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the Hebrew to Teach
Dwelling Places Part II
Concerning Yahshua’s Birth
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in a world of growing chaos and confusion, but Yahweh’s word continues to give
us stability, promise, and hope if we will allow it. The Hebrew alphabet reveals
more of Yahweh’s marvelous versatility in His ability to reveal the deepest
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FROM THE EDITOR
Are you planning on sending your children to college? If so, they need to be
prepared beforehand to face an onslaught of criteria that is going to cause them
to question everything you have sought to teach them about our great Creator.
The liberal, atheistic mindset is being ardently pushed by the
Texarkana (the nearest large city to our very small Atlanta, Texas) now has
an extension of Texas A & M University. Our oldest daughter told us that she
didn’t want any of her children attending that college because by the time of
graduation, all of the students have embraced evolution and atheism. She has a
little inside knowledge about the situation because she is a hair dresser and so
many of her customers have come in complaining about what the college is doing
to their children. I’m talking about people who have a good bit of money.
I have just viewed a video from a website that was revealing. A Dean of
Students and professor from Florida International University, was teaching in
her class that the Bible is nothing more than a myth. Here is what she said, “The truth of a given myth is very different than the
truth of, say, science. The truth of a myth cannot be demonstrated to the
satisfaction of everybody. The way that myth is true is that it expresses itself
in metaphor. God is love…that’s a metaphor. The Bible is a book of myths.
That’s going to upset some of you, but I don’t really care. (chuckle) I
won’t even ask to show your hands, but I know that some of you out there are
creationists. You don’t believe in evolution. I personally don’t believe you
should be allowed to leave our university with that belief.”
I would have to respond to her by
saying, The falsehood of evolution can’t be demonstrated to the satisfaction
of everyone. Yahweh says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent
in their own sight!” Isa. 5:20-21.
Isn’t it interesting that their
science says that all of the universe that exists had a beginning. Doesn’t the
Bible say that? “In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth,”
Gen. 1:1. They just don’t want it to have been created. They only want to
believe the idiotic myth that everything we see evolved and developed on its own
for no reason, no purpose.
Isn’t it interesting that man is
the only creature who is able to do what he has done? Man was made sovereign
over the earth (according to Scripture, all of you disbelieving atheists).
Whatever man sets his mind to do, he is able to think about it, and generally
design and build it. My grandparents came from an era where there was no flight
or automobiles. Travel to the moon was just a pipedream. What other creature has
set its mind to do the things that man has? All other creatures live in the
environment made for them. The only effect that they have on it is to eat of its
food, build their nests, dens, etc., and fertilize the earth with the casting
they leave behind. But how many of
them even consider whether evolution is true or not? How many of them design and
build homes, schools, universities of higher learning, learn to build a special
transportation system on the earth, in the air, and under the earth. How many of
them build special weapons to destroy, or defend?
Man was made in the image of His
Creator. No other animal was made in that fashion. Man’s existence is another
infallible proof that a Creator exists. Man, like his Creator, has an awareness
that is far above that of the animals. Evolution does exactly what Isaiah says,
they put darkness for light, and light for darkness.
Man is greatly suffering from the
effects of the teachings of evolution in today’s world. In accordance with
evolution, there is no hope, no purpose. All we can do in this life is get all
we can while the getting is good, because that’s all we have. There is no real
future. Nothing beyond this insufferable existence. I really would like to be
around, and hope I am when the heavens are rolled back like a scroll so people
can see the face of He Who sits on the heavenly throne, “And the heaven
departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island
were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men,
and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman,
and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the
mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the
face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the
great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Rev. 6:14-17.
Can’t you just imagine the looks on their faces when this event takes place?
The truth of Yahweh is very soon
going to shine forth. The overpowering truth of that light is going to send the
servants of the myth (great lie) of evolution and atheism scrambling for cover.
The growth and increase of Satan’s deceptive sway over mankind is just another
sign that we are at the end of the age. Old ages end in chaos and confusion, but
new ages begin with the power and light of Yahweh. Even the millennial rule is
going to end in chaos and confusion because the serpent Satan must be loosed for
a little season, but Yahweh always wins in the end. HalleluYah!!!!!
BACK TO TOP
The Hebrew language and alphabet is the
language and alphabet of revelation. This is a foreign concept to those who
speak English, and also to those who focus on the Greek Scriptures, but it is
I want to focus on the Hebrew alphabet, to show you some of the most amazing
things that are contained therein, when we look at the Hebrew terms and analyze
how they are arranged.
The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the aleph (a/a in Pictorial, and Paleo
Hebrew). The Hebrew letters are not only letters for the make-up of words, but
they also serve as numbers and pictures (hieroglyphics).
The aleph is a picture of the head of an ox, which indicates strength, that
which is chief, a head, first, the number one. It is equivalent to our letter A.
The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the beit (b/b). The beit
is a picture of a house, tent, temple, family, household, etc. It is also the
number two. It is equivalent to our letter B/b.
Interestingly, the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet in combination (ba/ba) is Ab/Av,
which forms the most basic Hebrew word for father. (The Hebrew reads from right
to left.) Thus, the father is the head of the house, tent, temple, family,
household. These two first letters of the alphabet in combination, reveal that
the Father is the One Who is first and foremost. The Hebrew alphabet itself
reveals that the Father is the One Who is First, chief, head, the strength of
the house, the tent, temple, family. Notice that the second letter also
represents the number two. There can’t be a family with only one. A family is
composed of two or more. A head without a body is dead. The Father is head of
the house, tent, temple, family. The beit
reveals that there is another member of the house, the family Who the father is
Now I want to take the first two letters of the Hebrew alphabet and insert
another letter, the fifth letter of the alphabet, the hei, between them
(bea/bha). I have just constructed the masculine Hebrew
word for love (ahab/ahav).
The hei (e/h) has to do with revelation,
to behold, lo, a window. Look at the pictorial Hebrew. It looks like a man who
is suddenly surprised, or shocked. Placing the hei
in the middle of the word for father has to do with revealing the innermost
being of the Father. He is love. He has a great love for us and all of His
creation! John writes, "He that loveth not knoweth not Elohim/Yahweh; for
Elohim/Yahweh is love (bea),"
1 Jn. 4:8.
"And we have known and
believed the love (bea)
that Elohim/Yahweh hath to us. Elohim/Yahweh is love (bea); and he that dwelleth in
love dwelleth in Elohim/Yahweh, and Elohim/Yahweh in him" 1 Jn. 4:16.
The hei is the numerical value 5
because it is the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. When we add the letters
in love together we get the result of eight ([a] = 1 +
[e] = 5 + [b] = 2 = 8).
While seven is the number of rest, blessing, holiness, and even spiritual
perfection (see Gen. 1 and 2), eight is a surplus above the perfect seven and is
therefore the number for a “new beginning!”
Yahshua declared, "A new commandment
I give unto you, That ye love (bea)
one another; as I have loved (bea)
you, that ye also love (bea)
one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have
love (bea) one to another," Jn.
The Hebrew words for eight and/or eighth are shimini
(inims/ynymc), and shemoneh (enms/hnmc). The primitive root word
for eight is shemen (oil/nms/nmc). The olive oil is a type of
the Holy Spirit. Shemini
has two yods, or hands in it. When we are called, repent, and are baptized in
Yahshua’s name, then we have hands laid upon us for the anointing of the Ruach
HaQodesh (Holy Spirit). The Spirit of Yahweh imparts His love to (bea) us through His Spirit. We
also become a NEW PERSON!
The numerical value of shimini
is 410. It just so happens that the numerical value of shema (oms/[mc), to hear and obey, is 410,
also kodesh (cdwq = holy/clean/pure/set apart), and mishkan (nkcm = dwelling place). Wow! Yahweh declares us to
be holy, clean, pure, set apart (saints - cdwq) in Yahshua. Yahweh anoints
us as His dwelling place (mishkan - nkcm)! We are called to hear and
obey (shema = oms)!
LOVE THROUGH GRACE
The hei in the Hebrew word for love
expresses how Yahweh reveals His love to us. The hei
is the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The number 5
is the number for grace.
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with Yahweh through
our Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and
rejoice in hope of the glory of Yahweh. And not only so, but we glory in
tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience,
experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love (ahab/ahav
= 8) of Yahweh is shed abroad in our hearts by the
Holy Spirit (oil/shemen) which is given unto us. For when
we were yet without strength, in due time the Messiah died for the unrighteous.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man
some would even dare to die. But Yahweh commendeth his love (ahab/ahab =8) toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, the Messiah died for us. Much more then, being now
justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when
we were enemies, we were reconciled to Yahweh by the death of his Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we
also joy in Yahweh through our Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah, by whom we have
now received the atonement," Ro. 5:1-11.
"And no man hath ascended
up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in
heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the
Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but
have eternal life. For Yahweh so loved (bea) the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For Yahweh sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the
world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but
he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son
of Yahweh," Jn. 3:13-18.
Grace in Hebrew is chen
(nh/nj). The letters are chet (h/j) and nun (n/n).
The chet is the picture of a fence,
or an inner room. The nun
is the picture of a seed, offspring, heir, or fish (for activity).
Thus, if you are under grace, then you have become a seed, an heir, an
offspring of Yahweh, and he has placed a fence around you for protection, that
is.....His loving grace. "For as many as are led by the Spirit of Elohim,
they are the sons of Elohim. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage
again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,
Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of Elohim: And if children, then heirs; heirs of Elohim, and
joint-heirs with the Messiah; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be
also glorified together," Ro. 8:14-17.
The chet (h/j)is the eighth letter of the
Hebrew alphabet, which represents a new beginning, while the nun (n/n) represents the number 50,
that is, freedom, liberty, jubilee, life. Paul understood this when he wrote,
"Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And
not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could
not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were
blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading
of the old testament; which vail is done away in the Messiah. But even unto this
day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it
shall turn to the Master, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Master is that
Spirit: and where the Spirit of the
Master is, there is liberty (n/n). But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the glory of Yahweh, are changed into the same image
from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of Yahweh," 2 Cor. 3:12-18.
Again, he wrote, "For, brethren, ye have been
called unto liberty (n/n); only use not liberty for
an occasion to the flesh, but by love (bea) serve one another," Gal. 5:13. (See also
THE STONE OF GRACE
The Prophet Zechariah is inspired to record, "And the angel that talked
with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, And
said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a
candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps
thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: And
two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon
the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me,
saying, What are these, my master? Then the angel that talked with me answered
and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my master.
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of Yahweh unto
Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith Yahweh
of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a
plain: and he shall bring forth the
headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Moreover the word of Yahweh came unto me, saying, The hands of Zerubbabel have
laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou
shalt know that Yahweh of hosts hath sent me unto you. For who hath despised the
day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the
hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of Yahweh, which run to
and fro through the whole earth," Zech. 4:1-10.
"Hear now, O Yahshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit
before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my
servant the BRANCH. For behold the stone that I have
laid before Yahshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes:
behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith Yahweh of hosts, and I will
remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, saith Yahweh of hosts,
shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig
tree," Zech 3:8-10.
It is written, "Then came Peter to him, and said, Master, how oft shall
my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Yahshua saith
unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven," Mt. 18:21-22.
Stone in Hebrew is eben
(nba/nba). This one word can be
divided into two words. The first Hebrew word is Ab/Av (ba/ba) = Father, the second is Ben (nb/nb) = Son. The common letter to
these words is the beit
(b/b), which is the house, tent,
temple, family, which also represents the number two. So we have two in one,
that is the Father and the Son are one stone. They are of the same house, tent,
temple, family. Didn't Yahshua declare, "I and My Father are one." (Jn.
10:30)? Doesn't Yahweh proclaim, "Hear O'Israel, Yahweh your Elohim is one
Yahweh." (Dt. 6:4)?
The Hebrew number for seventy is the ayin (o), which is also the picture of an eye. Seventy times
seven, is just another way to refer to the stone (eben - nba) on which is seven eyes (o). This reveals the grace,
mercy, favor that we receive through the father (ba) and the son (nb)
Who are together, one stone (nba).
Are you beginning to get the picture?
BUILDING A WORD
Now, let's build a word from the Hebrew letters. The very first letter
utilized in the Hebrew Scriptures is the beit
(b/b). As we already know, the
beit is an hieroglyphic for a house, tent, temple, family, household, etc.
Let's add another Hebrew letter to this beit.
Let's add the Hebrew letter resh
(r/r), which is an hieroglyphic
for a head. We have just made one of the two Hebrew words for son, which is the
Hebrew word bar. From these two letters we
learn that a son (rb/rb) is a head (r/r) of the house, tent, temple,
Let's add another letter. Let's add the letter yod (i/y), which is an hieroglyphic
for a hand, or arm. By adding the yod
to the Hebrew word son (bar/irb/yrb) we have created the words
"My Son." Or we could even say "The Son's hand." But
generally speaking, when a yod
is added to the end of a Hebrew word, it gives the idea of possession, or
But isn't a son not only a head of the family, but isn't he also a hand or
arm of the family? Didn't Yahweh tell Yahshua to sit at His right hand until He
made His enemies His footstool? (Psa. 110:1-5). Didn't Yahweh proclaim that He
made everything by His right hand and holy arm? "Hearken unto me, O Jacob
and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and
my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they
stand up together," Isa. 48:12-13.
THE DOOR TO CREATION
Isn't it interesting that the Apostle John wrote, "In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.
The same was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made by him; and without him was not any
thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light
of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it
not.....He was in the world, and the world was made by
him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and
his own received him not. But as many as received
him, to them gave he power to become the sons of Elohim, even to them that
believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the
will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of Elohim. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and
we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of
grace and truth," Jn. 1:1-5, 10-14.
The Hebrew word for "word" is dabar
(rbd/rbd). The Hebrew letters are dalet (d/d), beit
(b/b), and resh (r/r). The dalet is an hieroglyphic for a door. Yahshua
is the WORD (rbd/rbd). He declared that He is the
door (dalet/d/d), "Verily, verily, I
say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the
sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the
porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by
name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth
before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger
will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of
strangers. This parable
spake Yahshua unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he
spake unto them. (NOTE: Parables are given to
keep things hidden Mt. 13:10-17.) Then said Yahshua unto them again,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the
door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and
robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am
the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall
go in and out, and find pasture. 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. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his
life for the sheep," Jn. 10:1-11.
Notice that the last two letters of the Hebrew word for "word" (dabar/
rbd/rbd) are the beit (b/b) and resh (r/r). Thus, the Hebrew word for
"word" as it relates to Yahshua, is declaring that He is the Son/Bar (rb/rb) who is the door/dalet (d/d). But it is also declaring
that He is the door (dalet
d/d) to the house's (beit b/b) head (resh r/r). "Yahshua saith unto
him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but
by me," Jn. 14:6.
John decrees, all things were made by this WORD. The Psalmist agrees because
he writes, "Rejoice in Yahweh, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the
upright. Praise Yahweh with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an
instrument of ten strings. Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud
noise. For the word of
Yahweh is right; and all his works are done in truth.
He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of
Yahweh. By the word of Yahweh were the heavens made;
and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth
in storehouses. Let all the earth fear Yahweh: let all the inhabitants of the
world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it
stood fast," Psa. 33:1-9.
Yahshua is THE WORD OF YAHWEH and being the word of Yahweh He is the Son who
is the door! This is all revealed in the word dabar
(rbd/rbd). Again, John writes,
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen
with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was
manifested, and we have seen it, and bear
witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have
fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his
Son Yahshua the Messiah," 1 Jn. 1:1-3.
John declares that Yahshua is the beginning. He declares that Yahshua is the
WORD OF YAHWEH! He declares that He is the WORD OF LIFE! He declares that
Yahshua is ETERNAL LIFE! He declares that Yahshua MADE ALL THINGS!
If you believe this, then you are greatly blessed. If you don't believe it
then you don't have the Son, (you are in the state of rejecting Him) and are not
understanding what the Scriptures and the Hebrew language are declaring to us!
These may sound like strong words, but whether you like it or not, they are the
Yahshua....by the way, is the TRUTH. The Hebrew word for truth is emet (tma/tma). The letters are aleph (a/a), mem (m/m), and tau (t/t). The aleph and tau are the first and last
letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Yahshua said that He is the aleph and tau,
"I am Aleph and Tau, saith the Master, Which is, and Which was, and Which
is to come, the Almighty," Rev. 1:8. Again, He declares that He is the
First and Last, "And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. And He
laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not: I am the First, and the
Last," Rev. 1:17.
The aleph and tau represent Him as the first and the last, the beginning and
ending. Here is Yahshua proclaiming that He is the first and last. Yahweh
proclaims, "Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the
beginning? I Yahweh, the first, and with the last; I
am he," Isa. 41:4. Isaiah writes again, "Ye are my
witnesses, saith Yahweh, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and
believe me, and understand that I am he: before
me there was no Elohim formed, neither shall there be after me,"
Isa. 43:10. Isaiah further writes, "Thus saith Yahweh the King of Israel,
and his redeemer Yahweh of hosts; I am the
first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no Elohim," Isa.
44:6. One more time, "Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am
he; I am the first, I also am the last.
Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath
spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together," Isa.
Haven't we already dealt with Isaiah 48:12-13? Either Yahshua is exactly Who
He is claiming to be, or He is speaking blasphemies. The situation is that He is
the truth, which never changes. He always has been, and always will be. We exist
because He exists. We exist because He spoke us into existence. As long as we
are in Him, then we will live as long as He lives. "Yahshua the Messiah the
same yesterday, and to day, and for ever," Heb. 13:8.
The mem (m/m) in the word for truth is an
hieroglyphic for water. Water is a type of spirit (Jn. 7:37-39). Thus truth is
the spirit of the aleph and tau. Truth is eternal. John says that the Word that
they handled was eternal life (1 Jn. 1:1-3).
But let's continue building our word. We had the word My Son spelled out (irb/yrb) beit (b/b), resh (r/r), and yod (i/y). Now, I want to add a tau (t/t) to this word. This is how
it will look: tirb/tyrb. We have just spelled the
Hebrew word beriyt/COVENANT! It is
through Yahshua that we are able to enter into a covenant relationship with the
In this instance, we could say that the idea portrayed is "My Son's
covenant!" We are able to enter into a covenant relationship with the
Father because of His Son's CROSS! Yahshua died on a cross so that we could
enter into a covenant relationship with the Father!
This is why the Hebrew letters of Yahweh's name portray the nails driven
through His hands, as the name Yahweh efei/hwhy gives us the idea of Yod = hand (i/y), Hei = behold/reveal/HEY! (e/h), waw
= nail (f/w), Hei
= behold/reveal/HEY! (i/h).
What did He say to Thomas? "Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy
finger, and behold my hands;
and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but
believing," Jn. 20:27. Wasn't He telling Thomas to put his finger in the nail holes that were in His hands?
What was Thomas' response? "And Thomas answered and said unto him, My
Master and my Elohi. Thomas would actually have said, "Adonai ve Elohi," Which is Hebrew for
My Master or Lord (Adonai), and My El/Elohim (Elohi). Check it out for yourself.
Who was Thomas declaring that Yahshua was? He understood that Yahshua was
Yahshua declared, "In the last day, that great day of the feast,
Yahshua stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and
drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly
shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they
that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given;
because that Yahshua was not yet glorified.)," Jn. 7:37-39.
The name Yahshua in the Hebrew is quite revealing. The first three letters
are yod, he, waw (fei),
or hand, behold, nail. The last two letters are shin (s) and ayin (o). The shin is a picture of teeth through and
with which we eat and drink (consume). The ayin is an eye, well or fountain.
Once the nail (f)
is beheld (e) as driven through the hand
(i), then Yahshua has been
glorified and we can drink (s)
of the fountain (o)
of living waters, and eat of the true bread from heaven.
Isaiah is inspired to declare, "And in that day thou shalt say, O
Yahweh, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is
turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, Elohim is my salvation; I will
trust, and not be afraid: for the Yah Yahweh is my strength and my song; he also
is become my salvation. Therefore with joy
shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation," Isa. 12:1-3
Yahshua declares, "And he said unto me, It is done. I am Aleph and Tau,
the beginning and the end. I will give
unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely," Rev. 21:6. HalleluYah!!!!!
But we don't want to stop even yet! Let's add another letter to this Hebrew
word beriyt (tirb/tyrb: My Son's covenant). Let's
add an ayin (o/[) to the beginning of this
word. The resultant word is tirbo/tyrb[. This letter
ayin is the hieroglyphic for an eye,
fountain, or well. But we have just created the word for the Hebrew language,
the Hebrew word for its own writing (Ibriyt
= Hebrew). Therefore, the Hebrew language and alphabet is the well, the
fountain, the eye of Yahweh. It is His language. His word of truth of both
testaments was primarily inspired in the Hebrew language, with a smattering of
the sister language Aramaic.
If we drop off the last letter of the word beriyt,
the tau, and add the ayin to the beginning of the word like this: irbo/yrb[, we have just construced the Hebrew word Ibriy that identifies the Hebrew people. Abram
(later Abraham) was the first to be called a Hebrew, "And there came one
that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;
for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother
of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram," Gen. 14:13.
"The Hebrew" is translated from Ha
Ibriy (irboe/yrb[h). The hei (e/h) precedes the word to
present the article "the."
Thus, the Hebrew is always in Yahweh's eye. The Hebrew is his Son's fountain
or well. Hebrew is His language. That is why we must become a Hebrew if we are
to receive salvation. That is because Yahweh established His covenant with
Abraham, the Hebrew. Abraham also becomes our father through Yahshua. We become
children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel....Hebrews, but more than that, we
become children, sons, and daughters of Elohim.
This witness is a witness of the Father and the Son. Yahshua said that He is
the way to the Father, "Yahshua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye
know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Master, shew us the Father,
and it sufficeth us. Yahshua saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you,
and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the
Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I
am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak
not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe
me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the
very works' sake " Jn. 14:6-11.
Yahshua told the people of His day, "....the Father judgeth no man, but
hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son,
even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the
Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my
word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not
come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I
say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice
of the Son of Elohim: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life
in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given
him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not
at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall
hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the
resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of
damnation. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my
judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father
which hath sent me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There
is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he
witnesseth of me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be
saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to
rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the
works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear
witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself, which hath
sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time,
nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath
sent, him ye believe not," Jn. 5:22-38.
Yahshua told His disciples that He would send the Holy Spirit to them so
they could have the power to witness, "And he said unto them, These are the
words which I spake unto you, while I was
yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law
of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved the Messiah to
suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and
remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at
Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you:
but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be
endued with power from on high," Lk. 24:44-49.
The Apostle John records, "If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I
will pray the Father, and he shall give you
another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world
cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him;
for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless:
I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye
see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am
in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and
keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of
my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.... But when the Comforter is come,
whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which
proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the
beginning.... Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I
go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I
depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world
of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not
on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of
judgment, because the prince of this world is judged," Jn. 14:15-21;
Finally, in Acts chapter one we read, "When they therefore were come
together, they asked of him, saying, Master, wilt thou at this time restore
again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know
the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and
unto the uttermost part of the earth," vv. 6-8.
The Heavenly Father is first and foremost in all things as is witnessed by
the Hebrew language. He is love, and His love is revealed to us by the grace
that we receive through His Son Yahshua the Messiah. The Father and Son are One
in their desire to grant to us the life and liberty that we receive through this
magnificent love and grace. Yahshua, Who created all things, was lifted up,
glorified so that we can now drink from the well of salvation, the fountain of
THE HEBREW ALPHABET
THE HEBREW ALPHABET
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The third letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the gimel (g/g/c). Its name associates it with
the camel (gamal). The Hebrew letters
for its name are lmg/lmg/lmc (Modern Hebrew/Paleo
Hebrew/Pictorial Hebrew respectively). Dr.
Frank Seekins gives a little history, "From the Hebrew-Phoenician Gimel the
Greek letter Gamma was formed, no longer a picture, it became the Greek
"g" sound. Next the Etruscans used this letter for a "c" (as
in cat) sound. Then the Romans used it both for the "c" and
"g" sounds and then made two letters, which finally became our modern
letters "C" and "G." (Hebrew Word Pictures, p. 21)
It serves as the number "three" (3) in the Hebrew language. This
is important for us to explore because we live in a three dimensional world; that is; we measure
(1) height, (2) width, and (3) depth. Our existence consists
of three major things, (1) solid (bone and flesh), (2) liquid (water and
blood), and (3) gas
(breath/oxygen, etc.). We live in the (1) past, (2) present, and (3) future. Our language is written in these
same three tenses. Yahweh proclaims that He is the (1) rock (solid [Dt. 32:4]), (2)
a fountain of living waters (liquid [Jer. 2:13; 17:13]), and (3) spirit (ruach, which also means air, wind,
breath, etc. [Jn. 4:24]). He certainly lives in the past, present and future,
for He is the Eternal One! We know that the heavenly family of Elohim presently
consists of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Michael Monk writes, "Gimmel
has the gematria of three, a number which
alludes to the concept that two opposing factors must be blended to form a
third, more perfect, entity. Maharal
explains that the Oneness of aleph
denotes ultimate perfection that exists only with [Elohim] and the duality of beis (beit)
implies diversity and heterogeneity, multiplicity, and incompatibility. However,
the gimmel signifies the
capacity to neutralize the dissimilarity of two contrasting forces and unite
them into a lasting and more wholesome unit (Gevuros
58)." (The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet,
Robert M. Haralick follows this up by writing, "The third letter of the
Hebrew alphabet is Gimmel,
g, spelled lmg
(gimmel). The number three signifies the
combining of the two energy intelligences of a (aleph) and B (beit) into a perfect third energy
intelligence g (gimmel).
Hence, g is the organic nourishing activity of B animated
by a. The Maharal explains that
the g signifies the capacity to neutralize the
dissimilarity of two contrasting forces and unite them into a lasting and more
How does it do this? It does it by openly attaching itself to the a within
the energy intelligence of the B,
thereby forming the word almg (gimla),
which means a bridge uniting two areas.
(NOTE: A review of our articles (now booklets) concerning water and light
reveals that even they consist of three things. Water is H2O, or H-O-H (2 parts
hydrogen, 1 part oxygen) with the oxygen being the binder or bridge between the
two hydrogen atoms. Light consists of photons and electrical and magnetic waves
that are perpendicular to each other. The simplest atom, the hydrogen atom
consists of one electron, and one proton, but there also has to be the nucleic
force that binds them together.)
The revealed meaning of g can be understood by its cognates. There
is the verb root lmg (gamal),
which means to ripen or to nourish until completely ripe....
lmg is also the verb root meaning to recompense, remunerate, requite, repay,
reimburse make retribution,
or reward, and is also the verb root
meaning to deal with,
to load on,
or do good to.) (The Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters,
Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh writes, "The word gimel (lmyg)
means 'camel,' 'bridge' (in Aramaic), 'weaning,' and 'benevolence.'....In
Aramaic, the word gamla
(almg) means 'a bridge,' which symbolizes the
connecting forces inherent in nature, such as electricity, magnetism, and
gravity." (The Alef-Beit,
The more ancient Pictorial Hebrew form of gimel
looks like a foot (c),
while the Paleo Hebrew of David's day looks like the head of a camel (g). It is stated that the
modern day gimel (g) is more like a conduit or pipe with a head
on its top to receive things from heaven and cause them to flow downward to the
Let's take a look at this as to how it would relate to Yahshua the Messiah.
One of the ideas of the Paleo Hebrew gimel
has to do with being "lifted up" because the camel lifts its head up
high. The camel is also a beast of burden. It is interesting that the Hebrew
word "ga'al" (lag) means to redeem, a kinsman redeemer.
Take a look at the word more closely. The last two letters are lamed (l) and aleph (a), which in combination make
the word "El" (la). Thus, ga'al
(lag) gives us the idea that in
order to be redeemed, El (la) must be lifted up (g).
Remember that the earth is Yahweh's footstool, "Thus saith Yahweh, The
heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:
where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my
rest?" Isa. 66:1. " Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by
them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto Yahweh
thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is
Elohim's throne: Nor by the earth; for it
is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great
King," Mt. 5:33-35.
Yahshua proclaimed that He came down from heaven, "All that the Father
giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast
out. For I came down from heaven,
not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the
Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should
lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last
day," Jn. 6:37-39.
Again, He said, "....I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die
in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill
himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them,
Ye are from beneath; I am from above:
ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not
that I am he, ye shall die in your sins," Jn. 8:21-24.
The Apostle Paul wrote, " Let this mind be in you, which was also in
the Messiah Yahshua: Who, being in the form of Elohim, thought it not robbery to
be equal with Elohim: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the
form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in
fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross. Wherefore Elohim also hath highly exalted him, and given him
a name which is above every name: That at the name of Yahshua every knee should
bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And
that every tongue should confess that Yahshua the Messiah is Sovereign, to the
glory of Yahweh the Father," Phil. 2:5-11.
What Paul is saying here is that Yahshua pre-existed as Elohim, but had to
empty Himself of that honor and glory in order to descend to the earth (c) and perform the sacrifice
by being lifted up on the cross (g) so that He
could redeem (ga'al/lag) His house, His people.
The gimel (c/g/g)
represents Him in His capacity as the One Who can bring together in one all
things in heaven and in earth (Eph 1:10). Therefore, Yahshua is the bridge
builder, or mediator between Yahweh Elohim, and His house (Israel) because of
the division that has come between them.
Robert M. Haralick also writes, "The concealed meaning of g (gimel/lmg)
can be revealed by understanding lm,
which when written as lm (mal)
is an alternate to lWm,
which is the root meaning to circumcise, which is to purify one's heart. (The Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters,
Moses writes, "And Yahweh thy Elohim will bring thee into the land
which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee
good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. And Yahweh
thy Elohim will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed,
to love Yahweh thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou
mayest live. And Yahweh thy Elohim will put all these curses upon thine enemies,
and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee. And thou shalt return and
obey the voice of Yahweh, and do all his commandments which I command thee this
day," Dt. 30:5-8.
Is this not a prophecy? Did Israel serve Yahweh when they were delivered
into the land of Canaan? Didn't they have to be cast out because of their
failure to obey Him? But now, through Yahshua, His people will be circumcised in
heart and they will be brought back to the land and will serve Him with
The Apostle Paul understood this and wrote, " Beware lest any man spoil
you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the
rudiments of the world, and not after the Messiah. For in him dwelleth all the
fulness of the headship bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of
all principality and power: In whom also
ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the
body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of the Messiah:
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith
of the operation of Yahweh, who hath raised him from the dead. And you, being
dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened
together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the
handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and
took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled
principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them
in it," Col. 2:8-15.
This is a small portion of the lesson of the gimel,
the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Yahshua is the One Who spoke this
world, this three dimensional world, into existence (Jn. 1:1-14; Psa. 33:1-6).
He is the One that the gimel
represents in emptying Himself from His estate as Elohim (c), becoming a man so He could
perform the job of not only sacrifice for our sins (being lifted up [g]), but to
bring us and the Father in one, that is, so we could all live in the same house,
" In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have
told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for
you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye
may be also," Jn. 14:2-3.
" And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I
come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast
given me, that they may be one, as we are....
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me
through their word; That they all may be one; as
thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us:
that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou
gavest me I have given them; that they may be one,
even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in
one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and
hast loved them, as thou hast loved me," Jn. 17:11, 20-23.
The camel was and is a beast of burden. They are called "ships of the
desert." This present evil world, which includes the god of this world, the
leaders of this world, daily life, daily living, as well as the people
themselves (ourselves), cast many, many heavy burdens upon its inhabitants, but
Yahshua, as the gimel
encourages, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and
my burden is light," Mt. 11:28-30.
Yahshua is the One Whom the Scriptures are
revealing. He is also the One Whom the Hebrew alphabet reveals if we will allow
it. Are you beginning to see how important the Hebrew is? There is so much more
to be revealed and we will do so if Yahweh will allow. HalleluYah!!!!!
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. In the Comments Section of
your lesson 2 quiz, you make the following statements, “First”, you will
notice in the Ancient Hebrew Alphabet that the 6th
letter is Vav or Vauv- V, not W. “Next”, in Greek, V when used as a vowel,
Upsilon, it is pronounced as oo-u. But “Third,” when this same letter is
used as a consonant in Greek, it is pronounced like our v. “Yahvah” Please
are happy to respond to your statements concerning these things. In the first
place, the Greek does not, has never, and never will determine the pronunciation
of the Hebrew language. Therefore, to seek to obtain the pronunciation Yahvah (a
Hebrew name) from the Greek language is grievous error.
Secondly, we know that the Ashkenazi Jews have cause the world to accept the
Hebrew letter to be
pronounced as “vav”, however, research back into more ancient times by some
other elders has caused them to discover that the letter was originally
pronounced as a “waw.”
All of the Hebrew letters that make up the name Yahweh (hwhy)
serve as vowels and consonants. Josephus, who was a priest, says that the name
consists of four letters which are all vowels. Rabbi Arthur Green in his book
entitled “Seek My Face, Speak My Name”
agrees with Josephus in stating that the letters in the Creator’s name are all
vowels, “mere breath” he says.
The vaw/waw does sound like a “v” as a consonant, but as a vowel it can
sound like every vowel that we have in the English language. As a matter of
fact, there are Hebrew words which reveal that each Hebrew letter that serves as
a consonant and vowel, can carry the sound of every vowel in the English
language. While rare, such certainly is the case, as I have personally observed
these characteristics as I have studied and poured over the Hebrew words and
It is also important to understand that the Hebrew word for “breath” is ruach (xwr). This is also the chief
Hebrew word for “spirit.” Holy Spirit (Ruach
HaQodesh) is (vdwqh-xwr). Notice that there are
“waws” in these words and they vary because in Ruach, the waw sounds like
‘oo”, while in Qodesh, it sounds like an “o”. I hope this helps.
Q. A Rabbi in here (MCC prison) states that when the name Yahweh is
spelled with an “a” it means a feminine or female name. I don’t believe
this. Can you tell me why a Rabbi would say this?
A. He should have stated that because a Hebrew word that ends with the hei (h), giving the ah sound, as in the word hbha (ahavah = the feminine version of the word love) it would be considered to be feminine, as in Yahweh—masculine: Yahwah—Feminine. This generally works for common Hebrew words, but not in names….but take Judah, for instance, it is masculine. But even in this, they declare in the name Yahweh (hwhy) that the yod (y) is masculine, the hei (h) is feminine, the waw (w) is masculine, the hei (h) is feminine, meaning that the name has both masculine and feminine characteristics.
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