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“I cry out with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord! I will keep Your statutes. I cry out to You; Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies. I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your word. My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word. Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O Lord, revive me according to Your justice. They draw near who follow after wickedness; They are far from Your law. You are near, O Lord, and all Your commandments are truth. Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them forever.” (Psalms 119:145-152 NKJV).
KOOF, KUF, or QOPH (ק) is the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. It has the numerical value of 100. The way that the letter KOOF (ק) is drawn agrees with its meaning: the back of the head. The ancient Hebrew pictograph of the back of the head symbolizes what is behind, what is last, what is final, and what is least.
Two Hebrew Living Letters ™ – REYSH (ר) and ZAYIN (ז) – combine to form the letter KOOF. ZAYIN is to the left and descends below the line while REYSH is to the right and hovers above it. The paradoxical union symbolized by these two components of KOOF is the secret of “there is none holy as God” (1 Samuel 2:2). KOOF (ק) conveys the message that God is supremely exalted and holy. Therefore, KOOF stands for kedushah – holiness. The descending ZAYIN of the letter KOOF symbolizes His Presence being grasped in all worlds. Together, REYSH and ZAYIN spells the Hebrew word “raz” – a mystery. “And without controversy GREAT IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS: was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory” (1 Timothy 3:16 NKJV).
Of all the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, KOOF is symbolically the lowest. Therefore, KOOF signifies the emulation of holiness on earth. “Honor and majesty are before Him; Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Give to the Lord, O families of the peoples, Give to the Lord glory and strength. Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts. Oh, worship the Lord in the BEAUTY OF HOLINESS! Tremble before Him, all the earth. Say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved; He shall judge the peoples righteously.’ Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field be joyful, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord. For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth” (Psalms 96:6-13 NKJV).
“And be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:23-24 NKJV).
“PURSUE peace with all people, and HOLINESS, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled” (Hebrews 12:14-15 NKJV).
When the letter KOOF precedes the letter TZADIK, the Hebrew word “keitz” is formed, which means the “end” of time. This hints at the verse: “He has set an end [keitz] to darkness, and searches out all perfection” (Job 28:3). The “end,” as in the coming of the Messiah and the subsequent era of resurrection, is the ultimate revelation of the great light and latent energy present within the secret of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ KOOF (ק). It is not merely a coincidence that the Hebrew word for “east” is connected to KOOF too. “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be (Matthew 24:27 NKJV).
KOOF (ק) is equivalent to 100. The number 100 is the perfection of a 10 x 10 square. 100 is the numerical value for “promise” due to Abraham was 100 years old when Sarah gave birth to his son of promise – Isaac. 100 is also said to be the life span of an eagle.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ KOOF. 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.
“Righteous are You, O Lord,and upright are Your judgments.Your testimonies, which You have commanded, are righteous and very faithful.My zeal has consumed me,because my enemies have forgotten Your words.Your word is very pure;therefore Your servant loves it.I am small and despised, yet I do not forget Your precepts.Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,and Your law is truth. Trouble and anguish have overtaken me,yet Your commandments are my delights.The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;Give me understanding, and I shall live” (Psalms 119:137-144 NKJV).
TSADE, TSADDE, TZASI, or TSADIK (צ) is the eighteenth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. It has the numerical value of 90. TSADIK (צ)’s ancient Hebrew pictograph is a fishhook. TSADIK (צ) symbolizes both the righteousness of God and devout human beings. The structure of the TSADIK living letter is formed from the combination of a bent NUN (נ) and a VAV (ו). NUN represents a humble and faithful servant bent in submission to the Crown VAV – the One who connects heaven and earth through His sacrifice on the Cross. Through this fundamental understanding of the shape of the TSADIK letter, we see that a righteous person is a faithful servant with their arms raised in humility before the LORD, which symbolizes a tzaddik’s extreme humble readiness to submit to the Divine. As such, many Hebrew Sages say that the Hebrew Living Letter ™ TSADIK represent the tzaddikim represent the tzaddikim – the righteous ones who are said to be the foundation of the earth. “When the storm passes through, the wicked are swept away, but the righteous are an everlasting foundation” (Proverbs 10:25).
God alone is perfectly righteous: “The Righteous and Upright One” (Deuteronomy 32:4). True righteousness can only exist in God and it is an integral part of Him. His righteousness is the only true foundation of the universe: “The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;The world and all its fullness, You have founded them. … Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face” (Psalms 89:11,14 NKJV). “The Lord reigns;Let the earth rejoice;Let the multitude of isles be glad!Clouds and darkness surround Him;Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne” (Psalms 97:1-2 NKJV).
A righteous person (tzaddik) illuminates the world by bringing God’s Dwelling Presence – His Shekinah – down to dwell among men. A tzaddik reflects God’s divine image (b’tzselem elohim). The Hebrew letter TSADIK (צ) begins the word “tzelem,” which is the divine image that God created man in their own image: “Then God said, “ ‘Let Us make man in Our image [tzelem], according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:26-27 NKJV).
The Hebrew word tzelem is derived from tzel, which means “shadow.” Colossians 2:17 speaks of Biblical practices connected to both time and space (i.e., our physical existence), “which are a shadow of things to come; but the BODY IS OF CHRIST” (Colossians 2: 17 KJV). One of the interpretations of a “shadow of things to come” is the manifestation of Christ’s Body coming into its fullness as a perfect One New Man in Christ (Ephesians 2:15; Ephesians 4:13). This is the Metatron form of the Righteous Messiah with the fully mature Head of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) connected to the fully mature members of His Body.
On the third day of Creation, God produced all forms of vegetation, including fruit bearing trees: “Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit according to their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.The earth produced vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, according to their kind; and God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a third day” (Genesis 1:11-13 NKJV). The Hebrew word for “tree” is eitz, which is equivalent to 160. The tzelem divine image in which man was created on the sixth day of Creation also equals 160. With this in mind, let us meditate upon the number 160 breaks down to “7” (1 + 6 = 7), which is the number for perfection. “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to PERFECTION” (Hebrews 6:1 NKJV). “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of PERFECTION. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful: (Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV).
The Hebrews call the palm tree the “king of trees” and say that the tsaddik will flower like a date palm: “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon” (Psalms 92:12 KJV).
A righteous person – a tzaddik – applies to human beings who emulate God’s righteousness by conducting themselves with integrity, truth, and justice. “Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous” (1 John 3:7 NKJV). The process of being a tzaddik is never-ending. Righteous people continually grow their Kingdom of God within until they become exactly like Yeshua.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ TSADIK. 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 restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. I have not departed from Your judgments, For You Yourself have taught me. How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through Your precepts I get understanding; Therefore I hate every false way” (Psalms 119:101-104 NKJV).
MEM (מ) has the numerical value of 40. The ancient pictograph for MEM looks like a wave of water, which represents water; mighty, massive or many (like the ocean); chaos (like the ocean); to come from (like water down a stream). MEM (מ) also symbolizes people, nations, languages, and tongues. “Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues” (Revelation 17:15 NKJV).
Hebrew Sages tells us that the living letter MEM – the letter of water (mayim) – symbolizes the fountain of divine wisdom. This fountain of divine wisdom is the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), which is also simply called the Word of God. Just as water springs up from a hidden subterranean source, so does the fountain of wisdom express the energetic powerful flow of the mysteries of the Messiah. “The words a man speaks are deep waters, a flowing stream, a fountain of wisdom” (Proverbs 18:4).“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE HER WITH THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25-27 NKJV).
During the Feast of Tabernacles, Yeshua proclaimed His fulfillment of the water pouring ceremony on the seventh day of Sukkot: “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” (John 7:37-38 NKJV).
The water pouring ceremony became a focus of the joy that the Torah commands for Sukkot. On no other festival were the people commanded to be joyful, and as a result Sukkot became known as “the Season of Our Joy,” just as Passover is “the Season of Our Freedom. The water pouring ceremony during the Feast of Tabernacles was the only water poured out onto God’s altar. This water was literally called “Yeshua” – the waters of salvation. Jesus proclaimed “If anyone drinks of Me” in God’s Temple, which demonstrated that He was (and still is) these waters of salvation. When Yeshua did this, He literally spoke the greatest teaching of Moses. To get to heaven, you must go through these waters to get there. This was the very place where Peter preached on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2). It was also the place where the Rabbis used to teach of the coming Messiah.
The Hebrew Living Letter ™ MEM (מ) is equivalent to the number 40, which Scripturally connects to:
* 40 days and 40 nights of flood waters
* 40 years in the Wilderness
* 40 daysMoses was up on Mount Sinai
* 40 days Yeshua fasted in the wilderness
* 40 days from initial conception to the forming of the fetus
* 40 weeks of gestation before birth
* 40 days of repentance (teshuvah) prior to the Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) to prepare for a greater crowning of the Messiah, as King of your world
* 40 days after the nation unconditionally accepted His marriage contract (ketubah), God said: “You shall be for Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:6). The supposedly superfluous “for Me” has a numerical value of 40 (LAMED-YUD), which indicated to Moses that the people’s promise would not be kept for more than forty days. If you recall, after forty days Aaron built the Golden Calf to please the people. This is when God threatened to annihilate the Jewish people then and there; but, Moses fasted another 40 days praying that God would change His decision and pardon the people. When God responded positively to Moses standing in the gap, Moses was called up God’s mountain for another 40 days and 40 nights to receive the second set of the Ten Commandments (ketubah).
It was during this second time on God’s mountain that God first showed Moses how to prevent a national catastrophe through a particular heartfelt prayer that invokes His mercy. This prayer – The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy – is recited in times of crisis when we beseech the LORD to show us mercy. It contains thirteen names and descriptions of God, which all refer to God’s compassion in various situations: “The Lord passed before him [Moses] and proclaimed: ‘The Lord, The Lord, God, Compassionate and Gracious, Slow to Anger, and Abundant in Kindness and Truth; Preserver of Kindness for thousands of generations, Forgiver of Iniquity, Willful Sin, and Error, and Who Cleanses” (Exodus 34:6-7). Since MEM is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, each of these thirteen attributes of mercy is like a vapor of infinite love and wisdom with “waters that have no end.”
A marvelous connection to MEM is the Hebrew words for “one” (echad) and “love” (ahavah), because both words have a sum that is equivalent to 13.“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one” (1 John 5:1-7 NKJV).
God’s Essential Name – Havayah – which is the “Name of Mercy” equals 26 = 2 x 13. Havayah reveals the union of “one” (echad) and “love” (ahavah), which is the power to draw into our own consciousness the deep springs of the Messiah’s living water.“For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17 NKJV).
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ MEM. 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.
“Your hands have made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. Those who fear You will be glad when they see me, Because I have hoped in Your word. I know, O Lord, that Your judgments are right, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, According to Your word to Your servant. Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight. Let the proud be ashamed, For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood; But I will meditate on Your precepts. Let those who fear You turn to me, Those who know Your testimonies. Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes, That I may not be ashamed” (Psalms 119:73-80 NKJV).
YUD, YOOD, OR YOD (י) is the tenth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet. Therefore, YUD has the numerical value of ten. Due to Hebrew being a pictorial language, you can find variation on the way it is spelled in English. In this instance, you can find YUD also spelled as YOOD or YOD. The pictograph for YUD looks like an arm or a hand. YUD’s (י) ancient pictograph of a hand symbolizes the concepts to work, or a deed done.
Since the Hebrew Living Letter ™ YUD equals the number 10, it is the number of wholeness (shelemut) as evidenced in Scripture:
* There were 10 generations from Adam to Noah
* There were 10 generations from Noah to Abraham, which points to the completion of godliness which was preserved in Noah’s Ark.
* There were 10 plagues on Egypt (i.e., the world), which cause the world ruler of their day (Pharaoh) to let God’s people go to worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth.
* The tithe is the “tenth part” that is holy for the Lord (Leviticus 27:32).
* There are 10 Days of Awe from Tishri 1 to Tishri 10, which starts a new reign of a king and culminates in the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) for those who enter in.
* Ten men over the age of thirteen are required for a quorum for traditional Jewish public worship. Their most common activity is public prayer. The Hebrew Sages believe that wherever ten mature men are assembled, the Divine Presence dwells among them.
YUD is the smallest of the Hebrew Living Letters™. Notice how it is suspended in mid-air. The Hebrews speak of YUD being the atom of the consonants, and the form by which all the other Hebrew letters begin and end. Since YUD is used to form all other letters, it is an indicator of God’s omnipresence.
YUD (י) represents the divine point of energy. Frequency (sound) seen is geometry. YUD reveals a basic geometry of creation. Creation began with the YUD in Christ (a singular point, or divine point of energy). Then, this ray of singular divine point of light from YUD moved downward from Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) into creation. Since Yeshua upholds all things by the word of His power and YUD is part of every Hebrew Living Letter (every word), YUD is considered to be the spark of the Spirit in everything. Or in other words, the starting point of the Presence of God in all things. “Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of the power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3 KJV).
Subsequent to the initial tzimtzum (the contraction of God’s Infinite Light in order to make “place” for Creation), there remained within the empty void a single point or “impression.” The secret of this point is the mind-blowing power of the Infinite to contain finite phenomena within Himself to express an external reality. The finite manifestation begins from a zero-dimensional point and expands from there into a one-dimensional line, a two-dimensional surface, et cetera. This concept is alluded to in the full spelling of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ YUD – YUD, VAV, and DALET. YUD is a point. VAV is a line. DALET is a surface. Therefore, the initial point and essential power of YUD is the “little that holds much.” The “much” refers to the Infinity of God hidden within the initial point of creation, which is reflected as the infinite potential of the YUD point to develop and express itself in all the manifold finite phenomena of space and time.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ YUD. 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.
When Messiah Yeshua testified that He is the ALEF and the TAV (תא), the First (rishon) and the Last (acharon), and the Beginning (rosh) and the Ending (sof) in Revelation 22:13, He was making a direct reference to three verses – Isaiah 41:4, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 48:12 – where Adonai explicitly says that He is the First and the Last and there is no other god beside Him. As it is written in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God (ALEF-TAV) created the heavens and the earth” (Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz). Not only is Messiah Yeshua the Beginning and End of all creation, He is also the Creator and Sustainer of all things: “For by Him were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him: And He is before all things and by Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:16-17).
Let us first discuss the sixth letter of the Hebrew Alef-Bet – VAV – then delve deeper into ALEF-TAV. Our focus in this Hebrew Living Letter ™ series is how they each portray the essence of the Messiah.
VAV (ו) is the sixth letter of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ Alef-Bet; and therefore, has the numerical value of 6. The pictograph for VAV looks like a tent peg or nail. VAV represents joining together, making secure, or becoming nailed (bounded).
VAV (ו) is 6. The number six is known as the number of man because:  Man was created in God’s own image on the sixth day of creation (Genesis 1:26-31).  Man works for six days and rests on the seventh (Genesis 2:2-3).  The number of the beast coming out of the sea with ten horns, ten heads, and ten crowns with blasphemous names is the number of a man “666 – a completely selfish man (Revelation 13:2,18).
The first VAV in God’s Word is in Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and (VAV) the earth.” This first VAV in Scripture sets precedence. The first VAV is the sixth word in Scripture and the twenty-second letter of Genesis 1:1, which alludes to VAV’s power to connect all the Hebrew Living Letters™ from ALEF to TAV.
How profound that the first VAV has the power to connect all the Hebrew Living Letters ™ from ALEF to TAV and this first VAV was used during creation to join heaven and earth. When we combine this with VAV being the number for man, we see some intense truths about the God-Man Messiah Yeshua (Son of God and Son of Man). Thus says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God” (Revelation 3:14). Please note that we were made in His image. “
The Hebrew Word “et,” which is spelled out ALEF-TAV, not only represents the entire Hebrew Alphabet, but also to Messiah Yeshua: “I am the ALEF and the TAV, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13). The pictograph for ALEF-TAV communicates the Strength of the Covenant, or the One who comes in humble silent strength (ALEF) who bears the sign of the true covenant (TAV), or the One who bears the Cross.
Let’s dive a little deeper into the hidden meaning behind ALEF-TAV (et) in the first verse in the Bible. “In the beginning God created ALEF-TAV the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1) reads in Hebrewבְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ – Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz. Throughout Scripture there are random references to ALEF-TAV that have been largely disregarded when Jews read their Bible, or when Scripture has been translated into other languages, including English. So far, it seems that mainly Jewish mystics have tried to delve into the reason why those random ALEF-TAVs exist in the written word. Perhaps these scholars have overlooked the Messianic reference in Isaiah 44:6 – “Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: I am the first [ALEF] and I am the last [TAV], and there is no God besides Me.” Please recall that Yeshua declares in Revelation 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega… who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Yeshua is the ALEF-TAV.
Recall that not only is Messiah Yeshua the Beginning and the End, but the Creator and Sustainer of all things. This goes along with the Hebrew Sages interpretation of the word “et” in Genesis 1:1. They say that “et” includes all the various objects of creation present within heaven and earth, which began when infinite light filled all-in-all (all reality). A single ray of light was the beginning of creation and is the secret of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ VAV. Although the ray of light was singular, it permeated and saturated every dimension of heaven and earth. The first VAV is said to join matter and spirit, or in other words, heaven and earth.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter™ VAV. 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 song “Endless Love” has been going through my head for a while now. It’s a love song from the 80s, which I always sing with Yeshua once I realized He is my only endless love: “My love, there’s only you in my life…The only thing that’s right… My first love… You’re every breath that I take… You’re every step I make… And I, I want to share… All my love with you… No one else will do…” How appropriate that the Hebrew Living Letter ™ HEI (breath) is being spotlighted during the Seventh Day Sabbath. When we rest from all our works on the Biblically designated seventh day, we enter into the very same refreshing sabbath as God did when He rest: “By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made” (Genesis 2:2-3 NASB). You should try it. It really is a delight, especially when your focus is on Endless Love.
HEI or HEY (ה) is the fifth letter of the Hebrew Living Letter ™ Alef-Bet; and therefore, has the numerical value of 5. Its pictograph looks like a man (priest) with his hands raised. HEI represents to behold, to look, to show, or to reveal.
Since the numerical value of HEI is five, we can apply its concepts to various collections of five. Significantly, there are five books of Moses and five voices of joy for the bride and groom. Also, think of your five fingers, your five toes, and your five physical senses: see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. Just as God gave us natural senses to interact with the physical world, He gave us five spiritual senses to connect with the supernatural world:
· Spiritual sight – “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18).
· Spiritual hearing – “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).
· Spiritual sense, feeling, or touch – “For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). “That they should seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27)
· Spiritual smell – “For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing: to the one an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? For we are not like many, peddling the Word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God” (II Corinthians 2:15-17).
· Spiritual taste – “Taste and see that the LORD is good” (Psalms 34:8).
On a spiritual level, the Hebrews tell us that five can also represent the five levels of a soul:
· nefesh – instincts
· ruach – emotions
· neshamah – mind
· chayah – bridge to transcendence (to be)
· yechidah – oneness
The sound of HEI (ה) is an exhalation of breath; therefore, HEI represents divine breath, revelation and light due to the word “light” being mentioned five times during the first day of creation: “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day” (Genesis 1:3-5 NKJV).
The breath of the Spirit of the Living God that flows from the Father and the Son is intimately connected to all the Hebrew Living Letters ™ in general, but especially to the living letter HEI. “By the word of the LORD, were the heavens made; all the hosts of the breath of His mouth” (Psalms 33:6). The letter HEI in Genesis 2:4 appears smaller than usual, which can be interpreted that “in HEI” the heavens and the earth were created. Furthermore, the Hebrew Living Letter ™ BET precedes the small HEI, which represents the Son of God who is the Word of God. It is the Son that breathed forth creation: “These are the generations of the heavens and earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens” (Genesis 2:4).
It is tremendously significant that the sacred name YHVH contains the letter HEI twice. One Jewish Commentary (Midrash) speaks of HEI being a picture of the presence of God within the human heart. Since the letter HEI’s shape can be formed from a DALET and a YUD, it is said to be a picture of returning to God through the transformative power of His Spirit. DALET represents brokenness while YUD represents a hand with five fingers on it. Every person must open the door of their heart to Messiah Yeshua in order to contain the indwelling Spirit of the Living God.
You and I can personally choose to engage the essence of Messiah Yeshua – the Word of God – contained within the Hebrew Living Letter ™ HEI. 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.