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There’s Just Something About that Name – Aleph Tav

I suppose this will be the Grand Finale, equivalent to the icing on the cake. In this episode we will discover the ancient wisdom that has been hidden in our English bible that decodes the mysterious Alpha and Omega that we find in the book of Revelation. The foundation for Alpha and Omega can only be found in the Hebrew script according to the Hebrew understanding. It is a beautiful truth that has been stripped from our bibles because mankind lacked understanding of its meaning. Where it is found and who it is referring to makes it an important truth to uncover.

The Hebrew word for Aleph Tav is (H853) and the first place this word appears is in the very first verse of scripture. Right next to God the Father we see this number. This is how it reads from the Interlinear bible:

 

gen11Notice how (H853) appears right next to Elohim (God)? This brings even greater understanding to the book of John which tells us,

Joh 1:1   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

When we understand that in all eternity there has only been one time ever that the Father and the son experienced a separation, and it was for us. Indeed our sin came at a cost, not one we had to pay but one that was paid for us.

(Mat 27:46) And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

When we consider this then we can have a greater understanding about why treading His blood underfoot has such a steep penalty. It is our sin that put Yahushah on the Cross and we need never forget it, nor excuse it by returning to the sin that caused his death to be necessary.

Heb 6:4-6   For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, (5) And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, (6) If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

We should never forget that the aim for believer’s is completion, we are called to be holy as He is holy. We are expected to remove the filthy garments of the flesh so that we can walk in the Spirit of God. Too great a price was paid for us, salvation is far from free, its just someone else had to pay the price for us to experience the freedom of it; just as a seed has to die in order for us to eat of its fruit.

The Word (H853) was removed 7,302 times.

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When we look at the Ancient Hebrew Characters that make up the Aleph Tav we also see something.

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                We see that the Aleph (aleph) Tav (t) is the Strong Sign, or Strong Covenant. This brings such a great insight as we consider the many times scripture tells us that the word is a sign.

(Exo 13:16) And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.

(Deu 6:8) And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.

(Deu 11:18) Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

In Exodus 13:15 the children of Israel were instructed to keep the Passover as a sign. The blood of the spotless lamb would be a sign unto them. Just as that lamb’s blood was on the wood post upon the door of their homes, so also was our Lord Yahushah’s blood upon that piece of wood that was pushed into the ground.

In Deuteronomy what are they being instructed to bind as a sign upon their hands, and as frontlet’s between their eyes? The word, and again in chapter 11 it is His words that we are to lay up in our heart and in our soul, and bind them for a sign upon our hand and as frontlets between our eyes. The Aleph Tav, the word and our keeping of it in our hearts, and minds, sanctifying it in all we say, think, and do, is the sign which reflects who we belong to.

Now most of us would have no problem seeing how Yahushah fulfills the one coming on the cross as we celebrate and remember his sacrifice either as a Messianic or a Christian, but many don’t see how the Ox represents him. Remember Hebrew is not just symbols as is English but each character has a character, as well as has a numeric value. The numeric value of the Aleph is one as it is the first character of the Hebrew alphabet and the Tav is the last character of the Hebrew Alphabet, which should bring to mind this scripture.

Rev_1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

This in essence is a redundant statement because as Aleph and Tau are the first and last characters of the Hebrew alphabet so also is Alpha and Omega in the Greek. Although, we should know that as John was a Hebrew that he would have been speaking in Hebrew which would mean if written in Hebrew it would read I am Aleph and Tau, the first and the last. Yahushah came as the sign (t) of the covenant, but shall return as the strong ox (aleph) that shall rule with a rod of iron in his grand finale. Hence, the first will be last and the last was first.

We have completed the series on There’s Just Something About That Name. I know that with Yah there is always sooo very much to learn and I look forward to the new things He will teach me about himself and I look forward to sharing those new things with you. May YHWH bless every reader, May He make His face to shine upon every reader and give you Shalom (peace). In the Name that is above every name that is named the Great Deliverer whom Moses said we must hear, Yahushah (Jesus) Ha Maschiach (Christ).

All Ancient Hebrew Characters provided by Ancient Hebrew Research Center.

There’s Something About that Name – El Shaddai

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. (Gen 17:1)

Abram was ninety nine years old when God Almighty appeared unto him. That will preach all by itself. Offering Abram something that in the natural was impossible for Abram to make happen only the Almighty one could do it. The Hebrew word “Shaddai” that is used is H7706 and it appears in scripture 48 times. In the book of Exodus, YHWH appears to Moses and informs him that unto Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob he was known as El Shaddai (God Almighty).

And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. (Exo 6:3)

However, by the name YHWH he was not known to them, and it is not until studying this name do I realize what that means. When we look at the accounts before Exodus six when YHWH appears to Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob, what was the context of Him being known as God Almighty? It was as it related to being fruitful and multiplying. What we today if not by mouth by our actions esteem or treat as a curse was of great price then and sought after, considered a blessing. Has Yah changed? I can name a few scriptures that reveal that his purpose from Adam and Eve, from Noah’s three son’s, from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, did not change then and there is no reason to believe that it has changed now. Children are a heritage unto the Lord and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (Psa. 127:3)

As we continue we see that this word appears in the book of Ruth twice and what is the context of His appearance? Her reference to El Shaddai is after she is bereaved of her children and her husband. It is in accordance with her returning to Israel without the fruit of her womb. El Shaddai appears mostly in the book of Job and in this book we see that Job experiences both the multiplying of Job as well as the subtracting from Job, maintaining a consistent picture of the Father being the one who allows one to be fruitful as well as being able to take away that fruit or in the case of Job allowing for that fruit to be taken.

Now let’s look at the characters that make up the word Shaddai

sdi In order to understand the meaning of this character we will have to dig a little deeper into some other resources to find the connection. As I looked this word up in the AHLB (Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible) this is what I found it to mean along with the root word that it comes from.

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AHLB – Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of Bible by Jeff Benner

As you can see the root word is missing one character to complete our word Shaddai and that is the Yad (Yad1). When we put this together we see that the root describes “breast” and with the addition of the Yad reflect the breast work or make. We know that the Breast makes milk only when there is a baby that has come forth. This would make perfect since as to why Shaddai shows up in Genesis as the one who promises to make Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob fruitful and multiply them. He is the one who is able to make the breast bring forth milk, to nourish a child unto life. Proper nutrition being an essential component of life for anyone especially a baby it would make sense that the word would mean “breast”. We know that it is Yah alone that makes the breast bring forth milk.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psa 91:1)

So now when we read this scripture it makes perfect since that the picture being represented here in the dwelling place of the Most High is connected to a “secret place”. This connects to any mother who breastfeeds her child, the baby is covered as well as the mother’s breast so that only the child sees that secret place that belongs to the mother. In many cases like a mother hen when those chicks are in the secret place they are hidden from the world. In the New Testament we see that Yahushah uses how a hen would gather her chicks so he would have gathered Jerusalem under his wing as an illustration of the “secret place” that he had for his people, but they of course would not. (Matt 23:37)

We also know from John 1:18 that it is in the bosom of the Father that the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us reside.   We can now see that at the Heart of the Father is the son and it was the word of God that was on tablets of stone in the first Tabernacle made by man’s hand that would later tabernacle with us made by the Spirit of God. Therefore, if the son is in the bosom of the Father and we are in Him as we are told in the book of Ephesians, then we know we reside in a place in Yah that no man can pluck us from out of His presence we just need to make sure we don’t leave. Indeed there is something about that name that brings us into fellowship with the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth. Priceless!

In our next episode we will uncover the Hebrew meaning behind the name YHWH Rapha the Lord our Healer.

All Hebrew characters courtesy of Jeff Benner http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/2_alphabet.html