The ayin ע is drawn with two vavs ו which join above the lower horizontal, and then touch it farther to the left than in the corner where most letters touch. I call that right lower corner, the point of the cross, where the word of God meets man. the aiyin misses it. It’s origins start apart from each other along the upper horizontal representing holiness and love.
The primary metaphor is that holiness and love are joined, but not at the cross. This is the symbol of mixing. All the laws against mixing prohibit mixing holiness and grace. We cannot comprehend them if they are mixed apart from the cross.
Though Jesus was without sin in his life on earth , it was insufficient to save us. He was holiness and love reconciled in his flesh, but we still did not understand it. The lower part is in the earth, but not of it (slightly above). At the end of the tail (his life) he bore our sin and was made equal to us in sin as well.
As with many metaphors, there is a positive and negative way to express it. Water destroys and gives life, fire destroys and purifies. The ayin not only represents Christ in the flesh, but also the flesh itself and religion without the cross (which puts the self/flesh first). Evidence of these meanings comes from the word barah ברע, meaning in evil or son of evil.
The Hebrew word rea רע means evil, thought, neighbor, shout. Isn’t it interesting that when Jesus said to love your neighbor, he could also have said to love your enemy just by using the word rea. By the letters it says: revelation ר in the flesh ע. The carnal mind (in the flesh) is war with God.
The word ed עד means testimony. By the letters it means the flesh ע speaks ד.
The word eth עת means time or era. By the letters it means the purpose or end ת of flesh ע.
The word ol על means yoke. By the letters it means to the flesh ע teaching ל is a yoke or bondage על.
The word ar ער or er ער means awake. By the letters the flesh ע received a revelation ר .
The name of the letter ayin means humiliation and depravity.
- Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.
Ro 8:7 Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.