MYSTERY OF THE HEBREW ALPHABET

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Hebrew mysticism tells a story about the Mystery of the Hebrew Alphabet where before the creation of the world the Hebrew Living Letters were concealed. They were solely the delight of the Most High God. The story goes on that when the Divine Being willed to created the world, all the Hebrew Living Letters ascended and appeared before His Presence in their reverse order.

For instance, TAV ascended first, and made its case: “Lord of the Universe! Let it please Thee to create the world by me, as I am the final letter of the word “emeth” (truth), which is engraved on Thy signet ring. You Yourself are called Emeth, and therefore, it will become Thee, the Great King to begin and create the world by me.’ The Holy One (Blessed is He) responded: ‘Thou, Oh, Tav, are indeed worthy, but I cannot create the world by thee; for you are destined to be not only the characteristic emblem borne by faithful students of the Law – from beginning to the end – but also the associate of Maveth (death), of which you are the final letter, Therefore, the creation of the world cannot (must not) be through you.’

Then after TAV, SHIN ascended and said: ‘ I pray thee, Lord of the Universe, as bearing Thy Great Name “Shaddai” (Almighty), to create the world by me, by the holy name that becomes Thee only.’ The Holy One responded: ‘You are truly, Oh, Shin, worthy, pure and true; but letters that go to for lying and falsehood will associate themselves with you, and you will make up SheQeR (a lie), falsehood, in order that it may be received and credited, but you come first with the appearance of truth (Sh), which is the reason I will not create the world by thee,’ So Shin departed.

All the Hebrew Living Letters repeatedly go up before YHVH and make their case. I will share the rest of the story either tomorrow or the next day. Just know that when BET (“B”) came, and made its case, it reportedly said: ‘Create the world by me, because I am the initial letter of beracha (blessing) and through me all will bless Thee, both in the world above as in the world below.’

God choose BET to begin to create the world, as it is written: “Be-rei-shit ba-ra E-lo-him et ha-sha-ma-yim ve-at ha-a-retz” (In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

~ Robin Main

Originally published on July 5, 2016 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1141901445882348/?type=3&theater

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