are about to find out that this “baptism” of the Holy Spirit would also occur after a 40-day series of events. What do you believe the Holy Spirit is trying to say to us? There appears to be direct connections to the letter “Mem” and the fulfilment of multiple types of “water”. We can see how Jesus began His ministry after being baptized in physical water. But the prophet John claimed Jesus would be baptizing people with the “Holy Ghost” and “Fire” and this clearly began in Acts 2. Notice how all of this information is being communicated by “Words” that were spoken first, and then written down for anyone to read and speak.
It is very interesting to note that the 40-day temptation of Jesus occurs directly after His Baptism into Mem physical water that flowing in the Jordan river. Let us stop and analyze what this means. The name Jordan is the Hebrew word H3383 and is defined by Strong as a “descender”. This is a major revelation. It describes God’s position of His ultimate highest supremacy has been reduced to become a part of His fallen creation in the first Adam. Think about it! The eternal Creator, and the self-existent God became a created mortal human that could experience death. He did this for several reasons, but one of the primary reasons was to save His creation from permanently being separated from Him.
The picture of Baptism in water is a windowed view into God’s plan and process of salvation. The descent into the water represents His death and burial. The time spent under the water represents His 3 days in the tomb and His time in hell to pay for all of our sins. The rising of the body of Jesus out of the water, represents His coming “resurrection” from the dead, into a newly created realm of fresh eternal life. All of this occurred using the pictogram ancient Hebrew letter “Mem” type of physical water.
Remember what happened to the children of Israel after they were saved out of Egypt? The Pharoah regretted letting them go, even after all of the problems that God had caused them through 10 plagues and especially the deaths of the first-born of every man and beasts that was not protected by the blood (Mem) of lambs. So, Pharaoh got his army together and went after them. Here is where it gets interesting. The children of Israel were camped next to the “Red Sea”. Uh oh! This is another “Mem” water supply. This water was at first imagined to be their death not allowing them to escape. But God suddenly divided the “Red Sea” and dried up the ground and the children of Israel went through to the other side.
Then came Pharaoh after them into the “Red Sea”. But God collapsed the walled and divided (Mem) waters and these their greatest hinderance became their amazing permanent deliverance from Egypt. Because the Red Sea flooded the Egyptians suddenly, God caused all of the pursuing Egyptians to drown (Heb 11:29). Wow, this is an amazing picture of what God did for us all in the New Covenant. Notice the name of the Sea is “Red”, which is the color of “blood”. Could that be a picture of the blood of Jesus that we learned about in “Part 1”? Of course, it is! Going through the “Red Sea” is a pictured type of “Baptism”. Please notice what Paul wrote by the inspiration of the Spirit:
1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
The works of God’s plan of salvation was a complete surprise to Satan. The devil thought by crucifying Jesus on a cross, he had just gained a great victory over God. But God by raising Jesus from the dead, implemented Satan’s defeat and greatly modified the presence of the Spirit of God in every human that would believe.
Paul writes about this by saying the Spirit of God “baptized us (believers in Jesus) into (His) 1 body”, making us all one with Christ. Clearly this greater Spirit baptism, was a type of what happened to the Lord Jesus in the river Jordan and the children of Israel in the Red Sea. The entire body of Jesus went under the water. But now in the New Covenant we can read every Christian has become a “member” of the Body of Christ, which is still a growing spiritual entity today.
Do you see what is happening here? Notice the “water” concepts being given to us in just this verse. There is a two-fold work of the Spirit of God. Every saved Christian has been placed “inside” the Spirit of Christ as His growing temple and body. But simultaneously we drank this same water (Spirit) to have Him become alive inside of us. That is one of the most important concepts that is needed to be understood after you are saved. It changes our identity from being a dead human, to a new living house of Christ. Hopefully we will go deeper into this subject as we continue to learn.
It is also noteworthy that when Jesus was baptized and came up out of the water, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him from heaven in the bodily shape of a dove, and the Heavenly Father said in an audible voice “This is my beloved Son, whom I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22). But what happened to Jesus next after being immersed in water, is a very stark contrast. All of these actions that occurred to Jesus also occurred to us as His spiritual body.
After being fully emersed into the water of the Jordan, the Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Guess what a “wilderness” is? A wilderness can be defined as an uninhabitable dry desert area. Notice that we are studying about “water” the Mem letter and Jesus went from 1) a full immersion in a water river, 2) then receiving the Holy Spirit, 3) the fully audible spoken voice of Father God, 4) to being led into a dry place where no water is easily found. Apparently, this dry area of “no water” made Jesus more accessible for the tests, trials, and physical and spiritual temptations of the enemy. It is also interesting to see how what Jesus went through was a fulfillment of what the children of Israel also experienced. These occurred when Israel was being led through the Red Sea (baptism, water and blood), and then going into a dry waterless wilderness of testing and trials for 40 years, before they began to possess their promised land. Where they failed, Jesus came to succeed for us all. At least three times the people of Israel required God’s miraculous provision of water to survive in the wilderness.
These are all important concepts that were just mentioned. We are being introduced to a new set of “Mem” representations. The Mem water letter is a symbolic picture of 1) Physical Baptism, 2) Spiritual Baptism into the Body of Christ, 3) Receiving (drinking) the Holy Spirit, and 4) hearing God’s spoken words.
We in this section are being introduced to the fact that “Mem” represents the Words of God. The more Words of God that we are surrounded with, the safer we are from the attack of the devil. Let us take notice of something that Jesus taught about humans that are inhabited by demons:
Luk 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
Luk 11:25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
Luk 11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
Why would demons want to go to a dry place like a wilderness where Jesus was led to go? This is because the devil and his demonic forces know the power of God’s spoken words to cast them out (Mat 8:16). In this example, of Jesus, He says a human can be loosed from a devil temporarily but they will attempt to come back inside the same human mind and body. Uh oh! Jesus is implying this human was made clean by the “Mem” water but was not filled with the Spirit and the Word to keep their enemy out. This is an introduction to “Mem” realities of water to represent both the Spirit of God as well as the Word of God.
What is interesting is that Jesus when tempted by the devil, each time He would quote the Word of God by saying “It is written…”. This clearly teaches us how Jesus overcame the enemy’s temptations because Jesus had been filled with the Spirit and Word of the Mem water of God. Every time the devil brought a new plan of deception to Jesus, Jesus just spoke the Word of God. Even when Satan quotes a verse to Jesus, which was a new trick, Jesus countered with “It is also written”. So, in the temptation of Jesus, we are observing a battle of opposing Mem “words” of water. This concept will be a theme of the rest of this lesson revealing the spiritual application of physical “water” to be a representation picture of spiritual words.
We have just been going through the baptism “descent” of Jesus into the created realm of death. But let us shift to the time just before Jesus ascended to go back into heaven which is pictured by the coming out of the waters in physical baptism. What we are about to discover is another pattern of “Mem” gematria number 40. What we will read, is the fact that Jesus after being raised from the dead, interacted with His followers for exactly 40 days. During this 40-day time, Jesus would test His disciple to help teach and guide them into learning about faith, but we will not be able to get into this in great depth. Let us read the record of Luke the writer of the book of Acts:
Act 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
Act 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
Act 1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
We can all clearly see these three verses are about Jesus. We can further observe that Jesus appeared to His followers to 1) give commandments to the chosen church, 2) to show Himself, and 3) to provide infallible proofs by being “seen” of them for forty days. Finally, the last part of verse 3 says all of this was accomplished by Him “speaking” of things that pertained to the Kingdom of God. Here we again see the pattern of salvation that occurs from “Words of God” being spoken (sowed), and “Words” believed (consumed) and confessed in agreement.
Think about what the Bible says about what Jesus did after being raised from the dead. He appears at the tomb to get his body. He encounters women and tells them to go and tell his disciples that He was alive. That is the first test of faith to see if they will believe what He had told them. Jesus also appears to the disciples later, with Thomas not being present. This is another example of a test. Thomas failed this test and receives a rebuke. These are just a couple of examples of tests that Jesus gave to His disciples and there were others. Jesus performed this by speaking words to people and then these that saw Him telling others so that they could also believe in Him. Clearly this was a training mission to show them how to spread the Gospel. When Jesus spoke to Thomas, He said; “Blessed are those that have not seen and yet believe”. That is where we are today. Do you believe?
Ok, we have only been quickly introduced to the concept of “Words” being Mem water. But we will see this more and more as we study this subject today. Just please pay attention to the fact that for exactly 40 days the number value of the “Mem” letter, Jesus went to over 500 people in the nation of Israel, to appear and teach them about His works that were accomplished on the cross (1 Cor 15:6). In doing this Jesus fulfilled two very significant examples of the number 40 and the picture of water interactions. We are now going to shift into a new fulfillment of Jesus and the letter Mem.
2. Jesus’ First Miracle Turning Water to Blood
We have learned the connection that the “Mem” pictogram is a representative of both “water” and “blood” in the Part 1 introduction. It just so happens that the first miracle of Jesus has something to do with both of these natural symbols.
Joh 2:5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
Joh 2:6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Joh 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
Joh 2:8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
Joh 2:9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
Joh 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
We are studying an ancient Hebrew letter called the “Mem” that is a picture representation of water and blood. It is amazing that we see both of these appear in the very first recorded miracle of Jesus. The first thing we need to realize is that this takes place at a “wedding” that Jesus was in attendance. This wedding was no doubt one of Jesus’ siblings either a brother or sister. We can easily deduce this because of the role of Jesus’ mother as a person that was able to order the servants and tell them what they should do to listen to obey her son Jesus. It is practically impossible to ignore how Mary had such authority to do this at anyone else’s house other than her own family.
Now notice there are exactly 6 earthen empty waterpots that are present at this wedding location. The number 6 is a representation for the number of a “man”. Man was created by God at the end of day six on the last work day of creation (Genesis 1). These 6 pots we are told are used for Jewish ceremonial cleansing. Therefore, these water pots normally contained water for people to make themselves clean. Please, remember that we have learned this is a significant quality about water in previous parts on this water letter subject.
Jesus orders the servants to fill the 6 empty pots with “water” (Mem). We can potentially see that the fact that these pots were empty, meant they previously contained wine that was already consumed during the wedding feast. Therefore, the need to be refilled implies this is why Jesus commanded them to be “filled” with Mem water. But everyone knows water was not what they needed to continue the feast, or was it? We should understand that Jesus who created everything, including grapes knew how wine was made and He knew it must originate from “water” being fed into the roots of vines to flow into the finished fruit of grapes. Jesus appears to be starting with the water, and expecting the rest of the process to occur supernaturally.
After filling the pots, they are ordered to draw and take out from them and go and serve it to the master of the feast. These servants were operating by faith in what they were being told to do. So, they bare the cup to the master, and he took a drink and was shocked. He called for the bridegroom and gave him a high praise saying “Most serve the good wine at the beginning, and then when everyone is drunk, they bring out the cheap wine”. That was a paraphrase, but it conveys the meaning precisely. What the servants and the disciples of Jesus had just witnessed was a supernatural miracle with amazing symbolic representations fulfillment to our letter “Mem” prophetical picture.
We know that the “Mem” is first thought to be a picture of only water. But we have learned that it also represents the internal unseen flowing blood movement in the body of a human, being pumped by the heart repeatedly to every body part for the functioning operation of life. We also learned that “blood” is predominately made up of “water” and this water is internalized by consumption. This human water to blood transition is what Jesus just demonstrated with His first miracle. But many will say, this miracle was just a story about turning water into “wine”. That is why we need to learn more about what God says about grapes:
Gen 49:11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
There is more than one verse in the Old Testament, that describe the juice of grapes to be its blood. It should be obvious from squeezing a red grape that it produces red juice that looks very similar to “blood”. What we need to realize is that the “blood” of grapes called Juice is produced from fruits produced upon the branches of vines. In order for the branching to produce juicy fruit, the vine’s roots must take in the “water” (Mem) from the soil and send it up to every branch. This is God’s natural process and it was being accelerated by Jesus performing a parallel spiritual process.
Perhaps you do not understand what is being said yet. Remember Jesus claims to be the “Vine” in John 15:1-5. In this example, Jesus claimed humans were the attached branches that must produce fruit in order to remain connected to the vine (Jesus). Do you see how this will match with the “baptism” concept into one body of Christ? The fruit and its production of juices with good taste are implied to be the Words that Jesus was giving to humans. Now take this knowledge and apply it to Jesus’ first miracle illustration of what happened in turning water into wine:
- Jesus the Vine is called upon to provide wine for the marriage feast
- Jesus instructs humans to fill 6 pots with water
- The empty pots represent the unsaved human body
- The water represents the Word and Spirit of God
- When filled the servants were commanded to take out water by faith
- Then by faith they shared it with the Master of the feast by faith
- Taking water out of what is deposited on the inside, is a picture of sharing the Gospel with others by faith
- The master receiving the water finds out the word of God is very good
- He become saved and gives witness and praise to the bridegroom a picture of Jesus our LORD of His good gifts to serve the best last.
So, we have found a direct application of water being changed to the blood of grapes to be an analogy to be like the process of salvation. It is interesting that this prophecy in Genesis 49:11 is about Jesus, but it is being spoken by Jacob to his son Judah in whom Christ would come. It is amazing how Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine a mentioned type of blood in the Bible. It should be becoming clearer to many readers that Jesus did nothing by accident. He taught us repeatedly that He only did what His Father told Him to do, and only said what His Father told Him to say. This makes everything that He did on the earth something designed to teach us about Him, His nature, His purpose, His works, His identity, and His Father.
3. God’s Spoken Words are the MEM Waters for Spiritual Life
Let us begin this section by reviewing real events that occurred in the Old Testament. We briefly mentioned these earlier in the lesson. The children of Israel during their time in the wilderness were thirsty, and searched everywhere for essential drinkable water. This was a reoccurring problem while they wandered in the desert. Moses in Exodus 15:23 came upon a place called “Marah” (bitterness) that only had “bitter” poisonous water. This caused a great problem for Moses, because the people murmured against him. The people of Israel chose to place all of the blame for the test of having no water on his shoulders alone. There was obviously no trust placed in God who brought them out of the land of Egypt! How soon they forgot their God that was so good to them, killing all of their enemies drowning them in the “Red Sea” that we saw earlier. Was God someone that would save them, and then leave them to die in a dry land? Many believed this lie of Satan, and turned against God.
God was clearly more than capable of solving their little lack of pure “water” (Mem) problem. It was God that created this substance. He totally understood the chemical make-up and its purpose for life. Notice the connections being made here in this story to the people of Israel speaking negative words of complaints and them standing before a pool of “bitter” waters called “Marah”. Do you see God’s connection? God told Moses to get “wood” from a certain tree and cast it into the bitter waters. Moses obeyed and the “mayim” bitter waters became sweet drinkable water for life. I believe the “tree” was a pattern for the work of Jesus to be hung on a wooden “cross” that would result in the Spirit of God coming on the inside of every saved human. This is only one of the illustrations found in the Old Covenant deliverance. Let us look at another.
When we move to Exodus 17:6, we find Moses faced with another crisis of no drinkable water to be found for the people of Israel. The people again speak negative faithless words before Moses and God. They complained and grumbled loudly to Moses, saying “Is God with us or not?”. This was not the right words to speak before God who heard everything they said. God instructs Moses to stand before a rock and strike it with his staff. Ok, stop right there. In the previous example God had Moses throw “wood” into the pool of bitter water to make it sweet, and now here we see God again using “wood” as a symbol of authority to bring “water” (Mayim) out of an apparently dry rock by striking it.
Not a lot of readers may understand what is happening here with Mem water and wooden sticks yet, but it will become clearer. Let us look at the third example found in Numbers 20:8. In this chapter we again see the people of Israel without water. God again tells Moses to hold his wooden staff in his hand, and then gather the people before the rock. But we saw that God had changed the instructions for Moses to not strike the rock this time, but rather to just “Speak to the Rock” commanding it to bring forth water with “words” that came from out of his mouth. However, Moses disobeyed God and spoke curses upon the people and hit the rock twice. This was clearly an unbelieving act of faithlessness for Moses and he was not permitted to enter the promise land because of this failure to follow God’s instructions completely.
Psa 103:7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
What was God doing in these three examples of water and wood? Believe it or not, God was teaching us and Moses some very powerful ways of the Almighty. We can clearly see in Psalms 103:7, how God revealed to Moses His ways, while only showing his acts to the children of Israel. There is a vast difference between seeing God’s miraculous acts of deliverance and knowing why God did them the way that He decided to perform them, and how they apply to us. What we are about to see is everything had a meaning, a purpose and a lesson for the called out and saved church of God.
These were three cases where water was made available by God’s grace and mercy to a lot of bickering and faithless people. Let us analyze what we should learn from these three “Mem” water examples. The first example, of bitter waters was a typological picture of Christ coming into the world that was full of bitter poisonous and deceitful words given by the devil’s intent to destroy all humans. Christ was the man that would be nailed to a tree to shed His blood, and He was the only source of a pure truthful word water supply. God revealed His truth through Christ’s pure spoken words. God did this to satisfy all humans that were spiritually thirsty to know Him and His truth. God did this to counter the poisonous words of the Pharisees and Sadducees who were spreading the untrue words of their father the devil.
Ok, the next instance of striking the rock to bring God’s people access to pure waters directly from God occurred when Jesus was beaten to be hung on a cross. Jesus endured such great humiliation and torture for our sake. He was beaten with a whip 39 times, ripping the flesh from His body. A crown of painful thorns was placed upon His head. He was slapped and hit with human hands across His face. His beard was even pulled out. How does this brutalization of Jesus match our second water out of the rock example? We get our first clue by reading in 1 Corinthians:
1Co 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Co 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Co 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
Here in these verses God is revealing how Christ fits into what was happening with the natural nation of Israel. Can you see the comparisons being made by the Holy Spirit? We can clearly see in verses 1 and 2, that there is a direct connection with Israel passing through the Red Sea as it being a type of our spiritual baptism that we receive from Christ. Remember baptism is an entrance into, a covering completely, and a resurrection back to life using Mem water. But verse 4 is where we want to focus. God is plainly informing us that the Rock that Moses struck was another symbolic type for Jesus Christ.
Therefore, God is revealing the fact that Christ was only coming to the earth to be crucified one time. He would only suffer the pain and humiliation once. Being beaten the first time was for out salvation and healing. But Jesus being beaten and crucified twice, would put Him to shame unnecessarily and would be vain. Please read over these verses carefully and notice any words that could relate to the letter “Mem” meanings and applications:
Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Heb 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Heb 6:3 And this will we do, if God permit.
Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Heb 6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
Heb 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
Heb 6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
These are some very amazing and complex spiritual statements being taught to mature Christians. God begins by saying, let us move up from the basic foundational teachings of Christ and let us grow spiritually mature to be able to receive and understand God’s deeper spiritual truths. Notice that the number 1 foundational doctrine refers us to the subject of “baptism”. This connects us directly to our letter “Mem” bible study. God is informing us very clearly that there are fundamental things that need to be understood about the purpose of water and being baptized.
Let us begin our passage study to focus on verse 4. God begins a warning for people that are saved in this verse. This verse begins by warning every Christian of an impossibility. What this means, is what is about to be described is something that is not possible to recover from if chosen. God confirms that this verse is about Christians by saying, “those that were once enlightened”. We know from reading 2 Peter 1:19, Hebrews 10:32, and Ephesians 1:18, that being “enlightened” is what happens when an unsaved person receives Christ into their hearts. Next is where God gets into the subject of the Mem. God describes these people as, “having tasted of the heavenly gift”.
We will focus upon the word “tasted” first. This Greek word G1089 literally means to put some type of food or liquid into your mouth to experience the good or bad flavor. We can logically conclude, that if the substance placed in the mouth does not taste good, it is spit out of the mouth. Or if it is found tasty and desirable, it is swallowed and consumed to become an internal part of that person physically. Remember the water into wine example earlier. The master tasted the end time wine and found it to be the best he had yet tasted. This is an amazing prophecy of how the knowledge of God and His word will become greater, better, tastier, and more desirable in these last days.
Job 34:3 For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
We learn the natural concepts of tasting applies to us spiritually. This parallel concept is explained to us in the book of Job above. When someone hears the Gospel message of Jesus, and receives the Word of God as good, it enters into their heart (spirit) and Christ comes into them to begin a planting and growing of new life on the inside of them. Therefore, this phrase is also speaking of people that received Jesus and did not reject His new life offered free gift.
Next, at the end of Hebrews 6:4 God ends with describing this person as being a “partaker” of the Holy Ghost. The Greek word G3353 that was translated as “partaker” can also be defined as “participant”, “partner”, or a “sharer”. All of these words relate to a human that invited Christ into their heart to be LORD and Savior, and have become “one Spirit” with Him (1 Cor 6:17). Therefore, God is describing very clearly this person has intimately experienced the “Holy Spirit”. There is no way this is not describing a “true” Christ follower.
God in verse 5, reaffirms this is a Christian by stating again, that this person has “tasted the good word of God”. This is a new detail to what exactly is being tasted. Wow, now we are getting directly into the subject of the “Mem” sweet and pure waters. God’s word to a dry human that has never experienced Him, is desperately in need of God’s word to live. When someone tastes the Word of God for the first time, it is very much like a human that is stranded in the desert without water. The intense heat of the desert will kill them soon, if they do not find the physical water to live. As we continue this Bible lesson, we will repeatedly see again and again, how the Word of God is His pure Mem water for spiritual eternal life.
Ok, verse 6 is describing a person that has accepted Jesus but has now turned back into the desert to be tricked into leaving Christ to return to the ways of darkness. It is inconceivable why anyone would want to do this, but the devil is a master at deception. He will do everything possible to get someone to reject Christ, and God must allow this freewill choice to take place. God is not going to force anyone to be saved the first time, or to remain saved until the end.
Notice the ending of the warning! By accepting Jesus Christ as our personal LORD, if we decide to reject Him and turn away from Him, and then attempt to return again, we are putting Him into open shame. God says this person is trying to crucify Christ again. We should know that Christ died once for all, and it is now impossible for Him to die again, because He has a resurrected body, incapable of experiencing death one more time.
Pay attention to the fact that in verse 7, God again speaks about the subject of Mem water. Is this an accident? Obviously not. In this verse God says, “as the earth drinks in the rain from heaven”. This is clearly figurative terminology speaking about spiritual realities. People were designed by God to drink His Word send down from heaven to produce any saving harvestable “fruit”. God is describing a process of the continual drinking a plant or in the spiritual realm a person, to continue its life.
Next in verse 8, God contrasts the saved Christian that continually drinks the Word of God, with the one that ignores taking the time to value the Word enough to spend time to receive it daily. This person is stated to become a dry type of plant that only produces thorns and briers. God very clearly says, this plant will be rejected at harvest time.
Finally, God ends the warning in verse 9, with an encouragement of faith filled words, that this rejection will not happen to anyone that is reading this warning. Are we all receiving this warning? If you believe you can never be deceived to turn away from Christ, then you are on a path of potential destruction. Being aware of your enemy and his tactics will greatly help you to avoid the tricks and the traps of his plans. It is strongly suggested that you go and read down to verse 12. God continues the encouragement to be diligent to continue in the faith until the end.
Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
It is absolutely essential to begin to understand that a “pure and clean natural water supply” is a symbol of spiritual spoken words from the mouth of God, and these waters are able to save and preserve any human life, that will receive them in this mortal life. This supply of water words will continue throughout eternity also. God has a never-ending supply of knowledge that we can continue to learn from.
In the spiritual realm, God views spiritual “pure” water to be pure words. We can very clearly see where pure water comes from, by reading the above verse in Revelation 22:1. In this verse we see that God’s throne is where the Lamb (Jesus) is also seated right now. But this verse is describing the existence of God’s kingdom in eternity after the end of this present world. We know this because words written in preceding verses in chapter 21, God describes the creation of a new heaven and new earth that never existed before. Therefore, chapter 22 is in the coming new heaven and new earth. In chapter 22 we can still see where pure waters containing God’s spoken words, are still flowing from God’s eternal throne. This teaches us clearly that there is still a lot that God would want to say to us throughout eternity.
Perhaps you have heard stories told of man’s attempts to search for a fountain of youthful life. Whether true or not, they point us to a human’s desire of a life without death. It must be our Creator that has placed this desire in the hearts of mankind. We can clearly see that humans are held in bondage by Satan by our fear of this coming “death” (Hebrews 2:15). The fear of the unknown after death is certainly only eliminated by knowing God’s Words of Truth.
God desires us to know Him so that we can live eternally with Him. He has placed His word everywhere, trying to get everyone to search for Him and His words of life. We can read in Proverbs 4:20-22, to confirm God’s Words being “life” to all that find them. We also can read in Deuteronomy 8:3, where God says “man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God, does man live”. Wow, we are further confirming that the pure waters in Revelation 22 are the words of life being spoken from God’s throne.
But what other characteristics describe these pure Mem water words of life? We can read in Psalm 12:6 and Proverbs 30:5 that God’s words are “pure” words. We can read in John 17:17 from the mouth of Jesus, that “God’s words are truth”. We also know from reading Numbers 23:19 that God is not a man that He should lie. And in Hebrew 6:18 we further confirm that it is absolutely impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we have established a firm foundation that God’s words are pure waters and this is because He cannot ever lie to us.
These concepts of pure waters introduce us to an antithesis truth. We can conclude that since there are pure waters of words of truth producing life coming from God, there must also be other types of watering words that are not from God, and potentially harmful, hurtful and even deadly. For example, the vast amounts of “ocean” water is “salt” based and will kill a person that drinks it. Moses in the book of Exodus 15:23 came upon a place called “Marah” (bitterness) that only had “bitter” poisonous water. Therefore, we immediately learn there are two types of water representing two types of spoken words. The pure water gives us natural life and this can only be God’s Words. The tainted poisonous types of waters, must represents the enemy Satan’s spoken words that produce spiritual death.
Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Notice a list of some of the poisonous water types that God lists in Revelation 21:8 above. Fearful words are poison intended to kill us. Unbelieving words are designed to lead you away from believing God’s truths. Fowl tasting words will kill us. Listening to the words of the murderer Satan will kill us. Words of deception that draw us to witchcraft, or idolatry will kill us. But the one that needs to be emphasized is lying words of deception will lead more people to hell than any others. It is essential to notice the ending of this verse. God is clearly warning every human that there is a second spiritual death, that is by far worse than the first natural death. God describes this death to be eternal existence in a lake of fire. That is just another way to describe “hell”.
We are learning of two realities of possible drinkable waters to give to others or to partake of for ourselves. For example, God’s Words will produce life everlasting and are good and pure drinkable words. We are also seeing how there are enemy of God words spoken by humans and/or demons controlling humans that will poison us to die two deaths. Being a liar will get us into hell. Believing the lies of the devil will also get us into hell. Either way we all have a lot of choices to make every day. We must choose between heaven or hell, life or death, good or evil, in what we are listening to, and what we are sharing with others. Deuteronomy 30:19 declares God has set the choice before us that we have the right to select our ending of life or death, and He strongly recommends that we choose the pure water life words. People everywhere are still ignoring the coming end of their life, when it will be too late to make this choice.
It is amazing how God’s created qualities and characteristics of “water” types, parallel the power of spiritually spoken words. We learn this conceptual fact from reading Romans 1:20, where God declares, “the hidden things of God are clearly seen, being revealed in things that were made, even His eternal power and godhead”. That is an amazing statement to memorize. This teaches us we can learn a vast amount of spiritual information by analyzing naturally created substances and objects, and “water” is one of the most dominant elements on our planet. Let us continue with knowing “pure water” is a representation of God’s words, by reading some words spoken by Jesus in John:
John 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
We can clearly see from this single verse and by reading the context, that Jesus was sitting at a natural well of water all alone, when a woman walks up and finds Him. Jesus immediately asks the woman for a drink of water from the well. This gets her attention instantly, since she was a Samaritan and she thought Jesus was a Jew apparently from how He was dressed. She immediately questions Jesus about why He was speaking to her, because Jews did not normally do this with Samaritans. In fact, at the end of this story, even the disciples when they came to find Jesus were shocked at Him talking with a Samaritan. We will skip down to verse 10 next to discover the words of response from God in the flesh (Jn 1:14):
John 4:10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
John 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
John 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.
Notice these very radical and exciting words spoken by Jesus the Messiah/Christ. The primary subject is about “Mem” water. But there are two kinds of water that are in parallel being spoken of. The first is natural water that was in the well. Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink of natural water. This got her attention. Then Jesus shifts the conversation to a spiritual drinking water reality. Jesus told this woman, if you knew who you were speaking with, you would have asked me for a drink. Wow! This caused the woman to become even more curious, since Jesus had just asked her for a drink of natural water from the well, and He clearly had no physical water to give to her. Can we agree, there are two kinds of water in this conversation?
Did you observe how even the woman notices that there was a problem with their conversation? She said to Jesus, that He had nothing to draw from the well with. But Jesus changes the subject back to spiritual water to say “whoever drinks this (natural) water will thirst again”. “But the water that I offer will cause them to never thirst”. Jesus said very clearly that the water He offered was “living water”. Jesus in verse 14 declares something even more shocking by saying to her, “the water (mem) that I shall give to people, shall be in them a well of water springing up into everlasting life”. Jesus speaks like this again in John 7:
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John 7:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
These verses sound very familiar, don’t they? Jesus again speaks of internal spiritual waters hidden inside the body of a human. Jesus used the hidden unseen “belly” as an internal symbolic reference to the unseen human spirit. Jesus again is discussing “Living Water”. But in this context Jesus introduces another new perspective to what “water” is in the spiritual mind of God. God is revealing that to those that will believe on Jesus to be the Son of God, He will give them the Holy Spirit. And His Spirit living inside of us, will cause rivers to flow out of our belly (spirit). These descriptions are of “Words” that will be spoken out from the unseen spiritual heart of a human.
Joh 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.
We are learning about a spiritual connection that is astounding. Did you notice what Jesus just revealed? He just claimed, that His spoken words were both “Spirit” and “Life”. Isn’t this what Jesus was telling the woman at the well when He asked her for a drink? Remember that Jesus told her that He would give her a drink of “Living Water” that she could choose to drink, and would cause her to never thirst again? Wow! We are finding amazing parallels to natural water and God’s spiritual living water that He says are His spoken words. Do you see the connection to our verse in Revelation 22:1, where there was a continual flow of pure waters coming from the throne of God in eternity? Do you see how we can partake of this flow now in the natural realm by drinking His waters of life? What have we learned so far?
- Pure natural water is a symbol of God’s spoken Word.
- God’s spoken Words are from His Spirit and carries the power to join/plant His Word in the heart (spirit) of humans.
- We can and must partake of this water now, in order to receive it later in eternity.
- Receiving and drinking God’s pure water will produce life eternal in us now.
- Not receiving and partaking of this pure water now in this natural life, means we are dead spiritually.
If we analyze the concept of God’s created natural spoken words, we will discover that a human’s voice is a flow of sound waves that are produced by the vocal cords within humans. These sound waves travel and are moving through the atmosphere at over 700 miles per hour. These moving waves can travel from a speaker to a hearer/listener and be received into the ear to communicate a message. This is exactly what Jesus was doing with the woman at the well, and it was these two acts of Jesus speaking and the woman listening that He called giving her a drink.
These sound waves, are very similar to God’s created water waves found in the letter “Mem” pictogram. We will continually see repeated patterns in the natural and spiritual realms. Both move in waves as long as there is a power or force causing them to occur. For water, this movement can be caused by the “wind”, which is the similar concept for human breath that exhales to produce sound waves. But God gives us some more information in this verse about our words:
Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Everywhere Jesus speaks of the human “heart”, He is referring to our spirit. All humans have a spirit inside our body. Jesus is revealing our heart is a container for our spoken words, just as our belly is a container for drinking natural “water”. This is why Jesus said in John 7:38, “Out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water”. Jesus was speaking of a human that had been filled with His Spirit and His Words and they were being released from their mouths by speaking them to others, to produce a new life in them. Here in Luke 6, Jesus is contrasting two types of fillers that can be contained in a human heart (spirit). These two spiritual realities are the 1) words of evil from the darkness (no light, no Word of God knowledge), versus 2) the forever good Holy Spirit of God that gives us His pure words of Light.
Can we all agree that the picture of the “Mem” as moving water represents Christ speaking God’s words for Eternal Life? These words were initial planting of seeds, spiritual enlightenment (Light), and His “living water” that were combined together in the spirits of every human that would listen and keep them as a most valuable treasure.
4. Washed with the (Mem) Water of the Word of God
Drinking natural water for physical life is absolutely a requirement. Without it we die physically. But the same concept is paralleled by God’s design within the spiritual realm. Consuming the Word of God for obtaining Eternal Life is just one of the primary benefits of God’s Spiritual Drink of Pure Water (Mem). There is only one spiritual water fountain of eternal life and it flows out of the spoken Word of God. But we all should know that “pure water” is also essential for cleansing a human body, clothing, dishes, pots, pans, floors, walls, and etc. If anyone attempts to wash their clothes in a muddy creek the clothing will never become clean. This same concept is true in the spiritual realm. But God’s pure Word has the built-in benefit for cleansing of the human soul and mind.
John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
As you can clearly read in this verse, Jesus is speaking to His disciples and informs them of the power of His spoken words to make them “clean”. Remember this was spoken before they could be saved, because Jesus had not yet risen from the dead. And obviously, Jesus is not speaking of a natural external cleaning that is taking place either. This means Jesus was again speaking metaphorically about spiritual truths. Jesus’ spoken words were never filled with lies, deceit or deception. This means His words were from God and were completely pure. This made them the ultimate cleaning and purification agent to change every human that would focus to hear them. It should be very clear from this statement that Jesus is declaring His words to be cleansing waters, to remove the unclean words from their human “minds” that were previously spoken to them while growing-up in the lost world.
By Jesus speaking directly with His disciples for over three years, they gained a lot of knowledge from the mouth of God. This means they were being 1) enlightened, 2) seeds were being planted, and 3) water was causing it all to begin to grow that we learned previously. But simultaneously God’s Words were doing something else also. You see, when we grow up in the world as a child, we are being heavily influenced by the words spoken from people that are being ruled by the “god of this world” (2 Cor 4:4). It is the devil that is able to work in everyone living in his kingdom of darkness. Our minds need to be renewed or refreshed (cleansed), and our ways of thinking need to be transformed. The only way this is possible is by us constantly drinking in the Pure Water of the Word of God.
God’s pure water words (Mem) have the power to cleanse our minds from the dirt and filth of this world. Let us look at another verse to confirm this work of His Word:
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
In this context of these scriptures, we find God speaking to husbands and wives. But hidden in this discussion is the fact that God reveals a mystery that Jesus is the husband and the church is His bride. Jesus is described to be sanctifying and cleansing His bride with His spoken words. The Greek word G4487 is translated as “word” in verse 26, and it is the word “rhema”. This Greek word primarily means the spoken words of God. But do not forget these words have been written down in the Bible so that we can learn to speak them to give them a voice.
Notice that what was happening to the disciples of Jesus before they were saved, still continues with the entire church after our salvation and infilling of the Holy Spirit. Every human still has a defiled mind, filled with Satan’s lies, deceptions, distractions, useless information, and things that are designed to fight against us knowing God fully. This is why everyone saved in the church is told to do this:
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
It is interesting to know that when we are born again, we receive a brand-new spirit that never existed before. This newly created spirit is completely pure and clean. But the other two parts of the human triune composition are not made newly fresh. In fact, they are the exact same. The human flesh just needs to be imagined to be dead being crucified and this will place it into subjection of the new man inside. But the soul of man consisting of the 1) mind, 2) will, and 3) emotions must be renovated by the Word of God to be made clean and fully saved (James 1:21).
Like physical water consumed into the human stomach and is processed to renew life, and to become a part of the human body, God’s spiritual water of His Word does this in the unseen mind. Now just apply the natural water concepts to the spiritual water parallels of God’s words. God created a system of cleansing and eliminating impure, unclean words deposited in our minds, using the infinitely more powerful spoken Words of God. We could call this Heavenly or Spiritual mind washing. There are probably many people, that have heard the term being “brained washed”. A lot of people think this is automatically and evil and bad thing, and it can be that, in certain examples. But washing our minds with the “Pure Water of God’s Words” we are getting only His truth.
These God truths are doing things in us that no other words can produce in our minds. When we consume God’s Words we are being “transformed”, this Greek word G3339, represents a “metamorphosis” type of process for changing caterpillars into butterflies. That is amazing what we are learning about God’s Words of Power and what they are capable of doing if we choose to drink them in. As long as Satan can convince you to only be drinking his words, and ignoring the words of God, you are an easy prey to be consumed by him (1 Peter 5:8).
The Mem concepts of water being used as a cleansing agent, is very powerful and necessary. Only people that drink-in the Word of God daily will become less likely to be deceived. The more Words of God we drink, the more words of “Life” we make a part of us. This knowledge is what greatly helps us to recognize the tricks, traps, lies and deception of the devil.
Every human mind on the earth is in desperate need of cleansing from the impurities of the devil. The corruption of the world has been joined into every part of our culture. No one can watch a movie, a television show, an internet video, or even the news and not have their minds corrupted by some demonic lies to influence and guide them into the darkness and away from the light of God’s Truth. The deception in every public school system and higher education colleges and universities are greatly affecting the minds of almost all children in varying degrees of perverseness.
The only way to eliminate this word and image filth that is being poured out to be consumed by people today, is to immerse yourself under the flow of God’s words. Think of God’s spoken words as being like a faucet that when turned on is pouring out pure cleansing waters. Think of the human mind as being a cup of dirty water. Since we cannot literally pour out our memories and thoughts to start with a new mind, we must approach the cleansing of the unclean mind differently. These unclean words in our minds, can only be washed out by pouring more clean words into our minds than we are receiving of the unclean. By focusing upon the clean words of God, our old ways of thinking will be replaced by the new ways of God word.
Try this experiment at home. Take a cup filled with muddy waters. This is clearly not anything that a normal human would want to drink. But how do you make it drinkable without pouring it all out, cleaning the cup, and starting over with only clean water. The solution is to set the cup under a full flow of pure water. Notice what happens to the cup of muddy water? The muddy waters are running out of the overflow of the combined clean and muddy water. But eventually the water is practically pure, because of the continual flow of good and no more additional dirty. The water in the cup has gone from undrinkable filth to good and purer water to consume. This should help everyone know how to clean up their mind with the Word of God. How much time do you spend drinking the words of God versus drinking the dirt of your enemy? Let us now move to a new subject.
5. The Spiritual Cleansing Power of Jesus Water and Blood from Sin
We could write books and books of information on the concepts hidden in one letter Mem. This section will be only a quick overview of this topic due to the potential overwhelming length of this Bible lesson. We are about to enter into topics that we have seen before on the surface to find there is so much more that God speaks about it in His Word. We will briefly review an event that happened to a “leper” man in the book of Mark, chapter 1:
Mar 1:40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Mar 1:41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.
As we can see there was a leper man that came to Jesus believing that He could help him, if it was His will to do so. This is where many humans are today in their faith. They all know God is powerful enough to do anything for them to help them in their situation, but “Will He?”. This leper found out very quickly that God is always very compassionate and He is willing to save anyone. This man was saved from a slow and painful death. It was a physical death sentence, found in the process of leprosy. It was completely a hopeless situation. But not with God!
The natural symbolism of physical “leprosy”, is a representation of spiritual sin. The external death and decay of the human being a leper was even more demeaning, because the law forced the man to walk about screaming “unclean”. This was done to warn others to not come near him, and also die. Leprosy was a highly contagious disease and almost always resulted in “death”. This makes this story even more amazing. By Jesus reaching out and touching this man’s body, this man knew Jesus was either crazy and had a death wish, or He was answering His question that it was His will to heal Him. Most believe it was the answering and removing the man’s doubts to receive his healing.
But notice how this man worded his request. He knew that he was unclean (dirty, sinful) and he said Jesus you can make me clean! Wow, in doing this he is calling Jesus the Pure Water of Life that cleans all sin, and disease. That is a pretty amazing connection to Jesus being the ultimate fulfillment of the Mem letter prophecy. What we are learning is very profound. There is a direct connection between physical leprosy and spiritual sin. Leprosy would cause natural death and spiritual sin causes spiritual death.
Both are curable with two realities of words which represents water as we have learned earlier. Jesus answered the leper’s question with the words “I will”, and then further spoke more spiritual water saying “Be clean” and the man was made clean. Do you remember the paralyzed man that was let down from the roof into the room where Jesus was preaching? This story occurs in Matthew 9:1-8. In this real event Jesus connects the forgiveness of sins to be no different than the healing of paralysis.
Jesus looked at the paralyzed man and said “Your sins be forgiven”. The religious men in the house, thought in their “minds”, “This man blasphemes. No man can forgive sin, only God”. It is very unfortunate that they knew not this man Jesus was God in the flesh. Jesus perceiving their thoughts said to them “Which is easier? To say your sins be forgiven or to say rise and walk”. With these words God was making a connection that human sin was the source cause for this man’s paralysis. But Jesus then said, “That you might know the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sin, Rise take up your bed and walk”. The man was healed when he believed and obeyed what Jesus had said to him.
We have quickly learned a basic concept of becoming clean from both sin and sickness is found in the process of receiving the Word of God (Mem water). God’s word received by faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus will causing anyone that will receive it and confess Him as Lord to be saved. The Greek word translated as “saved” is “sozo”. This word is all encompassing, being spiritual, and physical salvation. We are not able to fully teach this concept today, but we will end this section by reminding everyone that Jesus is named the Word of God in Revelation 19:13. We also know in John 1:1 “the Word was in the beginning, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. Then in John 1:14 we receive the revelation that “The Word became flesh and tabernacled with humans”. Relate this information to the reality we are learning the God’s Words are His Waters of Life and Cleansing and we are beginning to learn new things that are incredibly applicable to our lives being saved, made new, and our minds cleansed and transformed.
Let us move to a new subject about the works of Jesus found in the Gospels next.
6. Water Waves Created with God’s Voice Sound Waves
We have already been introduced to this concept of natural Mem water and its waves, being a representation of spoken words that proceed from the mouth of God. We are further beginning to see that these spoken words are also capable of saving us from spiritual death. We additionally saw in the Gospels that Jesus spoke words to cast out devils and to heal people. We have also seen where these Words have the power to cleanse our minds from worldly influencing spiritual words being contributed by Satan through people. Now we are going to further explore and confirm that God’s naturally created waters, are a pattern of God’s spoken words, in more depth. What we can see from the picture of the Mem waves of water, is a strong resemblance to them being like sound waves. Let us allow God to reveal this concept to you from His Word.
We are going to confirm these parallel concepts more directly with scriptures. It is always essential for every word of truth to be established from the mouth of two or three witnesses in the Word of God.
Rev 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Rev 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Here are three verses describing the Lord Jesus in the Book of Revelation. In verse 13 we are told that someone was standing in the middle of the seven churches and He is like the Son of Man/Adam. This can only be Jesus the head of the church body. We are not going to go through every description, but rather we are going to focus upon the last statement in verse 15. In this statement, Jesus is described to have a voice as the sound of many waters. Wow, what is this describing? Let us first just focus upon the obvious fact:
- The sounds of the words from the mouth of God, are being compared directly to the sounds of many waters.
As you can tell, we are studying about the concept of the ancient Hebrew letter pictogram as it represents natural waters like a large sea. Now think about the basics of natural water waves and what voice sound waves are. The similarities of these two created realities are amazingly similar patterns of the same exact reality. In fact, the view of the Mem pictogram could very easily represent the picture of “sound waves”. Here is a picture of sound waves that will be included next:
Do you see any similarities between waves of water and sound? It should be obvious! But God further confirms this in His Word also. God never ceases to amaze us with all of the intelligent hidden information found in His Word. Read again Revelation 1:15. This verse ended with “His voice as the sound of many waters”. Then look at the Greek words for voice and sound. You will notice this is the same exact word G5456 “phone”. This is the word we get our “telephone” or “smart phone” from. What do these devices do? They take your voice and your voice sound waves, and transports them into radio frequency waves that move your voice to a receiver phone that can answer. Once connected, the two people are able to have a conversation like they were standing next to each other. All of this is a an amazing parallel to the movement of water waves.
God has established a remarkable direct connection of sound waves and water waves, using one Greek word “phone”. From the mouth of God comes sound waves and this voice sound is directly connected to be like water waves that make sounds. If you look up the Greek word “phone” you will find this word is translated as mostly “voice”, or “voices” 131 times. But it is also translated as “sound” and even “noise” in other verses. By God selecting to use the same word is a fact that water waves make sounds the same as voice waves. We are discovering how these two realities were specially designed to teach us a lot of hidden truths that we have potentially never seen before. Here is another connection where we can see this confirmation:
Mat 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
This verse occurs after Jesus was baptized in the Jordan river by John. Jesus had just come up out of the “water”, and the Spirit of God had just descended upon Jesus as a dove, and then God speaks. Here this verse says “a “voice” (Greek phone) was heard from heaven saying “This is my beloved Son”. Wow, talk about a long-distance phone call, this was one of the longest in human history. But the concept came forth and reveals that even the Spirit of God the Father in Heaven can produce natural sound waves that can be heard by natural humans.
Num 14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
God confirms to us that while He sits in heaven, He is able to hear everything that we speak on the earth. These children of Israel were murmuring against God at least 10 times. God judged righteously and said these people will not enter into my promised land. What we are learning is about a vastly profound heavenly connection. God’s spoken sound waves can come to us from heaven, and we are able to hear Him in our natural ear. And His ears are more than capable of hearing everything we say even when we think nothing of it. Sound waves appear to be a cross-over way of communicating between two realms of existence, being natural and spiritual.
Most will be able to see this connection to our letter Mem water pictogram. The concept of moving waters is duplicated in the movement of sound. Especially in direct relationship to God sending His Word to humans on the earth. But the title of this section was about God speaking words and His voice sound waves becoming creation. This occurs over and over in the Bible. We first see this in Genesis 1. 10 times in these verses it is written “And God said”. Then God lists what He said, and the manifestation of those words suddenly appeared in the natural realm. God begins with speaking “Light Be”, and then “Light Was”. This is the basic concept of how creation took place by God’s design and purpose.
What we learn from this is God spoke sound waves with His voice and these sound waves became what we can physically see, taste, touch, smell and hear around us. We will eventually discover that everything that was created came into physical existence this way. Every object that you can see is moving. Every object that you can see has a frequency and a vibration of movement. This can describe sound waves almost precisely. Sound waves have frequencies and movement and these God created frequencies are still in existence in His creations. We can further confirm creation was made from the Word of God by understanding the fact that God’s Word is powerful:
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Hopefully we can understand in this verse and by reading Genesis 1, that God created physical realities with His spoken Word, and this Word contained His power. Then we notice this word of His power is still holding everything together. This teaches us that sound waves are at the rudimentary level of all of creation.
Therefore, we have just learned that the elements of every created natural substance have a measure of the power of God’s word in them, and it is this power that is still holding them together (Heb 1:3). Humans have learned in the last 100 years to release this hidden power by splitting these atoms. These nuclear devices have become the world’s most destructive forces. But it confirms what the Bible teaches us is precisely correct.
God’s word is so amazing, and if this does not excite us to want to learn more about Him, then we are probably spiritually dead. Let us move to a new topic of Mem next.
7. A God’s Real-Life NOW Application of the MEM – Calming Life’s Storms
The essential fundamental spiritual concept of the letter Mem water picture, is “spoken words”. There are a number of applications that are found in this letter, that can be used for real-life situations. We have been primarily focused upon the concept of “Good” God Mem Waters for life and cleansing. These pure waters represent the Words of God! But there are very negative types of waters and waves that need to be addressed further. This is because all Christians have a spiritual enemy named Satan. He is an adversary that had illegally taken over the “god” role of this planet, until Jesus came into the world to take back this authority. Once taken away from Satan, Jesus delegated His Kingdom authority to everyone in the church (Mat 28:18-19).
We will begin this section of applying the Mem, with another confirmation review that water is a type of spoken word.
Pro 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Did you notice what God reveals about human spoken words again? This was exactly what we saw in the Revelation 1 description of Jesus’ spoken words. The word translated as “waters” in this verse is our “mayim” Hebrew word representing the spelling of the “Mem” letter in word form. God directly connects spoken words to represent a likeness of physical “deep waters”. The physical deep waters produce waves, and spoken words produce sound waves. The parallels are incredible. There are several other verses in the Bible like this one, but for the sake of time we will only use limited verses in this section to confirm a human’s words are like water to God. However, we have seen other confirmations when we studied the spoken words of Jesus earlier to be like living waters.
Now notice another type of water that we were also introduced to earlier:
Psa 69:2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
The Hebrew word translated as “mire” is literally describing “muddy” waters. That description of waters is NOT positive for human consumption to produce life. In fact, it appears to show these waters are designed to be used for death. Uh oh! Confirm this by observing the writer follows by saying, “deep” waters are about to cover me. Remember the Hebrew word “waters” is our spelled “Mem” letter Mayim. We can read in this verse the writer is being overcome by two kinds of waters called muddy, and deep. But these are not natural waters. In order to understand verse 2, we need to first understand what verse 1 said:
Psa 69:1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
David the writer of this Psalm is crying out to God for salvation from the deep and dirty waters mentioned in verse 2. But the area of attack is not directed at his body, or his physical lungs trying to drown him dead. No, this attack is spiritual in nature. We know this by God’s word mentioning waters are flowing to “come” unto David’s soul. The soul of man is comprised of their “mind”, “will” and “emotions”. This layer of humans is connected with the spirit. Therefore, we are learning this attack is of a spiritual nature.
Please notice the Hebrew word H935 translated as “come” in verse 1. This word is defined as, “to enter in to fill a void”. Now notice the waters in these verses are coming to fill an empty void. What exactly is the symbolic empty void that is attempting to be filled with symbolic dirty waters? We learned this area is found in the human soul. Then, remember the birth of every human from the first Adam? Every human enters the world with a mind that is an empty vessel at birth. A newborn child, has no knowledge, or ability to ever try to take care of themselves. God created mothers with the loving and caring gift for feeding and caring for their child with milk. The mother has a built-in feeding system containing the ability to nourish their new child. These loving mothers are the reason why any of us exist today. God designed every new human mind with a need to be filled with truth, and not garbage like we see being described in this Psalm. Good fathers and mothers perform this task of filling their children’s’ minds.
Therefore, in Psalm 69:1 we can see where someone is attempting to overwhelm David’s mind with waters (words) that he needs God to save him from. What does the modern massive news media attempt to do with their words today? They are attempting to flood our minds, with agenda motivated false words that produce “fears”. These resulting negative emotions then allow other powers to control your actions and words if you agree with what they have spoken. This is describing exactly what David is experiencing.
This type of warfare taking place in the life of David, is utilizing the spiritual weapon of symbolic water. This is a spiritual battle using the Mem type of “words”. David is crying out to the LORD because He is able to save him from these deep polluted waters that are desiring to kill him. What do deep polluted waters represent in the spiritual realm? These deep polluted waters represent massive numbers of untrue, unclean and impure spoken words mixed with a little pure truth. These types of waters are representations of any words originating from the devil.
Only God’s Words are completely pure without any possibility of filth. Therefore, unclean words represent words of distraction, deceit, untruths, deception, confusion, misdirection, or any other negative words that did not come from the Creator God! Also, not only do the words matter, but the motivation that caused them to erupt externally is a major contributor. If evil words come forth, it could be because of greed, hatred, revenge, or hurt. The number of contributing factors producing unclean words, are too large to mention them all. Just know for sure that any words spoken by God is because of His good plans and love motivations to help us.
The concept of “deep” waters, is a representation of massive amounts of “words” sent upon you to overwhelm you and to either carry you away from knowing God’s pure watering words, or to overflow you to get you to give up on God. Therefore, we are seeing how even God’s words can be diluted or polluted to kill us by overwhelming us to not hear correctly from Him (Mk 7:13). Let us look at an example of how Jesus dealt with situations like this in the Gospels.
There are multiple accounts of Jesus working with water that are significant. One of the major accounts was when He was sleeping in one of the big fishing boats when a large storm had risen against them to threaten their crossing of the sea. Read these verses very carefully:
Mark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
Mark 4:36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
Mark 4:37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
Mark 4:39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mar 4:40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Mark 4:41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
This is a very informative real account of one “water” event in the physical life of Jesus living on the earth in mortal flesh. First, notice in this story that Jesus was never in fear! He knew that He was only scheduled to die on a cross (Tav). Therefore, nothing could happen to Him before that timed event. Jesus was in complete “faith” enough to go to sleep and rest. This is very similar to when “Peter” was placed into prison in the book of Acts. He was going to be killed by the Roman soldiers the next morning, and he too was fast asleep, not worried about it in the least. Peter must have learned this action of faith from Jesus in this boat full of water.
Notice that the disciples were in a panic. Several of them were professional fishermen, and had no doubt been through sudden night storms before. They completely believed this one storm was so bad that they were all about to die. Then they woke Jesus up and asked Him a dumb question. “Jesus, don’t you care?”. Of course, Jesus cared. The disciples could have asked a much better faith question, but letting fear dominate them they were about to get rebuked after Jesus dealt with their problem.
Nevertheless, Jesus arose and first “rebuked” the wind. Wow, let us stop right there and analyze this. The Greek word G2006 translated as “rebuke” can also be defined as someone giving a command to “forbid” something from starting, or continuing. This was a confirmation to us all, that Jesus possessed great authority even before He died on a cross. It is also our first indication that there was something that needed to be stopped that was coming against them to kill them. Wow! Jesus countered this plan of destruction with His spoken words that represent waters flowing from His mouth.
We can see how Jesus used His authority implemented with sound waves to cause the calm, by His choosing to speak to an unseen force of moving air, forbidding it to continue as the cause of the chaos. It is obvious that Jesus knew it was the wind that was the root cause of the problem. Ok, we just made another direct connection to the definition of the “Mem”. The “Mem” picture of a raging sea also contains the meaning of a state of “chaos”. This is the negative of the great potential of good usages for “water”. “Chaos” is the opposite of “Peace” which Jesus is calling for. Wow, this is really good. Let us look at a different account of Jesus rebuking something to cause a different kind of peace:
Mark 1:25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
Notice in this context that Jesus is speaking sound waves again to an unclean spirit, that was inside of a human man. This demon was speaking to Jesus questioning His authority. But Jesus ignores the devil’s words and rebuked him by saying, “Hold your peace”. That was just a nicer way of saying “SHUT UP”. Wow, again! Notice the implied meanings here in this example, to when Jesus was seen rebuking the storm. The first priority is for us to notice that both situations were examples of Jesus rebuking the source cause of a chaos situation, in order to cause “peace” (calm, silence). But one was a silencing of a devil in a man, and one was the calming of a “wind”. Were these different things or are they actually the same termination of speaking spirits that were both causing the identical patterns of “chaos”?
The Greek word translated as “wind” can also mean a “breath of air”. Anyone speaking words from their mouth is exhaling air. It is interesting to understand that the demon possessed man was using the man’s own vocal cords and lungs to produce the words that were spoken to Jesus. Do you see the parallels to the storm? Therefore, the cause of the storm winds could be from the mouth of God, an angel, a human, or the devil. These are the only speaking spirituals beings that were created by God. But we know this storm wind was not being caused by God, the Father of Jesus. If the storm winds were caused by God, then this would have been Jesus the Son of God working against His own Father God, and that is impossible since Jesus said He could do nothing of himself, and only did what He saw His Father do (Jn 5:19).
Therefore, this breath of storm wind had to come from another spiritual source. Some may try to say this was just a bad natural weather event, but the reaction of the professional fishermen, seem to indicate this was nothing like a storm that they had ever seen. Please go back and read the story of Job in chapter 1 to help us confirm what is being taught here. God told Satan in chapter 1, that Job was in his power. The term “power” is the Hebrew letter “Yod” meaning hand. This simply meant Job was under Satan’s authority to do what he desired. However, God placed limitations upon the level of destructions.
However, in verse 19 of chapter 1 of the book of Job, we find where a very strong wind came from the wilderness to kill Job’s children that were in a house. This Hebrew word H7307 translated as “wind” can also mean a “breath”. Therefore, this powerful wind also had to be caused by Satan, since it was not God that was causing it in heaven. God is in the process of defending Job and speaking well of him, and it was only Satan that was present to accuse Job. What we are learning are the parallels to what happened to Job, and what was happening to Jesus, who was also spoken well of by God in heaven, are both from the same causing source.
We need to believe that both storms were caused by Satan. We know from John 10:10 that whatever happens that causes “death”, “loss”, or “destruction” is from the thief, a name for Satan. And Jesus said in the same verse that He only came to give us life. Therefore, rebuking the wind to preserve “life” came from God in the flesh, and He accomplished this by rebuking the devil’s attempt to kill them all and end the life of Messiah, and His disciples.
Then notice the second thing that happened. Jesus looked at the waves of the sea (Mem) and told them to “Be Still and to be filled with Peace”. That is interesting application for our study. It sounds like when David was seeking God to still the waters that were trying to overwhelm and fill his soul. Do you see the parallels? Everything that happens to Jesus in the Gospels is designed by God to teach us something that we need to apply to our lives in some way (1 Cor 11:1, Eph 5:1).
This sea calming, is Jesus sending a message with His command (Mem spoken word sound waves) to cause the wind to stop and the waves to be eliminated. Pay attention that the second demon silencing example, was Jesus doing the exact same things that He had done to the natural water waves. Jesus spoke in this situation to silence the demon spirit’s (breath, wind) voice producing sound waves, and that silencing would bring peace to the soul of the tormented human. But the parallels to Jesus telling the unclean spirit to “Hold its peace” are remarkable.
Let us also remember that it was the Word of God that created this “sea” body of water. This would indicate to us if God’s words could create it, He could still speak to change it, or even calm it instantly.
Now finally notice the problem that Jesus focused upon after calming the storm. Jesus turned to the disciples and said, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith”. This was a clear divine disappointment and rebuke for their lack of action to do what He had just done. Jesus was claiming that they could have had faith instead of fear and they could have spoken to rebuke the situation and it would have obeyed them.
Do you recall that Jesus had given to His disciples the authority to cast out devils and to heal the sick, the same that He did? We can read about this authority being given to the 12 in Luke 9, and 70 others were given the same authority in Luke 10. Therefore, by the disciples seeing how Jesus operated in authority and them casting out demons personally, they had to have been introduced to knowing what to do.
It does not matter who’s mouth the rebuke of God’s word comes from, because the Word of God has the same power behind it, if the speaker has faith. Don’t believe me? This is what Jesus said in John 14:12. Also Jesus said this to His disciples after He spoke and cursed a fig tree, and it died:
Mat 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
Jesus just taught His disciples that what He was doing by speaking with authority to a gale, waves, trees, they could also do the same. Why is this important to our subject of an ancient Hebrew letter picture of waves? This is because “waves” of water can be symbolic of evil words of the enemy of God, that produce “chaos”, “disorder”, “confusion” in the human life. The only answer to these attacks is for humans to counter these attempts to destroy them with words of authority that cause the source of opposition to become silent which allows the “peace” of God to again rule in our lives.
Ok, we need to see what we have learned so far, and make sure we understand it. The overwhelming storm waves were initiated by Satan, to cause the death of Jesus and His disciples. Jesus had already said “Let us go to the other side”. By declaring His faith to make it to the other side safely, He could rest in His spoken words. He then went to sleep expecting to arrive at any moment and He was unconcerned about any storm while resting peacefully, despite the coming overwhelming circumstances.
However, any waves are never present without cause, intentional, or otherwise. Someone, or something had to cause the waves. In this case of the sea storm, there were intensely strong winds that were causing the massive waves. We can still see the direct parallels to our verses of David in Psalm 69. Jesus’ solution in the Mark 4 sea example is to rebuke the “winds” first. Jesus was wise enough to know that dealing with the root cause is always the primary answer. Again, we see the solution in this case is for someone to speak words with their voice to produce sound waves that would cancel and still the wind causing the waves of the sea. We saw this happen again when Jesus rebuked the demon and told him to hold his peace.
These are amazingly confirmed in the Bible. The Hebrew word H1826 is the word “damam”. It is spelled “Dalet” + “Mem” + “Mem”. This is not a coincidence. This word and it’s spelling is a confirmation of what we have just learned in this section on how to bring about silence. We will start our confirmation with the ancient Hebrew “Dalet” letter first:
Psa 141:3 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
If we read in this verse, we will be able to confirm that our human mouth is a “door”. Perhaps you recall that the “Dalet” is a picture of a tent door. Our human bodies are the temporary tent tabernacle of the Holy Spirit and our mouth is the door to our internal spirit location. I have heard of more than one testimony of people that when they died physically, their spirit exited their mouth and stood up above their lifeless body to watch the doctor’s operation taking place. When they were brought back into their bodies, they came back inside by sliding inside of their mouth to fill it like a hand, slides into a glove.
That is very important to understand. We have the freewill choice to determine what we allow to enter this mouth door of our body to be consumed internally. But we also have the freewill choice to allow or stop what goes out of our mouth in spoken words with God’s help. We just read about one example of this in Psalm 141:3, when a man asks the Lord to help him guard his mouth. Never forget that when your voice is released, it can never be taken back. Jesus literally said in Matthew 12:26, that we will give an account for every idle word that we speak in the day of judgment. This literally means your naturally spoken words are able to be recalled by God in the spiritual realm later.
But this is where it gets exceedingly more interesting. Remember our Hebrew word for silence is a mouth door (Dalet) with two Mem waves of water. This appears to be saying that one mouth is speaking spoken words against another set of words that were already spoken from a different source. This indicates these words being spoken by this door mouth are being directed at words that were already spoken by an unknown or unnamed speaker. Wow, how many are paying attention? This word that has a mouth that is releasing words in expressed sound waves directed at another set of sound waves is translated as “silence”. This word can also mean to bring calm peace. Do you see how this word is a picture of what we just saw in the silencing of the storm and the demon’s voice?
The parallels are amazing! Do you understand the concept of noise cancelling headphones? They were designed by a man that discovered, if you reverse the sound waves being produced, that they will cancel out the sound waves that are being heard by the human without the headphones. This is very profound because this is exactly what Jesus was doing in both examples. Jesus in both cases of noise and disturbance being produced, spoke peace to it. In every case example the reality of a flat line realm of silence was the resulting end.
What have we learned? We have learned if the world is bringing you a storm to kill, steal or destroy you, you better open your mouth and speak to it, saying the opposite. For example, if you get a doctor’s report (voice) containing the words “You have cancer and only have a few months to live”, it is time to put the Word of God in your mouth every moment of every day saying “I will live and not die, and declare the works of the Lord” (Ps 118:17). If you are feeling extremely sick, ill or having no strength to get out of bed”, it is a good time to quote God’s word back at your situation. Say “No, you don’t in my body”, God has said “Let the weak say I’m strong”. I speak and say “I am strong in the LORD and in the power of His might”.
Your spoken words of God, can change your situation from death to life, from defeat to victory, and from chaos to peace. Praise the LORD! We will end this section with this message of how Jesus defeated the devil during His temptation. We learned at the beginning of this lesson that Jesus was tempted by the devil for 40 days in the wilderness. Forty is the gematria value of the “Mem”. This occurred directly after He was baptized in Mem waters of the Jordan. So, we are continuing to travel the path of waters and words.
The temptation of Jesus was Satan coming to Him with words. Notice the temptation of Jesus was a three-wave attack. We can see with each wave of temptation Jesus’ response was to quote God’s Word saying “It is written”. So Jesus canceled the wave of Satan with the wave of God’s words. Wow, this occurred three times and the devil gave up, went away, and the devil’s plan of attack bringing temptation to sin ended. Wow! This sounds really important based upon what we have been learning.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God changed this analogy in this verse about words. It is still words, and waters, but now it is also a sword. This is the Hebrew letter “Zayin”. The letter “Zayin” is primarily a steel farming instrument, but it is also representative of any “steel” instrument like a sword. For example, a sword is a “Zayin” wartime battle instrument to defeat an enemy. But a “Zayin” plow is a peacetime seed sowing instrument. Both of these represent “words” of God. We must conclude that we should speak God’s words in both times of our lives, war or peace. But when we put the sword of God’s word in out mouth, this means we are in a spiritual battle or war. This war is not with physical weapons or fleshly enemies, but it is fought against spiritual enemies with spoken “words”. We fight this good fight with God’s armor and one piece of this ensemble, is the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God!
8. The Mem Water – CONCLUSION
Joh 4:13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
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.
Jesus speaking to the woman at the well said, “Whosoever drinks of the water that I give, will never thirst again”. Wow, what an amazing promise! Of course, Jesus is speaking spiritually and not naturally. The water that was being offered to everyone, is His spoken and written words! These words are powerful enough to do things most Christians have not yet imagined. The answer to every problem of life, is only found in the Word of God.
We have learned at least two functions for the use of pure water. One primary use is for internal consumption to produce and maintain life. The second is for external usage, created to cleanse. The first becomes a part of our internal spiritual life, and the second is used by God to cause a display of purity to others. There are also 3 realms where water of the word is evident. The first is the spirit of every human. By accepting the Word of God into our heart and confessing Jesus as Lord, we are born-again spiritually. This makes our spirit a new creation and one with the Spirit of God. Therefore, every real saved Christian, is completely pure in their spirit.
But there is a second internal realm called the soul, that is still filled with very unclean waters of worldly teachings and doctrines of devils. These are impure words that have been corrupted by Satan as a way of keeping humans from knowing God’s Words of life. This realm of the soul must be cleansed daily and continually with the pure water of the Word of God to renew our minds. Everyday living life in the world, we are hearing and seeing things that are trying to drive us away from God. This is the main reason why we need to continue drinking in God’s Word. But there are engrained things that we have experienced in our lives from our past that must also be cleaned away. The Word of God does this for us in our minds, and memories if we will allow Him to work.
The third realm of human existence is the external view of each human. This is the parts of life, where people see what we say, what we do and how we act. This realm of existence can only be changed by the first cleansing of the two internal realms in the order of mention, spirit first and soul second. The Word of God is the living pure water that can and will work to make us like Christ, if we will cooperate with God and receive Him.
Are you thirsty for more pure watering words of the knowledge of God and His Son Jesus Christ? God gives this amazing offer to anyone and if you have never drunk from this water, then you do not know what you are missing:
Isaiah 55:1 “Listen! Whoever is thirsty, come to the water! Whoever has no money can come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk. You don’t have to pay; it’s free! (GW)
We are learning in this lesson, that pure water was created by God to teach us of our total dependence upon drinking in His Word, to obtain eternal spiritual life. God provides us in this verse an incredible offer. God begins the invitation with seeking for those that are “thirsty” to know Him. Are you thirsty every day to know Him better than you did yesterday? God continues the invitation by directing us to come to His Mem waters to satisfy our thirsts. He says we can come and eat, and drink with Him and it will cost us nothing. God is offering you eternal life for free.
When we are not physically asleep in the natural realm, we can all be thirsty frequently. So it is, in the spiritual unseen realm also. But the majority of the unsaved world are ignoring this thirst as normal, primarily because they are asleep spiritually (Eph 5:14). When someone realizes this, and awaken from their spiritual sleep, they are driven by their spirit to thirst for a cool refreshing drink of water from the Word of God. But even saved Christians can become dry or hardened in their heart so that God’s word is unable to water the “seed” (Nun) of salvation that He has attempted to save them with (Mat 13:21). This is because these humans have become dull of knowing their own spiritual unseen part of them, and they are easily torn away from their beliefs in Jesus because of their trials, tests and persecutions that the enemy can bring. Without drinking the fresh pure watering Word of God continually, we are dominated with a past dry desert wilderness sensation, and do not understand what we are fully missing, that God desires to give us.
Notice God is offering us His food, water, milk, and wine, in Isaiah 55. All of these are symbolic types of the Word of God. God said in 1 Peter 2:2 to desire the “pure water” of God’s Word as newborn children desire milk. God’s spiritual food is a type of physical bread, like the daily manna that He sent Israel in the wilderness. Natural bread is made by combining grains that are ground into flour and mixing this with water. Then Jesus said in Matthew 4:4 that man cannot live upon bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. In Acts 2:13 on the day of Pentecost, the disciples were acting strangely and speaking in new tongues, and the people outside accused them of being full of new wine. In these verses most can easily see the connections of speaking words from God to the symbolic substances of water, bread, milk and wine. We will only review one other verse to confirm:
Amo 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Here is a problem that is coming upon the world. There will be a time when God sends a famine upon the earth. But as you can see this is not a lack of bread and water, but rather a coming time when the Word of God will not be available to be heard. This is because the church will be caught up away from this world directly before the tribulation begins. What we can certainly confirm that bread, and water represent figuratively the Word of God. We will end this lesson with a verse describing the beginning of God’s amazing future new pure world that we saw earlier:
Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
As we can see in the last chapter of the Bible, God has a plan to continue to supply His saved people with His pure waters (Words) of life. These words of God will continually flow out of His mouth and will produce a river that will satisfy our thirst to know more about Him and His ways. This is an amazing thought to consider. God has so much knowledge, understanding and wisdom that it won’t matter how long we will stand before Him to hear His words, there will not end the amount that He has to give us. Wow!
Hopefully this lesson was a great blessing to you and helped you to see and know God better. God’s Word is the most amazing book that I have ever encountered. I have noticed that there appears to be a never-ending supply of information, knowledge and application to us, just in this one limited big book, that we call the Holy Bible. This book as only around 750,000 to 800,000 words depending upon the translations. It has only around 31,000 verses. It has around 1000 chapters. It was divided into only 66 books written by around 40 different authors over the course of around 1500 years of human time. Yet with this large limited book is found an infinite number of truths and words of wisdoms written to help us learn about who Jesus is and who we are in Him.
Then notice what God says in John 21:25. God says in this verse, “that there are many other things that Jesus did, that if written the world could not contain the books”. That is the confirmation to show us how limited we are in knowing much about Him and what He is able to share with us throughout eternity. This simply means when we enter into His presence we will never be bored or thirsty.
God bless you immensely with the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him that loves us and gave His life for us. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for leaving your comments. Thank you for sharing these lessons with your friends and family to help us spread the good news of the LORD Jesus Christ. Amen.
(Ver 1.0) This lesson is “Part 14” in the Bible study series revealing the Lord Jesus Christ, that had been hidden by the Spirit of God in His very intelligent design of the original Ancient Hebrew Alphabet. This is also “Part 1” of the individual letter “Mem” study. There is absolutely too much essential information to be placed in only 1 lesson. We are about to find that the letter “Mem” is a picture of moving liquid. It primarily represents two types of liquids. The first is “water”, and the second is “blood”. There are also several other figurative meanings found in the picture of the “Mem”. We will mainly focus on the subject of “blood” in this first lesson, but there are times when both will be mentioned.
This alphabet lesson on the “Mem” is another truly amazing subject uncovering extraordinary, veiled information in one letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This single letter has a massive amount of spiritual information pointing us prophetically to Jesus. The “Mem” is one of the most essential letters to understand of the entire 22. If you have not read this series from the beginning, it is recommended that you go and do so with the “Part 1 Introduction” first. There is just too much information that has been given in each lesson that will not be fully repeated in the others. But this lesson will stand alone for those that desire to see only the application of this one alphabet letter “Mem”.
Please also understand that these are “advanced spiritual Bible lessons” from the word of God and are potentially offensive to the unsaved, immature carnal, or newly born Christian. Therefore, before you read these lessons, please pray and ask the LORD should I even be reading this? Then analyze what should be my response if I do not agree with what is being taught about Jesus? Please accept a suggestion. No matter what your reaction, please walk in love, and please do not leave an unsolicited evil accusation about anyone or anything you don’t agree with. God is Love! And you only prove you don’t really know Him, by speaking evil of His children (Mat 12:34).
Today we will be learning only a limited number of subjects of the total amount of God’s important information about Jesus Christ found in the letter “Mem”. In fact, in this first “Mem” lesson, we will only cover the introduction to the letter “Mem” and the subject of it representing “Blood”. There are literally many 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 today’s sections:
- Introduction to the Ancient Hebrew Mem
- Jesus’ BLOOD is One of the Foundational “Mem” Symbols
- Jesus To Die the Death, Another Prophecy Fulfilled on the Cross
- Jesus God’s LAST ADAM – The Blood of God Sacrifice
- God’s (Alef) + “Blood” (Mem) + “Cross” (Tav) = TRUTH
- Jesus the First and Last – Mem Water and Blood Prophecy Fulfillment
- The Mem Part 1 Blood Conclusion
Let us get started with learning this incredible picture of God’s “Mem” letter as being a representation of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
1. Introduction to the Ancient Hebrew Mem
The ancient Hebrew letter “Mem”, is the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and has the gematria number value of “40”. The letter “Mem” can be spelled as a Hebrew root word with these three letters: “Mem” + “Yod” + “Mem”. The Hebrew root word H4325 (mayim) are these three letters, and this word is defined to be “water”. This Hebrew word H4325 is translated into “water”, or “waters”, over 500 times in the Old Testament. Therefore, the primary meaning of the letter “Mem” is “water”. This should be obvious by simply observing the pictogram of the letter “Mem”. Everyone should be able to see how this picture is of three waves. This wave concept has a far-reaching application to many designs within God’s creation. For example, here is a short list of waves that we encounter today all around us:
- Tidal Waves of the Ocean
- Tsunami Waves of an Earthquake
- Storm Waves of a Hurricane or Typhon
- Light Waves radiating from the Sun and Stars
- Sound Waves of a Concert
- Voice Sound Waves of a Preacher
- Microwaves heating our foods quickly
- Radio and Television Waves Broadcast from Towers
- Cell phone waves allowing talk, text and internet world communication
These are just a sampling of God created waves that are practically identical with the exception of substance, frequency and magnitude of the wave being generated and measured. The opposite of a wave is silence, calm, peace and this is important to know. We will only be focused upon the water wave movement concept in this introduction, and how this type of moving liquid represents blood and life.
There are many different types of “waters” in the world. As you can see by the picture of the letter, this type of water has the meaning of moving liquid by God’s designed picture of 3 waves. It is also noteworthy to see that the picture contains the implication of “continuance” or “continual movement” as the waves could never end, if the writer desired to continue to draw more and more waves. Also notice that this letter “Mem” picture looks a lot like the English letter “M”. But the English letter does not have the design of “continuance” as both ends of the letter are abruptly terminated with a straight line and not a diagonal line of the “Mem”. On the other hand, the English letter “W” does more closely resemble the design of the “Mem”, but with a pointing upward termination point.’
Let us get back to the concepts of waves and water briefly. Water is always a collective body contained within boundaries of limitations, The larger the body of water, the greater potential for more massive waves. The greatest waves on earth are the most powerful and potentially destructive. These normally occur in the earth’s oceans and could only occur naturally by a massive earthquake or an asteroid collision. We can clearly read about an asteroid hitting an ocean on the earth and killing many in Revelation 8:8-9.
In recent times we have already observed the activation of an enormous Tsunami wave on December 26, 2004, when an earthquake of over 9.1 magnitude caused a massive wave in the Indian Ocean, that killed over 225,000 people. Therefore, waves and their sizes, and their causes are very important to understanding this subject of the “Mem” designed picture more completely. For examples, all waves have causes and are a potentially powerful force that can be directed for good or for evil purposes. This is the classic scenario of “cause” and “effect”. If you observe a wave, we must stop and know there was somethings that caused it. Then we must begin to understand its purpose or intention for releasing this power. The concept of moving waves is definitely a picture of power being released and the larger the waves, the greater the power that caused them.
Just keep this in mind, for later when we directly study the next subject of “water” in a subsequent lesson. But it is important to interpret every verse in the Bible by God’s dividing line verse of good versus evil. In John 10:10, Jesus said the “thief” only came to steal, kill and destroy, but I have come, to give you life and that life in full abundance”. Therefore, if anything like a wave came to kill, it was from Satan, and all other waves that we can experience to gain pleasure those were from God as good.
Now let us observe some other concepts and details concerning water, because this is what the letter “Mem” primarily represents. The “Mayim” Hebrew word is plural, but it can be translated as being either “singular” or “plural”. Sometimes the contextual usage is only speaking of one body of “water”, and other times multiple bodies of “waters”. Liquid “water” is an interesting concept. One large glass of “water” could have the same amount of total liquid volume as two smaller cups of water divided. So, the word “mayim” or the letter “Mem” are not very specific to the amount or volume of the liquid that is being referred to. In other words, a body of water, could be a giant ocean, a major sea, a river, a lake, a stream, a pond, or a puddle, etc. They are all containers that describe limiting features of the content called “water” and “waves” can occur in each by the application of power and energy.
Let us now go much “deeper” into exploring God’s created elements and characteristics of natural water. The chemical make-up of water is “H2O”. This represents two parts hydrogen, plus one part oxygen. That is the concept of “1+2=3”. But these 3 are clearly 1 water molecule. Obviously, it takes three parts (plural) to make the singular one water molecule. Water can also be found on the earth in 3 forms, 1) vapor (air), 2) water (liquid) and 3) ice (solid). There are also three areas or realms of water on our planet. There is a lot of water particles in the atmosphere. These water particles produce varying degrees of humidity, fall like rain, and produce dew. Then there are the bodies of water on the surface of the planet. The amount of water on the surface is massive, but without it you would not be alive on this planet. The final area of water is under the earth’s surface. According to some scientists today, they estimate that there is as much water under the surface of dry ground as there is in all of the oceans. This is why even in the desert a well can be dug, to reach life sustaining waters. Did you notice all of the groups of three we just found in the basics of water? I wonder if this is why God placed three waves in the design of this letter?
This information teaches us that letter “Mem” represents an essential life source, and Jesus claims to be this source of life in these two verses:
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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.
Hopefully, we can all begin to see how just these two verses apply to the concepts of Jesus representing “living waters” that was designed by God to produce human spiritual life. If you study this more fully you will soon find how essential “water” is to the existence of humans on this planet. Now apply that truth, to Jesus being this “water” symbol that came to give us spiritual life to enjoy here on earth, as well as to live eternally alive with Him.
There are a number of simultaneous applications of the picture letter “Mem” as water. One of the first things that is noticeable about the picture diagram, is that it is not a representation of a “flat line” body of calm water. Whenever water is especially calm it is observed to be motionless. Other words that could apply, are “idle”, “stationary”, “still”, “peaceful”, “passive”, and etc. The concept of a “flatline” is found in many other realms of created entities that are wave like in nature.
For example, the term “flat line” is very important in the medical field. Whenever a patient’s heart stops, their life monitor “flat lines” and this sets off an alarm for immediate attention. This is our first observation of how flowing blood is a representation of the “Mem”. It is when the blood in the body stops moving that death has occurred normally. This information appears to teach us, that flowing waters represent “life” if directed appropriately for this usage. The opposite of this would generally teach us that, no movement or waves could be applied to mean “death”. But was have already learned that “waves” or “floods” of waters to an extreme are also designed to produce death and chaos.
Most should already know that God is good and that He is the highest positive application of the symbol of the Mem “water” picture for “good” and “life”. The other negative side of the application is Satan, who is called God’s adversary (Zec 3:2). The name Satan actually means an opponent or adversary and he is the root cause of all “evil”. Therefore, good waters are from God, and evil waters are from “Satan”, and we do not yet know everything that this picture is used by God to teach us. All we know so far, is that water (Mem) can be a source for great good to produce life, and then it can also be moved to the opposite extreme, to steal, kill or destroy people (Jn 10:10). We can begin to learn this concept simply by observing the picture of waves. Please keep this in mind as we continue to learn. Here is the quick recap of what we have learned so far about the “Mem” pictogram meaning:
- The Mem is a picture of Flowing or Moving Water representing “Life” until taken to extremes
- The movement of Mem water waves has the “power” to move or change things
- Water is a plural word with an unknown quantity of total H2O molecules and all of these can be labeled or named as one collective body
- There is always something or someone releasing energy to cause the movement of the water that produced the waves
- Water can be used for either “good” and life or for “evil” to cause death
Now let us reaffirm the good nature of water. Our planet without the created waters upon the three areas of existence, the 1) surface, the 2) atmosphere, and the 3) under the surface, would be a lifeless planet like Mars. Water is one of the three major created components that make life available to our existence. These 3 components are called 1) water (Mem), 2) light (Qof) and 3) seed (Nun). Perhaps you may recall that all three of these essential components for continued human life are represented by ancient Hebrew alphabet pictograms. The water is our current subject of the “Mem”. The light is found in the subject of the letter “Qof”. And the “seed” is found in the letter “Nun” that immediately follows this letter Mem. It is interesting for us to see how God made the Mem (water), and the Nun (seed), so directly linked in the alphabet, because we will soon learn that they both are powerful natural representations of the same spiritual subject.
The next meaning of the letter “Mem” also relates to the subject of water. It should be known upfront that the human body composition is comprised of up to 50% to 65% “water”. This internal water content is absolutely essential for a healthy human life. Now for the real connection of water to our body. The “blood” in the human body can be up to 80% water. Therefore, blood and water are both representations for the letter “Mem”. This is further confirmed because our “blood” is not laying still, but is rather being pumped with every heart beat to circulate our “blood” over and over and over throughout our body. It is very easy to see how moving and flowing “blood” in the body is a picture of “life” and is a “good” God created designed representation for the moving liquid found in the letter “Mem”. Therefore, the moving liquid picture of the “Mem” represents “blood” and “life” in many verses.
We should know that taking water into our body for our healthy life is accomplished by “drinking” it with our mouth. Remember the letter “Peh” is a picture of an “open mouth”. It is amazing how all of the letters are tied together by God’s intellectual design. The water goes into our mouth, and is swallowed into our stomach and is used by the body in a large capacity of life’s functions. The human body can only generally survive without consuming water for 3 days. This is another interesting pattern of the number 3. The process of water is a cyclically repeated pattern necessary for continuing life on this physical planet. Therefore, we have the concept of moving natural water going externally from the body to internally inside the body for a good and healthy life
But what other good purposes does water possess externally? One of God’s key usages externally is for cleaning. Water has an inherit quality to have a dissolving nature to it. If we stir in sugar into a cup of water, the sugar substance is dissolved and the water becomes sweet tasting with no visible or observable indicators of this sweetness. But this quality design feature can also do the same with “dirt”. Whether we need to clean our clothes, our house, our car, our body or whatever, flowing and moving water is an essential created material for this usage. God knew this when He created it and He will apply this meaning to our study also.
Finally, it is noteworthy in our introduction to remember God writes of the blood of Jesus in 1 John 1:7. In this verse the Holy Spirit made a point to say it is the blood of Jesus that cleans us from all “sin”. We are beginning to notice that water and blood are used by God in parallel patterns. The water is used by us to clean our bodies and clothes and the blood of Jesus was used by Him to clean us to make us able to be with Him eternally. We have added to our list that the “Mem” represents the subjects of:
- The essential force for internal Life and Health
- And external cleansing agent from filth
- The cleansing blood of Jesus to remove human filth of sin
Ok, that was enough for a quick introduction to the “Mem” water and blood letter. We have seen how the letter can be either used for good or evil, but when applied to God who is always good, it is an essential element for cleansing us from all sinful unrighteousness externally and for giving us new life as a new creation internally in our human spirit. We will now turn our attention to the letter “Mem” and its application to represent “blood”.
2. Jesus’ BLOOD is One of the Foundational “Mem” Symbols
For all humans, one of the most essential hidden messages of prophecy found in the ancient Hebrew “Mem” pictogram, is the representation of flowing, living blood. Because the picture is of a moving liquid, it is very logical to associate this concept with the constant “movement and flow of blood”. As a saved Christian we should already understand how this living blood picture fits with the essential work of Christ in our human salvation. For example, without consuming the blood of Jesus, no human could ever be saved. Notice what Jesus said to us in John:
Joh 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
These are difficult words to accept for many. It is important to understand that Jesus is not teaching cannibalism in this statement. This is a figurative representation for a far superior spiritual reality. Nevertheless, Jesus used the natural substance of Mem “blood” to help guide us for the need of His sacrifice on a cross (Tav) and without this substance no human would have any eternal life.
If you are not a Christian, you may not believe this yet. Those that received salvation could only do so, because of the willing sacrifice of divine blood of one God/Man named Jesus Christ. In a human male of about 180 pounds, he could have had at least 1.2 to 1.5 gallons of blood. It was this Mem image of flowing blood, that purchased out redemption out of a human sin debt, that could only be paid for by God Himself. This is why this symbolic meaning of the picture is by far one of the most significant meanings that is needed to be understood.
What we need to understand, is that there was a problem with every human born from the first created man named Adam. Because he rebelled, and sinned willingly, we all rebelled and sinned at that very instant having the death sentence passed upon every generation. We must understand that before sin entered into the world, Adam’s blood was created sinless and he was able to live forever. But after sin, his corrupted sinful blood was passed down to us all. Acts 17:26 informs us that God created all nations on the earth from “one blood (Mem)”. Because of Adam’s sin, the entire bloodline of every human descendant became corrupted (1 Cor 15:50). We see this principle again in 1 Corinthians 15:22 where God says, “For as in Adam, all die”. It was Adam’s DNA in his seed (Nun) that produced the next line of blood-stained generation of humans, and this continued even to today.
This is why we all needed a savior, even if you think you never did anything bad enough to be sent to hell for. Because God knew all of this, this is the reason why, Jesus brought into the world a “New Sinless Divine Blood”, that was not defiled or corrupted by the first Adam’s sin. We learn this fact from reading in 1 Peter 1:18-19. In these verses God says, “We were not redeemed with corruptible things, … But with the precious blood of Messiah/Christ”.
In this section, we are only focused upon the “primary” importance of the “Mem” representing the “blood” of Jesus Christ. In doing this, we must go back to Exodus 12 and establish God’s pattern of the coming Messiah by observing Him found in the blood of a lamb. Exodus 12:1 begins by saying “And the Lord spoke unto Moses”. The Hebrew word H559 that was translated as “spoke” is spelled “Alef” + “Mem” + “Lamed”. Please recall the “Alef” is a picture of an ox representing “God as a strong servant”. Then recall, the “Mem” is a picture of “water” and/or “blood”. Finally recall the “Lamed”, is a picture of a shepherd’s staff representing his “authority”.
Placing the meanings of these three letters together it says, “God’s (Alef) water/blood/words (Mem) of Authority (Lamed)”. Since God was doing the speaking to Moses with this word, we can certainly see the application of that description to what was taking place. We have only been introduced briefly to the fact that the “Mem” represents physical water and blood. But we will soon learn that this natural “water” symbol, can also represent spiritual spoken words of authority. We will get to this fact soon. Keep these in mind, because all of these meanings have an application to Jesus.
Now notice the named “Moses” also begins with the letter “Mem”. Most know the story of Moses. Moses was born during a time where all male babies were commanded to be thrown into the Nile River (Mem) to be drown (Exo 1:22). This river was a very large flowing “Mem” water supply of Egypt. Therefore, Satan was trying to use God’s created supply of water (Mem) designed for life, as an instrument of death. Do not forget later when Moses is sent to deliver Israel from Egypt that the first plague sent was God turning this water supply from water into blood (Exo 17:7). That is a major pattern of confirmation for the symbol of “Mem” representing both water and blood.
In fact, in Exodus 17:7, the word translated as “waters” is the word H4325, which is the word form of the letter “Mem” that begins and ends with the letter “Mem”. Then notice the Hebrew word translated into the word “blood” is H1818, and it ends with the letter “Mem”. We are about to discover how all of this is being designed and connected together by God as prophetical patterns of the coming Jesus. Let us get back to the story of Moses being saved by God from Satan’s River of death.
Most recall, that all male babies were commanded to be killed in the river. But Moses was saved by him being hidden for 3 months, and then being placed in an empty container translated as an “ark”. By Moses being placed above the waters of death, it was this “ark” that saved him. This Hebrew word H8392 translated as “ark” is spelled “Tav” + “Beyt” + “Hey”. The “Tav” we should know by now is the last letter of the alphabet a picture of a “Cross”. The “Beyt” is a picture of the “Tent House” and the “Family” inside the house. Finally, the “Hey” is a picture of a man with hands raised, meaning “Look”, “Behold”, and “See”. Therefore, we can see how an “ark” of salvation is a prophetical picture for Christians beholding the revelation (Hey) of the cross (Tav) that is creating a new family of God to enter into (Beyt).
It was Moses floating above this water that saved him, when he was drawn out by a daughter of Pharoah’s house. Moses’ name actually means to be “drawn” from water. Remember, that it was this daughter’s father that ordered the Hebrew babies to be killed. Therefore, the enemy also became the deliverer for Moses, without fully knowing it. God is amazing, isn’t He? It should amaze us how God can use what was intended for evil to be used for deliverance. This is how the life of Moses was saved by God’s selection usage of water. We have also just confirmed the concept about water being of two opposing usages for good and life, or evil and death. That is an important factor or type, to not forget. It will reappear as we study this subject.
So far, we have just covered multiple applications found in Exodus about blood and water and we find them all as references to the letter “Mem”. Now let us move faster, or we will never get finished. Reading down the chapter 12 of Exodus, we find where Moses was told that every house (Beyt) must take a “lamb”. This Lamb must be without blemishes. It was to be taken into the house (Beyt) for 4 days, and then it was to be sacrificed on the 14th day of the month, when the moon was “full”. On that evening, the lamb was to be slain and its blood (Mem) was to be collected and placed on every post of the door of the house (a prophetical type of Tav). Let us stop there an learn more fully the word translated as “blood” that we were briefly introduced to earlier.
This Hebrew word H1818 has the sound of “dawm”, and it is spelled with two letters, the “Dalet” and the “Mem”. Did you notice these two Hebrew letters that are translated as “blood” are a picture of the first Passover? So, we have the major part of the story of Passover told to us in two letters that are translated as “blood”. That is not a coincidence. The “Dalet” is the picture of the Father’s house door posts where blood will be applied for his family to enter into to have every life saved. The “Mem” is obviously the picture of “blood” that is applied to the doorposts (Tav). This application to God’s heavenly house (Beyt) and eternal life, found in two letters translated as “blood” for Christ’s work on a cross to save us is amazing. What we are about to read in this chapter is a picture of God’s spiritual house. We will not get into this part of the lesson in depth today.
But for natural Israel, this act of obedience to place the lamb’s blood on the doorposts, is exactly what saved the children of Israel from the death angel coming to take the firstborn of each family house. That was the good news for the people. But the reversed bad news was for the “lamb”. The “lamb” that was slain on the first “Passover” had to die and its blood had to be placed upon wooden posts in order for no one inside the “door” to die.
This was called a substitutionary work for human salvation. Instead of the human in the house dying, the lamb died in their place. It was the outward display of a lamb’s blood that prevented the death angel from taking anyone’s life hidden in the house (Beyt). All of this found in Exodus 12, should be a clear picture of Christ’s death on a cross for all humans. It was because of His death that no other human has to die spiritually. You can read more about this in other lessons on this site. But we will observe a few of the obvious verses to confirm this:
- John the Baptist calls Jesus the “Lamb of God” in John 1:36.
- Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:7, that Jesus was the “Passover” sacrifice for Christians.
- In John 10:9, Jesus said “I am the door, if any man enter in, he shall be saved”.
- In 1 Peter 1:19 God says we were saved by the “precious blood of Christ, without blemish and without spot.
That was just a small sampling of verses written to the church about Jesus our Passover and His saving blood (Mem) sacrifice on a cross. There are many other references concerning the blood (Mem) of Jesus that obtained our human salvation. His blood did more than you have seen or know. But yet it is possible to learn more, by simply studying “Blood” verses in the New Testament about this subject. Hopefully, you can see how this picture of a “Passover Lamb” was fulfilled in the life and blood (Mem) of Jesus. Let us move to another part of the “Mem” blood subject.
3. Jesus to Die the Death, Another Mem Prophecy Fulfilled on the Cross
This was amazing when it was discovered recently during Bible study time with the LORD. The Hebrew word that is translated as “to die” (H4191) is spelled with 3 letters. The first letter is our study subject “Mem”. This “Mem” letter is joined with the middle letter “Vav”, and finally, the word ends with a “Tav”. Do you recall what these pictures represented? The letter “Mem” is our study letter representing moving water and blood symbolically. The letter “Vav” is the picture of a “Nail”. The letter “Tav” is the picture of a “cross”. This spelling contains the clear hidden prophecy of Jesus’ bloody death by Him being nailed to a cross. As you can see this is described by God in picture story telling form found in just 3 alphabet ancient letter designs. God knew this would happen when Moses wrote the Torah, and placed His death again, in hidden alphabet letter meanings for the word translated as “to die”. It was hidden right in front of us for many years. Let us look at the first verse in the Bible, this word is selected for us by God:
Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Wow, if you only knew the hidden facts in this verse. As we can read this verse is God describing to the first created man Adam, that there was one tree of the knowledge of good and evil that he must not eat from. In this verse one hidden mystery that is profound occurs at the end of the statement. The words are “thou shalt surely die”, and these two words are really just the same word. They are the same word H4191 written twice. There are several potential explanations for why God wrote it this way. Some teach that when a word is doubled there is a major emphasis and this is probably a reason why the word “surely” was placed in the translation.
But I believe it is best to allow the Bible to interpret the Bible. For this reason, we can find Jesus speaking in Revelation 2:11 saying to the Churches, “He that overcomes, will not be hurt of the second death”. This literally means there are two types of death. The first is natural death, and the second is spiritual death. Most humans are only concerned about the natural death of their bodies, because they do not understand that they are a spirit, that will live forever.
Knowing the fact that there are two types of death, that are destined for some humans that do not ever repent to receive salvation to overcome the devil, helps us to understand why God placed 2 words “to die” in a row in Genesis 2:17. In one appropriate translation it could say, “in dying, you will die”. But it also appears that because the first Adam willfully disobeyed God, all of mankind was destined to die twice. Uh oh! That is the reason why this word is spelled the way it was. Jesus Christ chose “to die” twice in our place by placing His blood upon a wooden cross, to die physically, and simultaneously He died spiritually when He was separated from His Father in heaven, by spending 3 days and 3 nights in hell (Mat 12:40).
We can clearly see how Jesus completely fulfilled this prophecy of Genesis 2:17 for payment of all human sin by becoming our substitute. This is why God could say in 1 Corinthians 15:22, “For as in Adam, all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive”. Because Jesus shed His “Mem” blood hanging nailed (Vav) to a cross (Tav), God’s justice payment was satisfied, and no other human needed to go to hell. To be “born” twice, will insure only one physical death and for some saved humans in the end of the age, a “no death” exit. This message was hidden in the “Mem” + “Vav” + “Tav” Hebrew word translated as “to die”. Hallelujah, and all praise be to the merciful LORD.
4. Jesus God’s LAST ADAM – God’s Mem Blood Sacrifice
We are about to get into some more amazing hidden prophetical statements that were concealed in the Old Testament about who Jesus was. If you have read other Bible lessons in this series you should already know that Jesus is called the “Last Adam” in 1 Corinthians 15:45. In this verse Jesus is compared directly with the “first Adam” introduced to us in Genesis 1, 2, 3 & 4. Reading in Romans 5:14 God reveals a secret that the first Adam as a patterned type for the Last Adam. In all these verses, God says the first Adam was created as a living “soul” pattern, for the “Last Adam” named Jesus who would be made by God to be a “quickening Spirit”. That is an amazing statement of comparison. What we are focused upon is the fact that both men are called “Adam” by God. This name has a lot of major implications attached to it.
We are primarily concerned about the letters found in the Hebrew name “ADAM”. We are about to discover something very amazing hidden in this name. First, we must know that the last letter in the name is the study subject “Mem” representing both blood and water. The Bible word “Adam” is the Hebrew word “H121”. It is not a translation of the Hebrew word, but rather it is a transliterated pronunciation of the Hebrew letters “ADM” (Alef+Dalet+Mem), pronounced as “Aw-dawm”. The first letter of the name Adam is “Alef”, the strong ox representing God. The second letter of the name is the “Dalet”, representing the “door” of the tent tabernacle or the movement in or out through the opening where a son is born. The last letter is the “Mem”, representing our substances of water and/or blood indicating life.
Now let us remember what we have just learned about the word H1818 that is translated as blood. Please recall this word is pronounced “dawm”. It was spelled as Dalet + Mem and just so happens to be the last two letters in the name Adam. These two letters are symbolic of the human heart as a “door” (Dalet) that allows movement of the blood (Mem) throughout the body. Most humans are aware of the physical heart muscle that pumps the human blood into all the rest of our body. This physical muscle is named the “heart”. It operates by contracting and expanding automatically, in the conjunction with the opening and closing of valves as if the opening and closing of doors (Dalet). The physical heart figuratively represents your spiritual house, and the valves represent the doors of the heart house. It is the Mem “blood” that was placed inside of us by God to pass in and out of our beating heart. The normal human heart beats over 100,000 times a day in order to keep us physically alive. Most humans take this action completely for granted.
What we are about to find is that this physical “heart” organ represents an unseen spiritual state. The human spirit is also called by the same named “heart” in the Bible. It is this spiritual location that Jesus wants to enter into to fellowship with us all. For example, notice this verse in Revelation:
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Let us stop and analyze an invitation that Jesus gave to every human on the earth. We will begin by first noticing the reference in the words of Jesus to a “door” (Dalet) that he is standing before knocking. Jesus is definitely the God servant Ox figure of the Alef. Therefore, we have the Alef standing before the Dalet. These are the first two letters of the name Adam.
You see we learned in the “Dalet” lesson that Jesus is our door for salvation, and by us choosing to enter into this door, we can be saved. But Jesus is not the only door that is necessary to be opened in order for us to become fully saved. Every human has a spiritual door provided for God access, that must also be opened by the human spirit in order to be necessary for their salvation to occur.
By a human opening their heart’s door, they are allowing the Spirit of Christ to come inside to give them eternal life by Him being their LORD. Both doors (Jesus and human) must be entered into by both covenanting partners and these acts produce a union of becoming one Spirit (1 Cor 6:17) in two realms of existence. Jesus wants you to invite Him into your heart, and He will enter your newly created spirit (2 Cor 5:17), to bring you into the presence of the Father in heaven. This is the LAW of marriage found in Genesis 2:24 for the first Adam that is re-applied by God spiritually in the Last Adam (Jesus). But this covenant of marriage is between Christ and His bride the church body (Eph 5:31-32).
Now that you know that, we need to get back to our Hebrew letters found in the name “Adam”. We just discovered the Dalet + Mem means moving “Blood” as if alive. Now let us add the first letter “Alef” and place it before the root word “blood”. Remember, that the first letter “Alef” has the most basic meaning of being a representation of “God”, who is the ultimate “beginning” and strong servant. The last part of Adam is “Dalet” + “Mem” (H1818) meaning “blood”. Combine these and we get “God’s blood” or “the blood of God”. Wow! That is pretty amazing information. God has hidden the fact that found in the very first human man, was His very own “blood”. That is pretty remarkable and we can confirm this by reading and studying more in Genesis:
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
OK, we can read that the body of the man was formed from the dust of the earth. But it had no life until God breathed into Adam His breath (Spirit). God is a Spirit (Jn 4:24). Therefore, God does not breathe created “air” (oxygen). What then did God place in the body of Adam to cause him to become a breathing human? What is God saying to us here? Notice that this action giving life is called the “breath of life”. That is pretty amazing based upon what God says in Leviticus:
Lev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Did you notice what God reveals about the life (H5315) of a human body that causes it to be alive? God clearly reveals that it is “blood” that causes physical “life”. God had to place His “blood” in the body of the created man to cause Adam’s physical life to come alive. But that is not all of the truth necessary to know everything that happened to the first Adam when God “breathed” into his nostrils.
Jas 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Can you begin to see the direct connections being made by the LORD? God says in James, that a human body without their spirit is dead. Then in Leviticus God declares the life of a human body is in their blood. What did God just say? God just said, that if there is no human spirit or blood in their physical body, there is no physical or spiritual life present. This was the case for the body of Adam in Genesis 2. It was not until Adam received the breath of God that life came inside the body. Where then did Adam’s blood and spirit come from? Both of these could have only come from God.
There looks as if there is a new revelation appearing, about the fact that when God breathed (His Spirit) into the nostrils of the lifeless body of the first Adam, that He placed His personal life, inside Adam to give Adam a sinless blood and him a sinless living spirit simultaneously. Uh oh? This information could probably be causing a lot of religious minded people to potentially close their minds. But it is what the Bible says. Adam when created was in a form of a being that could have lived forever, if they had not eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It was only after sin, that death entered into the world.
What we are learning is that the first created Adam, was created more like the Last Adam Jesus than we might have realized. But because God knew the end from the beginning, God also knew that the first Adam was going to sin and fail. And this fact is why God placed the “Last Adam” inside of the first Adam as a “seed” (Nun). By pre-planting the physical “seed” (Nun) of the “Last Adam” in the physical body of the first Adam pre-sin, God already had the solution for post-sin from the very beginning (Alef). God reveals this by calling Jesus the “Son of Man”. The Hebrew word H121 transliterated as Adam is the exact same word (H120) that was translated as “man”.
These Bible truths may or may not be a new revelation for you, that Jesus our Savior was designed by God into the foundation of the world from the very beginning. God implemented this strategy of making Jesus the pre-planned “slain Lamb of God” from the foundation of our world (Rev 13:8). We can understand that because God knew the end from the beginning (Isa 46:10), He already planned a solution implementation to pay the penalty of human sin and rebellion even before it became a reality need. We are learning that Jesus was not just a thought in the mind of God during creation but was rather a part of God’s designed solution implementation. God’s nature is to provide the solution before the problem is ever known. Nothing surprises Him in the least.
God provided a future body of the Last Adam Jesus the savior of the whole world, by placing His physical body seed “IN” the body of the first Adam when he was created. This is the truth, or otherwise Jesus could not ever be called by the title “Son of Adam/Man (H120)”. But there is a lot more challenging new information to combine with this one. For example, Jesus the Last Adam, is also called the “Son of God” as well as being the “Son of Adam”. That is a new mystery that needs further revelation. How can Jesus the Last Adam, also be a Son of Adam as well as the Son of God? And what else does all of this information about two Adam’s imply?
We need to discover another major new Bible concept, that God says the “first Adam” was also a “son of God”. That may be more challenging than anything that you have ever learned in the Bible. But we are about to discover why this is so important in relationship to our “Blood” Mem letter study.
Please remember in Luke 3:38 that the first Adam was called “the son of God”. I know the word “son” is not in the Greek text, but it is implied strongly by the reference of every pair of men being a father and son relationship that pass their “seed” bloodline to the next generation. Are you going to try to tell us that everyone pair is a father and his son, except the last pair, God and Adam? That would not logically make any sense. Patterns are prophecies of truth in the Bible. Remember this information was already confirmed by knowing that the three letters of the name of Adam meant “God’s blood”. Now notice what God says in this verse:
Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
God has declared that all people from every nation on the earth, originally came from the blood of God that He placed in the body of the first Adam in Genesis 1-2. There are no races of people, no matter what the tone of the skin color or the physical characteristics. Every human has the same original parents named Adam and Eve and their blood could have only come from God. The fact that all humans came from one woman named Eve, is scientifically proven by observing human DNA origins going backwards from woman to woman until the single common woman that is called our mitochondrial-Eve by Wikipedia. Go read about it for yourself. This information was first published nearly 30 years ago.
What we are learning is very profound. We can begin to see the value that God places upon every human and why it was necessary for Him to come to the earth in person to redeem us. This is why God says in Hebrews 10:14 that it is not possible for the blood of created animals like bulls or goats to take away (human) sin. Why would this be? If man had been given the same kind of blood as animals, it would surely be possible for their innocent blood to pay the price for human sin. Or if God gave His blood to the animals like He did to Adam, that would make us all of the same type. But because humans were the only one that was given God’s blood, God required the same or greater payment to save us. Hebrews 10:14 is just one more confirmation. But let us look at other references in the first chapter of Genesis to further confirm God’s blood was placed inside of Adam:
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The Hebrew word translated as “Likeness” in Genesis 1:26 is very important to our subject of the first Adam being God’s son, and having God’s blood. This Hebrew word “H1823” translated as likeness is made with combining 4 Hebrew letters. These letters are the “Dalet”, “Mem”, “Vav” and “Tav”. Wow, now let us place these meanings of each of these letters together to see that they say “Blood” (Dalet+Mem), “Nailed” (Vav) to a “Cross” (Tav). This was obviously God’s original plan for Jesus.
But another definition for this Hebrew word translated as “likeness”, has this meaning in the Ancient Hebrew Lexicon as; “A son from the blood of his father resembles his father”. What we have just reaffirmed is the fact that the first Adam was a son of the creator heavenly Father. This is what amazed the angels that observed God’s creation of the first man Adam (Job 38:7). God places His own Spirit life and blood inside of the body of His created man, and this made him different than any other creation up to this point. The angels in heaven could look at the created first Adam and see a direct family relationship to creator God. It is very much like people can look at my son, and see my characteristics in his looks, actions, characteristics, etc.
Jesus the second man, and last Adam, also possessed the singles pure blood (Mem) of God. It was the fact that Jesus lived His life without sin, that gave Him the right to pay the price of all of us human sinners that were born in the first Adam’s family blood line. Believe it or not this is the truth. God even tells us of this in the Hebrew word prophecy found in the letters of the word translated as “Truth”.
5. God’s (Alef) + “Blood” (Mem) + “Cross” (Tav) = TRUTH
One Hebrew word translated as “truth” is H571. This is an amazing word to our Bible study. This word is spelled with three letters. The first letter is the “Alef” representing Jesus the strong Ox servant. The second letter is our study letter “Mem” representing “blood”. The last letter is “Tav”, representing “the covenant mark of the cross”. Placing these three letters together God gives us the prophecy of “God/Jesus blood on the cross is ultimate truth”. Remember what Jesus said to us in John 8:32? In this verse of very profound revelation, Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free”. Wow, do you see God’s connections to knowing who Jesus was, and whose Spirit and blood was found in His body, by His selection of the spelling of this Hebrew word translated as “TRUTH”?
Jesus just mentioned the word for “Truth” twice in this single statement in John 8:32. Within the context you can clearly see that Jesus is speaking to Jewish people. There is no doubt in my mind or heart, that He was speaking in Hebrew the word “Truth”. Remember that Jesus very plainly claimed to be the “Alef” and the “Tav”, four times in the book of Revelation. This word “Truth” is indirectly connected to that claim because of the beginning and ending letter of the Hebrew word. This would tend to teach us that Jesus also understood what the “Mem” in between represented as being His “blood”.
We have just learned something very significant about two Adam’s. Both of these men originally contained the sinless blood of Almighty God. The first Adam rebelled against God, and this did not faze Him, because He had already planned another Adam to save us all. Because God Himself became this second and last Adam, God could insure and guarantee our salvation personally. We also see why it was necessary for Him to come because of His original man being designated to be so valuable by God placing His own blood inside of his body.
It is the “Mem” spotless blood of Jesus that is the primary emphasis to our study of this ancient Hebrew alphabet letter. Without this blood sacrifice on a cross, we would all be lost and going to hell with Satan. That is the “TRUTH” (Alef+Mem+Tav). Hopefully, you are learning and seeing some new amazing things that were hidden in the spelling of words with God’s “Blood” in them. We will only go through one final section in this lesson, ending with a description of how the water and the blood symbols of the “Mem” were found in the life of Jesus from beginning birth to the ending death.
6. Jesus’ the First and Last – Mem Water and Blood Prophecy Fulfillment
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.
We are beginning to wrap up this Mem blood study, by connecting the beginning and the ending of the physical life of Messiah Jesus. Never forget the basis of this entire series originates from the fact that Jesus directly claimed 4 times in the book of Revelation to be the Alef and the Tav, the beginning and the ending. From this information, Jesus implied He was also every other letter of the alphabet that fell between the first and the last. This certainly included the “Mem” water and blood letter.
What we are about to see, is how the life’s beginning and the ending death of Jesus were clearly connected and woven together by God’s designed plan using both of the major Mem symbols of water and blood. We are about to discover how both the beginning of the Jesus’ life and His ending physical death involved His human interaction with natural water and blood. Wow! This is impossible to be a coincidence. This knowledge simply confirms the infinite foreknowledge of God to incorporate every Hebrew letter into the life and ministry of Jesus. It clearly demonstrates God’s extreme intelligent design of every detail including the alphabet letter choices.
What we are about to discover is that the “entrance” of Jesus into the world involved the interaction of both Mem “water and blood”. Then we can notice the exact same two interacting components in the death of Jesus. Let us begin first with the birth of Jesus first using the above prophecy found in Isaiah 7:14.
Why was it necessary for the Messiah to be conceived within, and born from a “virgin” woman? God very specifically prophesies this plan hundreds of years before it was fulfilled in the virgin woman named “Mary”. Think about it? Any woman could get pregnant. Even Sarah at the age of 90, who was well passed the time of having a child normally, suddenly and miraculously had a God promised child. Sarah was a type of the mother of Jesus. Yet she does not come close to matching the profile of the virgin Mary, other than both being miraculous conceptions. It appears this birth of Christ was going to be even more miraculous than that birth of Isaac. In Isaiah 7:14, God reveals this birth will be for a “sign” (H226).
This Hebrew word H226 translated as “sign” is spelled “Alef” + “Vav” + “Tav”. The combination of these three letters reveals the meaning, “God nailed to a cross”. This word can also literally mean the “mark of a covenant agreement” between two parties. We all know Jesus claimed to be the “Alef” (beginning) and the “Tav” (End) four times in the book of Revelation. The joining nail in between these two letters represents a bonding connection. Placing this information together we can get another image of the “beginning” of Jesus being joined with His “end”, and amazingly this occurred in the Gospels very plainly. Let us examine why God selected a virgin woman first as the beginning for Christ’s physical birth.
1Jn 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
These are amazingly parallel verses found in the New Covenant about our subject letter “Mem”. Notice the mention of “Truth” at the end of the verses related to the Spirit of God. Then notice that four times in these three verses, “water” is mentioned directly. Four times in these three verses, “blood” is directly mentioned. Therefore, there is no doubt that we are directly over the target letter “Mem” subject.
Remember in the introduction we were talking about three components H2O that were designed by God to describe one element called “water”. This pattern is found again here, being repeated amazingly in great detail. Let us begin by noticing verse 5 is describing the birth of Jesus. This is strongly implied by God’s usage of the Greek word G2064 that was translated in verse 5 as “came”. To come is a term indicating that a person has been in a previous place and has now manifested in the current location, representing physical earth.
This simply means that Jesus came down from heaven, being sent by His Father who was still there, and it was accomplished by the Holy Spirit overshadowing a woman named Mary. It is very important to note upfront that the child Jesus spent 9 months inside this woman before He “came” into the world. Then you better not forget how this time was spent? These 9 months were God as a developing child surrounded by “Mem” water. That is your first clue that God is about to reveal something more intense is coming.
We can learn all about this reading in Luke chapter 1. God the Father sent an angel to Mary to inform her that she is being favored by God. She is told that she would have a child. She asked the angel how this would be possible, since she had not “known” a man. This simply meant that she was a virgin. That was a great question. The angel then informs her that the Spirit of God would come upon her to cause this child to manifest. Again, we find the entire trinity in the conception of Jesus. The Father in heaven, sent the angel with the “Word” message, the Holy Spirit would come upon Mary, and the Son of God would manifest. That is all another amazing three in one interaction of God.
Ok, that brings us back to what is a virgin and how is this connected with 1 John 5:6? Notice in this verse of 1 John, God reveals Jesus was born with both blood and water being mixed together. How is this possible during child birth? Normally it is not possible. There is never any blood present during normal childbirth. But Mary was a virgin. This meant her hymen was still present in her birth canal. This little piece of skin was designed by God to produce blood flow when torn. Normally this occurs the first time the woman has sexual relations with her husband, but Mary had never experienced this until after Jesus was born (Mat 1:25).
Can we see what God is revealing here? Normal childbirth labor occurs with breaking of the membrane to release the flow of water in the womb. It was this Mem “water” that Jesus the Son of God grew in, until He could be born. When Mary’s water broke, the normal gush of moving fluid exited and was followed by the head of the baby Jesus. During the exit from the womb, Jesus had to have broken the hymen and that would also cause Him to pass through the blood of His mother. Do we understand that the sole created purpose of the hymen in a female, is to bond in covenant with her husband? That sounds a lot like the description of the Hebrew word “H226” that was translated as a “sign”. Do you believe this was a beginning sign for something major that was happening in one of the first works of God in Christ’s birth? Take a look at another verse of significant revelation concerning the birth of Messiah:
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
As we can see, God sent His Son Jesus, by Him being “made” inside of a Hebrew virgin woman named Mary. Jesus spent the normal duration of 9-months to fulfill the birthing time. But please notice the major emphasis for why He was born of this woman Mary. According to God, Jesus was born of Mary because she was under the Law of Moses, and this fact made her child Jesus to also fall under the same LAW! Uh oh? Let us say this again. Because Mary His mother was under the Law of Moses, Jesus her firstborn son, also was placed under the full Law of Moses. Why was this necessary?
Some ask the question, isn’t it His law already? Didn’t God speak this law to His servant Moses directly? We are not able to teach this revelation as fully as is needed today. God had a problem in heaven after Lucifer sinned and rebelled causing 1/3 of the angels to fall with him. Did you know there were no laws in heaven when Lucifer rebelled against God? Did you also know that in Romans 4:15 God says where there is no law, there is no transgression? This is one of the main reasons why God created Adam on the earth.
God brought about a nation from Abraham that He could introduce His “LAW” through. It was this fact of being under His LAW, that Jesus, who was God in the flesh, manifested. By God placing Himself under the Law of Moses in the flesh, He placed all of His creation under the same LAW and this included Lucifer and every other angelic being, good or evil. Notice what God reveals to us in this verse about the LAW:
Rom 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
God’s Law of Moses only applied to those natural people that were born under His law. This appears to imply that it did not apply to God, nor any other angelic being, nor any other nation that was not in the Old Covenant. This is very amazing implied information being given to us. God appears to be revealing to His saved church, one significant reason for Him being born on the earth, was to place Himself under His own law. What was the reason for this act? According to what we just read; it was to “silence” the mouth of everyone in the world. Who is the god of this world that needed to be silenced? 2 Corinthians 4:4 says Satan is the god of this world that blinds the minds of every unbeliever. Uh oh, we are learning some great new information.
Using this information and other verses in the New Testament we will find that because Jesus could live the LAW as a sinless man, He could pay the price to allow for human salvation, while simultaneously legally rejecting salvation for Satan. Jesus seems to have accomplished this condemnation by His death on the cross:
Joh 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
Notice what Jesus reveals about Himself and His soon coming crucifixion on the cross. This soon coming event of His Tav cross death, according to Jesus appears to be one of the final nails in the coffin on Satan. This is very enlightening information being given to us by God Himself. This is also a very eye-opening new way to look at the verse 1 Corinthians 2:8 for some. In this verse God reveals “If Satan would have known the reason for the life of Jesus, He would have never crucified the LORD of glory!”. Are you beginning to see why? Jesus living in the flesh under the Law of Moses, and never breaking the LAW, could have lived forever in His sinless state or existence. He would have never been able to die. If there would have never been a death, there would have been no burial. If there would have been no burial, there would have been no resurrection from the “dead” of anyone. But because Jesus was the “Firstborn” from the dead, He gained preeminence over Satan for eternity separating God from the realm of darkness totally and completely. This could all occur because God came into the world born of a woman under the law through His water and blood interaction.
We will not go through all of the other verses of 1 John 5 in this lesson today. It would take literally books of new information to reveal everything God is saying to us about the spirit, blood and water connections in the life of Jesus. What we should conclude is Jesus was intentionally born into the world passing through both “water” and “blood”, which are the two major meanings of the “Mem” pictogram. But now let us move to the end of the life of Jesus to see how these same two substances are again mentioned and joined together at His ending death. Please notice, that none of this is a coincidence.
It just so happens that one of the last recorded events that befell the natural body of the LORD Jesus, occurred while the body was still hanging on the cross. During this event there occurred the mixing of both Mem “blood” and “water”, that fell upon the ground. And this sounds like the birth of Jesus exactly.
Joh 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:
Joh 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
Joh 19:35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
Joh 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.
Joh 19:37 And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
This is really amazing how God accomplished this work. God by His infinite foreknowledge knew everything that would take place on crucifixion day including the exact time that it would occur. We are only going to focus upon verse 34 for our Mem study lesson. Soldiers were coming to every man crucified, to break their legs to speed up their deaths since it was getting close to 6 PM that began the new day Sabbath evening. Jews demanded that these 3 men, not be left on the cross to defile their Sabbath. Isn’t it interesting how the number 3 has appeared again. When the soldiers came to Jesus, they were surprised that he was already dead.
But for good measure to ensure His death, one soldier took a spear and with its sharp point pierced the body into the heart of the Lamb of God. Instantly after the spear was extracted from the body of Jesus, both blood and water flowed out upon the ground. Wow, that is both of the major symbols of the Ancient Hebrew Mem letter picture. This just cannot be a coincidence; it is definitely another major sign of the intelligent design of an all-knowing God.
Notice the connection in this passage again to 1 John 5:8. The Spirit of Jesus leaves His physical body, and the body is dead. Then the spear is placed into the physical body and the “water” and “blood” is poured out on the ground. What did John say in 1 John 5:8? These three agree in one, the spirit, the blood and the water. Did not all of these just leave the body of Messiah? What were the three witnesses saying in agreement?
- Without the “Spirit” the body is dead,
- Without the “blood” the body is dead,
- Without “water” the body is dead.
What we have just seen in this section, was the beginning birth process and entrance of Jesus involved by a passing through Mary’s natural bodily “water” and “blood” fluids. But before this natural birth of Jesus occurred, she heard the Word of God and believed it to receive it. Then the Holy Spirit comes upon Mary passing even to her spirit through her bodily fluids of both “water” and “blood”, in order to cause her to be physically impregnated in her womb. When this happened the Word of God became “Flesh” (Jn 1:14), and this grew a new manifestation of God as an unborn child called the Son of God, Jesus. God’s Spirit now lived inside of a natural woman in a sack of “water”, surrounded by her “blood” being fed by an attached umbilical cord.
Now consider this additional factor of Mem “water” and “blood” in this birth process. The union of Mary’s physical egg with God’s Word/Seed caused a baby to begin to develop. In as few as 5 weeks this God/Man baby had the basic structure of a heart that caused the flow of “blood” through the continuing to grow body’s circulatory system. Wow, this is amazing. Now we have a self-contained body unit inside of His mother’s self-contained body unit. Mary’s body being a daughter of Adam, Abraham, Judah and David had sin’s corruption within it. What allowed God in the flesh to be inside this sinful woman and her not to drop dead in God’s presence inside?
The answer is found in the previous stated fact that declares Jesus’ body to be a self-contained independent temple of God. The growing baby inside Mary’s womb, as we learned previously had the incorruptible blood of God, that was sinless and spotless. It was just one drop of this powerful blood that was immediately able to pay the full sin debt of all humans in the entire time of man’s history on the earth. It was also this blood that had allowed God in the flesh to touch the sinful woman Mary’s body, and her not fall dead instantly. In the mind of God, the Lamb of God growing inside Mary’s body had already been slain when Adam sinned. This is why Jesus could walk up to sinful humans and say to them in advance before His natural death, “your sins are forgiven”. He knew what was going to happen in just a short time.
That was a lot of uses by God, of Mem “blood” and “water” interactions. We will see even more examples of this in the next lesson that will focus upon the subject of “water” predominantly, the Lord be willing. But all of these cooperating works in agreement of God’s Spirit, Water, and Blood is what gave Him the legal right to be physically born as a human baby into the world (Jn 10:1).
Now combine the beginning entrance of Jesus into the world, with the legal witness of His exit out of the world. As we learned previously God’s usage of “blood” and “water” and His Spirit were witnesses to both situations. Did you know “blood” is a witness? We read in Genesis 4 where the blood of Able cried to God from the ground. This established the fact that “blood” speaks even after death as a witness to his murder. Did you know also, that the Blood of Jesus also speaks? In Hebrews 12:24, we find where God says “The blood of Jesus speaks better things than the blood of Able”. Now we have just learned some amazing truths.
We have also established a fact that both the birth and the death of Jesus were witnessed by three realities of the same substances. The first was the Spirit of God. The second was the “blood” of God, and the third was the word of God. I know you thought that was supposed to say the “water” of God. But in the next lesson, we will confirm this Mem “water” represents God’s spoken Words. We can already begin to see this reading in John 1:1 where God says, “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God”.
Now combine John 1:1 with Genesis 1:1-3. “In beginning God (Elohim + Alef-Tav) created the heaven and the earth, and the Spirit of the Lord brooded over the waters, And God said, “let there be light”.
There appears to be an even greater usage of God of His water and blood hanging on a cross than we might have ever seen before. Remember that it is the blood that was poured out of the vessel of the body of Jesus that establishes the New Covenant creation of God. This is why Jesus could cry with a loud voice hanging on the cross “It is Finished”, speaking of God’s old creation containing Lucifer. The ending last natural work of Christ on a cross was for Him to supply an offering of His blood and water for the full one-time payment and cleansing of all human sin. That is amazing! Thank you, Jesus! It was the witness of these three elements, Spirit, Blood, and Water (Words), that gave God the legal right to raise Christ back from the dead, after the first Adam’s human sin penalty was fully paid for in three days.
7. MEM – BLOOD CONCLUSION
It was God’s powerful, wonderful and amazing Mem “Blood” that purchased us out of an eternity of spiritual death separation abiding in hell. It was God’s blood that caused every human sin to be able to be cleansed and removed from God’s judgment. We have been focusing upon the Mem “Blood” substance representing the blood of Jesus, our LORD and Savior. We have explored several Hebrew words that contain the “Mem” blood letter. We learned about Jesus coming to the earth “to die” two deaths that were revealed to happen in Genesis 2, if Adam sinned. God had pre-planned the solution to this problem by already establishing a pathway of blood for the Last Adam to be born as a baby child in Bethlehem.
We further studied the fact that the name “Adam” means “God’s Blood”. We further studied the Hebrew word translated as “Likeness” confirmed Adam had the blood of God in His body. This teaches us how valuable created man was to God from the very beginning. The first man Adam was made slightly lower than God Himself and certainly above the angelic class of beings. But He fell below them becoming in need of a great sacrifice to save us.
We also learned the Hebrew word translated as “TRUTH” is Jesus the Alef and the Tav joined with the “Mem” blood connector. We will always be eternally grateful to what God did to become a human to bring about a clean blood supply from heaven to pay the price of all of our sins. Thank you, Jesus! This was only “Part 1” of the Mem study subject. The LORD willing, we will learn the Mem “water” application to Jesus in “Part 2”. We appreciate your time in studying the Bible with us. Satan literally hates these lessons because they are blessing so many people.