What was the mysterious message hanging above Yeshua’s (i.e. Jesus’s) head on the cross that rocked the world?
To understand where I’m going, please take note that to Israel (the Hebrews & all who believe) there are 4 different levels to studying God’s instructions in His Word:  Pe’shat – plain sense of the text.  Drash – go into text and grab principles.  Remez – hidden & secret way of talking about something but never mentioning it.  Sod – mysterious level.
If we look at the sod or mysterious level of the sign that was nailed above Yeshua’s head on the cross — “Jesus of Nazarath, the King of the Jews” (John 19:19), we receive a message that literally rocked the world. Look with me at the first letters of each word on the sign that was written in Hebrew. It was Yod Hay Vav Hay, which is the Unspeakable Name of God Y-H-V-H. Yod is a picture of a hand. Hay is a picture of an open door & is commonly translated “what comes forth.” And Vav is the picture of an ancient nail. Put these word pictures together and receive the mysterious message that was hanging above Yeshua’s head when He died on the cross: “Salvation & deliverance will come by the nailed hand of God.”
This is why the chief priests were upset & insisted “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews” (John 19:21). The religious establishment was horrified when they comprehended this mysterious message that Pilate insisted would stand.
Posted on 08-07-13 on http://facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries