“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.
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Written July 15, 2021 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
Originally published 26 September 2015 with modifications.
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ART: “Divine Light & Sight – AYIN” by Robin Main
Created on 7 September 2015.