Due to the incredible outpouring of revelation and understanding, we are adding a Hebrew Living Letters ™ Introduction Class that will help set a righteous foundation. This intro class will go over some fundamental principles as well as share a spectacular Ascension in Christ where the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit introduced us to their living letters.
The “Hebrew Living Letters ™ Speak” Class starts Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and will go through Tuesday, March 29, 2022. There are twenty-three online interactive classes total. We will meet Tuesdays and Thursday starting at 2:00 PM MST (Denver, Colorado USA) for approximately an hour or two. The length of each class will depend on the number of questions. If you are unable to join us LIVE, recording(s) will be included with your subscription.
SHIN or SHEEN (ש) is the twenty-first letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. It has the numerical value of 300. The form of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ SHIN (ש) is three VAVs (ו) with a YUD (י) on the top of each VAV. They all rise from a common base point. Notice that SHIN appears to have the shape of a flame.
Not only does the shape of SHIN (ש) looks like a flame, but the form of the living letter SHIN can be found upon the human heart as well as on the very hills of Jerusalem. There is a secret of the SHIN in the flame bound to the fuel (coal). The flame can represent divine revelation that originates from the coal of divine essence. Always remember His coals of judgment are the coals of His love: “And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet. He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: His ways are everlasting: (Habakkuk 3:4-6 KJV). “Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame” (Song of Solomon 8:6 KJV).
Due to SHIN (ש) being the 21st letter of the Hebrew Alphabet , we can break it down numerically: 7 x 3 = 21. The number seven represents perfection while the number three represents completion; therefore, SHIN speaks of the complete perfection reflected in the works of Almighty God. Kings and priests made after the Order of Melchizedek speak with the Voice of One – the voice of the Almighty – when they solely seek the perfect heart and perfect will of our Heavenly Father (Ezekiel 1:24-28).
The Hebrew name for Almighty God is “Shaddai” which bears the SHIN (sh). The facets of El Shaddai are: Almighty, All-Powerful, All-Sufficient One; the Judge; the sweet omnipotence of love, sure and all sufficient resource in a time of need; power to fulfill every promise He has made His people and perform every word He has spoken; bountiful; overrides nature to perform miracles and remove mountains; Giver and Pourer out of self-sacrificial love and blessing; Nurturer and Comforter that gives strength and quiets the restless. He is called the Double-Breasted One who nourished and strengthens. Fullness. In Him all fullness dwells and out of His constant fullness His own receives all things.
The radiance of complete perfection is illustrated in the Hebrew words “Shabbat” and “Shekinah.”
The Hebrew word “Shabbat” literally means “he rested.” Exodus 34:21 declares: “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.” It is common to greet one another with the phrase “Shabbat Shalom” (שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם) on the day that God rested from creating the world(s) – the Seventh Day.
The term “shalom” is so common in Israel that it is regularly used to say hello and goodbye. Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) is a Hebrew word that means peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare, and tranquility. Shalom speaks about nothing being broken and nothing missing. Its Ancient Hebrew Word Picture communicates that shalom is the peace that destroys the authority of chaos.
The Seventh Day Sabbath begins sundown Friday and ends sundown on Saturday. Shabbat is when the Hebrews remember three things besides entering His rest:  the creation of heaven and earth in six days,  the Exodus from Egypt and redemption from slavery, and  looking forward to the future Messianic Age. Don’t forget that the Seventh Day Sabbath was the first thing designated as holy by God Himself (Genesis 2:1-3). The first commanded Sabbath after the Exodus from Egypt is connected to the cessation of manna (Exodus 16:26-30). The Sabbath is also listed as one of the Ten Commandments. It is the fourth commandment of the Big Ten and it is the only one where God’s people are told to remember it and keep it holy: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:8-11 NKJV).
When the term shalom is combined with shabbat, it is a proclamation to basically have a peaceful shabbat – “Shabbat Shalom” (שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם). Jewish liturgy describes Shabbat as a “bride” and as a “queen.” This is where Shekinah (שכינה) is found, which is the dwelling or settling presence of God. Although the word “Shekinah” is not found in the Bible, its concept clearly is. The prophets in Scripture make numerous references to the Presence of God. His Dwelling Presence is particularly linked to the Tabernacle or Temple in Jerusalem, which can be interpreted as a microcosm of a human being. Hebrew Sages tell us that shekinah does not dwell with sinners. The concept of shekinah is also associated with the Holy Spirit.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ SHIN. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
“Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them. The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. I opened my mouth and panted, For I longed for Your commandments. Look upon me and be merciful to me, As Your custom is toward those who love Your name. Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts. Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes. Rivers of water run down from my eyes, Because men do not keep Your law” (Psalms 119:129-136 NKJV).
PEY, PEI, or PE (פ) is the seventeenth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. It has the numerical value of 80. The ancient pictograph for PEY (פ) resembles a mouth, which symbolizes to speak, to open, or the beginning (like a river). PEY can also mean: word(s), expression, speech, declarations, decrees, etc. “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones” (Proverbs 16:24 NKJV).
PEY (פ) follows AYIN (ע) in the Hebrew Alphabet. The eye perceives and then the mouth expresses a thought. This suggests the priority of seeing and understanding before you speak. “The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding, To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity; To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion— A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, To understand a proverb and an enigma, The words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:1-7 NKJV).
Notice how the wicked speak from a selfish, twisted sense of understanding. “Lord, how long will the wicked, How long will the wicked triumph? They utter speech, and speak insolent things; All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. They break in pieces Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your heritage. They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. Yet they say, ‘The Lord does not see, nor does the God of Jacob understand’” (Psalms 94:3-7 NKJV). When the spies returned from their reconnaissance of the Promise Land, ten of the twelve declared: “We cannot advance against the [Canaanite] people … since the land consumes its inhabitants” (Numbers 13:31-32). Their lack of faith was reflected in the reversal of the letters AYIN (ע) and PEY (פ). The spies declared with their mouth what they had not seen with their eyes.
The first words spoken by the “mouth” of God in Creation was: “Let there be light.” When the eyes of the Creator perceived the creation of light produced from within Himself, He proclaimed “It was good.” This word “good” in Genesis 1:4 is the thirty-third word in Scripture, which is the sum of the ordinal values of both AYIN and PEY (33 = 16 + 17). This alludes to the eyes and mouth connecting for good. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer” (Psalms 19:14 NKJV). He is a good, good God: “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Hebrew 13:20-21 NKJV). On the flip side Scripture articulates: “You have wearied the Lord with your words; Yet you say, ‘In what way have we wearied Him?’ In that you say, ‘Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and He delights in them,’ Or, ‘Where is the God of justice?’” (Malachi 2:17 NKJV).
When God created man in His own image, “He blew into his nostrils the soul of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7). The Hebrew Sage Onkelos interprets the phrase “living being,” as a speaking spirit. The ultimate purpose of mankind’s mouth is to praise Almighty God: “And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested’” (Revelation 15:2-4 NKJV).
Not only are we to worship and praise El Shaddai with our mouths, but the ultimate fulfillment of the meditation of God’s Word is to teach (or speak) it. “ ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up’ ” (Deuteronomy 6:4-7 NKJV). The Hebrews believe that when someone shows an eagerness to learn, they should teach even if they feel inadequate. When we truly learn God’s Word, we shouldn’t keep the benefit to ourselves. The Body of Christ has been created to connect with the Word of God – Messiah Yeshua – and voice the truth in love: “But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love (Ephesians 4:15-16 NKJV).
The Hebrew Living Letter ™ PEY (פ) is equivalent to the number 80. Moses was eighty years old when he led the children of Israel out of Egypt – the world. The Hebrew Sages define eighty as the age of strength. The Hebrew word for strength “gevurah” is equivalent to 80. One of the main reasons for this is when Moses was about to become God’s messenger to transmit God’s Torah (Word) to the people, Hebrew History says that Moses was granted a rejuvenation of energy and vitality.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ PEY. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
“I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors. Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the proud oppress me. My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation and Your righteous word. Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, And teach me Your statutes. I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies. It is time for You to act, O Lord, For they have regarded Your law as void. Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold! Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way” (Psalms 119:121-128 NKJV).
AYIN (ע) is the sixteenth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. It has the numerical value of 70. The ancient pictograph for AYIN resembles an eye and represents to see. By extension, AYIN means to understand, which is the second step in the watchword for Is-real – “The Shema” – hear, understand, and do. AYIN also symbolizes to experience or to be seen.
AYIN (ע) represents the spiritual light mentioned in Genesis 1:3, which is different than the celestial light mentioned in Genesis 1:14-18. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3 NKJV). This divine light is far greater than the light that emanates from the sun and moon and stars. The radiance of the divine light can only be seen by one’s inner eye given by the Holy Spirit.
Upon entering the Land of Israel, the second city to be conquered by Joshua was Ai (עי). Ai (עי) is an abbreviated form of AYIN (נעי). The Battle of Ai revelatory reveals where the eye falls. Jericho was the first city conquered in the Promise Land. Jericho comes from the Hebrew word “reiach,” which is the sense of smell. Smell has the most powerful impact on memory than all the other senses; thus, it reminds us and helps us discern. Saint Anthony of Padua focused on the nose as a symbol of discernment. He wrote, “The ‘nose’ of the soul is the virtue of discretion (i.e., discernment), which sniffs out vice and virtue as the nose distinguishes nice and nasty smells. It also scents from a distance the approaching temptations of the devil.” The sense of smell or the nose is also connected to perception.
The Hebrew word for “the land” eretz is also connected to the sense of smell. Eretz derives from the Hebrew word ratzon, which means “will.” The Hebrew Sages ask: Why is it called eretz? They answer: Because it wills to do the Will of its Creator. Perhaps, this is why the Hebrew Sages say that the origin of the sense of smell is a superconscious sensitivity directing the motivation of one’s will. Messiah Yeshua taught us vital things about our will. Not only did He include “will” in the Lord’s prayer “Your kingdom come. YOUR WILL BE DONE on earth as it is in heaven: (Matthew 6:10), but it is one of the last examples Yeshua left with us when He was in the Garden of Gethsemane. Twice Yeshua pleaded: “He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible,let this cup pass from Me; NEVERTHELESS, NOT AS I WILL, BUT AS YOU WILL” (Matthew 26:39) and “Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father,if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, YOUR WILL BE DONE” (Matthew 26:42). Choosing the Father’s perfect will above your own will is a major key for the ruling and reigning Crucified Ones. At the intersection of your will and His will His Kingdom comes.
Sight is the first conscious sense. In the conquest of Jericho, Achan (which is related to the word AYIN) coveted forbidden booty. The tragic result was the initial defeat of Israel in the battle of “the eye” (Ai). Coveting hampers, and even blinds, the spiritual sight of the eye. In the case of the Battle of Ai, only after the sin of coveting was rectified was “the eye” given to God’s people.
The Hebrew Living Letter™ AYIN (ע) equals the number 70. The number 70 occurs frequently in Scripture as well in Hebrew History. We read seventy souls went into Egypt (Exodus 1:5). Seventy elders of Israel had a face-to-face encounter with the God of Israel where sapphire pavement was under His feet (Exodus 24:9-10). Seventy nations and languages were disbursed from the Tower of Babel. Seventy years of exile in Babylon. Seventy sacrifices of oxen were made for the nations during the Feast of Tabernacles. Seventy palms represent righteousness (Numbers 33:9; Psalms 92:12). We are asked to forgive people seventy times seven (Matthew 18:22). Yeshua sent out seventy people two-by-two before His face into every city (Luke 10:1). The Hebrews believe that there are seventy faces of Torah (Word of God), seventy Names of God, and seventy birth pangs until the coming of the Messiah. You get the idea.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ AYIN. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
“You are my hiding place and my shield;I hope in Your word.Depart from me, you evildoers,For I will keep the commandments of my God!Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live;And do not let me be ashamed of my hope” (Psalms 119:114-116 NKJV).
SAMECH (ס) is the fifteenth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. ס has the numerical value of 60. The ancient pictograph for SAMECH resembles a shield. Its classic Hebrew script is a circular shape with a squared left corner. Its ancient pictograph symbolizes to protect, to support, to uphold, or to lean upon.
One of my favorite stories in Scripture is about Moses, Mount Sinai, and the Ten Commandments that were written by the “finger of God” on two tablets of stone (Exodus 31:18). Hebrew Commentaries tell how these two tablets of stone were carved out of the blue sapphire pavement, which is symbolic of the heavenly realm and God’s Throne. If one digs a little deeper, you discover that the original Ten Commandments were carved into perfect sapphire cubes with its ancient letters fully bored through the stone (Exodus 32:15). This was a miraculous otherworldly creation, because the inner part of the living letter SAMECH had to have supernaturally floated in space.
The Hebrew Sages say that Hebrew Living Letter™ SAMECH (ס) represents the endless and ever-ascending spiral of God’s glory in the universe. His endless cycle is reflected here on earth though the seasons as well as the cycles of the Biblical Feast, which correlate to keeping track of Biblical years. The circular form of SAMECH (ס) symbolizes there is a fundamental truth reflected at all levels of the Word of God and all levels of our physical reality in general: “Their end is enwedged in their beginning and their beginning in their end.” This realization of the inherent unity between beginning and end is connected to God’s Transcendent Light (sovev kol almin), which equally encompasses every point of reality. This ever-present Transcendent Light is referred to as “He is equal and equalizes small and large.” Every service to God is equally accepted and appreciated.
The living letter SAMECH (ס) is equivalent to the number 60, which is the same number of letters in the priestly blessing (ברכת כהנים; birkat kohanim) in Numbers 6:24-26. Also, note that the 60 letters in the priestly blessing are used to form 15 Hebrew words, which is the ordinal number for SAMECH – 15.
Leviticus 9:22, Deuteronomy 10:8, and Deuteronomy 21:5 reveal that the High Priest Aaron or other priestly descendants of Aaron – The Kohanim – used the Numbers 6 Priestly Blessing to bless the Israelites. Significantly, the very foundation of SAMECH’s ancient word picture symbolizes “to lean upon,” “to uphold,” or “to support.” The root for this can be found in the Hebrew word “semikhah,” which is the laying on of hands upon the head of a sacrifice in order to impart one’s guilt, so one can be pure. This was a vital part for consecrating Levitical Priests (Lev. 8; Exo. 29). It also applies to the Melchizedek Priesthood where a king and priest lay their hands on the Head of the once-for-all sacrifice – Messiah Yeshua – to impart the guilt of their sin that He paid the ultimate price for.
The Priestly Blessing in Numbers 6:24-26 is the oldest known Biblical text that has been found by archaeologists, dating from the First Temple Period. The Shekinah Glory of God (Dwelling Presence) is said to become present during the recital of the priestly blessing, as the Kohanim have their hands in the SHIN gesture. The following text from Numbers 6:24-26:
[May] YHVH bless you, and guard you –
יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ
(Yevhārēkh-khā YHVH veyishmerēkhā …)
[May] YHVH make His face shine unto you, and be gracious to you –
יָאֵר יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ
(“Yāʾēr YHVH pānāw ēlekhā viḥunnékkā …)
[May] YHVH lift up His face unto you, and give to you peace –
It is not a coincidence that this Priestly Blessing is still used by Hebraic parents to bless their children before the Shabbat meal on Friday night. There are sixty mentions of “sabbath” in the New Testament, which dove tails with the numerical value of 60 for SAMECH (ס). This speaks of God’s Seventh Day Sabbath is an endless cycle of rest, well-being, and joy in the Messiah (our Creator).
You should check out for yourself how the Hebrew Living Letter™ SAMECH speaks about how YHVH puts His Name on Is-real as well as entering His rest. Remember that the very foundation of the ancient pictograph for SAMECH (ס) communicates “to lean upon,” “to uphold,” or “to support.” For many Sabbaths now, a common picture that I see in the Spirit is me laying my head on Yeshua’s chest. From that leaning on my Beloved position, a saying bubbled up from the Kingdom of God within me: “He is my Sabbath Rest and I am His.”
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ SAMECH. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
“My soul faints for Your salvation, But I hope in Your word. …Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,so that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth” (Psalms 119:81,88 NKJV).
KAF (כ) is the eleventh letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet, which has the numerical value of 20. The ancient pictograph for KAF looks like a palm of a hand, and by extension anything that can be contained within the palm of the hand. “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me” (Isaiah 49:16 HNV).
The palm of the hand is the place where a person’s potential is actualized. The two Hebrew Living Letters ™ that spell the word “KAF” (כף) are KAF and PEY. כף are the initial letters for two Hebrew words: koach (“potential”) and poel (“actual”). Thus, KAF hints at the latent power within the spiritual realm of the potential, which can be fully manifest in the physical realm (what is actual).
Grammatically, when a Hebrew word has the living letter KAF (כ) as a prefix, it adds the dimensions of being “like” or “as.” For instance, putting KAF as a prefix on the Hebrew word for “king” (melekh) – k’melekh – communicates being like a king. When we “prefix” (place before) ourselves with Messiah Yeshua, we are conformed to His image. We resemble Him. Since KAF is a picture of the palm of the hand, being like the king’s palm means that we resemble Yeshua (Jesus) in what we do (works, acts, and deeds done).
Furthermore, when KAF (כ) follows a Hebrew word, it indicates possession. If we add KAF at the end of melekh, we get a personal message of melekha – your king. KAF can also depict a crown of a prostrate individual. When we follow Yeshua by bending (kafaf) our wills in submission to the King of Kings, we will be given the crown of righteousness (keter ha tzedakah) as a reward. This is when we will be doing only what we see the Father and Son doing: “Then Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner” (John 5:19 NKJV). “He who does righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous” (I John 3:7 KJV).
The Hebrew Living Letter™ KAF (כ) is equivalent to 20. The maximum height of a Sukkah (temporary structure built to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles here on earth). This is symbolic for the maximum potential of your earth and mine being manifest by literally becoming the dwelling place of God: “ ‘Come here. I will show you the wife, the Lamb’s Bride.’ … Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth passed away, and there is no longer sea. And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them” (Revelation 21:9,1-3 NASB).
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ KAF. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
“You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word. Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. … It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces” (Psalms 119:65-67,71-72 NASB).
TET (ט) is the ninth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet, which has the numerical value of nine. The pictograph for TET looks like a snake coiled in a basket. Its ancient pictograph symbolizes to surround, to hide, or to conceal.
TET (ט) is the least frequently used Hebrew Living Letter ™ in the Scriptures while YUD (י) appears most often. TET is a mysterious letter. It is an enigma, a paradox, which reveals both good and evil. TET is the initial letter for the Hebrew word tov (i.e., good). Tov refers to the most inner and modest state of beauty.
Notice how the form of the letter TET appears inverted. Perhaps, that is why the Hebrew believe that TET (ט) symbolizes hidden and/or inverted good. After nine months of a pregnancy, a child is born from the hidden inward parts of their mother’s womb. This power of life in a mother is one of the secrets of TET since TET is equivalent to the number 9. Within her is concealed goodness – her fetus – throughout the entire pregnancy.
At the very beginning of Creation, God saw the appearance of primordial singular light and it is written: “it was good” (Genesis 1:4). Hebrew Sages interpret this to mean “good to be hidden for the tzadikim (righteous ones) in the Time to Come.” The Time to Come can refer to every generation. Each soul is a potential tzadik – a person considered righteous by God Himself. As it is written: “And your people shall all be righteous” (Isaiah 60:12).
These righteous ones are connected to the Light of the World concealed in the Word of God. The more a person actualize their righteous kingdom potential, the more goodness they reveal from the womb of God’s Word. This is the womb (matrix) mentioned in Psalms 110:3 where the kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek are formed: “The LORD will stretch forth your strong scepter from Zion, saying, ‘Rule in the midst of your enemies.’ Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; in holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as dew. The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, ‘You are a priest forever according to the Order of Melchizedek’” (Psalms 110:2-4 NASB).
As we have seen, TET (ט) is equivalent to the number 9. The reduced form of the Hebrew word for “truth – emet – has the value of 9: 441 = 4 + 4 + 1 = 9. So does the Hebrew words for “brother” (ach) and “garment” (beged). This communicates that mature brothers in Christ are literally clothed with truth. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore” (Psalms 133:1-3 NKJV).
These precious refined souls are also pregnant with God’s infinite goodness and beauty, which can be represented by the nine gifts of the Spirit (I Corinthians 12:6-11), nine fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and the nine fruits of the Bridal Garden (Song of Songs 4:12-14). These Righteous Sons of Light are made after the Great High Priest of the Order of Melchizedek – Messiah Yeshua: “Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest “according to the Order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 5:8-10 NKJV). “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses” (Revelation 19:11-14 NKJV).
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ TET. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
The most important point about the Hebrew Living Letters™ (HLL) is that they flow from the essential life-giving essence of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ), because they are inherent in Him, birthed from Him and continually sustained by Him: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:15-17 NKJV).
GIMEL (ג) is the third letter of the Hebrew Living Letter Alef-Bet; and therefore, has the numerical value of 3. Its pictograph is a camel, which symbolizes:  a camel or a beast,  to lift up,  provision,  kindness, or  self will or pride (like an obstinate camel).
According to The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet, Michael L. Munk shares that “the camel is equipped physically to endure tremendous stress, which enables it to help travelers survive the perils of the desert. Thus, the camel is a gomel chessed, a performer of kindness.” He goes on to share that “the essence of chessed is rooted in God – as it is written – ‘All paths of HASHEM are kindness and truth’ (Psalms 25:10). One of my favorite lines of Michael Munk is: “Kindness not only elevates people to heavenly levels; it even leaves its mark upon the place where it is performed.”
I love how the Word of God – Messiah Yeshua – is continually showing lovingkindness. Please notice how Scripture pairs lovingkindness with mercy, righteousness, and truth. For it is written:
· “Show Your marvelous LOVINGKINDNESS by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You From those who rise up against the” (Psalms 17:7 NKJV).
· “Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your LOVINGKINDNESSes, For they are from of old” (Psalms 25:6 NKJV).
· “How precious is Your LOVINGKINDNESS, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings… Oh, continue Your LOVINGKINDNESS to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart” (Psalms 36:7,10 NKJV).
· “I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your LOVINGKINDNESS and Your truth From the great assembly. Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your LOVINGKINDNESS and Your truth continually preserve me” (Psalms 40:10-11 NKJV).
· “Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your LOVINGKINDNESS; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions” (Psalms 51:1 NKJV).
Due to Gimel (ג) being 3, it is associated with the simplest solid figure in space – a cube. Two points or two straight lines cannot enclose a space; therefore, three is needed to form a solid figure that has height, length, and width. According to E.W. Bullinger’s book Number in Scripture, the number three stands for that which is solid, real, substantial, complete, and entire. It is the divine perfection: of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Seraphim cry, “Holy, Holy, Holy” three times (Isaiah 6:3). The fullness of the Godhead is visible in Christ and communicated by the Holy Spirit (Colossians 2:9). Therefore, divine fullness signifies the Holy Spirit taking the things of Christ and making them experientially real. It is by the Holy Spirit we realize spiritual things and go beyond the surface. ALEF (1) and BET (2) equals GIMEL (3) suggests that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father (ALEF) and the Son (BET). The role of our Helper – the Holy Spirit – convicts us of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). Yeshua tells us that the Holy Spirit will “take what is mine and declare it to you” (John 16:14) bringing true aid to the poor trapped behind the door.
Hebrew Sages say that GIMEL symbolizes a rich man running after a poor man – the DALET – to give him charity (tzedakah) – perform kindness. The word “gimel” is derived from the word “gemul,” which in Hebrew means both the giving of reward as well as the giving of punishment. In God’s Word, both reward and punishment have the same ultimate aim – the rectification of a man’s soul to receive God’s light and love to the fullest extent and to made into the exact same image as Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ).
The Hebrew word for “redeem” is ga-al. In contrast to pride, the Hebrew Word Picture for ga-al tells us that redemption comes when you lift up God. “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,” (John 3:14 NKJV).“Then Jesus said to them, “When youliftup the Son of Man,then you will know that I am He, andthat I do nothing of Myself; butas My Father taught Me, I speak these things”(John 8:28 NKJV). “Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians [i.e., the world], I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will REDEEM you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments” (Exodus 6:6 NKJV).
May you and I lift up our eyes to be laser focused on the Author and Perfecter of our faith. “When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only” (Matthew 17:8 NKJV).
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: ‘My son, do not despise thechastening of theLord,Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;Forwhom theLordloves He chastens,And scourges every son whom He receives.’ If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:1-11 NKJV).
Messiah Yeshua is the Redeemer of all mankind (John 4:42). He is the One who runs forth bearing charity (i.e., lovingkindness) for the poor ones who stand behind the door (Rev. 3:20). He is the Door (John 10:9). He is also the Judge standing at the door (James 5:9). The pictograph for the Hebrew word for “judge” communicates that the Judge is the Door of Life; therefore, the purpose of any judgment or chastisement is so that His love and light may come to the forefront.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ GIMEL. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
The Word of God is made up of letters – Hebrew Living Letters™ (HLL). The individual spiritual forces contained within His Hebrew Living Letters™ are inherent in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ). They were birthed from His essential, intrinsic essence, which was originally included wholly in The Word. With this on the top of our minds, we are exploring each letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet with our focus on the Messiah.
BET (ב) is the second letter of the Hebrew Living Letter Alef-Bet; and therefore, has the numerical value of 2. Its pictograph is a tent, a house, or a dwelling.
Scripture begins with the Book of Genesis. The Book of Genesis is named after its first word in Hebrew “bereshit” בְּרֵאשִׁית, which is commonly translated “in a beginning.” This speaks of the whole of creation is a house – a BET – in relation to God.
One of the glorious fulfillments of BET is God’s Holy Temple – the Beis haMikdash – that housed the Ten Commandments. Recall that the Ten Commandments was/is God’s Marriage Contract – Ketubah – as a response to the people saying: All that the Lord has spoken we will do. “So Israel camped there before the mountain. And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, ‘Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel:“You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.’ So Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before them all these words which the Lord commanded him. Then all the people answered together and said, ‘All that the Lord has spoken we will do.’ So Moses brought back the words of the people to the Lord. And the Lord said to Moses, ‘Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with you, and believe you forever.’ So Moses told the words of the people to the Lord.”(Exodus 19:2-9 NKJV). This is a foreshadow of what will be accomplished in the next iteration of God’s Holy Temple where Messiah Yeshua and His Bride will be united via holy matrimony in the New Jerusalem.
In the midst of the word “bereshit” בְּרֵאשִׁית is the Hebrew word “rosh” רֹאשׁ, which means head or chief. The first two verses in the Book of John communicates that Yeshua was “in the beginning with God” and is God Himself. The Head of the house of creation is Messiah Yeshua: “For every house is built by some man; but He that built all things is God” (Hebrews 3:4 KJV). “In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:2-3 NASB).
Since the Hebrew Living Letter™ BET numerically represents the number 2, it represents duality, creation, or a dwelling place for God in the lower realm (earth). When BET (ב) is a prefix for a word, it carries the meaning of “in” and suggests that God has the intention of abiding within the realm of His creation: “For behold, the Kingdom of God is in your midst [within you]” (Luke 17:21 NASB). “I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and loved them as You have loved Me” (John 17:23 NKJV).
Several names and titles of God begin with BET, but it is primarily used for the Son of God (ben Elohim). The Aramaic word for son is “bar” while the word for create is “bara.” If we separate the letters within the word “bara,” we have “bar” (son) and “a”- ALEF (father). This points us to the Only Begotten Son of our Heavenly Father (ALEF) and back to John Chapter 1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth” (John 1:1,14 KJV).
It is significant that when we combine the Hebrew word for father (av) with the word for son (ben), we get the Hebrew word for stone “even.” Just like the molecules in a stone are so intertwined that they appear to be one, so is the Father and the Son. Yeshua’s oneness with His Father is pictured metaphorically as the Stone of Israel, which the builders rejected that has become the chief cornerstone (Matthew 21:42).
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ BET. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.
Hebrew is a pictorial language where each letter is actually a picture, which fundamentally represents it. Each Hebrew letter also has at least one number associated with it. For those who would like to put God in a box, please note that God speaks through everything, including pictures, numbers, and patterns.
In 2015, I coined a term for the twenty-two Hebrew letters – “Hebrew Living Letters” ™ – because each Hebrew letter is a living being inherent in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ). Just as the Seven Spirits of God are to the Holy Spirit, so are the Hebrew Living Letters to the Word of God: “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called THE WORD OF GOD” (Revelation 19:11-13 NKJV).
I am re-releasing posts from 2015 about the twenty-two Hebrew Living Letters™ (HLL) with the original artwork created during the Hebrew Living Letters™ Classes with some modifications, so be on the lookout for twenty-two posts total… one for each letter.
Always remember that the Word of God is made up of letters – Hebrew Living Letters™. The individual spiritual forces contained within His Hebrew Living Letters™ are inherent in Messiah Yeshua. They were birthed from His essential, intrinsic essence, which was originally included wholly in the Word. Let us begin our journey with the picture of the ox.
ALEF (ALEPH) is the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It has a numerical value of both 1 and 1000. Its pictograph is an ox or bull, which symbolizes strength, leader, or father. ALEF is a silent letter that points to the mysteries of the oneness of God and the secrets of the Father.
The letter ALEF (א) can be broken down into three living letters: two YUDs and a VAV. Notice how the upper YUD and lower YUD are separated by the VAV. If we add up the three living letters contained within the ALEF pictograph (YUD+VAV+YUD), it equals 26. It is no coincidence that the Sacred Name YHVH also adds up to 26. We see this displayed in the famous verse where God reveals Himself to Moses in Exodus 3:14-15 – “I AM THAT I AM” (אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה ehyeh asher ehyah). According to John Hannah in The Bible Knowledge Commentary, “ehyeh is probably a wordplay on Yahweh,” God’s covenant name also known as the Tetragrammaton, YHVH.
Even though Scripture begins with the letter BET and the word bereshit (in the beginning), the Ten Commandments begins with the letter ALEF. “I am God your God who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage” (Exodus 20:2). The divine revelation to God’s people on Mount Sinai began with God initiating contact by coming down on the third day after the people had consecrated themselves. In turn, Moses approached the cloud and ascended into a higher reality.
There is a profound secret in the union of the higher reality (upper YUD) with a lower reality (lower YUD) by means of a connecting VAV. One of the Father’s secret agent men was/is His only begotten Son. Know that the letter VAV is a picture of a nail. One of the mysteries of the sign that hung above Yeshua’s head during His crucifixion is revealed when one looks at the first letter of each word on the sign – “Salvation comes by the nailed hand of God.” The Cross of Christ – the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world – is the connecting point of the higher and lower realms. It is a place where the Father’s and the Son’s love is one where there is joy forevermore. Yeshua Ha Mashiach, as the God-Man being both the Son of God and the Son of Man, is the one that connects the upper realm of heaven and the lower realm of earth: “Who, being in the form of God… took upon Himself the form of a servant… as a man” (Philippians 1:6-11). We as His Body are made like unto Him. We are called to be gates of heaven… bringers of heaven to earth, as kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek.
Not only does ALEF speak of the union of higher and lower reality in Christ, it also depicts that the Lord our God is one (echad). First, since ALEF (א) is numerically one, it can stand for the One True God and His glory. Additionally, when we look at the word “ALEF” (אֶלֶף) itself, we see that it is made up of three living letters – ALEF (1), LAMED (30) and PEY (80). Add these three up to get the total numerical value for אֶלֶף is 111. Thus, the Hebrew Living Letters™ for the word ALEF symbolizes the unity of the One True God at all levels. 1 x 1 x 1 = 1 perfectly depicts the concept of echad (plurality in oneness) of the Godhead of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ ALEF. With that in mind, you may be interested in Sapphire Throne Ministries anointed set of Hebrew Living Letter™ Flash Cards. It is a creatively educational way to further explore all the letters of the Hebrew Alef-bet. If you are interested, please check out https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/product-page/flash-cards. Each custom HLL flashcard has some beautiful, original artwork on the front and an in-depth revelation on the back.