Recently I had the privilege to teach on the Jewish fast day of Tish B’Av at Gateview, a ministry in Mesa AZ. Tish B’Av is the 9th day of Av on the Biblical calendar. This year it fell on July 16th of the Gregorian calendar. Many tragedies have befallen the Jewish people on this day.
The Bible is line upon line and precept upon precept all painting this beautiful picture of the greatest love story ever told. Any student of the Bible becomes aware that the story that is pictured from Genesis to Revelation is about Yeshua and His Bride. Tisha B’ Av is also a picture. It is a picture of what happens when the “love story” gets perverted.
I have published my study notes and history of Tish B’Av on our website for your viewing.
It can be found at:
Messages in Hebrew Hidden in Plain Sight
The resurgence of the Hebrew language is an end time prophecy being fulfilled in our day, as reported in our April Newsletter. The Rabbi’s say Hebrew is a language that can be studied from 70 different levels of understanding. Although, I am fascinated with the language, having had two years of Hebrew in college, I do not pretend to know the depth of understanding that is available to the serious student of the language. My purpose in this Newsletter is to share my limited knowledge; and excitement upon the discovery of the revelation that is hidden within the plain text of the opening words Hebrew words of the Bible.
Now let’s take a look at the opening words of the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. We are going to be taking apart just the first four words. From right to left, of the first line below, are the first four words in Hebrew. Following is the transliteration of how to pronounce these words. The third line is the English interpretation. Next, I have taken each word and given the meaning of the word picture for each letter of that word.
ET Elohim Bara Breisheet
Self Plural God Created In The Beginning
Now we are going to look at the picture language of each Hebrew letter, starting with the first word. I will identify the name of the letter and what picture it is to paint. (Right to Left)
From the first word Breisheet
From the word Breisheet (also transliterated Bereshit) which in English has been translated, “In the beginning.” The Rabbi scholars tell us that a more accurate translation would be, “In a beginning.” From the Hebrew picture letters we have the word picture that illustrates the following concept that I am personally translating. Please note the inserted parenthesis are there to give deeper clarification of remez and sod.
From the house (of God) came the highest person (Yeshua) who is the most lofty one, referred to in scripture as the Ox, the Bull, the Leader with Strength. The teeth of sin consumed Him and destroyed Him (physically). His hand accomplished the deed that became a sign of the cross giving us a covenant and a seal (of redemption).
From the Second word Bara
From the word Bara the Hebrew word for created; the word pictures for the Hebrew letters tell us this:
From the house (of God) the Alef (who is Yeshua) is the lofty one, giving us the concept of a double emphasis as to the highest person…He who created.
Sound the Alarm !!!!!
"Blow you the trumpet in Zion,
and sound an alarm in my holy mountain:
let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:
for the day of the LORD comes,
for it is near at hand" Joel 2:1