The Director's Bible - 011
Two heavens השמים
- בראשית ברא אלהים את השמים ואת הארץ Ge 1:1
ז zayin differs from a vav ו by the way it is drawn. The vav begins with a yud which is extended down. The zayin requires two strokes. It represents a response to God. The right angle formed by the upper horizontal and the vertical suggests the response has been received. This represents a proper response from man to God as we visualize it traveling upward. When it is not by itself, it will be on the left side of the square letter template.
ש shin is formed with a vav ו on the right and two zayins זז connected on the left. It is a metaphor for Gods word not returning void. (Isa 55:11) or more directly Christ, the Word returning with his bride.
מ and ם mem and final mem are formed with a kof כ and a vav ו. When the mem is at the end of a word the final form is used. the kof and the vav are joined top and bottom. The kof represents the Son of God. The mem says a bride has been chosen for the Son, and the final mem says the marriage has been consumated, or the Son and his bride have become one flesh.
By use of the hieroglyphics we can say: In response to a declaration – Christ returned with his bride – between the choosing of the bride and the wedding, there was a new creation.
ה-שםים – the ה– two heavens שםים. God created two heavens. the third heaven was not created. (2Co 12:2) The phrase “ the heaven and the heaven of heavens” (De 10.14) is technically incorrect. It is the “two heavens השמים and the ו- heaven of שמי two heavens השמים.” There is a third heaven over the two heavens. One may be tempted to say that the third heaven is where God is, however the third heaven is not big enough to contain God. (1Ki 8:27) It can be said that the third heaven is within God, and since it is not created, it is the very substance of God himself. It should not be a surprise to hear Paul say that one was caught up to the third heaven, it is no less plausible to be “in God” than it is to be “in Christ” (Ro 8:1) or that one day all things will be gathered in Christ. (Eph 1:10)