God created the heavens and the earth א

The aleph א is a huge idea which can be viewed from many sides, and expressed in many ways. The primary meaning is that when God spoke, he created two things which are two aspects (heavens and earth) of one thing (creation).

The primary implication is that God is unique as the creator. He is not the same as everything else. Through the act of creation, he mirrors aspects of himself. What is mirrored will never share all aspects of God. The distinction of creator vs. created will always exist no matter how intimately the joining of man and God becomes.

The diagonal vav identifies a dual-dualism. It separates the upper horizontal line of the square-letter template from the lower, the heavens from the earth. This dualism expressed a divide between physical and non-physical attributes of creation. But as mentioned previously, it also joins them. The physical creation is a trope; metaphor, allegory, shadow, type, riddle, parable or pattern, of the unseen things. They exist so that we may know God, and that he is made known through the Son.

The diagonal vav also separates the left from the right in the square-text template. Holiness and Love are divided. His nature includes both, but in revealing himself, he expresses them separately so that we can understand.

God is Holy and extends his Love, he then makes men holy so that they can return his love.

One may ask how this is different from other forms of dualism. Don’t. This is a discovered dualism, not an invented one. God communicated it through his word and we can observe it. Once we understand it, the man-made forms become trivial.

Philosophic dualism separates mind from body. It is a trite representation of the words used by Paul, but missing the meaning of what Paul said.

Ro 8:10 ¶ And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.

Moral dualism is a Satanic deception to elevate the devil to be equal with God. The world is not divided Good vs. Evil. Satan is not God’s peer. Creation was not good and evil, it was very good.

Ge 1:31 ¶ And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Formation of letters

Mt 5:18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

The Greek word jot comes from the Hebrew letter yod י. It is the smallest letter. It would properly be represented by the smallest dot conceivable. However no one would see it.

The Greek word tittle keraia κεραία means horn. Rabbis comment that the vav looks like a horn. And horns are used as noise makers to get attention for a proclamation.

Contrary to popular belief, ‘jot or tittle’ is not a redundancy to say the smallest thing.  It means everything from the smallest idea to the loudest proclamation. Effectively nothing will pass away until all is fulfilled.

Another consideration is the formation of letters.
When drawing any letter, a yod is first formed. Every letter proceeds from the yod.  Every word is formed from letters, and everything was created with words. All of the letters are formed with yods and vavs. The yod contains everything that God wanted to say and do. The vav clarifies the singularity into everything else that exists.

Letters are formed within a square template. The strokes of the vavs can join at right angles or with curves. The top horizontal represents heavenly things, the lower, earthly things.  The right vertical descends and the left ascends.

A right angle is a lessor transfer than a curve. The dalet ד, with a right angle,  is the command or teaching. The resh ר is a revelation with personality. The bet ב is a revelation to man. The kaf כ is the revelation who has become man.

Most people don’t want or need to learn Hebrew, but should recognize that the meaning assigned to letters are not the result of free-for-all allegory, but are based in the meaning of the strokes within the letters.

Though it is boring to most, it reveals that Jesus and Paul were familiar with the meaning of the strokes.

Mystery of the alphabet

The letters of the Hebrew alphabet are also numbers.
When they are placed in order, and the metaphoric meaning read, the mystery of Christ is revealed.

Each letter is a huge idea, so this meaning is just an outline of a revealed/discovered systematic theology.

God created the heavens and the earth א
He revealed to man ב
that he pursued them ג
with his commands and teachings ד
which they heard but did not understand ה
It distinguished them ו
as the bride ז
when they understood ח
Through marriage with the Son of God ט
they became a new creation י
The Son of God כ
taught ל
the covenant made by the Father מ
The Son of Man  נ
fulfilled the spiritual works of God ס
reconciling holiness and grace in his flesh by being made to be sin. ע
He spoke in parables פ
of the cross צ
The Son of God died and rose ק
revealing ר
that his word does not return void (resurrected with a bride) ש
He completed his work, with a new life responding to him ת
The Son of God died ך
and finished the declared works ם
The Son of Man died ן
Prophecy was fulfilled (the prophet died) ף
Judgement was ended (the judge/righteous man died) ץ
Christ reigns as king <Final Shin>

Teaching children – 3

In the formation of words, God repeats ideas in different ways to that we learn intuitively what he is saying.

Ge 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.

The Hebrew word for ground is Adamah אדמה. God took Adam from Adamah.

Le 17:11 For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood:
The word for blood is dam דם . The Blood/dam is in Adam giving him life.

The word dam דם , by the letters means The commandment דם  fulfilled ם. The purpose of the commandments is to give life.

Joh 12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting:

Pr 13:14 ¶ The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Joh 5:24 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.

Joh 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  

Adam אדמ was taken from the ground adamah  אדמה and had the blood dam דמ which is the word of God fulfilled , giving him life. He was the created aleph  א life dam דמ.  (Did you see what I did there? Since the life is in the blood, I replaced life for blood.)

As God breathed his breath into Adam, the Spirit hovered over the face of the waters below.

Adam has within him the commandment dalet ד. His work is to fulfill it …  mem ם. `

Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Christ fulfilled the commandment/law d-m ד-מ with his blood dam דמ.

Teaching children – 2

God repeats ideas in different ways to teach man how to read his word. The post “Teaching children” showed the idea of God being the creator repeated and expanded from an invisible letter to the whole Bible.

Now consider the word for heaven shamayim שמים. The word is repeated telling us a new meaning.  Sh- mayim is spirit – waters. The position of the shin puts it at the head of the word. The head of something is over that something. So we are told, from the word for heaven:

Ge 1:2  And the Spirit of God moved (hovered) upon the face (surface) of the waters.

This is a secondary metaphor for the aleph א. The diagonal vav is the Spirit hovering between two yods.

mayim מים is a dual form of water. מי is water, and ים is water. The yod hovers between the waters. The yod is the first primordial spark of life given to creation.

Water represents the Word of God. It has two aspects: Holiness and Love. The water above is Holiness. The water below is Love. He is Holy and separate.  We are loved.

The Spirit hovers over the water below. This means that the word of God is attended to by the Spirit of God.

2Ti 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

The water/Word below does the will of the Water above:

Joh 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Joh 5:30 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.
Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.

The Spirit descended upon Jesus at his baptism coming from the water above, into the water below. The Spirit hovered upon the face of the waters.

Teaching children

When teaching children to speak, ideas are repeated, started with simple expressions, and increasing in complexity.

One meaning of Elohim is God separated from his people because they do not understand. The remedy to this is the kingdom of heaven which is teaching. All of creation, all of the words of God, all of the actions of Christ, and all of the life of the Spirit are devoted to bringing man and God together.

The primary teaching of the Bible is that God alone is God as understood that he alone is the creator. This is repeated in the first letter, then the first word, the first sentence, the first chapter and completes with the whole word.

The first letter of the first verse of the first book is an invisible aleph. It is also a silent letter.  א

It’s primary meaning from the strokes is God spoke and created the heavens and the earth. Since it is invisible and silent, we know that he had no witnesses to him doing it.

Job 38:4 ¶ Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

The first word of Gen 1:1 is bereshit בראשית, translated In the beginning.  When read letter by letter , rather than as a word it says the same thing as the invisible aleph.

Bet ב – A revelation to man
Resh ר – It is revealed
Aleph א – that God spoke and created the heavens and the earth
Shin ש – his word did not return void, but returned with an increase
Yod י – What he intended to do
Tov ת – he completed

The first sentence says the same as the first letter and word:

Ge 1:1 ¶ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Not only does bereshit repeat the meaning of the aleph, but sets the stage for the first chapter. When the word is split in half and then read as bere-shit it means Created six. He then expands and tells how he created all in six days.

As mentioned previously, each day points to a larger portion of scripture emphasizing that the purpose of the whole word of God is to reveal to man that God alone is creator, bridging the gap of misunderstanding, and bringing God and man together.

NT authors read meaning from Hebrew letters

Matthew saw a marriage in the heart of Yahweh in the name of Yeshua.  The shin has a meaning to him.

John explains the meaning of the consonants in the Hebrew word for heaven as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. He further explains that the letters in the word for ‘earth’ represent the Spirit, water and blood. He also observes that the number value of each word is 3.

John declared that no man had ever seen God. In spite of apparent theophanies in the OT, John discerned that no one had seen the Father from an invisible aleph in Gen 1:1.

Paul discerns that we have been chosen from the beginning from the letter combinations of the first word of the Bible. From ‘bereshit’ he discerned that the covenant with man started in the beginning.

Paul understood the meaning of the Hebrew letter vav as he explained that the word was sharper than a two-edged sword. The vav looks like a sword. As a prefix it is translated ‘and’. The word and separates and connects two things. It distinguishes between them and clarifies that they are different.

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.

The vav represents God speaking into creation and clarifying that he is Holy… He alone is God; separate and distinct from his creation.

James determines from the meaning of the Hebrew letter samekh and the word for storehouse that “all good things come from the Father of lights”.

Peter expounds on the meaning of aleph that one day is a a thousand years to the Lord.

Each letter has a meaning. It is metaphor which can be expressed in many ways.  The combination of letters form 2 -letter gates. The order of the letters in a gate reverses the meaning. Each word derives it’s meaning from the combined meaning of the letters.

NT authors play with riddles

There are may types of riddles in the OT and NT. The NT authors use them to teach how to read the OT.

Matthew says there are 42 generation in Jesus’s genealogy, but only lists 41. Do you think he couldn’t count? When you solve the riddle of the missing generation you discover something about Christ.

He said that Jesus was named Yeshua to fulfill a prophecy he would be called Emmanuel. Those are two different names which have two different meanings. In what way does it fulfill prophecy?

Yeshua has to represent “God with us” somehow when it’s meaning is “God’s salvation”. His name has a pun, a word that sounds similar (the ending hard rather than soft) meaning God humbled. The humbling of Christ is his incarnation and emptying of himself. God among men. This is God with us.

A second riddle is played by the formation of the word. You will think this strange, but you will see as we go, that God uses this form of riddling in the formation of words.

Yeshua sounds like Yahweh with a ‘sh’ in the middle. Yahweh is the name of God. The sh (the Hebrew letter shin) has a metaphor for the church being the ‘increase’ of the Word of God. We are his workmanship. This is also “God with us”.

After he gives a riddle using puns, he uses puns to point to the prophecy of the Nazarite law, saying Jesus was prophesied to be called a Nazarene.

The Nazarite wore his hair long and God called it his righteousness, yet nature tells us that long hair on a man is a shame (according to the NT). Jesus, though righteous, bore our shame on the cross.

The Nazarite doesn’t drink wine or strong drink, representing grace and law, because Jesus was the author, not partaker of them.

The Nazarite doesn’t touch a dead body, but if he does it sets him free of his oath without penalty. Jesus was buried in an unused tomb, and his own dead body set him free from the Nazarite oath he took at the last supper.

NT authors point to OT patterns

Matthew gives Jesus’s genealogy to show that Jesus was the legitimate king of Israel through Joseph. In doing so, Matthew is pointing out a pattern established in the OT. The pattern concerns the titles of Jesus

These are second, either literally or through riddle:
The book of the son of David (the first is Ecclesiastes)
David the second king
Abraham a second son, and his second name
Isaac a second son
Jacob a second son
Judas a 4th son becomes 2nd when Simeon and Levi are not to be counted.
Pharez the second son born first

Patterns continue through the list of names giving several titles to Jesus; Only Begotten Son, Un-begotten Only Son, Forsaken Son.

Matthew writes his gospel in four blocks each having two sections. In the first section of each block, Jesus teaches, and in the second he does things that parallel his teaching.

The Bible is written in 4 blocks of two parts. The first two (Genesis 1) act like a table of contents to the other 6 blocks, paralleling the six days of creation (which has 3 + 3 days).

The authorial heart of the Father can be seen in blocks 3 & 4,  as he says “Here is my Son, in whom I am well pleased. Yes there is some trouble, but he has it covered.”

Blocks 5 and 6 carry the heart of the Son: “The Father has given me a bride, and I love her, but she is a prostitute.” It tells of his broken heart and how he woos and works for her.

The 7th and 8th sound like the Holy Spirit proclaiming the marriage of the Lamb. Then telling how the man and his wife are fruitful and multiplying.

Within these blocks the same story is told repeatedly in smaller chunks like a fractal.  Each smaller chuck tells the same story: The Father made a covenant with man, the Son worked it out, and the Spirit gave life.

It is all designed so that the Son makes the Father known.

NT authors saw history as prophecy

 Heb 1:1 ¶ God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Which of the OT books were written by prophets? This is a trick question. Jesus said all the scriptures spoke of him, therefore, all of the books are prophecy. Prophecy was written ‘in diverse manners’ not merely when a man said “Thus sayeth the Lord”!

The story of Judah and Tamar in Gen 38 was examined previously in “Gen 38 as Luke would read it”. This story was written by Joseph after he was reconciled with his family. Joseph had a dream that one day his parents and siblings would be ruled by him, and the story tells how that dream came true.

The dream itself was a prophecy concerning Joseph, but it was recorded because it was a prophecy of Christ. The history of how Joseph’s dream came true was not only a historical account, but a prophecy of Christ.

Because it speaks of Christ, other historical events which speak of Christ, often look similar. David was the youngest son who became king and ruled over his parents and brothers.

In both cases, the one who was the least of the seed (brothers) became great. This is beginning to sound like the parable of the Mustard seed.  The same story is told repeatedly so that there is no mistaking God’s intention.

When Jesus saw Zacchaeus in the tree, what was notable about him? He was little of stature. This is very similar to the least of the seed. His name means pure, but he was chief tax collector. We can’t serve God and money, and so he represents the purity of Christ, and our sin which he bore. He is hanging in a tree, representative of the cross.

In this literal history, the element of being least is combined with other prophetic elements to make a living prophecy of Christ on the cross. Jesus went to dinner with him to finish the picture. Can you find which dinner Jesus goes to when he comes off the cross?